Which Conditions Are Connected?
Created by Emily Chang, Daniel Reda, Scott Hadly, Antonio Contreras, Alex Carmichael, and Shirley Wu
Constructed with data from the CureTogether database
using code from the d3.js gallery.
Do you suffer from asthma as well as allergies? Is your insomnia coupled with chronic pain?
It turns out that two (or more) is company when it comes to diseases and symptoms. But which conditions
are most strongly connected to each other?
This graph shows connections* between conditions
reported by members of CureTogether, a free resource for patients to share information about
diseases and treatments. Connections are only shown if they are stronger than would be expected by
chance based on how common the two conditions are.
To explore, select a disease on the perimeter. You can also rotate the graph for
easier viewing by selecting its center and dragging.
Red lines connect the selected condition to the other conditions
someone is most likely to have if they reported having the selected condition.
Green lines show the other conditions with which the
selected condition is most likely to co-occur.
Diseases that do not have unusually strong associations to other diseases are not connected on the graph.