Disease Chart


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Ablepsy


Blindness


Ague


Malarial Fever


American plague


Yellow fever


Anasarca


Generalized massive edema


Aphonia


Laryngitis


Aphtha


The infant disease "thrush"


Apoplexy


Paralysis due to stroke


Asphycsia/Asphicsia


Cyanotic and lack of oxygen


Atrophy


Wasting away or diminishing in size.


Bad Blood


Syphilis


Bilious fever


Typhoid malaria hepatitis or elevated temperature and bile emesis


Biliousness


Jaundice associated with liver disease


Black plague or death


Bubonic plague


Black fever


Acute infection with high temperature and dark red skin lesions and high mortality rate


Black pox


Black Small pox


Black vomit


Vomiting old black blood due to ulcers or yellow fever


Blackwater fever


Dark urine associated with high temperature


Bladder in throat


Diphtheria (Seen on death certificates)


Blood poisoning


Bacterial infection; septicemia


Bloody flux


Bloody stools


Bloody sweat


Sweating sickness


Bone shave


Sciatica


Brain fever


Meningitis


Breakbone


Dengue fever


Bright's disease


Chronic inflammatory disease of kidneys


Bronze John


Yellow fever


Bule


Boil tumor or swelling


Cachexy


Malnutrition


Cacogastric


Upset stomach


Cacospysy


Irregular pulse


Caduceus


Subject to falling sickness or epilepsy


Camp fever


Typhus; aka Camp diarrhea


Canine madness


Rabies; hydrophobia


Canker


Ulceration of mouth or lips or herpes simplex


Catalepsy


Seizures / trances


Catarrhal


Nose and throat discharge from cold or allergy


Cerebritis


Inflammation of cerebrum or lead poisoning


Chilblain


Swelling of extremities caused by exposure to cold


Child bed fever


Infection following birth of a child


Chin cough


Whooping cough


Chlorosis


Iron deficiency anemia


Cholera


Acute severe contagious diarrhea with intestinal lining sloughing


Cholera morbus


Characterized by nausea vomiting abdominal cramps; elevated temperature etc. Could be appendicitis.


