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A to Z: Eardrum, Perforated

A perforated (or ruptured) eardrum is a hole in the eardrum caused by injury or infection.

A to Z: Eating Disorder

Eating disorders involve self-critical, negative thoughts and feelings about body weight and food, and eating habits that disrupt normal body function and daily activities.

A to Z: Ebstein's Anomaly

Learn about Ebstein's anomaly, a rare defect in the right side of the heart that is present at birth (congenital).

A to Z: Ectopic Ureter

The kidneys and urinary tract (which includes the ureters) filter and eliminate wastes from the blood. But sometimes a ureter doesn't connect to the bladder in the usual place, a condition known as an ectopic ureter.

A to Z: Eczema

Learn about genetic conditions, allergic reactions, and conditions that can affect the skin.

A to Z: Eczema Herpeticum

Eczema herpeticum is a skin infection that occurs when the skin becomes infected by herpes simplex (the type of viruses that causes cold sores).

A to Z: Edema

Learn about edema, swelling due to the build-up of excess fluid in body tissues.

A to Z: Encephalopathy

Learn about encephalopathy, a broad term used to describe brain dysfunction.

A to Z: Enchondromatosis

See: Chondrodystrophy.

A to Z: Encopresis

Encopresis (soiling) is a condition that causes a child beyond the age of toilet training to have bowel movements (poop) in his or her underwear.