Chikungunya: A Rare Viral Infection

Chikungunya Chikungunya is a very rare viral infection spread by mosquitos. It is most often found in Africa and Asia amongst elderly people. It can be difficult to diagnose, as symptoms can take weeks to develop after being bitten by…

Photophobia: Sensitivity to Light

Photophobia Photophobia refers to an extreme sensitivity to light exposure. A feeling of pain and discomfort will causes people with photophobia to close their eyes or squint in the presence of a normal degree of light. Photophobia is rarely regarded…

Somnambulism: What Is Sleepwalking?

Somnambulism Somnambulism is more commonly known as sleepwalking. Sleepwalking is characterized by walking or trying to perform daily activities while still asleep. Someone suffering from sleepwalking may walk around their house while they are sleeping or try to perform household…

Raynaud Syndrome: Reduced Blood Flow To Fingers

Raynaud Syndrome Raynaud Syndrome is also known as Raynaud’s Phenomenon. It refers to a reduction in blood flow to the fingers that is caused by spasms in the blood vessels leading to the fingers. This effect can also, less frequently, …

Sinusitis: Nasal Passage Inflammation

Sinusitis Sinusitis is more commonly known as a sinus infection. It refers to an inflammation of the air cavities within the nasal passages. Sinusitis ranges in severity from a mild sinus infection (lasting up to 4 weeks) or a severe…

Elephantiasis: Swelling of Body Parts

Elephantiasis Elephantiasis is characterized by abnormal swelling of tissue that leads to the enlargement of swollen body parts. Blocked lymph nodes, caused by mosquito bites, causes tissue to swell and the body part to enlarge. Elephantiasis is a very rare…

Polymelia: Infants Born With Extra Limbs

Polymelia Polymelia is a very rare birth defect that refers to infants born with one or more extra limbs. Patients with polymelia may have three legs or five arms. These extra limbs are usually smaller than average limbs and appear…

Ectrodactyly: “Lobster Claw Syndrome”

Ectrodactyly Ectrodactyly is also called “Lobster Claw Syndrome” or split hand malformation. It is characterized by the absence of a central digit/finger, which gives a the hand a split appearance. Ectrodactyly can also affect the feet, with a central toe…

Progeria: A Very Rare Genetic Disorder in Children

Progeria Progeria is also known as Hutchinson-Gilford Syndrome. It is a rare genetic disorder that causes rapid aging in children. Progeria’s prognosis is very poor and most patients do not live past their teens. The condition is incredibly rare, with…

Dysgeusia: Distorted Sense Of Taste

Dysgeusia Dysgeusia, sometimes called parageusia, is characterized by a distorted sense of taste. Individuals with dysgeusia do not taste flavors the same way that others o, or they do not taste flavors the way that they once did. They may…

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