Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)

Runner ‘s knee is also known by the terms iliotibial band chafing syndrome, tractus syndrome or iliotibial band syndrome and by the abbreviation ITBS. Runner’s knee is a painful condition on the outside of the knee that can affect both athletes and non-athletes. What is runner’s knee? Runner ‘s knee is caused by improper loading […]

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Minimal Change Glomerulonephritis (MCGN)

Minimal change glomerulonephritis is a special type of glomerulonephritis. The disease is also referred to by some doctors with the abbreviation MCGN. Minimal change glomerulonephritis is a disease that occurs primarily in young children. What is minimal change glomerulonephritis? In many cases, minimal-change glomerulonephritis is the trigger for the so-called nephrotic syndrome, which affects some […]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

CTS stands for carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is pressure damage to nerves in the wrist caused by a cavity in the carpal canal. The disease must be treated, otherwise it will lead to consequential damage that can significantly limit the function of the affected hand. What is carpal tunnel syndrome? Graphic representation of the anatomy […]

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Keratosis Follicularis Spinulosa Decalvans (KFSD)

KFSD stands for Keratosis follicularis spinulosa decalvans which is a congenital skin disease. Keratosis follicularis spinulosa decalvans is inherited and extremely rare. The disease is sometimes referred to as Siemens I syndrome or keratosis pilaris decalvans. Keratosis follicularis spinulosa decalvans was first described by Lameris in 1905. What is keratosis follicularis spinulosa decalvans? Overall, the complexion […]

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Fatal Familial Insomnia

Fatal Familial Insomnia (FFI)

Fatal Familial Insomnia or Fatal Familial Insomnia – also known as FFI – is an inherited disorder. The FFI (from the English for “fatal familial insomnia”) belongs to the so-called prion diseases and is characterized by severe sleep disorders and insomnia. Fatal familial insomnia often occurs between the ages of 20 and 70. Although the […]

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Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)

Coronary heart disease (CHD), chronic circulatory disorders of the heart muscle or chronic ischemic heart disease is a heart disease that is caused by hardening of the arteries and circulatory disorders in the heart muscle. As a result, the heart is undersupplied with oxygen, so that important cardiovascular functions can no longer be fulfilled. Seen […]

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Keel Chest

Keel Chest (KC)

The terms keel breast or chicken breast refer to a clearly visible protrusion of the sternum. Only in rare cases does this lead to physical problems such as poor posture. Very often, however, a keel chest is a significant psychological burden for those affected, so that medical care is necessary in many cases. What is […]

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Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS)

The hemolytic-uremic syndrome is characterized by severe changes and damage to the blood count, the vessels and the kidneys. EHEC is the best known form of hemolytic uremic syndrome. What is hemolytic uremic syndrome? Since hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is usually a complication of severe bloody gastroenteritis with germs that produce the poison Shiga toxin, […]

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Hyperammonemia is characterized by an increased concentration of ammonia in the blood. Possible causes include congenital defects in the urea cycle and certain enzymes, as well as severe liver disease. If left untreated, the disorder can lead to severe brain damage or even death. What is hyperammonemia? Hyperammonemia is the scientific term for an increased […]

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Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac Arrest (CA)

According to AbbreviationFinder, cardiac arrest is always an extremely life-threatening condition for the body. First aid measures must therefore be initiated very quickly in order to restore heart activity. The reasons for a cardiac arrest are very different. What is cardiac arrest? Cardiac arrest is when the heart has stopped beating. As a result, blood […]

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Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome

Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome (HPS)

According to, Hermansky -Pudlak syndrome is a hereditary disease that occurs very rarely. In many cases, the disease is also referred to by the abbreviation HPS. The Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome is characterized by the fact that the people affected primarily suffer from typical skin disorders and abnormalities. What is Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome? The Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome is […]

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Hairy Cell Leukemia

Hairy Cell Leukemia (HCL)

Hairy cell leukemia is a very slowly progressing malignant disease of B lymphocytes. It is one of the so-called non-Hodgkin lymphomas. As a rule, this form of leukemia can be treated very well with the use of chemotherapeutic agents. What is hairy cell leukemia? In hairy cell leukemia there are degenerated B lymphocytes whose uninhibited […]

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Erdheim-Chester Disease

Erdheim-Chester Disease (ECD)

When Erdheim-Chester disease is a so-called non-Langerhans histiocytosis kind of. This is a multi-system disease that is associated, for example, with skeletal complaints or pain in the bones or diabetes insipidus. In addition, damage to the kidneys and the central nervous system in connection with cardiovascular symptoms is possible. Erdheim-Chester disease is often referred to […]

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Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIPD)

The chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy is also known as chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (or CIDP on abbreviationfinder). It is a very rare disease of the peripheral nerves. What is Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy? Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy is a disease of the nerves that are outside the central nervous system. The disease is rather rare, […]

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Chediak-Higashi Syndrome

Chediak-Higashi Syndrome (CHS)

According to AbbreviationFinder, the Chediak-Higashi syndrome (CHS) is a hereditary disease. Due to an immunodeficiency, the genetic abnormality is associated with recurrent infections, peripheral neuropathy and partial albinism. The life expectancy of those affected is greatly reduced. There is an opportunity for therapy through bone marrow transplantation. What is Chediak Higashi Syndrome? Chediak-Hygashi syndrome is […]

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

According to AbbreviationFinder, COPD is short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ie chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. COPD encompasses several similar disease patterns with similar symptoms and symptoms. Particularly typical are severe shortness of breath, coughing and sputum (cough phlegm). The main cause of COPD is smoking. What is COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is […]

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Brachydactyly (BD)

The medical term brachydactyly describes shortened fingers and toes. Usually inherited as an autosomal dominant disorder, it belongs to the group of malformed limbs. What is brachydactyly? This genetic defect occurs either in isolation or as syndromes. The course form can have a primary or a secondary cause. It is also characterized by a bony […]

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Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)

As autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (or ADPKD according to AbbreviationFinder), a hereditary disease is referred to concerning the kidneys. This leads to the formation of cyst kidneys. What is Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease? Polycystic kidney disease also known as polycystic kidneys. These are mostly serious kidney diseases in which a large number of […]

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