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Cholecystitis (gallbladder inflammation)

Cholecystitis is an inflammation of the gallbladder, often caused by gallstones. It can be very painful and usually needs prompt treatment. Learn more here.

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Cellulitis

Cellulitis is an inflammation of the skin and the tissues directly beneath it. It often affects the lower leg, but can occur on any part of the body.

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Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test

The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test checks for inflammation where red blood cells clump together in the body.

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Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a bowel disease that causes inflammation and redness in the digestive tract. There is no cure, but treatment can help.

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C-reactive protein (CRP) test

The C-reactive protein test is a general blood test, which checks for infection or inflammation in the body.

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Contact dermatitis

Inflammation of the skin is commonly termed eczema or dermatitis. It can be effectively managed with treatment – find out how.

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Vasculitis

Vasculitis is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of blood vessels. Discover more about its diagnosis and treatment options.

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Joint diseases

Joint injuries can be caused by dislocations or strains that force them out of position. Inflammation and swelling are signs of damage. Learn more.

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Balanitis

Balanitis is an inflammation of the head of the penis that causes red and itchy skin. Learn more about its causes, treatments and prevention.

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Causes of thyroid problems

The common causes of thyroid problems include autoimmune disease, certain medical treatments and inflammation of the thyroid. Learn more here.

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Laparoscopic abdominal surgery for Crohn's disease

Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of your bowel. Surgery is usually recommended if medication fails to improve your symptoms.

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