Types of Diseases

Type of DiseaseExamples
Congenital diseasesHare lip, club foot, mongolism, spastic paraplegia
Hereditary diseasesHaemophilia, albinism
Dietary deficiency diseasesScurvy, rickets, beri-beri, anaemia
Hormonal diseasesGoitre, diabetes mellitus, acromegaly, dwarfism
Infectious diseases (VIRAL)AIDS, chicken pox, common cold, german measles, influenza, jaundice, measles, mumps, poliomyelitis, rabies, dengue fever, lassa fever
Infectious diseases (BACTERIAL)cholera, whooping cough, diptheria, gonorrhoea, leprosy, pneumonia, syphilis, tetanus, typhoid, tuberculosis, plague
Infectious diseases (FUNGAL)ringworm, atheletes’ foot, thrush
Infectious diseases (PROTOZOAN)malaria, amoebic dysentery, sleeping sickness, kala-azar
Infectious diseases (WORMS)filaria, tapeworm, pinworm
Degenerative diseasesgraying of hair, baldness, presbyopia, cataract, osteoarthritis, Parkinson’s disease, arteriosclerosis
Immunological diseaseshay fever, asthma, rheumatoid, arthritis, nettle rash
Neoplastic diseaseswarts, moles, cancer