Kinds of Diseases

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  1. Caused by errors in genetic information
    Inherited
  2. Sickle-cell anemia, down syndrome
    Inherited
  3. Defects (structural or functional) are present at birth caused by drugs, x-rays, infections
    Congenital
  4. Alcohol is the #1 cause of mental retardation
    Congenital
  5. Develop as aging occurs
    Degenerative
  6. Emphysema, impaired kidney & heart function
    Degenerative
  7. Lowers resistance to infection & increase severity
    Nutritional- Deficiency
  8. Helminthes (worms), diphtheria
    Nutritional- Deficiency
  9. Due to excess or deficiency of hormones
    Endocrine
  10. Diabetes
    Endocrine
  11. Emotional or psychogenic factors
    Mental
  12. Stress, gastrointestinal disorders, brain infection due to syphilis, mad cow
    Mental
  13. Malfunction of immune system
    Immunological
  14. Allergies, AIDS
    Immunological
  15. Abnormal cell growth, tumors from chemicals, radiation, viruses
    Neoplastic
  16. Papillomavirus (warts), cervical cancer
    Neoplastic
  17. Caused by medical procedures or treatment, surgical errors, drug reactions (nosocomial)
    Latrogenic
  18. Staph aureus surgical wound infections
    Latrogenic
  19. Unknown cause
    Idiopathic
  20. Alzheimer's
    Idiopathic
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Kinds of Diseases
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2014-03-01 14:57:42
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