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eMedTV Conditions & Diseases A-Z

Sandhoff Disease - Tethered Spinal Cord

This page contains links to eMedTV Conditions & Diseases containing information on subjects from Sandhoff Disease to Tethered Spinal Cord. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Sandhoff Disease
    Sandhoff disease, an incurable illness caused by a gene defect, damages cells in the brain and spinal cord. This eMedTV article offers a detailed explanation of the disease, including its causes, symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis.
  • Sarcoidosis
    Sarcoidosis occurs when small clumps of cells are produced in various organs of the body. As this eMedTV page explains, it is not a form of cancer. This article takes an in-depth look at this condition and its causes, symptoms, and treatment.
  • SARS
    SARS is a highly contagious (and sometimes deadly) viral disease that was discovered in 2002. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at this illness, including information on its transmission, causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Scabies (Health Channel Home)
    Scabies is a skin condition spread through direct, prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with a person who is infected with the scabies mite. This eMedTV channel features articles on scabies transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Scabies (Overview Article)
    Scabies is an infectious disease of the skin caused by Sarcoptes scabiei, a microscopic mite. This section of the eMedTV library describes conditions in which this mite is spread and identifies common symptoms and treatment options for the infection.
  • Scalp Psoriasis
    Scalp psoriasis is a skin disorder characterized by inflamed, scaly skin. As this eMedTV article explains, over half the people with psoriasis have it on their scalp. This portion of the Web site offers an in-depth look at this skin disease.
  • Scarlet Fever
    Scarlet fever is an illness that is characterized by a rash, fever, and sore throat. As this eMedTV Web page explains, it is caused by bacteria. This article discusses the cause, symptoms, treatment, and possible complications of this condition.
  • Schizophrenia (Health Channel Home)
    Schizophrenia, a mental disorder that tends to run in families, causes delusions and social withdrawal. This eMedTV channel offers dozens of articles on schizophrenia, including symptoms as well as where someone with schizophrenia can turn to for support.
  • Schizophrenia (Overview Article)
    Schizophrenia is one of the most disabling and puzzling mental disorders in existence. This eMedTV resource provides an overview of this condition and its causes, symptoms (such as hearing voices), and treatment options.
  • Sciatica
    Sciatica is a condition that can cause numbness, pain, and some loss of motor control over the leg. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this condition, including what causes it, how it is treated, and more.
  • Scleroderma
    Although scleroderma may be referred to as a single disease, it is really a symptom of a group of diseases. This eMedTV article discusses this condition in detail, including information about symptoms, subtypes, treatment options, and prognosis.
  • Scoliosis
    Scoliosis is a disorder that is characterized by a sideways curvature of the spine. This portion of the eMedTV Web site offers an in-depth look at this condition, including information on its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis
    Secondary biliary cirrhosis occurs when the large bile ducts outside of the liver become blocked. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at secondary biliary cirrhosis causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment -- and also links to more information.
  • Seizure Disorder
    A person is considered to have a seizure disorder when he or she has had two or more epileptic seizures. This eMedTV article provides an overview of this condition, including details about the current research on their treatment and prevention.
  • Septic Arthritis
    Septic arthritis is an inflammatory condition caused by a bacterial infection. This eMedTV article explores the causes and symptoms of this condition and includes information about how it is diagnosed and treated.
  • Septicemic Plague
    This eMedTV Web page describes how septicemic plague can result from the bite of an infected animal or as a complication of untreated pneumonic or bubonic plague. This page also explains treatments, symptoms, and transmission methods.
  • Shingles (Health Channel Home)
    Shingles is a condition that is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. This eMedTV resource describes some of the topics you can read about on the Shingles Health Channel, including how shingles is diagnosed and treated.
  • Shingles (Overview Article)
    Shingles is a common condition in older adults that often causes a very painful rash. This selection from the eMedTV archives offers an in-depth look at this disease, including information on its possible symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options.
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
    Short bowel syndrome is a condition characterized by diarrhea, cramping, and heartburn. As this eMedTV article explains, it can occur in people who have had half or more of their small intestine removed. This page discusses the syndrome in detail.
  • Sick Building Syndrome
    Sick building syndrome refers to acute health effects that may be linked to time spent in a building. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at the condition, including symptoms, possible causes, and measures that can help prevent the problem.
  • Sinus Infection
    Also called sinusitis, a sinus infection is a condition that can cause facial pain and nasal blockage. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this type of infection, including what causes it, how it is treated, possible symptoms, and more.
