In-depth

Causes

Diphtheria

Diphtheria — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms of this infection that's preventable with a vaccine.

Genital herpes

Rubella

Sexually transmitted diseases

Strep throat

Strep throat is a bacterial throat infection. It typically causes a very sore throat and is treated with antibiotics.

Swimmer's ear

Swimmer's ear, an infection in the outer ear, is usually caused by bacteria and is more common in ears exposed to water for long periods.

Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by a parasite. It doesn't make most people ill, but infants and people with HIV/AIDS are at risk of complications.

Complications

Tooth abscess

Tooth abscess — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of this painful tooth condition.

Risk factors

HIV/AIDS

More than 39 million people are living with HIV — the virus that causes AIDS. Millions more are likely to become infected in the next decade.

Hodgkin's lymphoma

Mononucleosis

Mononucleosis — also called kissing disease because it can be spread by kissing — causes fatigue, fever and swollen lymph glands.

Syphilis

Syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection, first appears as painless sores on your genitals, rectum or mouth. Early diagnosis is important.

Symptoms

Runny nose

Runny nose: What's causing your sniffles?

Tests and diagnosis

Chest X-rays

Complete blood count

A complete blood count can be used to evaluate your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

CT scan

Needle biopsy

Find out what to expect during a needle biopsy.

Jan. 02, 2014