Conditions & Treatments


Animal bites and scratches, even when they are minor, can become infected and spread bacteria to other parts of the body


Raynaud's phenomenon or, simply, Raynaud's, is a disorder characterized by decreased blood flow - usually to the fingers, and less frequently to the ears, toes, nipples, knees, or nose.


eactive arthritis, also known as Reiter's syndrome, is a type of arthritis that occurs as a reaction to an infection somewhere in the body.


Renal vascular disease is the name given to a variety of complications that affect the arteries and veins of the kidneys.


Repetitive motion injuries, also called repetitive stress injuries, are temporary or permanent injuries to muscles, nerves, ligaments, and tendons caused by performing the same motion over and over again.


RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in babies. It is an illness that often occurs in yearly outbreaks in communities, school classrooms, and daycare centers.


Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sleep disorder in which a person experiences unpleasant sensations in the legs.


Retinoblastoma is a rare cancer of the retina (the innermost layer of the eye, located at the back of the eye, that receives light and images necessary for vision).


Rhabdomyosarcoma is a cancerous tumor that originates in the soft tissues of the body, including the muscles, tendons, and connective tissues.


Rheumatic fever is a complicated, involved disease that affects the joints, skin, heart, blood vessels, and brain. It is a systemic immune disease that may develop after an infection with streptococcus bacteria, such as strep throat and scarlet fever.


Rheumatic heart disease is a condition in which permanent damage to heart valves is caused by rheumatic fever.


Rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic, autoimmune disease, is the most crippling form of arthritis and affects approximately 2.1 million Americans.


Rhinitis is a reaction that occurs in the eyes, nose and throat when airborne irritants (allergens) trigger the release of histamine.


Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) is an infection caused by the bite of an infected tick.


Characterized by redness, pimples and broken blood vessels, rosacea is a common skin condition that usually only affects the face and eyes.


Roseola is a viral illness that results in a viral exanthem.


An injury to the rotator cuff, such as a tear, may happen suddenly when falling on an outstretched hand or develop over time due to repetitive activities.


Rubella, sometimes called German measles, is an acute viral infection that causes a mild illness in children and slightly more severe illness in adults.