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- Ankylosing spondylitis
Early signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis might include pain and stiffness in your lower back and hips, especially in the morning and after periods of inactivity. Neck pain and fatigue also are common. Over time, symptoms might worsen, improve or stop at irregular intervals.
The areas most commonly affected are:
The joint between the base of your spine and your pelvis (sacroiliac)
The vertebrae in your Read More
- Arthritic rheumatoid disease
Polymyalgia rheumatica is a rare inflammatory disease characterized by muscle pain (myalgia), stiffness, and additional generalized systemic symptoms such as fatigue, low-grade fever, and/or a general feeling of ill health (malaise). Polymyalgia rheumatica can be a relatively benign condition that is extremely responsive to treatment. In some rare cases, permanent muscle weakness, degeneration and loss (atrophy) of muscle mass, and disability Read More
- Arthritis quackery (unproven remedies and tests)
Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints. It's one of the most common reasons for disability in the United States, and it affects many million people worldwide.
Unfortunately, there's no cure for arthritis. But there are some treatments that can help manage symptoms and keep them under control. Here are some of your options:
Medications: There are several different types available to treat arthriti Read More
- Cheney syndrome
Cheney syndrome is an inherited disorder that causes abnormal growth of blood vessels and can lead to life-threatening strokes. It's caused by mutations in the FBN1 gene, which encodes for a protein called fibrillin-1. The exact cause of Cheney syndrome is unknown. However, doctors believe it may be hereditary. There is also some evidence that the condition is linked to certain medications, such as anti-inflammato Read More
- Connective tissue disease
Early indications of mixed connective tissue disease can include:
General feeling of being unwell. This malaise may be accompanied by increased fatigue and a mild fever.
Cold and numb fingers or toes (Raynaud's disease). In response to cold or stress, your fingers or toes might turn white and then purplish blue. After warming, the fingers or toes turn red.
Swollen fin Read More
- Diamond-blackfan anemia
Blackfan-Diamond anemia (BDA) is a rare blood disorder that is caused by a failure of the bone marrow to generate enough red blood cells. It is characterized by deficiency of red blood cells at birth (congenital hypoplastic anemia) as well as slow growth, abnormal weakness and fatigue, paleness of the skin, characteristic facial abnormalities, protruding shoulder blades (scapulae), webbing or abnormal shortening of the neck due to fusion of ce Read More
- Granulocytopenia primary
The first symptoms of acquired agranulocytosis are usually those associated with a bacterial infection such as general weakness, chills, fever, and/or extreme exhaustion. Symptoms that are associated with rapidly falling white blood cell levels (granulocytopenia) may include the development of infected ulcers in the mucous membranes that line the mouth, throat, and/or intestinal tract. Some people with these ulcers may experience difficulty sw Read More
- Juxta-articular adiposis dolorosa
The characteristic finding of Dercum’s disease is the formation of multiple, painful growths consisting of fatty tissue (lipomas) that are found just below the surface of the skin but also deep. Lipomas in people with Dercum’s disease may be found in any part of the body, although they are rare in the head, neck, hands and feet. The trunk, upper arms and upper legs are most often affected. The lipomas can be the size of a pea or as Read More
- Kohler disease
The exact cause of Kohler disease is unknown. It may be genetic, but it could also be caused by a viral infection or exposure to certain medications. The condition can affect multiple parts of the body, including the skull and jawbones. Kohler's disease is characterized by thick, rough skin that peels easily, leading to pain and inflammation. The skin may be discolored and feel bumpy. The hair on the scalp may bec Read More
Signs and symptoms of acute lymphocytic leukemia may include:
Bleeding from the gums
Frequent or severe nosebleeds
Lumps caused by swollen lymph nodes in and around the neck, underarm, abdomen or groin
Shortness of breath
Weakness, fatigue or a general decrease in energy
When to see a doc Read More
- Multiple epiphyseal dysplasia
The specific signs and symptoms of these disorders can vary from one person to another, even among those with the same subtype. Onset is usually in early childhood. Pain in the hips and knees following exercise is usually the initial sign of these disorders. Affected children may fatigue easily. Some affected children develop a waddling manner of walking (abnormal gait). Growth deficiency occurs in childhood and some children may be short for Read More
Acquired aplastic anemia is a rare disorder caused by profound, almost complete bone marrow failure. Bone marrow is the spongy substance found in the center of the bones of the body, in adults mainly the spine, pelvis, and large bones of the legs. The bone marrow produces specialized cells (hematopoietic stem cells) that grow and eventually develop into red blood cells (erythrocytes), white blood cells (leukocytes), and platelets. In acquired Read More
- Polymyalgia rheumatica
The signs and symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica usually occur on both sides of the body and might include:
Aches or pain in your shoulders
Aches or pain in your neck, upper arms, buttocks, hips or thighs
Stiffness in affected areas, particularly in the morning or after being inactive for a time
Limited range of motion in affected areas
Pain or stiffness in your wrists, elbows or knees Read More
- X-linked hypophosphatemia (xlh)
Many people with mild hypophosphatemia don’t have symptoms. Symptoms may not appear until your phosphate levels drop very low.
When symptoms do occur, they can include:
slowed growth and shorter than normal height in children
tooth d Read More