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Granulocytes are a typeof white blood cell that help fight infection. 'A granulocytosis ' and 'neutropenia' are terms often used to describe a deficiency of these cells.
Weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, is used to treat people who are dangerously obese.
A coated or white tongueoccurs when the surface is colonised by bacteria or fungi, and dead cells become trapped between the small nodules on the tongue.
Panniculitis is a broad term refering to inflammation of the fatty layer underneath the skin. It's usually seen in women, on the thighs and lower legs.
Cancer of the womb (uterus) is a common cancer that affects the female reproductive system. It's also called uterine cancer and endometrial cancer.
Watering eyes occur if too many tears are produced or if they cannot drain away properly.
Genital warts are small fleshy growths, bumps or skin changes that appear on or around the genital or anal area.
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a rare disease which causes the walls of the blood vessels to become inflamed (swollen).
A herpetic whitlow, or whitlow finger,is an abscess of the end of the finger caused byinfection with the herpes simplex virus (the "cold sore virus").
Urticaria also known as hives, weals, welts or nettle rash is a raised, itchy rash that appears on the skin.It may appear on one part of the body or be spread across large areas.
Leptospirosis is a type of bacterial infection spread by animals. It's caused by a strain of bacteria called leptospira.
Norovirus, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting, is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK. It's also called the "winter vomiting bug" because it's more common in winter, although you can catch it at any time of the year.
Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the lungs and airways.
Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a general term used to describe the pain felt in muscles, nerves and tendons caused by repetitive movement and overuse.
Warts are small lumps that develop on the skin. Verrucas are a type of wart that affect the bottom of the feet.
Warfarin is the main oral anticoagulant used in the UK. Oral means it's taken by mouth. An anticoagulant is a medicine that stops blood clotting.
Sudden, noticeable weight loss canhappen after astressful event, although it can also be a sign of a serious illness.
West Nile virus (WNV) is a virus that's found in many countries around the worldand spread by mosquitoes.
Whiplash injury is a type of neck injury caused by sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sideways.
The removal of wisdom teeth, or third molars, is one of the most common procedures carried out in the UK.
Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome is a heart condition that causes the heart to beat abnormally fast for periods of time.