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It is an age dependent disorder which afflicts as many as four million individuals in the United States.
This type of gallstone accounts for 10-15 percent of all gallstones in humans and afflicts millions of people worldwide annually.
Now there is evidence of a new risk: a report in the August 2003 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism suggests that the surface intensity of UV radiation may affect the clinical and immunologic expression of myositis, an autoimmune disease that causes chronic muscle inflammation and weakness and afflicts about 30,000 Americans.
The results of the research could lead to therapies and possibly a cure for the disease which afflicts 250,000 to 350,000 people in the United States alone, according to Gary A.
Aggravated by stress and environmental pollutants, cases of asthma have tripled in the last 20 years, and the disease now afflicts one in 13 school-aged children in the state.
Caused by a parasitic flatworm that spends part of its life in amphibious snails, the illness afflicts 200 million people worldwide.
The Santa Clarita Arthritis Walk, scheduled for May 15, is among dozens of fundraisers planned nationwide to benefit the Arthritis Foundation and shed light on the debilitating joint disease that afflicts about 66 million Americans.
Allison conducted a series of autopsies in Chile in which he uncovered evidence of Chagas' disease, an incurable parasitic ailment that afflicts some 20 million people in Latin America today.
The disorder afflicts infants and young children, and the three most common forms of NCLCoinfantile, late infantile and juvenile onsetCoare often referred to as Batten disease.
Gout is extremely painful and infrequently afflicts modern reptiles and birds, says Rothschild.
Obesity afflicts 58 million people nationwide, a population that is growing.