Disease summaries

Review diseases for your USMLE or any other exam! This section includes a well thought of system of disease summaries. The summaries are designed to include only the information that must be learnt.

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Cancer

Acute myeloid leukemia | Adrenal cancer | Anal cancer | Breast cancer | Brain cancer | Cervical cancer | Chronic lymphocytic leukemia | Chronic myeloid leukemia | Colorectal cancer | Endometrial cancer | Esophageal cancer | Gastrointestinal stromal tumor | Hepatocellular carcinoma | Hodgkin's lymphoma | Laryngeal cancer | Leukemia | Li-Fraumeni syndrome | Lung cancer | Lymphoma | Malignant melanoma | Mesothelioma | Multiple myeloma | Myelodysplastic syndrome | Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma | Oral cancer | Pancreatic cancer | Penile cancer | Prostate cancer | Renal cell carcinoma | Soft tissue sarcoma | Stomach cancer | Testicular cancer | Teratoma | Thyroid cancer

Cardiology

Acrocyanosis | Atrial fibrillation | Aortic aneurysm | Aortic incompetence | Aortic stenosis | Atrial tachycardia | AV-junctional tachycardia | AV nodal re-etrant tachycardia | AV reciprocating tachycardia (orthodromic) | Brugada's syndrome | Cardiac arrest | Cardiac tamponade | Cardiomyopathy | Coarctation of the aorta | Constrictive pericarditis | Congenital heart disease | Eisenmenger's syndrome | Fallot's Tetralogy | Fallot's Trilogy | Hypertension | Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy | Heart block | Heart failure | Infective endocarditis | Long QT syndrome | Mitral incomptence | Mitral valve prolapse | Mitral stenosis | Myocardial infarction | Myocarditis | Paroxysmal atrial complexes (PACs) | Patent ductus arteriosus | Paroxysmal junctional complexes (PJCs) | Paroxysmal ventricular complexes (PVCs) | Peripheral vascular disease | Raynaud phenomenon | Shock | Short QT syndrome | Sick sinus syndrome | Sinus bradycardia | Sinus tachycardia | Stable angina pectoris | Transposition of the great vessels | Unstable angina | Ventricular fibrillation | VSD | Wolf Parkinson White

Chest

Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency |Asthma |Acute bronchitis |Common cold |Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) |Cystic fibrosis |Pleurisy |Pleural effusion |Pneumonia |Pneumothorax |Pulmonary Edema |Pulmonary embolism |Pulmonary Fibrosis

Endocrinology

Acromegaly | Addison's disease | Adrenal hyperplasia | Albright's syndrome  | Conn's syndrome | Cushing's disease  | Diabetes | Diabetes insipidus (central) | De Quervain's thyroiditis  | Gigantism | Grave's disease | Hashimoto's disease | Hyperprolactinemia | Hyperthyroidism | Hypocalcemia | Hypoglycemia | Hypopituitarism | Hypothyroidism | Impotence | Osteoporosis | Pheochromocytoma | Syndrome of inapropriate ADH secretion (SIADH)

ENT

Epistaxis | Laryngitis | Pharyngitis | Sinusitis

Gastro-enterology

Achalasia | Acute pancreatitis | Budd-Chiari syndrome | Celiac disease | Cholecystitis | Crohn's disease | Chronic pancreatitis | Cirrhosis | Food poisoning | Gallstones | Gastritis | Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) | Gilbert's syndrome | Hepatic encephalopathy | Hepatitis | Hepatitis A | Hepatitis B | Hepatitis C | Hepatitis D | Hepatitis E | Hirschsprung's disease | Inflammatory bowel disease | Lactose intolerance | Liver Failure | Malabsorption syndrome | Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis | Primary Biliary Cirrhosis | Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) of the stomach and duodenum | Portal hypertension | Proctitis | Ulcerative colitis

Gynecology

Cervicitis | Endometriosis | Klinefelter syndrome | Imperforate hymen | Menopause | Ovarian cyst | Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) | Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome | Prolapse | Rectocele | Trichomoniasis | Vaginitis | Vaginosis | Abortion | Breech delivery | Ectopic pregnancy | Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia

