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Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Campylobacter infection 05/30/2012
Food poisoning - campylobacter enteritis; Infectious diarrhea - campylobacter enteritis; Bacterial diarrhea Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Campylobacter enteritis is a common cause of intestinal infection . These bacteria are also one of the many causes of traveler's diarrhea or food poisoning . People most often get infected by eating or drinking food or water, often raw poultry, fresh produce, or unpasteurized milk.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Canavan disease 11/14/2011
Spongy degeneration of the brain; Aspartoacylase deficiency Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Canavan disease is passed down (inherited) through families. It is more common among Ashkenazi Jews than in the general population. The lack of the enzyme, aspartoacylase, leads to a buildup of material called N-acetylaspartic acid in the brain.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Cancer 09/03/2012
Carcinoma; Malignant tumor Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Cancer grows out of normal cells in the body. Normal cells multiply when the body needs them, and die when the body doesn't need them. Cancer appears to occur when the growth of cells in the body is out of control and cells divide too quickly. It can also occur when cells forget how to die.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Cancer - penis 09/09/2012
Penile cancer; Squamous cell cancer - penis Causes, incidence, and risk factors: The exact cause is unknown. Smegma, a cheese-like, foul-smelling substance found under the foreskin of the penis may increase the risk of penis cancer. Uncircumcised men who do not keep the area under the foreskin clean and men with a history of genital warts or human papillomavirus (HPV) are at higher risk for this rare disorder.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Cancer - renal pelvis or ureter 06/05/2012
Transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis or ureter Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Cancer can grow in the urine collection system, but is uncommon. As a group, renal pelvis and ureter cancers account for about 5% of all cancers of the kidney and upper urinary tract. They affect men more often than women and are more common in people older than 65.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Cancer - throat or larynx 03/14/2012
Vocal cord cancer; Throat cancer; Laryngeal cancer; Cancer of the glottis Causes, incidence, and risk factors: People who smoke or use tobacco are at risk of developing throat cancer. Excessive alcohol use also increases risk. Smoking and drinking alcohol combined lead to an increased risk for throat cancers. Most cancers of the throat develop in adults older than 50.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Cancer - vulva 03/04/2013
Cancer - perineum Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Most vulvar cancers begin in skin cells called squamous cells. Other vulvar cancers are: Adenocarcinoma Basal cell carcinoma Melanoma Sarcoma Vulvar cancer is rare.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Candida infection of the skin 09/15/2010
Skin infection - fungal; Fungal infection - skin; Skin infection - yeast; Yeast infection - skin; Intertriginous candidiasis; Cutaneous candidiasis Causes, incidence, and risk factors: The body normally hosts a variety of germs, including bacteria and fungi.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Canker sore 04/13/2013
Aphthous ulcer; Ulcer - aphthous Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Canker sores are a common form of mouth ulcer . They may occur with viral infections. In some cases, the cause is unknown.  Canker sores may also be linked to problems with the body's immune system.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Caplan syndrome 05/30/2013
Rheumatoid pneumoconiosis Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Caplan syndrome is caused by breathing in coal mining dust. This causes inflammation and can lead to the development of many small lung lumps (nodules) and mild asthma-like airway disease.
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