POEMS Syndrome

POEMS Syndrome Meanings

POEMS syndrome is a rare variation of multiple myeloma with associated paraneoplasia. Elevated levels of vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGF) can be detected in almost all patients. What is POEMS Syndrome? POEMS syndrome is a paraneoplastic disease. The acronym POEMS stands for the English names of the symptoms polyneuropathy, endocrinopathy, M gradient, skin changes and […]


PLS Meanings

PLS stands for Papillon-Lefèvre Syndrome. Papillon -Lefèvre syndrome is a particularly rare form of ectodermal dysplasia. As part of the disease, there is severe keratinization of the skin. In addition, the affected patients suffer from periodontitis, which sets in unusually early. Papillon-Lefèvre syndrome is often referred to by the abbreviation PLS. See AbbreviationFinder for abbreviations related to […]


Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Meanings

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis is a serious and very rare lung disease that almost exclusively affects women. Due to the non-specific symptoms, the disease is usually recognized late or misdiagnosed, so that it is not always treated correctly. What is Lymphangioleiomyomatosis? Lymphangioleimyomatosis is one of the rare lung diseases. The cause is a spontaneously acquired or inherited genetic […]

Milkman Syndrome

Milkman Syndrome Meanings

Pseudo- fractures caused by osteomalacia are referred to as Milkman’s syndrome. Pseudo-fractures are features that appear in radiological examinations and appear white and band-like in the X-ray images. What is Milkman Syndrome? The pseudo-fractures of Milkman’s syndrome are not real fractures, but pathological remodeling processes in the bones, which are mostly due to osteomalacia or […]

Intrauterine Growth Retardation

Intrauterine Growth Retardation Meanings

A prenatal developmental disorder is called intrauterine growth retardation. Synonyms for intrauterine growth restriction are prenatal dystrophy and fetal hypertrophy. What is intrauterine growth restriction? Intrauterine growth retardation is usually detected during prenatal care in the second or third trimester during an ultrasound scan. A so-called fetometry is carried out with the help of ultrasound. See AbbreviationFinder for abbreviations related to […]

Cat Scratch Disease

Cat Scratch Disease Meanings

In the case of cat scratch disease, which is caused by bacteria, the pathogen enters the human organism mainly via scratch injuries of the cat. The cats themselves either do not get sick at all or only slightly. What is cat scratch disease? In poor health or a weakened immune system, for example as part of […]

Leber Congenital Amaurosis

Leber Congenital Amaurosis Meanings

Leber ‘s congenital amaurosis is a hereditary disorder of the function of the retina of the eye. A special pigment epithelium located on the retina is primarily affected by the impairment. The term disease derives from the Greek word ‘amauros’, which means something like blind or dark. Leber’s congenital amaurosis is congenital and also includes […]

Stage Fright

Stage Fright Meanings

Stage fright corresponds to a stressful situation before public appearances. The phenomenon can develop into anxiety disorders over time. If this happens, cognitive behavioral therapy helps to reassess the negatively perceived situation. What is stage fright? Patients with stage fright suffer from mental and physical symptoms. All stage fright is a temporary state of mind […]

Bone Marrow Carcinosis

Bone Marrow Carcinosis Meanings

Bone marrow carcinosis is a rare diffuse metastasis of a cancerous tumor within the bone marrow. It is a complication of bone metastases. What is bone marrow carcinosis? Bone metastases or bone marrow carcinosis are usually noticeable through pain in the back or in the limbs, but cannot be clearly assigned as they can also […]


Hypogalactia Meanings

Hypogalactia is insufficient milk production in the mammary gland of a new mother. This underproduction is often the cause of incorrect breastfeeding processes. In such a case, treatment is guidance on proper breastfeeding. What is hypogalactia? The individual symptoms of hypogalactia depend primarily on the cause. The lack of milk usually becomes noticeable as soon […]

Cartilage damage

CD Meanings

According to abbreviationfinder, CD stands for cartilage damage. Cartilage damage is a joint disease that occurs in different joints in the body. Depending on how severely the respective cartilage is damaged and what kind of cartilage it is, a painless restoration of the cartilage function can be achieved with a suitable therapy. What is cartilage damage? Poor […]

Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome

HHS Meanings

Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome (HHS for short according to abbreviationfinder) is an arterial disorder of blood flow in the hand. It is caused by a blunt force impact that is applied once or repeatedly to the ball of the little finger (the hypothena). This force usually injures the ulnar artery that triggers the HHS. What is […]


Hyposalivation Meanings

According to abbreviationfinder, the physician understands hyposalivation as the lack of secretion of saliva. The oral mucosa reddens with this phenomenon, it hurts and is sometimes inflamed. Therapeutic methods such as the administration of saliva substitutes can be used to combat dry mouth. What is hyposalivation? When there is hyposalivation, the saliva loses its buffering […]

Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss Meanings

Hearing loss usually occurs suddenly and unexpectedly. In most cases, one ear is then affected by the sudden hearing loss. The signs of this disease are hearing loss or even deafness, dizziness and ringing in the ears (tinnitus). The causes are circulatory disorders, which can be triggered primarily by stress and smoking. What is hearing […]

