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A to Z: Cat Scratch Disease

Cat scratch disease is an infection caused by the bacterium Bartonella henselae. It comes from a scratch or bite of an infected cat, usually a kitten.

A to Z: Cellulitis

Learn more about cellulitis, an infection of the skin and underlying tissues.

A to Z: Cellulitis, Orbital

Learn about orbital cellulitis, a dangerous infection affecting the eye and its surrounding tissue and skin.

A to Z: Central Line Infection

A central line — a tube surgically placed into a blood vessel — can be a convenient way to receive medicine through a vein over a long period of time, but it carries the risk of infection.

A to Z: Central Sleep Apnea

Learn more about this condition, in which abnormal brain signals cause a person's breathing to stop and start repeatedly during sleep.

A to Z: Cerebellar Ataxia

Learn about cerebellar ataxia, the loss of muscle coordination caused by disease or injury to the cerebellum.

A to Z: Cerebral Palsy, Infantile

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a brain disorder that affects muscle tone and motor skills (the ability to coordinate body movements).

A to Z: Cervicalgia

Learn about causes of neck pain and conditions that can affect the cervical spine.

A to Z: Chalazion

A chalazion is a lump on the inner side of the eyelid. It occurs when one of the small oil glands becomes blocked.

A to Z: Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Learn about neurological disorders and conditions that affect the arms and legs.