Thing > Medical > Disease

A disease, pathogen or other ailment.
Property Expected Type Description
Properties from Thing
description Text A short description of the item.
image URL URL of an image of the item.
name Text The name of the item.
url URL URL of the item.
Properties from Medical
discipline MedicalTerm A medical discipline (ie. type of doctor, field of medicine, etc.)
discoveredBy Person A person who discovered the disease, tool, etc.
Properties from Disease
bodyLocation MedicalTerm A location on the body the disease affects.
variation Text A version of the disease.
pathology Text A long description of the disease.
cause Text A cause of the disease.
symptom Symptom A symptom of the disease.
treatment Treatment A treatment of the disease.
Ð Schema Draft

Example 1

Original HTML:

Headache
When your head hurts it is most commonly called a headache.
Affects: Head
Types: Regular Migrane
Causes: high blood pressure, dehydration, hunger

Usually a dull pain located in the front (temples), sides, top or rear of head. If pain lasts more than a day
it might be a migrane or a symptom of a larger problem. Consult your doctor.

Symptoms: head pain, throbbing, dull ache
Treatments: aspirin, pain medication


With Microdata:
<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Disease">
<h1 itemprop="name">Headache</h1>
<meta itemprop="discipline" content="neurology" />
<p><span itemprop="description">hen your head hurts it is most commonly called a headache.</span><br />
Affects: <span itemprop="bodyLocation">Head</span>
Types: <span itemprop="variation">Regular</span>, <span itemprop="variation">Migrane</span><br />
Causes: <span itemprop="cause">high blood pressure</span>, <span itemprop="cause">dehydration</span>,
<span  itemprop="cause">hunger</span></p>
<p itemprop="pathology">Usually a dull pain located in the front (temples), sides, top or rear of head. If
pain lasts more than a day it might be a migrane or a symptom of a larger problem. Consult your doctor.</p>
<p>Symptoms: <span  itemprop="symptom">head pain</span>, <span itemprop="symptom">throbbing</span>,
<span itemprop="symptom">dull ache</span><br />
Treatments: <span itemprop="treatment">aspirin</span>, <span itemprop="treatment">pain medication</span></p>
I included the discipline attribute from Medical to show the meta element.