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Medical Conditions Quiz

Based on the description, name the medical condition.
In the interest of brevity, these descriptions are not meant to be medically rigorous.
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Last updated: December 11, 2016
First submittedOctober 11, 2012
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Description
Condition
Inability to regulate blood sugar and insulin
Diabetes
Disease of kings, caused by high uric acid, which can result in big toe pain
Gout
Most common form of dementia
Alzheimer's
Chronic joint pain and inflammation
Arthritis
Less severe version of autism
Asperger's
Mood disorder defined by periods of very high energy, alternating with depression
Bipolar Disorder
Learning disability which impairs reading ability
Dyslexia
Neurological disorder which causes seizures
Epilepsy
Inflammation of the gums
Gingivitis
Disease caused by HIV
AIDS
Blood or bone marrow cancer that causes an increase in white blood cells
Leukemia
Yellowed skin, potentially caused by liver disease
Jaundice
Tropical, mosquito-borne disease that affects an estimated 200 million people per year
Malaria
Having a Body Mass Index (BMI) above 30
Obesity
Lethal disease which causes fear of water, delirium and brain swelling
Rabies
Curvature of the spine
Scoliosis
Tick-borne disease that causes a circular rash, fever, and other symptoms
Lyme Disease
Disease, eradicated in 1979, which caused blisters, scarring and often death
Smallpox
Severe headache associated with nausea and sensitivity to light
Migraine
Infection of the outer eye, and inner eyelid
Pink Eye
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level 60
Oct 10, 2012
Nice quiz. 100% with 3:18 left.
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level 60
Oct 10, 2012
Nice quiz. I over thought the Leukemia one. And tic needs a K at the end. A tic is what people with Tourettes syndrome typically have.
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level ∞
Oct 10, 2012
Fixed the spelling of Tic.
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level 50
Oct 17, 2014
Yeah! Like me!
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level 16
Oct 10, 2012
Nice quiz! Helps to have a House addiction! However, you should accept Conjunctivitis for Pink Eye: Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002005/
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level ∞
Oct 10, 2012
Way ahead of you. Conjunctivitis is an accepted answer!
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level 43
Oct 11, 2012
I kept trying "Lupus", but then I remembered...
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level 25
Oct 10, 2012
can you also accept "conjuctivitis" for pink eye?
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level 55
Oct 10, 2012
Pretty surprised that rabies is the least well known answer!
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level 58
Jun 5, 2019
I don't think many people know these symptoms
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level 49
Oct 10, 2012
I tried "rheumatism" before I came up with "arthritis". I still think it should be a valid answer, since arthritis is just one kind of rheumatism and your description fits all kinds. (I also tried "hydrophobia" before I came up with "rabies", but I won't argue that one since in this case your description was of the specific disease, not the generic symptom.)
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level 63
Dec 20, 2018
I agree on rheumatism
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level 78
Oct 11, 2012
When I got to scoliosis I sat up a little straighter.
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level 50
Aug 12, 2014
IKR.
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level 63
Dec 20, 2018
I sat more crooked to try to remember it ( really)
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level 51
Oct 12, 2012
20/20 with 3:20 left! Great Quiz!
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level 40
Nov 24, 2012
didn't know how to spell ahlzimers
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level 43
Mar 20, 2014
Yes I got 100% Woo hoo!!!
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level 59
Jul 20, 2014
Leukaemia - English spelling should be on this one, seeing as i use it every day 20 plus times
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level 59
Jul 20, 2014
Obese should be accepted like obesity
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level 18
Jul 20, 2014
I only knew rabies because of The Office when they do the fun run for meredith
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level 64
Aug 26, 2014
Does the fact that I got these all right in less than a minute prove that I'm a hypochondriac?
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level 35
Oct 17, 2014
I would have gotten 20/20, but I forgot how to spell jaundice
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level 51
Oct 17, 2014
Can you accept "yxlisdea" for dyslexia?
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level 66
Oct 17, 2014
I almost typed "lysdexia." I always call it that. :D
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level 45
Jun 11, 2015
You've just caused a coffee splutter!!
