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A to Z: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Learn about immune system responses and conditions that can affect the blood.

A to Z: Ileus

Learn about intestinal blockages and conditions that affect the digestive tract.

A to Z: Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

See: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura.

A to Z: Impacted Cerumen

Learn more about imnpacted earwax build-up, which can cause temporary hearing loss and ear pain.

A to Z: Impetigo

Impetigo is a contagious skin infection caused by bacteria.

A to Z: Infection, Skin

A skin infection is a condition where bacteria or other germs enter the skin through a wound and spread, causing pain, swelling, and discoloration.

A to Z: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease is a term medical people use for two diseases of the intestines, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, that cause problems in the intestine.

A to Z: Influenza (Flu)

Learn more about influenza (the flu), a highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory tract.

A to Z: Insect Bites/Stings, Non-Venomous

Bites from non-venomous insects are the result of an insect attempting to feed upon a person's blood. Non-venomous means the insect does not inject poisons through its bite.

A to Z: Insect Bites/Stings, Venomous

Venomous insects bite or sting people as a way to defend themselves. They inject a poison (venom) into a person through their mouth or stinger which causes a reaction.