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Triple X syndrome
Disease | Updated on January 18, 2019
Females with this genetic disorder have three X chromosomes rather than the usual two, which may result in developmental delays and learning disabilities.
Pectus carinatum
Disease | Updated on October 16, 2019
Depending on your age, bracing or surgery can help correct the abnormal protrusion of the breastbone known as pectus carinatum.
Iron deficiency in children: Prevention tips for parents
Article | Updated on December 10, 2019
Learn how much iron your child needs for healthy development, which kids have a greater risk of iron deficiency and how to spot a problem.
Purpuric fever
Topic | Updated on October 11, 2019
A life-threatening childhood infection caused by bacteria.
Progeria
Disease | Updated on February 1, 2018
Progeria is an extremely rare, progressive genetic disorder that causes children to age rapidly, beginning in their first two years of life.
Harlequin-type ichthyosis
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A condition in which a newborn has hard, thick skin in diamond patterns.
Stickler syndrome
Disease | Updated on September 17, 2019
This genetic disorder can cause serious vision, hearing and joint problems. Children may be born with a cleft palate and distinctive facial features.
Pediatric thrombocytopenia
Disease | Updated on July 2, 2020
Pediatric thrombocytopenia reduces the blood's ability to clot. Most cases are mild and resolve without treatment.
Vaccines: Keep your child's shots on track
Article | Updated on April 22, 2021
Vaccines protect children from serious and potentially fatal diseases. Know how to keep your child's vaccinations on track.
Pectus excavatum
Disease | Updated on April 29, 2020
Pectus excavatum causes the breastbone to sink into the chest. This can affect heart and lung function. Surgery helps correct the deformity.
Severe combined immunodeficiency
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A serious, inherited inability to fight even mild infections (bubble boy disease).
Rheumatic fever
Disease | Updated on October 10, 2019
Learn about this serious complication of strep throat and scarlet fever and what you can do to prevent it.
Choroid plexus carcinoma
Disease | Updated on August 18, 2020
This rare type of cancerous brain tumor occurs mainly in children under 2. Treatment usually involves surgery and radiation therapy.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
An inherited disorder of progressive muscular weakness, typically in boys.
Congenital heart defects in children
Disease | Updated on March 6, 2018
Learn about symptoms, tests and treatments for a problem in the structure of the heart (congenital heart defect) that is present in a child at birth.
Spina bifida
Disease | Updated on March 17, 2021
Fetal surgery during pregnancy may improve outcomes for babies with myelomeningocele, a severe form of spina bifida. Learn the latest treatment options.
Exanthem
Topic | Updated on August 1, 2020
A widely spread out rash.
Fetal alcohol syndrome
Disease | Updated on January 10, 2018
Fetal alcohol syndrome results from alcohol exposure during the mother's pregnancy, causing irreversible brain damage and growth problems in the child.
Epidermolysis bullosa
Disease | Updated on July 29, 2020
Learn about this group of inherited skin diseases that often shows up in infancy and cause fragile, blistering skin. Severe forms may be life-threatening.
Hydrocele
Disease | Updated on December 5, 2020
Find out more about the symptoms, causes and possible treatments for this swelling in the scrotum.
Ichthyosis
Topic | Updated on July 31, 2020
A group of skin disorders characterized by dry, scaly, or thickened skin.
Inborn error of metabolism
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A group of conditions in which the body can't properly convert food into energy.
Maple syrup urine disease
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
Condition that makes it hard to break down certain parts of protein (amino acids).
Myopathy
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A disease of the muscles.
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Disease | Updated on March 3, 2020
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a group of inherited genetic conditions that limits the adrenal glands' ability to make certain vital hormones.
Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return
Disease | Updated on August 2, 2018
Learn more about this condition in which some of the pulmonary veins attach to other parts of the heart or veins instead of to the heart's left atrium.
Dwarfism
Disease | Updated on August 17, 2018
Very short stature of 4 feet 10 inches or less that results from a genetic or medical condition is considered dwarfism. Learn about causes and treatment.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection
Disease | Updated on March 14, 2020
Understand the symptoms and treatment of this common viral infection that can cause health problems for babies and people who have weakened immunity.
