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Diseases and Medical Conditions A-Z

Name the disease, illness, or medical condition that starts with each letter A-Z.
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Last updated: August 30, 2019
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A
Decreased capacity of the blood to carry oxygen often caused by iron deficiency
Anemia
B
One of the three types of plague
Bubonic Plague
C
Tingling in the wrist often caused by repetitive mouse and keyboard actions
Carpal Tunnel
Syndrome
D
Mosquito-borne tropical fever
Dengue Fever
E
Contagious disease that killed about 10,000 in Africa in 2013-2015
Ebola
F
Loosely-defined chronic pain syndrome
Fibromyalgia
G
Disease of kings that often affects the big toe
Gout
H
Inflammation of the liver that can be caused by viruses or alcoholism
Hepatitis
I
An outbreak of this in 1918 killed 3% of the world's population
Influenza
J
Yellowing of the skin
Jaundice
K
Illness where blood vessels become inflamed; named for a Japanese doctor
Kawasaki Syndrome
L
Also known as tetanus, it causes extreme muscle spasms
Lockjaw
M
Common name for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
Mad Cow
N
Inability to control sleep-wake cycles
Narcolepsy
O
Causes the need to repeatedly wash one's hands or check if the door is locked
OCD
P
This disease is nearly eradictated - with just 33 new cases in 2018
Polio
Q
A paralysis of all four limbs
Quadriplegia
R
Commonly caused by bat or dog bites
Rabies
S
Reactivation of the chicken pox virus later in life
Shingles
T
Infecticious bacterial disease formerly known as consumption
Tuberculosis
U
Break in the lining of the stomach: Peptic _____
Ulcer
V
Can make it seem like things are spinning when they are not
Vertigo
W
Mosquito-borne virus named for a river
West Nile
X
Genetic condition of having an extra male chromosome
XYY
Y
Another mosquito-borne tropical fever
Yellow Fever
Z
Mosquito-borne tropical illness that can cause children to be
born with small heads
Zika
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level 76
Aug 30, 2019
It seems like the X answer should be "XYY Syndrome." I agree that XYY should be accepted, but as written, the clue is asking for the condition, not the chromosome makeup.
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level 68
Aug 31, 2019
I though theories surrounding this syndrome were debunked? Fragile X or some other might be a better question.
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level 71
Aug 30, 2019
Thanks for not using ketosis for K :-)
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level 76
Aug 31, 2019
The polio thing is brilliant, I hope it's completely wiped out soon.
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level 58
Aug 31, 2019
SOME CORRECTIONS: eradicated, not eradictated; infectious, not infecticious; Kawasaki disease, not Kawasaki Syndrome.
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level 77
Aug 31, 2019
For N, I thought it was Non-24 Sleep/Wake Disorder at first, which I have, but rarely see mentioned anywhere so I was surprised. Narcolepsy I thought was the tendency to fall asleep suddenly and without warning. My aunt was narcoleptic for a while and would fall asleep on the toilet or sometimes in the middle of a sentence.
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level 76
Nov 21, 2019
That one also took me a few extra seconds, but I looked it up and that's the definition given by the NIH. We discovered my late brother had it when he fell asleep while driving. Not a good time to discover it but thankfully his wife was in the car with him and was able to get control of the car enough to get it off the highway before they crashed.
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level 38
Sep 1, 2019
Great quiz - I struggled with the X one as well, thinking Fragile X was the main identified 'syndrome' that would relate
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level 63
Sep 3, 2019
4 mosquito borne diseases named here and it didn't even include the most common one, Malaria. They truly are the arch nemesis of humans.
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level 66
Sep 10, 2019
Yeah, Noah should have just left them out of his Arc.
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level 69
Nov 9, 2019
Just tried a Japanese name for "K". GOAL! This is even better than getting credit for the "UK" when I start to type "Ukraine".
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level 58
Nov 9, 2019
Great quiz. More please!
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level 68
Nov 9, 2019
'Eradictated' - typo.
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level 46
Nov 9, 2019
Couldn't quite come up with Kawasaki. Knew it ended in 'saki'. Kept trying variants of Kirisaki :-/
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level 76
Nov 21, 2019
I had the same problem except I first thought of kamikaze and then I couldn't get it out of my head.