Medulloblastoma Basics

Medulloblastoma is a neurological disease that occurs primarily in childhood. The malignant brain tumor occurs mainly in the back of the head, but has good chances of recovery. Research into the causes has not yet been adequately completed. What is a medulloblastoma? The medulloblastoma is considered to be the most common malignant brain tumor in […]

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Metabolic Syndrome Basics

The metabolic syndrome consists of four different factors: high blood pressure, obesity, insulin resistance and a change in blood lipid levels. If all four factors occur together, they represent a high risk of coronary heart disease. What is Metabolic Syndrome? The metabolic syndrome is not uniformly defined in Germany. The disease is most often associated […]

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Campomelic Dysplasia Basics

Campomelic dysplasia is a mutation-related malformation syndrome. Skeletal dysplasia, short stature and respiratory hypoplasia characterize the picture. Around ten percent of the patients survive the first weeks of life and receive symptomatic operative treatment to correct their deformities. What is campomelic dysplasia? The cause of campomelic dysplasia lies in the genetic material of the patients. The malformation […]

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Whooping Cough

Whooping Cough Basics

Whooping cough (pertussis) is an infectious disease of the bronchi and airways caused by bacteria. It is triggered by Bordetella pertussis Balterium. Although whooping cough is generally known as a childhood disease, adolescents and adults are also increasingly becoming ill. There is a vaccination against whooping cough. What is whooping cough? The bacterium Bordetella pertussis as […]

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Food Allergy

Food Allergy Basics

One speaks of a food allergy or food allergy when the body of the affected person reacts hypersensitively to various foods or foods. This leads to allergic reactions with typical signs and symptoms. Stomach pain, shortness of breath, asthmatic attacks, reddening of the skin, sneezing and a permanent runny nose are particularly characteristic. Since a […]

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Lentigo Malignant Basics

Lentigo maligna is a diffuse, flat, brown-black discoloration of the skin caused by atypical melanocytes. This phenomenon is caused by exposure to the sun and corresponds to a preliminary stage of malignant melanoma. The affected skin area is surgically completely removed. What is lentigo maligna? Signs of lentigo maligna should always be checked by a […]

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Scabies Basics

Scabies or scabies is a contagious skin infection that can usually be treated with appropriate lotions without complications. There are various ways to prevent scabies, which are explained in detail here. What is scabies? In most cases, the symptoms of scabies show up within two to six weeks. Then there are inflammatory reactions of the […]

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Short Stature

Short Stature Basics

Short stature, short stature, or short stature are common slang terms for microsomia. It is not initially an independent disease, but can appear as a symptom of many different diseases. However, it often results in further complaints in the lives of those affected. What is short stature? Short stature itself is not a symptom. It […]

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Hyperphosphatemia Basics

Hyperphosphatemia refers to an excessively high phosphate concentration in the blood. There are acute and chronic forms of this disorder. Acute hyperphosphatemia is a medical emergency and life-threatening, while chronic phosphate overload leads to long-term cardiovascular disease. What is hyperphosphatemia? Laboratory tests for phosphates and calcium are carried out to clarify hyperphosphatemia. See AbbreviationFinder for abbreviations […]

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Hyperfunctional dysphonia

HFD Basics

According to abbreviationfinder, HFD stands for Hyperfunctional dysphonia. Hyperfunctional dysphonia is a voice disorder without an organic cause. Patients habitually overstrain the muscles involved in voice production. During logopedic therapy, they learn to normalize their voice formation in a targeted manner. What is hyperfunctional dysphonia? Patients with hyperfunctional dysphonia suffer from a number of different symptoms […]

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Hemoglobinopathy Basics

A hemoglobinopathy represents a hereditary pathological change in hemoglobin. The main areas of distribution of hemoglobinopathies are the tropics and subtropics. The severity of the individual blood diseases depends on the respective genetic defect. What is hemoglobinopathy? According to abbreviationfinder, symptoms such as jaundice, fatigue and dizziness must be evaluated by a doctor promptly. If […]