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level 45
Oct 17, 2014
Great quiz, just one correction: Asperger's is not a "less severe version of autism". It is a disability on the autism spectrum, meaning it is one of many forms of autism. And whether or not it is less severe than other forms of autism depends very much on which form we're comparing it to. Asperger's is extremely less severe than, say, very severe autism in which a person can't communicate effectively and is wheelchair bound, but it is less severe than a form of autism in which a person has complete control over their emotions and can communicate very effectively. If I were Quizmaster I'd change the phrasing a little. Maybe something like: "A common mild form of autism" or "A condition on the autism spectrum that affects emotional control".
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level 76
Feb 1, 2017
Agree. Things have changed and Asperger's is now one of the Autism Spectrum Disorders. The disorder is on the high end of the spectrum and is usually less severe, but it can be classified as severe or mild. (One of our granddaughters is a high-functioning autistic whose symptoms are considered less severe, but she would not have been diagnosed with Asperger's.) I knew what you meant, but people should know about the changes.
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level 58
Nov 29, 2019
I was going to say this. I third the request for change. Talk to some people with autism and their families and friends, ask them how they'd like it described since they have to live with it. As a friend of some people with autism I find them all individual and difficult to classify as mild or severe, one just learns their boundaries and limits, which are a little less generic than 'neurotypical' friends but just as liable to quirky and interesting. Actually I find it really useful having a diversity of friends for figuring myself out as to how I treat people.
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level 65
Oct 17, 2014
literally the first one i typed was ebola LMAO but it wasnt a right answer
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level 72
Oct 17, 2014
Accept "mania"? I think its definition would match the mood disorder clue.
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level 63
Dec 20, 2018
that would have to be manic depressive then ( which it accepts) . Being just manic is something else. ( People with too much coffee can be like that...)
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level 36
Oct 22, 2014
I agree with the other person about the wording of the Asperger's question needing to be changed. It's not a less severe version, that's just incorrect, it's on the spectrum. I'm sure it's one of the first things people would guess
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level 44
Oct 22, 2014
17/20. Jaundice was at the tip of my tongue but forgot the word.
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level 41
Mar 4, 2015
Obesity is NOT a medical condition (in most cases and DEFINITLY not in the U.S.)
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level 63
Dec 20, 2018
agreed a disease is something that causes something. This is caused by something (ok ofcourse it cause stuff too, heartproblems sore knees, whatever, but I think you get what I mean. A disease is something genetic, or something you "catch" and in the second case there often is a cure for it ( or something to alleviate the symptoms atleast)
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level 58
Feb 28, 2019
This isn't correct. A disease is constituted by its symptoms, not by the pathogen or other thing that causes it. I'm not sure if this is supposed to relate to the previous comment but obesity is both a disease and a medical condition.
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level 58
Feb 28, 2019
Um... It is? What are you talking about?
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level 59
Jun 25, 2015
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever: I always thought 'Lyme Disease' and 'Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever' were essentially the same thing. People from different places have different terms.
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level 76
Feb 1, 2017
There are many tick diseases that are similar but not caused by the the same bacteria. Some may be more prevalent in certain regions than others. Lyme often has a characteristic circular or "bulls-eye" rash. The RMSF rash causes spots on the body, thus the name. I had a maculopapular rash on my wrists and ankles when I had erlichiosis. Treatments are not the same since each bacteria responds better to certain antibiotics than others.
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level 70
Nov 19, 2015
Is it odd i only missed out on Dyslexia becuase i couldn't spell it correctly?
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level 76
Feb 1, 2017
Aixelsyd?
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level 43
Dec 2, 2015
Fun quiz. However, I think you should accept periodontal disease for inflammation of the gums. Also, I do not hear the word epilepsy anymore. I believe the preferred term is seizure disorder.
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level 63
Dec 20, 2018
yes it agree peridontitis or periodontal should be accepted (btw I knew hear seizure disease and only epilepsy)
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level 45
Sep 17, 2016
Accept conjunctivitis for pink-eye!