  • Sinus Infections in Children
    A viral upper respiratory infection is one of the most common causes of sinus infections in children. This eMedTV segment takes a closer look at children and sinusitis, including information on causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Sinusitis
    Sinusitis (swelling of the paranasal sinuses) often causes facial pain, nasal blockage, and thick mucus. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this condition, with detailed information on its causes, possible symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
    Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease in which the moisture-producing glands are targeted. As this eMedTV resource explains, it causes dryness, especially in the mouth and eyes. Symptoms, treatments, and additional links are also provided.
  • Skin Cancer (Health Channel Home)
    Skin cancer is a disease that occurs when cancer cells form in the tissues of the skin. This portion of the eMedTV library examines causes and symptoms of skin cancer and provides information about risk factors and prevention strategies.
  • Skin Cancer (Overview Article)
    Getting too much sun can increase your risk of skin cancer, the most common cancer in the United States. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at skin cancer, explaining what it is, why it occurs, how it is diagnosed, and more.
  • Sleep Apnea (Health Channel Home)
    Most people with sleep apnea (interrupted breathing while the person is asleep) don't know that they have it. This eMedTV article explores the types, causes, and symptoms of sleep apnea and lists possible treatments.
  • Sleep Apnea (Overview Article)
    Sleep apnea is characterized by temporary pauses in breathing during sleep. As this eMedTV page explains, it's a serious disorder that can lead to daytime drowsiness, accidents, and medical problems. This page takes an in-depth look at the condition.
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
    Small cell lung cancer is a general type of lung cancer that grows and spreads quickly. This eMedTV article defines the three different types, lists possible symptoms of the disease, and explains how it is diagnosed and treated.
  • Smallpox
    Smallpox is an infectious disease that is characterized by bumps on the face and body. This part of the eMedTV site offers an in-depth look at the history of this disease, with information on its causes, symptoms, and prevention methods.
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
    Social anxiety disorder is characterized by an overwhelming sense of insecurity in social settings. This eMedTV article covers the different types of social anxiety disorders, along with symptoms that may occur and available treatment options.
  • Social Phobia
    Social phobia is defined as a persistent, chronic fear of being judged by others in a social setting. As this eMedTV resource explains, the condition can interfere with work or school; however, it can be treated successfully with medication and therapy.
  • Spastic Colon
    Spastic colon is a disorder that often results in diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal cramping. This eMedTV Web page offers an overview of this condition, including how it is diagnosed and other symptoms that may occur.
  • Specific Phobias
    Specific phobias are defined as an intense fear of something that poses little or no actual danger. This eMedTV segment explains the possible causes of various phobias and the treatment methods that are currently available.
  • Spider Veins
    Spider veins are usually closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. This eMedTV article discusses spider veins in detail, including how they form, risk factors, and treatment methods.
  • Spina Bifida
    Spina bifida is a neural tube defect that occurs in over 1,500 U.S. babies each year. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at this condition, including information on its possible causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Spina Bifida Occulta
    Spina bifida occulta is a condition in which one or more vertebrae are malformed. This segment of the eMedTV archives describes this condition in detail, including its possible causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Spinal Headache
    A dull or throbbing pain and blurry vision are among the possible symptoms of a spinal headache. This eMedTV article lists other symptoms and also discusses what may cause this type of headache and how it can be treated.
  • Spinal Meningitis
    Spinal meningitis is inflammation and swelling within the lining of the brain and spinal cord. As this eMedTV article explains, it is most often caused by a bacterial or viral infection. Symptoms, transmission, and treatment methods are also described.
  • Spinal Stenosis
    As this eMedTV article explains, a person with spinal stenosis may experience pain as a result of pressure on the spinal cord. This article takes an in-depth look at this condition, including what causes certain areas of the spine to narrow.
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
    There are several types of skin cancer, and squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common ones. This eMedTV segment features an overview of squamous cell carcinoma, including its risk factors, symptoms, treatment, and more.
  • St. Louis Encephalitis
    St. Louis encephalitis is the most common human disease caused by mosquitoes in the United States. This eMedTV segment offers an in-depth look at this condition, including information on its causes, symptoms, and prevention methods.
  • Stable Angina
    Stable angina is brought on by physical exertion when narrowed coronary arteries work harder to get oxygen. This eMedTV article further explores this condition, with detailed information on causes, symptoms, prevention methods, and more.
  • Staph Infection
    When Staphylococcus bacteria cause infection within the body, it is called a staph infection. This eMedTV article talks about this contagious condition in greater detail, with information on symptoms, treatment options, prevention, and more.
  • Status Epilepticus
    This portion of the eMedTV library explains that status epilepticus is a potentially life-threatening condition in which a person has prolonged or repeated seizures. This article provides an overview of this condition.
  • Steroid Rosacea
    Steroid rosacea can result when corticosteroid ointments are used for eczema and other rashes. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this condition, with information on symptoms, treatment options, and whether it can come back.