Cholecystitus


Inflammation of the gall bladder


Cholelithiasis


Gall stones


Chorea


Disease characterized by convulsions contortions and dancing


Cold plague


Ague which is characterized by chills


Colic


An abdominal pain and cramping


Congestive chills


Malaria


Consumption


Tuberculosis


Congestion


Any collection of fluid in an organ like the lungs


Congestive chills


Malaria with diarrhea


Congestive fever


Malaria


Corruption


Infection


Coryza


A cold


Costiveness


Constipation


Cramp colic


Appendicitis


Crop sickness


Overextended stomach


Croup


Laryngitis, diphtheria, or strep throat


Cyanosis


Dark skin color from lack of oxygen in blood


Cynanche


Diseases of throat


Cystitis


Inflammation of the bladder


Day fever


Fever lasting one day; sweating sickness


Debility


Lack of movement or staying in bed


Decrepitude


Feebleness due to old age


Delirium tremens


Hallucinations due to alcoholism


Dengue


Infectious fever endemic to East Africa


Dentition


Cutting of teeth


Deplumation


Tumor of the eyelids which causes hair loss


Diary fever


A fever that lasts one day


Diptheria


Contagious disease of the throat


Distemper


Usually animal disease with malaise; discharge from nose and throat; anorexia


Dock fever


Yellow fever


Dropsy


Edema (swelling) often caused by kidney or heart disease


Dropsy of the Brain


Encephalitis


Dry Bellyache


Lead poisoning


Dyscrasy


An abnormal body condition


Dysentery


Inflammation of colon with frequent passage of mucous and blood


Dysorexy


Reduced appetite


Dyspepsia


Indigestion and heartburn. Heart attack symptoms


Dysury


Difficulty in urination


Eclampsy


Symptoms of epilepsy, convulsions during labor


Ecstasy


A form of catalepsy characterized by loss of reason


Edema


Nephrosis; swelling of tissues


Edema of lungs


Congestive heart failure a form of dropsy


Eel thing


Erysipelas


Elephantiasis


A form of leprosy


Encephalitis


Swelling of brain; aka sleeping sickness


Enteric fever


Typhoid fever


Enterocolitis


Inflammation of the intestines


Enteritis


Inflations of the bowels


Epitaxis


Nose bleed


Erysipelas


Contagious skin disease due to Streptococci with vesicular and bulbous lesions


Extravasted blood


Rupture of a blood vessel


Falling sickness


Epilepsy


Fatty Liver


Cirrhosis of liver


Fits


Sudden attack or seizure of muscle activity


Flux


An excessive flow or discharge of fluid like hemorrhage or diarrhea


Flux of humour


Circulation


French pox


Syphilis


Gathering


A collection of pus


Glandular fever


Mononucleosis


Great pox


Syphilis


Green fever / sickness


Anemia


Grippe/grip


Influenza like symptoms


Grocer's itch


Skin disease caused by mites in sugar or flour


Heart sickness


Condition caused by loss of salt from body


Heat stroke


Body temperature elevates because of surrounding environment; temperature and body does not perspire to reduce temperature. Coma and death result if not reversed


Hectical complaint


Recurrent fever


Hematemesis


Vomiting blood


Hematuria


Bloody urine


Hemiplegy


Paralysis of one side of body


Hip gout


Osteomylitis


Horrors


Delirium tremens


Hydrocephalus


Enlarged head water on the brain


Hydropericardium


Heart dropsy


Hydrophobia


Rabies


Hydrothroax


Dropsy in chest


Hypertrophic


Enlargement of organ like the heart


Impetigo


Contagious skin disease characterized by pustules


Inanition


Physical condition resulting from lack of food


Infantile paralysis


Polio


Intestinal colic


Abdominal pain due to improper diet


Jail fever


Typhus


Jaundice


Condition caused by blockage of intestines


King's evil


Tuberculosis of neck and lymph glands


Kruchhusten


Whooping cough


Lagrippe


Influenza


Lockjaw


Tetanus or infectious disease affecting the muscles of the neck and jaw. Untreated it is fatal in 8 days


Long sickness


Tuberculosis


Lues disease


Syphilis


Lues venera


Venereal disease


Lumbago


Back pain


Lung fever


Pneumonia


Lung sickness


Tuberculosis


Lying in


Time of delivery of infant


Malignant sore throat


Diphtheria


Mania


Insanity


Marasmus


Progressive wasting away of body like malnutrition


Membranous Croup


Diphtheria


Meningitis


Inflations of brain or spinal cord


Metritis


Inflammation of uterus or purulent vaginal discharge


Miasma


Poisonous vapors thought to infect the air


Milk fever


Disease from drinking contaminated milk like undulant fever or brucellosis


Milk leg


Post partum thrombophlebitis


Milk sickness


Disease from milk of cattle which had eaten poisonous weeds


Mormal


Gangrene


Morphew


Scurvy blisters on the body


Mortification


Gangrene of necrotic tissue


Myelitis


Inflammation of the spine


Myocarditis


Inflammation of heart muscles


Necrosis


Mortification of bones or tissue


Nephrosis


Kidney degeneration


Nepritis


Inflammation of kidneys


Nervous prostration


Extreme exhaustion from inability to control physical and mental activities


Neuralgia


Described as discomfort such as "Headache" was neuralgia in head


Nostalgia


Homesickness


Palsy


Paralysis or uncontrolled movement of controlled muscles. It was listed as "Cause of death"


Paroxysm


Convulsion


Pemphigus


Skin disease of watery blisters


Pericarditis


Inflammation of heart


Peripneumonia


Inflammation of lungs


Peritonotis


Inflammation of abdominal area


Petechial Fever


Fever characterized by skin spotting


Puerperal exhaustion


Death due to child birth


Phthiriasis


Lice infestation


Phthisis


Chronic wasting away or a name for tuberculosis


Plague


An acute febrile highly infectious disease with a high fatality rate


Pleurisy


Any pain in the chest area with each breath


Podagra


Gout


Poliomyelitis ; PolioPotter's asthma


Fibroid pthisis


Pott's disease


Tuberculosis of spine


Puerperal exhaustion


Death due to childbirth


Puerperal fever


Elevated temperature after giving birth to an infant


Purpura


A disease characterized by purple or livid spots on the skin or mucous membrane; caused by the extroversion of blood (similar to bruises).


Puking fever


Milk sickness


Putrid fever


Diphtheria.


Quinsy


Tonsillitis.


