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Kawasaki disease causes inflamed blood vessels. It can weaken the walls of blood vessels, including the arteries of the heart. Kawasaki mostly affects infants and young children. It is uncommon in the U.S.
Keratitis is an inflammation or infection of the cornea of the eye. The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye.
Keratoconus is an eye disorder in which your cornea slowly thins over time. The cornea also bulges out over time, to form a cone-like shape. Keratoconus causes nearsightedness and blurry vision.
Kidney disease (renal failure) is short-term or permanent damage to the kidneys that results in loss of normal kidney function.
Kidney failure happens when damage results in loss of normal kidney function. It may also be called end stage renal disease (ESRD).
A kidney stone is a hard, pebble-like deposit that forms in the kidney. It may be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a pearl. Some are as big as golf balls. A stone may be smooth, irregular in shape, or jagged. Most are yellow or...
Knee pain is a common complaint for which there can be many causes. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause.
Knee pain is very common, especially in highly active people who put a lot of pressure on their knees, like runners. It affects women more often than men. It also affects teens and younger adults more often than older adults.
One of the most important orthopedic surgical advances of this century, knee replacement was first performed in 1968. Improvements in surgical materials and techniques since then have greatly increased the procedure's effectiveness. ...
A spine affected by kyphosis has a forward curvature of the back bones (vertebrae) in the upper back area, giving an abnormally rounded or "humpback" appearance.
Kyphosis is a deformity of the backbone (spine). It’s when the bones of the spine (vertebrae) in the upper back curve outward more than they should.