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Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Dilated cardiomyopathy, or DCM, is when the heart chambers stretch and become thin. It often starts in the left ventricle. As the disease gets worse, it may spread to the right ventricle and to the atria. As the muscle stretches, it ...

Diphtheria

Detailed information on diphtheria, including symptoms, transmission, treatment, and prevention

Diphtheria in Children

A detailed look at diphtheria, including symptoms, treatment, and a vaccination schedule.

Dislocated Elbow

A dislocated elbow is a common injury that happens when you fall on an outstretched hand, knocking the bones in your elbow out of position. After such an injury, you'll probably immediately feel intense pain, your elbow won't bend and ...

Dislocations in Children

A dislocation is a joint injury. It occurs when the ends of 2 connected bones come apart. Dislocations happen more often among teens.

Distal Muscular Dystrophy

Distal muscular dystrophy (DD) is a group of rare diseases that affect your muscle. It usually appears between ages 40 and 60, but it can sometimes show up as early as the teen years.

Diverticular Disease

Diverticular disease is an infection in the tiny pouches that some people get in their colon. The pouches are called diverticula. These pouches bulge out through weak spots in your colon. The pouches can become inflamed (red, swollen) or...

Double Outlet Right Ventricle in Children

Detailed information about double outlet right ventricle (DORV), a heart malformation that is present from birth.

Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21) in Children

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that includes certain birth defects, learning problems, and facial features.

Drug Therapy for Orthopaedic Conditions

A number of prescription and over-the-counter drugs help relieve the pain, swelling and other symptoms that come with fractured bones, injured ligaments, disease, aging and degeneration of joints and bones. Managing pain is important for...

Drug-Induced Hepatitis

Drug-induced hepatitis is a redness and swelling (inflammation) of the liver that is caused by a harmful (toxic) amount of certain medicines.

Dry Skin

Dry skin is a very common skin condition. It can make your skin feel irritated and itchy. Dry skin often worsens in the winter when the air is cold and dry. Bathing often also makes it worse. With no treatment, dry skin may become flaky ...

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in Children

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a rare genetic condition that weakens your child's muscles. It appears in young boys, usually between ages 2 and 5.

Ductal Carcinoma in Situ

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is the earliest stage of breast cancer. DCIS is noninvasive breast cancer. DCIS starts in the tubes (ducts) of the breast that carry milk. DCIS does not spread outside these tubes. This type of cancer ...

Dumping Syndrome After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Dumping syndrome after gastric bypass surgery is when food gets “dumped” directly from your stomach pouch into your small intestine without being digested. There are 2 types of dumping syndrome: early and late.

Dupuytren Contracture

Dupuytren's contracture is an abnormal thickening of the skin in the palm of your hand at the base of your fingers. This thickened area may develop into a hard lump or thick band. Over time, it can cause the fingers to curl in toward ...

Dyshidrotic Eczema

Dyshidrotic eczema is an ongoing (chronic) skin condition. It causes a burning, itching feeling. Severe cases may also cause a blistering rash.

Dyskeratosis Congenita in Children

Dyskeratosis congenita is a congenital disease. This means it is present at birth. It affects the skin and nails. In its most severe form, it causes bone marrow failure. When bone marrow doesn't make enough blood cells, it can be ...

Dysmenorrhea

Painful periods cause severe cramps and pain during a woman's period. It can start with your first period, or begin later in life. It can be related to an underlying conditions such as endometriosis.

Dysphagia

When something goes wrong with the muscles that direct swallowing, it's called dysphagia.

Dysphagia in Children

Dysphagia means trouble swallowing. This condition happens when food or liquids can’t pass easily from your child’s mouth, into the throat, down the esophagus, and into the stomach when swallowing.

Dysthymia

Dysthymia is a milder, yet long-lasting form of depression.

Dystonia

Dystonia is a body movement disorder. It causes your muscles to contract, move involuntarily, or get stuck in an abnormal position.

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