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Histrionic Personality Disorder

Histrionic Personality Disorder Basics

Those affected by a histrionic personality disorder, HPD for short, show pronounced theatrical and egocentric behavior. Therapy can only take place when those affected show insight and seek help themselves, and consists of many years of psychotherapy. What is Histrionic Personality Disorder? Like all personality disorders, according to abbreviationfinder, HPD manifests itself in a pattern […]

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Heyde Syndrome

Heyde Syndrome Basics

Hyde syndrome describes an acquired stenosis of the aortic valve in connection with angiodysplasia of the gastrointestinal tract. Prominent are the acendens colon (ascending large intestine) and caecums (appendix). They can show gastrointestinal bleeding and thus lead to anemia (low blood count). What is Heyde Syndrome? This disorder is named after its discoverer, American internist […]

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Helicobacter Pylori Infection

Helicobacter Pylori Infection Basics

Helicobacter pylori infection occurs when bacteria called Helicobacter pylori have infected the stomach (in childhood). As a rule, a Helicobacter pylori infection is unproblematic, but in acute conditions it can cause gastric ulcers and even gastric cancer. What is Helicobacter pylori infection? According to ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG, Helicobacter pylori infection is caused by Helicobacter pylori – a […]

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Hallux Rigidus

Hallux Rigidus Basics

Foot pain is immediately perceived as restricting movement. If the normal rolling process over the big toe is not possible without pain for a long time, arthrosis such as hallux rigidus can be the cause. This disease does not only affect older people. What is hallux rigidus? Osteoarthritis of the metatarsophalangeal joint of the big […]

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Glottic Edema

Glottic Edema Basics

The medical term glottic edema describes an acute swelling of the larynx mucosa. With advanced glottic edema there is a risk of suffocation. What is Glottic Edema? Glottic edema is a life-threatening swelling of the mucous membrane (edema) in the larynx area. Glottic edema can also be referred to as laryngeal edema . It can […]

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Epulis Basics

A benign gum tumor is called an epulis. It belongs to the group of tooth granulomas. What is an epulis? An epulis is a nodular, isolated tumor that grows on the gums and is benign in nature. The epulides are tissue growths that dentists also call granulomas. The name Epulis comes from the Greek and […]

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Gelotophobia Basics

The Gelotophobia is an anxiety disorder in the field of social phobias. Those affected have an abnormal fear of being laughed at by others and therefore withdraw socially. What is gelotophobia? Phobias are mental illnesses that are characterized by anxiety. The patients suffer from unnaturally extreme fears of certain situations, certain living beings or objects. […]

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Dorian-Gray Syndrome

Dorian-Gray Syndrome Basics

The following article deals with the causes, symptoms and treatment of Dorian-Gray syndrome. This is a mental disorder that is characterized by a strong youthfulness. Psycho- and sociologists see the causes of the syndrome in the unrealistic beauty standards of modern society. What is Dorian-Gray Syndrome? Dorian-Gray syndrome is a mental disorder that manifests itself […]

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Cheyne-Stokes Breathing

Cheyne-Stokes Breathing Basics

According to, Cheyne-Stokes breathing is the name of a pathological form of breathing. There is a regular change in the depth of breath as well as changes in the intervals between breaths. What is Cheyne-Stokes breathing? Cheyne-Stokes breathing is understood as a pathological breathing pattern that becomes noticeable through the swelling and decongesting of […]

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Atrial Septal Defect

Atrial Septal Defect Basics

The medical professional describes a congenital heart malformation under an atrial septal defect. The problem is located directly between the atria of the heart septum; As part of the diagnosis, the doctor determines that the atria are not completely closed. What is an atrial septal defect? Abbreviated as ASD by ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG, the atrial septal defect […]

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Argyria Basics

Argyria is a discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes that is bluish-gray or slate-gray and is irreversible. Argyria is caused by taking silver in the form of metallic silver, drugs containing silver, colloidal silver, silver salts or silver dust. Argyria is a dyschromia disease. What is argyria? Signs of argyria show up on the […]

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