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level ∞
Dec 11, 2016
We do, as noted above.
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level 22
Jan 11, 2017
I got all but Obesity, I kept trying to put obese and different variations... Can obese be accepted if Pink Eye is accepted?
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level 57
Jan 12, 2017
I'm very disappointed I didn't get Lyme disease. It was a joke in a 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' episode I watched just last week.
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level 77
Feb 1, 2017
If you're so disappointed go out walking in the woods without any socks on. Maybe you'll get lucky.
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level 69
Jan 12, 2017
Top marks for adding 'diabeetus' as one of the type-ins.
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level 65
Feb 1, 2017
Shouldn't hyperuricemia be accepted for gout?
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level 66
Feb 1, 2017
Typed in diabeetus just for fun, and it worked lol
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level 63
Dec 20, 2018
wow..
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level 59
Feb 1, 2017
That surgeon in the picture better not be Ben Carson.
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level 47
Feb 1, 2017
Asperger's has been removed in the latest DSM (V) and is now part of Autism Spectrum Disorder
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level 70
Feb 1, 2017
Good quiz. I have scoliosis.
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level 33
Feb 1, 2017
sorry to hear.
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level 77
Feb 1, 2017
Mickey: "Bacterial Meningitis. Jackpot!"
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level 51
Feb 1, 2017
Considering what it is, why is dyslexia so hard to spell?
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level 66
Feb 1, 2017
Well, that was a downer.
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level 80
Feb 1, 2017
Asperger's was removed from the DSM-5 and is no longer considered its own disorder. Please update.
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level 57
Feb 1, 2017
Can you please accept borreliosis for lyme disease?
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level 47
Feb 1, 2017
thank you for accepting "diabeetus" lol
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level 67
Feb 1, 2017
Gout can actually strike in a lot of places, not just the big toe (although that is the most common location). The high levels of uric acid cause it to crystallize around joints, tendons, or nearby tissues. The reason people get it in their big toe is because it's a form of arthritis and our toes take a lot of abuse. It can also show up in ankles, knees, the middle of the foot (where I've gotten it), or other locations. So could you rephrase the description as something more like "Disease of kings, caused by high uric acid, causes painful swelling, often in the big toe?"
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level 41
Mar 29, 2018
Periodontitis should be accepted for gingivitis, no?
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level 63
Dec 20, 2018
I agree !!
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level 50
Apr 29, 2018
Never heard of pink eye
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level 63
Dec 20, 2018
I heard it in southpark. Didnt really knwo what it was though, only later I found out it was a real thing and they just meant conjunctivitis)
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level 51
Aug 21, 2018
I don’t wanna be *that* person, but teeeechnically, the scoliosis one should say it’s an abnormal, lateral curvature of the spine. Kyphosis and lordosis are also labeled as abnormal because the spine does naturally have curves. But I guess it’s not too big of a deal, since scoliosis is the first thing people think of when it comes to spine curves.
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level 52
Oct 14, 2018
Hydrophobia, a historic name for rabies... i thought of this first... can it be accepted??
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level 50
Dec 18, 2018
100%. Good but as a nurse I'd expect that
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level 77
Feb 28, 2019
While it might tip some people off as to what you're looking for, rabies doesn't actually cause you to be afraid of water. That's silly. They called it hydrophobia thinking that it did, because rabid dogs would not drink water, but I think that's just because their throats or mouths were so swollen that drinking became painful, same reason they start foaming at the mouth.
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level 37
Feb 28, 2019
20/20 couldn't think of migraine for the longest time
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level 68
Feb 28, 2019
Slightly embarrassed that I tried "stupidity" and "retardation" for the reading impairment.
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level 43
Sep 11, 2019
Didn't get "gingervitis" like an idiot
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level 57
Oct 3, 2019
Please accept "Icterus" for "Jauncide," it's the technical term
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level 68
Oct 31, 2019
Could you accept borreliosis for Lyme's disease?
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