Remitting fever


Malaria


Rheumatism


Any disorder associated with pain in joints


Rickets


Disease of skeletal system


Rose cold


Hay fever or nasal symptoms of an allergy


Rotanny fever


(Child's disease) ???


Rubeola


German measles


Sanguineous crust


Scab


Scarlatina


Scarlet fever


Scarlet fever


A disease characterized by red rash


Scarlet rash


Roseola


Sciatica


Rheumatism in the hips


Scirrhus


Cancerous tumors


Scotomy


Dizziness; nausea and dimness of sight


Scrivener's palsy


Writer's cramp


Screws


Rheumatism


Scrofula


Tuberculosis of neck lymph glands. Progresses slowly with abscesses and pistulas develop. Young person's disease


Scrumpox


Skin disease; impetigo


Scurvy


Lack of vitamin C. Symptoms of weakness; spongy gums and hemorrhages under skin


Septicemia


Blood poisoning


Shakes


Delirium tremens


Shaking


Chills; ague


Shingles


Viral disease with skin blisters


Ship fever


Typhus


Siriasis


Inflammation of the brain due to sun exposure


Sloes


Milk sickness


Small pox


Contagious disease with fever and blisters


Softening of brain


Result of stroke or hemorrhage in the brain with an end result of the tissue softening in that area


Sore throat distemper


Diphtheria or quinsy


Spanish influenza


Epidemic influenza


Spasms


Sudden involuntary contraction of muscle or group of muscles - like a convulsion


Spina bifida


Deformity of spine


Spotted fever


Either typhus or meningitis


Sprue


Tropical disease characterized by intestinal disorders and sore throat


St. Anthony's fire
Also erysipelas


Named so because of affected skin areas are bright red in appearance


St. Vitas dance


Ceaseless occurrence of rapid complex jerking movements performed involuntary


Stomatitis


Inflammation of the mouth


Stranger's fever


Yellow fever


Strangery


Rupture


Sudor anglicus


Sweating sickness


Summer complaint


Diarrhea, usually in infants caused by spoiled milk


Sunstroke


Uncontrolled elevation of body temperature due to environment heat. Lack of sodium in the body is a predisposing cause


Swamp sickness


Could be malaria typhoid or encephalitis


Sweating sickness


Infectious and fatal disease common to UK in 15th century


Tetanus


Infectious fever characterized by high fever; headache and dizziness


Thrombosis


Blood clot inside blood vessel


Thrush


Childhood disease characterized by spots on mouth lips and throat


Tick fever


Rocky mountain spotted fever


Toxemia of pregnancy


Eclampsia


Trench mouth


Painful ulcers found along gum line; Caused by poor nutrition and poor hygiene


Tussis convulsiva


Whooping cough


Typhus


Infectious fever characterized high fever headache and dizziness


Variola


Smallpox


Venesection


Bleeding


Viper's dance


St. Vitus Dance


Water on brain


Enlarged head


White swelling


Tuberculosis of the bone


Winter fever


Pneumonia


Womb fever


Infection of the uterus.


Worm fit


Convulsions associated with teething, worms, elevated temperature or diarrhea


Yellowjacket


Yellow fever.



Compiled by Dan Burrows and used with permission. dburrows1@juno.com This chart may be freely copied.

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Can anyone tell me what inanition means as a cause of death in a
baby. This term was mentioned on several death registrations.
Thanks............Sharon

Inanition would mean that the baby died from either not eating, or not
being able to take up the nutrients from the food into the body.

keith

I received a death certificate today and on the cause of death it says CATARAL FEVER, PNEUMONIA . Does anyone know what Cataral Fever is?
Kathi
Kathik@texas.net

Catarrh (catarrhal) refers to the inflamation of a mucous membrane with a free discharge. For the last 100 years or so (the word has passed out of usage now) the word referred almost exclusively to inflammation of the membranes of the respiratory system with exudate (mucous, hackers, chookers, etc). It is compatable with a diagnosis of bacterial pneumonia, and was also used in the form "epidemic catarrh" to refer to influenzae. Catarrh is a symptom more than an actual disease. When did the person die?

The correct spelling is catarrhal. Catarrhal fever is an old term for several upper and lower respiratory diseases including the common cold, influenza and various types of pneumonias. Catarrh refers to inflammation of a mucous membrane, such as in the nose, with an increased flow of mucus or exudate.

Hal Houser