Medical Conditions

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Temporal arteritis

Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a conditionin whichmediumand large arteries, usually in the head and neck, become inflamed.

Compartment syndrome

Compartment syndrome is a painful and potentially serious condition caused by bleeding or swelling withinan enclosed bundle of muscles known as a muscle "compartment".

Empyema

'Empyema' is the medical term for pockets of pus that have collected inside a body cavity.

Travel sickness

Motion sickness is a term that describes an unpleasant combination of symptoms, such as dizziness, nausea and vomiting, that can occur when you're travelling.

Jervell and Lange-Nielsen

Long QT syndrome causes problems with the electrical activity of the heart. It's uncommon, occurring in around 1 in every 2,000 people.

Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus is a build-up of fluid on the brain. The excess fluid puts pressure on the brain, which can damage it.

Vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia

Vitamin B12 or B9 (commonly called folate) deficiency anaemia occurswhen a lack of vitamin B12 or folate causes the body to produce abnormally large red blood cells that can't function properly.

Trimethylaminuria ('fish odour syndrome')

Trimethylaminuria is an uncommon geneticdisorder that causes a strong body odour usually described as like rotting fish, faeces or garbage.

Phobias

A phobia is an overwhelming and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal .

Fever, childhood

A fever is a high temperature. As a general rule, in children a temperature of over 37.5C (99.5 F) is a fever.

Pancreas transplant

A pancreas transplant is an operation to treat diabetes by replacing the need for insulin with a healthy insulin-producing pancreas from a donor who has recently died.

Skin, blue

If a person's skin or lipsturn blue, it's usuallycaused bylow blood oxygen levels orpoor circulation. It can be a sign of a serious problem, so it's important to seek medical advice.

Haemophilus influenzae type b

Haemophilus influenzae type b ( Hib ) is a bacterium that can cause a number of serious illnesses, particularly in young children.

Migraine

A migraine is usually a moderate or severe headache felt as a throbbing pain on one side of the head. Many people also have symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and increased sensitivity to light or sound.

Mountain sickness

Altitude sickness is a common condition that can occur when you climb to a high altitude too quickly.

Chest infection, adult

Chest infections are common, especially after a Cold or flu during autumn and winter.

Peritonitis

Peritonitis is inflammation of the peritoneum, the thin layer of tissue that lines the inside of the abdomen (tummy).

Malaria

Malaria is a serious tropical disease spread by mosquitoes. If it isn't diagnosed and treated promptly, it can be fatal. A single mosquito bite is all it takes for someone to become infected.