Hematology

Aplastic anemia | Cold Agglutinin disease | Dissiminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) | Drug induced hemolysis | Elliptocytosis | Factor V Leiden | Fanconi anemia | G6PD deficiency (Glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency) | Hemochromatosis | Hemophilia | HUS (Hemolytic uremic syndrome) | Iron deficiency anemia | Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura | Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia | Myelodysplastic syndrome | Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria | Pernicious anemia | Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria | Porphyria (acute intermittent) | Sickle cell anemia | Spherocytosis | Thalasthemia | Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura | Von Willebrand's disease

Infections

AIDS | Amoebiasis | Anthrax | Brucellosis | Campylobacter infection | Candidiasis | Chagas disease | Cholera | Coxackie & Echovirus | Cytomegalovirus | Dengue fever | Diphtheria | Ebola | E.coli infection | Erysipelas | Giardiasis | Herpes simplex | Infectious Mononucleosis | Malaria | Measles | Pertussus | Plague | Rabies | Relapsing fever | Rickettsial infection | Rubella | Scarlet Fever | Shigella infection | Small pox | (TB) Tuberculosis | Tetanus | Toxoplasmosis | Traveler diarrhoea | Trypansomiasis | Typhoid fever | Varicella Zoster | Weil's disease | West Nile Virus| Yellow fever

Nephrology

Alport's syndrome | Anti-glomerular basement membrane disease | Berger's disease | Chronic Renal Failure | Nephrotic syndrome | Post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis

Neurology

ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) | Alzheimer's disease | Amyloid neuropathy | Autoimmune brachial plexopathy | Bell's palsy | Carpal tunnel syndrome | Cerebral hemorrhage | Charcot's-Marie-Tooth syndrome | Cluster headaches | Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) | Dementia | Diabetic polyneuropathy | Epilepsy | Facial hemispasm | Glossopharyngeal neuropathy | Guillain Barre Syndrome | Herniated disc | Huntington's Chorea | Hydrocephalic dementia | Meningitis | Migraine | Motor neurone disease | Multiple sclerosis | Multi-infarct dementia | Myasthenia gravis | Narcolepsy | OPCD | Parkinson disease | Parkinsonism | Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) | Psychogenic memory loss | Sciatica | Spondylosis | Status epilepticus | Stroke | Supranuclear palsy | Tardive dyskinesia | Temporal arteritis | Tension headache | Thoracic outlet syndrome | Transient ischemic attacks | Transient global amnesia | Trigeminal neuralgia | Ulnar palsy

Pediatrics

Autism | Physiological genu varum

Psychiatry

Agoraphobia | Antisocial personality disorder | Anxiety | Avoidant personality disorder | Bipolar disorder | Borderline personality disorder | Claustrophobia | Delusional disorder | Dependent personality disorder | Depression | General anxiety disorder | Hallucination | Histrionic personality disorder | Mania | Narcissist personality disorder | Obsessive personality disorder | Obsessive compulsive disorder | Panic attacks | Paranoia | Paranoid personality disorder | Phobia | Post-traumatic stress disorder | Psychosis | Schizoid personality disorder | Schizophrenia | Schizotypal personality disorder | Separation anxiety disorder | Social anxiety disorder | Thought disorder (Formal thought disorder)

Rheumatology

Amyloidosis | Ankylosing spondylitis | Arthritis | Baker's cyst | Ehlers-Danlos syndrome | Fibromyalgia | Gout | Osteoarthritis | Reiter's syndrome | Rheumatic fever | Rheumatoid arthritis | Sarcoidosis | Scleroderma | Sjogren's syndrome | Systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE)

Skin diseases

Acne | Alopecia areata | Atopic dermatitis | Baldness | Contact dermatitis | Eczema (dermatitis) | Harlequin ichthyosis | Hidradenitis suppurativa | Hyperkeratosis | Ichthyosis | Ichthyosis lamellaris | Ichthyosis vulgaris | Lichen simplex | Mole (benign nevus) | Neurodermatitis | Psoriasis | Ringworm | Seborrhoiec dermatitis | Urticaria | Vitiligo

Surgery

Abscess | Anal fissure | Gangrene | Hemorrhoids

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