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Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Ichthyosis vulgaris 05/15/2013
Common ichthyosis; Fish scale disease Causes: Ichthyosis vulgaris is one of the most common of the inherited skin disorders. It may begin in early childhood. The condition is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern. That means you only need to get the abnormal gene from one parent in order for you to inherit the disease. The condition is often more noticeable in the winter.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Idiopathic hypercalciuria 08/20/2011
Hypercalciuria - idiopathic Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Symptoms: Signs and tests: Treatment: Support Groups: Expectations (prognosis): Complications: Calling your health care provider: Prevention: References: Rosen C.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Idiopathic hypersomnia 06/10/2011
Hypersomnia - idiopathic; Drowsiness - idiopathic; Somnolence - idiopathic Causes, incidence, and risk factors: The usual approach is to consider other potential causes of excessive daytime sleepiness.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Idiopathic livedo reticularis 05/13/2011
Livedo reticularis; Primary livedo reticularis Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Symptoms: Signs and tests: Treatment: If no underlyine disease can be treated, then pentoxifylline or low molecular weight heparin may help relieve the symptoms.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 06/03/2013
Idiopathic diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis; IPF; Pulmonary fibrosis; Cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis; CFA; Fibrosing alveolitis; Usual interstitial pneumonitis; UIP Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Doctors do not know what causes idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) or why some people get it. Idiopathic means the cause is not known.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) 03/28/2010
Immune thrombocytopenic purpura; ITP Causes, incidence, and risk factors: ITP occurs when certain immune system cells produce antibodies against platelets.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia IgA nephropathy 09/19/2011
Nephropathy - IgA; Berger's disease Causes, incidence, and risk factors: IgA is a protein called an antibody that helps the body fight infections. IgA nephropathy (Berger's disease) occurs when too much of this protein is deposited in the kidneys.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Immune hemolytic anemia 02/07/2012
Anemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells provide oxygen to the body's tissues. Normally, red blood cells last for about 120 days before the body gets rid of them. In hemolytic anemia, red blood cells in the blood are destroyed earlier than normal. Immune hemolytic anemia occurs when antibodies form against the body's own red blood cells and destroy them, because the immune system mistakenly recognizes these blood cells as foreign.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Immunodeficiency disorders 05/06/2012
Immunosuppression Causes, incidence, and risk factors: The immune system is made up of lymphoid tissue in the body, which includes:  Bone marrow Lymph nodes Parts of the spleen and gastrointestinal tract Thymus Tonsils Proteins and cells in the blood are also part of the immune system.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Impacted tooth 04/05/2012
Tooth - unemerged; Unemerged tooth; Dental impaction; Unerupted tooth Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Teeth start to pass through the gums (emerge) during infancy, and again when the primary (baby) teeth are replaced by the permanent teeth. If a tooth fails to emerge, or emerges only partially, it is considered to be impacted. The most common teeth to become impacted are the wisdom teeth (the third set of molars).
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