disease, sixthmedical dictionary

A viral disease of infants and young children with sudden onset of high fever which lasts several days and then suddenly subsides leaving in its wake a fine red rash. The causative agent is herpes virus type 6 so the disease is known as Sixth Disease. Also known as Exanthem subitum (sudden rash), Pseudorubella, Roseola, Roseola infantilis, and Roseola infantum.

(12 Dec 1998)

diseases, obesity-relatedmedical dictionary
diseases, polygenicmedical dictionary

Genetic disorders that are caused by the combined action of more than one gene. Examples of polygenic conditions include hypertension, coronary heart disease, diabetes, and peptic ulcers. Because such disorders depend on the simultaneous presence of several genes, they are not inherited as simply as single-gene diseases.

(12 Dec 1998)

diseases, rickettsialmedical dictionary

The infectious diseases caused by the rickettsiae fall into 4 groups:(1) typhus: epidemic typhus, Brill-Zinsser disease, murine (endemic) typhus, and scrub typhus; (2) spotted fever Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Eastern tick-borne rickettsioses, and rickettsialpox; (3) Q fever; and (4) trench fever.

(12 Dec 1998)

diseases, single-genemedical dictionary
disease, stein-leventhalmedical dictionary

See Disease, polycystic ovarian.

(12 Dec 1998)

disease, still'smedical dictionary

Also known as systemic-onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and systemic-onset juvenile chronic arthritis. Still's disease presents with systemic (bodywide) illness including high intermittent fever, a salmon-coloured skin rash, swollen lymph glands, enlargement of the liver and spleen, and inflammation of the lungs (pleuritis) and around the heart (pericarditis). The arthritis may not be immediately apparent but it persists after the systemic symptoms are gone. Disease, Still's, adult-onset: Although Still's disease was first described in children, it is known to occur in adults.

(12 Dec 1998)

disease, subclinicalmedical dictionary

An illness that stays below the surface of clinical detection. A subclinical disease has no recognizable clinical findings. As distinct from a clinical disease which has clinical signs and symptoms that can be recognised. Many diseases are subclinical before surfacing as clinical diseases. For examples: diabetes, hypothyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis.

(12 Dec 1998)

disease susceptibilitymedical dictionary

A constitution or condition of the body which makes the tissues react in special ways to certain extrinsic stimuli and thus tends to make the individual more than usually susceptible to certain diseases.

(12 Dec 1998)