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Disease and Illness

We explain the main diseases and illnesses we treat at Vall d'Hebron University Hospital: what they are, how they act and what the symptoms are. We also give details on how we treat them and the preventive measures available.

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Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic neurological condition affecting the central nervous system. It is a degenerative disease and the second cause of neurological disability in young adults.
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Neuroblastomas
Neuroblastoma is one of the most common cancers in children under five and makes up half of cancers in babies. Its cause is unknown but it is rarely inherited. Many neuroblastoma appear in the adrenal glands.
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Family heart disease
These are inherited conditions that affect the heart and aorta. They include myocardiopathies, channelopathies and aortopathies of genetic origin. Family screening allows early detection, and if necessary, preimplantation.
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Critical Burns   
Burns are common, serious and disabling injury that above all occurs during accidents in the workplace or home, or traffic accidents. When the burn is extensive and affects 15 % of the body of an adult of 10 % of that of a child, they are known as "serious burns”.
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Alzheimer's
Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease that leads to the progressive loss of memory and other mental functions, causing daily activities to be limited and often including behavioural disorders. It is the most common form of dementia and is linked to ageing.
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Meningitis
Meningitis is the inflammation of the meninges; the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. It is generally caused by a bacterial, viral or fungal infection. Meningitis may also be the result of several non-infectious causes such as trauma or tumours.
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Diabetes
Diabetes is a chronic disease caused by the body’s inability to use sugar. It appears when the pancreas cannot produce insulin or the body cannot put it to good use. This causes high levels of glucose in the blood, which can damage organs and tissue if they are maintained over time.
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Psoriasis
Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease that is not contagious. It is chronic and manifests as pinky-red skin lesions covered with whitish scaly skin. Psoriasis is not inherited, but there is a genetic predisposition to it, although other trigger factors are also necessary.
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We research all diseases

We work hard to understand diseases, to learn how they function and to create better treatments we can apply to real-life patients. The great potential of our Hospital Campus in the field of research is owed mainly to the excellence of the parallel work carried out by the research centres and hospitals. We get to learn about the conditions first-hand, and we work to provide solutions.
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