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huntington chorea

sudden jerky movements

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ecchymosis

discoloration of the skin due from bleeding underneath. (bruising)

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carotenemia

presence of the orange pigment carotene in the blood from excessive intake of carrots or other vegetables.

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erythema

superficial reddening of the skin, usually in patches.

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cyanosis

bluish discoloration of the skin resulting from poor circulation or inadequate oxygenation of the blood.

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pallor

unhealthy pale appearance

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juandice

yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes. arising from the excess of the pigment bilirubin.

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vitiligo

pigment is lost from areas of skin, causing whitish patches

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hemangioma

a benign tumor of blood vessel, often forming a red birthmark

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cellulitis

inflammation of subcutaneous connective tissue

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neurofibroma

a tumor formed on a nerve cell sheath, frequently symptomless but occasionally malignant

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xerosis

abnormally dry skin

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diaphoresis

sweating,

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polyuria

production of abnormally large volumes of dilute urine

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alopecia

partial or complete absence or hair

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hirsutism

abnormal growth of hair on a persons face and body

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koilonychia

spoon nails, nail disease that can be a sign of hypochromic anemia,

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hydrocephalus

a condition in which fluid accumulates in the brain, enlarging the head

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torticollis

condition in which the head becomes persistently turned to one side

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goitre

swelling of the neck resulting from the enlargement of the thyroid gland.

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ptosis

drooping of the upper eyelid due to paralysis or disease

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otitis externa

inflammation of the ear, passage of the outer ear

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otitis media

inflammation of the ear, of the inner ear

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tinnitus

ringing or buzzing in the ears

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dysphagia

difficulty or discomfort in swallowing

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stomatitis

inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth

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cheilitis

inflammation of the lips

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epistaxis

bleeding from the nose

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polyp

a small growth, typically benign and with a stalk, protruding from a mucous membrane.

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dysuria

difficult or painful urination