A symptom, illness, injury or side-effect due to medical treatment
An abbreviation for inflammatory bowel disease, a group of inflammatory conditions of the intestine. The two major forms are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
irritable bowel syndrome, a combination of abdominal pain and constipation, diarrhoea, or bouts of each that occur in the absence of any other diagnosed disease
A severe disorder characterised by continual scaling of the skin.
Of unknown cause.
A chronic lung disease also known as fibrosing alveolitis in which repeated injury to small areas of lung tissue leads to inflammation and then scarring, impeding breathing and oxygen intake
ischaemic heart disease
Inflammation of the ileum, part of the small intestine.
Inflammation of the small and large intestines, the ileum and colon.
Surgery that involves bringing part of the small intestine, the ileum, through the abdominal wall. The intestinal contents are collected by a bag worn over the hole, or stoma.
The last part of the small intestine.
A common injury to the thigh generally associated with running and cycling.
The organs specialised to fight infection.
A type of protein found in blood and tissue fluids, also known as antibodies.
Relating to the structure and function of the immune system, the organs in the body that are specialised to fight infection.
A drug that modifies the immune system, the organs specialised to fight infection.
A process used to identify types of cells, for example when diagnosing types of leukaemia.
A drug that suppresses the immune system, reducing the body’s resistance to infection.
A treatment that modifies the immune response for the prevention or treatment of disease.
The failure of a tooth to emerge completely from the jaw.
A level of insulin resistance that leads to high glucose levels, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes.
A highly contagious skin infection,causing spots, pustules and blisters that eventually crust over.