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A to Z: Phimosis

Learn about phimosis, a condition that affects the penis and foreskin in uncircumcised males.

A to Z: Pilonidal Cyst

Learn more about skin infections, cysts, and abscesses.

A to Z: Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)

Pinkeye (conjunctivitis) is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the tissue covering the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelid.

A to Z: Pituitary Dwarfism

Pituitary dwarfism is a condition in which the pituitary gland does not make enough growth hormone, resulting in a child's slow growth pattern and unusually small stature.

A to Z: Pityriasis Rosea

Learn about rashes and other conditions that affect the skin.

A to Z: Pneumonia, Bacterial

Bacterial pneumonia is a lung infection caused by bacteria (such as staph or strep).

A to Z: Pneumonia, Mycoplasma

Mycoplasma pneumonia, also called walking pneumonia or atypical pneumonia, is a mild lung infection caused by bacteria.

A to Z: Pneumonia, Viral

Learn about viral pneumonia, a lung infection caused by a virus.

A to Z: Pneumonitis

In this illness, something a person inhales can cause irritation and swelling in the lungs. Learn more here.

A to Z: Polyarteritis Nodosa

Learn about polyarteritis nodosa (PAN), a rare disease causing inflammation of the blood vessels.