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Doctor insights on: 100 Most Common Diseases

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How exactly is the disease niemann pick common?

How exactly is the disease niemann pick common?

Niemann-Pick: Incidence of Niemann-Pick Disease Type C – estimate 1/150, 000. Incidence of Niemann-Pick Disease types A & B – 1/250, 000. However, the number can be significantly higher is specific populations.

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Is paget's disease common?

Is paget's disease common?

1-2% of population: Paget's disease of bone affects 1-2% of the population over 50 years of age. It is inherited in about 20% of patients.

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Is legionnaires' disease common?

Is legionnaires' disease common?

No: The bacteria that causes legionaires' disease requires a moist environment to grow. Most cases have been associated with ccontaminate air conditioning units.

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How common is blount's disease?

Blount's disease: "Blount disease, affects less than 200, 000 people in the US population." See: http://www. Rightdiagnosis. Com/b/blount_disease/prevalence. Htm

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What are some common diseases that are terminal?

Most can be: Common diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension (high blood pressure) all can be terminal without proper care, management, and close follow-up. In some cases other more classically terminal diseases can be considered 'chronic' with lifelong active treatments.

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What are the 3 most common diseases in the world?

What are the 3 most common diseases in the world?

Who knows?: Literally, the who (world health organization) probably knows. Conventional wisdom says periodontal (gum) disease is #1. Surely the common cold must rank up there. I suspect degenerative arthritis is high on the list if you include all age groups. As a cardiologist, I would put chagas disease on the cardiac list worldwide though very rare in the usa, thankfully

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What are the common non communicable and communicable diseases?

What are the common non communicable and communicable diseases?

See CDC website: Too many to name here...I suggest that you contact the center for disease control...They will have common listings for you. You might also reference the merk manual.

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How common is fifths disease?

How common is fifths disease?

I would say so: The majority of kids will have this before school age and have blood evidence of prior infections by the time they are teens. I see a case every month in the office and others are labeled during a phone call to the office. Rarely (once every few years) I see kids pass it to their parents who must have missed it as a kid.

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How common is meniere's disease?

How common is meniere's disease?

Somewhat: It's estimated that there are over >600k patients in the usa with meniere's disease.

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What are common congenital disorders?

What are common congenital disorders?

Birth defects: The most common severe congenital anomalies are heart defects, neural tube defects and Down syndrome.

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What sort of disease is a common cold?

What sort of disease is a common cold?

Usually self limited: Usually viral and self limited, but contagious.

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What are common symptoms of Crohn's disease?

What are common symptoms of Crohn's disease?

CD symptoms: Common symptoms and signs of crohn's disease include persistent abdominal pain, cramping and diarrhea, sometimes with blood or mucus. Other commonly associated symptoms include fever, weight loss, decreased appetite, night sweats, fatigue and arthritis.

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What are common symptoms of tetanus disease?

What are common symptoms of tetanus disease?

"Lockjaw" starts 1st: spasms of face & neck, with drooling, difficulty swallowing/breathing. Spasms progress to entire body, with arched back & neck. They last a few minutes, but are relentlessly repetitive for 3-4 weeks (if patient lives that long) & strong enough to break bones or suffocate the patient Systemic signs include high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, sweating, nervous system dysfunction & death.

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What is chagas disease and where is it common?

What is chagas disease and where is it common?

It is an infection.: Chagas disease occurs mainly in South America but can also occur in the United States. Trypanosoma cruzi is the name of the parasite that causes the disease. The parasites are transmitted between animals and humans by triatomine bugs (also known as kissing bugs). The disease primarily affects the heart, esophagus and colon.

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What are the most common communicable disease?

Probably: Rhinovirus, which is responsible for most colds.

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What are the common hormonal disorders in men?

What are the common hormonal disorders in men?

Diabetes, thyroid: Diabetes is the most common, with thyroid disorders second. Recently, more and more men are being diagnosed with low testosterone, but it is much less common than the other two.