  • Stomach Cancer
    Stomach cancer is a serious disease in which cancer cells first develop in the stomach. This eMedTV article presents an overview of this type of cancer, including information about its symptoms and how the disease is diagnosed and treated.
  • Stomach Flu
    The stomach flu is not really a flu at all (we'll explain). This eMedTV article talks more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of this "flu," and also provides information on how long a person stays contagious.
  • Strep Throat
    Strep throat is a type of bacterial infection that most often affects children between the ages of 5 and 15. This eMedTV Web article further explores this throat infection, including causes, possible symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Streptococcal Pharyngitis
    Also known as strep throat, streptococcal pharyngitis is a type of bacterial throat infection. This page from the eMedTV Web site explains what causes this infection, lists possible symptoms, and discusses treatment options that are available.
  • Stroke (Health Channel Home)
    A stroke is a sudden episode that may affect consciousness, sensation, and movement. This eMedTV segment describes the types of articles contained in this eMedTV channel, including topics ranging from early symptoms to stroke recovery.
  • Stroke (Overview Article)
    A stroke is a sudden episode in which a blood vessel in the brain gets blocked or ruptures. This eMedTV article explains how a stroke may occur and provides an overview of the topic, including information about symptoms and treatment options.
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome
    As this eMedTV article explains, Sturge-Weber syndrome is a condition that may be diagnosed when an infant has seizures and a port-wine stain birthmark on the face. This resource provides a detailed description of this condition.
  • Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis
    Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis is a serious infection caused by an altered form of the measles virus. This eMedTV article presents a detailed overview of this condition, with information on its symptoms, stages, treatment, and more.
  • Sudden Unexplained Death Syndrome
    People with epilepsy have an increased risk of dying from sudden unexplained death syndrome. This eMedTV resource explains how research suggests that the use of multiple anticonvulsants may be a factor in causing this condition.
  • Swimmer's Itch
    Swimmer's itch is caused by an allergic reaction to a parasite found in birds and aquatic mammals. This eMedTV resource discusses this phenomenon in detail, including the lifecycle of the parasite, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Sydenham Chorea
    Sydenham chorea is a disorder affecting muscle movement that most often occurs in children. This eMedTV segment explains how the conditions develops as a complication of acute rheumatic fever and discusses treatment options, prognosis, and more.
  • Syphilis (Health Channel Home)
    Syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease, can lead to mental illness -- or even death -- if left untreated. This eMedTV resource takes a look at several of the topics that are covered on the Syphilis Health Channel.
  • Syphilis (Overview Article)
    Syphilis, an STD characterized by sores on the genitals, can ultimately lead to death if left untreated. This eMedTV Web page further describes syphilis and its causes, symptoms, prevention methods, and treatment options.
  • Syringomyelia
    Syringomyelia (when a cyst forms in the spinal cord) can occur due to a tumor or a number of other things. This eMedTV article discusses the condition in detail, including causes, symptoms, treatment, and more.
  • Tabes Dorsalis
    Tabes dorsalis is complication of untreated syphilis in which the myelin surrounding nerves degenerates. This eMedTV Web page explains this condition in more detail, including who it affects, its symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Tarlov Cysts
    This page on the eMedTV Web site describes the symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis associated with Tarlov cysts. These fluid-filled sacs usually do not cause pain, weakness, or nerve root compression, although these symptoms can occur.
  • Tay-Sachs Disease
    Tay-Sachs disease is a rare, hereditary illness that causes progressive damage to certain nerve cells. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at this disabling condition, including its causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • In-depth Information on TB
    As this eMedTV article explains, it is important for pregnant women with active tuberculosis (TB) to start treatment as soon as TB is suspected. This page offers information on treating this condition during pregnancy.
  • Teen Depression
    Due to the developmental issues teens face, teen depression is a different illness than adult depression. This eMedTV segment offers an overview of the condition, noting in particular its causes, symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options.
  • Temporal Arteritis
    Temporal arteritis is characterized by swelling in the arteries of the head, neck, and arms. This eMedTV article discusses this condition in detail and explains how it may be related to aging and the importance of quick treatment.
  • Tension Headache
    Tension headaches are generally triggered by stressful situations. As this eMedTV page explains, they are characterized by the contraction of neck and face muscles. This page further discusses these headaches, their causes, symptoms, and treatment.
  • Testicular Cancer
    Testicular cancer is a condition that occurs when cancer cells form in a testicle. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at this condition, including information about symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatment options, and more.
  • Tethered Spinal Cord
    As this eMedTV article explains, a tethered spinal cord is caused by tissue attachments in the spinal cord that limit the movement of the spinal cord. This Web page provides an overview of this condition, including symptoms, treatment, and more.
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