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  Chancroid



Chancroid

   A sexually transmitted disease that causes soft, painful open sores in the genital area. Not syphilis. Characterized by swelling of the sebaceous glands, resulting in pimples on the face, back and chest.

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Disease
Illness or sickness often characterized by typical patient problems (symptoms) and physical findings (signs). Disruption sequence: The events that occur when a fetus that is developing normally is subjected to a destructive agent such as the rubella (German measles) virus.

Genital
Having to do with the sex organs.

Syphilis
A sexually transmitted disease caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum.

Face
The anterior portion of the head that includes the skin, muscles, and structures of the forehead, eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks, and jaw.

Chest
The area of the body located between the neck and the abdomen. The chest contains the lungs, the heart and part of the aorta. The walls of the chest are supported by the dorsal vertebrae, the ribs, and the sternum.



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Chancre
The painless ulcer of primary syphilis that appears on the genitals.

Chandan Nagar doctors
All doctors near Chandan Nagar, India. Doctors who can assist a patient in Chandan Nagar.

Chandigarh doctors
All doctors near Chandigarh, India. Doctors who can assist a patient in Chandigarh.

Chandipura virus
A virus that causes fever, symptoms similar to those of flu, and acute encephalitis (inflammation of the brain).

Chandler doctors
All doctors near Chandler, the United States of America. Doctors who can assist a patient in Chandler.

Chandrapur doctors
All doctors near Chandrapur, India. Doctors who can assist a patient in Chandrapur.

Changchun doctors
All doctors near Changchun, China. Doctors who can assist a patient in Changchun.

Changde doctors
All doctors near Changde, China. Doctors who can assist a patient in Changde.

Change, single base
A change in which a single base in the DNA differs from the usual base at that position. These single base changes are also called SNPs or "snips."

Changi General Hospital
The Changi General Hospital is a hospital in Singapore.

Changji doctors
All doctors near Changji, China. Doctors who can assist a patient in Changji.

Changsha doctors
All doctors near Changsha, China. Doctors who can assist a patient in Changsha.

Changweon doctors
All doctors near Changweon, South Korea. Doctors who can assist a patient in Changweon.

Changzhi doctors
All doctors near Changzhi, China. Doctors who can assist a patient in Changzhi.

Changzhou doctors
All doctors near Changzhou, China. Doctors who can assist a patient in Changzhou.

Channelopathy
A disease involving dysfunction of an ion channel. Channelopathies are known that involve the ion channels for potassium, sodium, chloride and calcium. There are also channelopathies involving the acetylcholine receptor, the glycine receptor, and other receptors. Each channelopathy can play a role in a number of different diseases. For example, the calcium channelopathies include familial hemiplegic migraine, malignant hyperthermia (a rare but often fatal genetic condition during anesthesia), episodic ataxia type 2, spinocerebellar ataxia type 6, hypokalemic periodic paralysis type I, central core disease (a cause of the floppy baby syndrome), congenital night blindness and stationary night blindness.



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Celiac
Having to do with the abdomen.

Cephalalgia
Headache.

Cerumen
Earwax.

Cervical
Having to do with the neck (cervical spine) or the cervix of the uterus.

Chancre
The painless ulcer of primary syphilis that appears on the genitals.

Chancroid

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
Progressive, generally painless weakness of the legs, along with foot deformity.

Charley horse
Painful stiffness from muscular strain in an arm or leg.

Cheilosis
A condition in which cracks or sores occur at the corners of the mouth.

Chickenpox
A viral disease that usually begins with fever and cough, followed by a rash that progresses from red bumps to blisters to scabs. A vaccine is available to prevent this disease. Also called varicella or varicella zoster.

Chilblain
Painful redness of the fingers, toes or ears caused by exposure to cold.

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