Horseshoe Kidney

Horseshoe Kidney Meanings

A so-called horseshoe kidney always forms when the lower poles of the two kidneys fuse. Already in the womb, the kidneys are created somewhat displaced and no longer resemble the normal development. However, the development of the ureters occurs normally. What is a horseshoe kidney? When the two kidneys grow together at the bottom during […]


Homocystinuria Meanings

According to abbreviationfinder, homocystinuria is a rare, genetically determined metabolic disease that is due to an enzyme deficiency and is characterized by an increased concentration of homocysteine in the blood. As part of an early and consistent therapy, homocystinuria can usually be treated well. What is homocystinuria? Homocystinuria is a rare, genetically caused amino acid […]

Herd Encephalitis

Herd Encephalitis Meanings

According to AbbreviationFinder, herd encephalitis is an inflammatory change in a part of the brain. It is usually caused by bacteria and usually occurs as a consequence of another inflammatory process in the body. While herd encephalitis was often fatal in the past, it can now be treated comparatively well. What is herd encephalitis? Septic […]

Cerebrospinal Gliomatosis

Cerebrospinal Gliomatosis Meanings

Gliomatosis cerebri is a primary type of brain tumor. Gliomatosis cerebri is characterized by a diffuse infiltration in the tissue of the brain, which is also typical for other gliomas. Due to the extent of this infiltration, the solid structures of the tumor play a subordinate role. According to abbreviationfinder.org, gliomatosis cerebri is a very […]

Glass Bone Disease

Glass Bone Disease Meanings

The brittle bone disease or Osteogenesis imperfecta is a genetic disease in which the collagen balance is disturbed and easily break the bones in consequence and deform. The course of vitreous bone disease depends on the type of gene damage. What is vitreous bone disease? Glass bone disease is an inherited disease in which collagen […]


Giardiasis Meanings

As giardiasis an infection of the intestine is referred to, which is caused by parasites. The disease occurs more frequently in childhood and can be easily treated with antibiotics. Around 200 million new infections are recorded worldwide every year, giardiasis mainly occurs in tropical countries. What is giardiasis? Giardiasis is an intestinal infection that is […]

failure to thrive

Failure to Thrive Meanings

Due to regular preventive examinations, babies’ failure to thrive usually no longer occurs in health-endangering dimensions. However, if there are any indications that a child is not thriving properly, medical help is essential. What is failure to thrive? Failure to thrive is when an infant or toddler does not seem to develop in an age-appropriate […]

duodenal stenosis

Duodenal Stenosis Meanings

According to abbreviationfinder.org, a duodenal stenosis is a narrowing of the small intestine. It is usually congenital, but it can also be acquired. What is duodenal stenosis? A stenosis is a narrowing of a hollow organ. In duodenal stenosis, the small intestine, more precisely the duodenum (duodenum), is affected by the stenosis. Duodenal stenosis is also […]

Diamond Blackfan Syndrome

Diamond Blackfan Syndrome Meanings

The Diamond-Blackfan anemia is an anemic disease, with the development is still unclear. Diamond Blackfan Syndrome can be treated relatively well and sometimes even cured. However, preventive measures are not possible. What is Diamond Blackfan Syndrome? The doctor calls Diamond-Blackfan syndrome – also known as erythrogenesis imperfecta or chronic congenital hypoplastic anemia and Diamond-Blackfan anemia […]

Dejerine-Sottas disease

Dejerine-Sottas Disease Meanings

When Dejerine-Sottas disease is an inherited disease that affects the peripheral nerves. Dejerine-Sottas disease belongs to the group of inherited sensory and motor neuropathies. Doctors often refer to the disease as HMSN type 3. What is Dejerine Sottas Disease? Dejerine-Sottas disease is also known by the synonyms hypertrophic neuropathy of childhood and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type […]


Bulimia Meanings

According to abbreviationfinder.org, the bulimia (bulimia nervosa), making it a dining nervosa and one of the eating disorders. In contrast to anorexia , you can hardly tell that people with bulimia are suffering from an eating disorder, since they are usually of normal weight. Typical signs are high calorie food, vomiting, tooth decay and a […]

Buruli Ulcer

Buruli Ulcer Meanings

When Buruli ulcer, and gastric tropicum called, is a tropical disease that occurs mainly in Africa, South Asia and Latin America. The disease causes ulcers to form on various parts of the body. The legs are particularly often affected by these ulcerations. The exact transmission mechanism has not yet been clarified. What is Buruli Ulcer? […]

Conjunctivitis Meanings

Conjunctivitis Meanings

A conjunctivitis or conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva located in the eye. Especially the reddened eyes are a typical sign of conjunctivitis. The causes are varied and range from bacterial inflammation to allergic reactions. Viruses can also lead to conjunctivitis of the eye through infection. What is conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis, or conjunctivitis, is inflammation […]