Congenital mitral valve anomalies
Disease | Updated on August 2, 2018
Learn about these mitral valve defects present at birth that can cause a narrowed or leaky valve.
Trisomy
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A genetic disorder in which a person has 3 copies of a chromosome instead of 2.
Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome
Disease | Updated on February 12, 2020
In this fairly rare congenital condition, an extra electrical pathway between your heart's upper and lower chambers causes a rapid heartbeat. This can result in serious health problems.
Meningitis
Disease | Updated on October 1, 2020
Spot the signs and understand the treatment options for meningitis, an infection that has several possible causes.
Brachial plexus injury
Disease | Updated on April 15, 2020
Learn about these nerve injuries that usually result from auto or motorcycle accidents and which procedures can help restore arm function.
Bronchiectasis
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A condition in which the lungs' airways become damaged, making it hard to clear mucus.
Truncus arteriosus
Disease | Updated on December 8, 2020
Learn more about this rare heart defect that makes it difficult for the heart to pump the right amount of blood to the lungs and the body.
Vascular rings
Disease | Updated on December 30, 2020
Learn more about this condition in which malformations of the aortic arch encircle the windpipe and esophagus and can press against them.
Yaws
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A chronic bacterial infection that affects the skin, bone, and cartilage.
Shivering
Topic | Updated on May 24, 2018
Involuntary trembling of the body caused by muscle contractions.
Arteriovenous malformation
Disease | Updated on January 1, 2021
An AVM is a tangle of blood vessels that affects the flow of blood and oxygen. Treatment can help.
Congenital myopathies
Disease | Updated on March 5, 2020
These rare muscle diseases that cause weakness and poor muscle tone are present at birth and caused by genetic defects.
Sickle cell anemia
Topic | Updated on January 30, 2020
A group of disorders that cause red blood cells to become misshapen and break down.
Treacher Collins syndrome
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
An inherited condition in which some bones and tissues in the face aren't developed.
Toxoplasmosis
Disease | Updated on October 13, 2020
Read about symptoms, causes, treatment and tips for prevention of this parasitic infection that for some people, can cause severe complications.
Diabetes insipidus
Disease | Updated on April 10, 2021
Learn more about this unusual disorder that disrupts the body's fluid balance, causing excessive urination and possibly leading to dehydration.
Heart valve disease
Disease | Updated on March 3, 2020
Learn about this condition in which one or more of your heart valves doesn't work properly.
Niemann-Pick
Disease | Updated on January 25, 2018
Niemann-Pick — Learn more about this inherited disease that mainly affects children, causing malfunction of the nerves, brain and other organs.
Heat rash
Disease | Updated on March 3, 2020
Learn more about the symptoms, causes and treatment of this heat-related problem of the skin that affects people of all ages.
Quinsy
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A complication of tonsillitis in which the infection spreads behind the tonsils.
Jaundice
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A yellow tint to the skin or eyes caused by an excess of bilirubin, a substance created when red blood cells break down.
Starvation
Topic | Updated on May 24, 2018
Long-term, severe deprivation of nutrition.
Deformity
Topic | Updated on May 26, 2018
Distortion or disfigurement of any part of the body.
Patent foramen ovale
Disease | Updated on March 8, 2018
Learn more about the causes and complications of this condition in which a hole in the heart doesn't close the way it should after birth.
Hepatitis B
Disease | Updated on September 4, 2020
Hepatitis B is a contagious liver infection caused by a virus. It may become long lasting. Know the symptoms, treatment and prevention of hepatitis B.
Horner syndrome
Disease | Updated on April 2, 2020
An interruption in the nerve signals from the brain to the eye causes Horner syndrome, affecting the eye and face on one side.
Noonan syndrome
Disease | Updated on November 30, 2016
Noonan syndrome is a genetic disorder that may cause unusual facial features, short stature, heart defects, eye conditions and other health problems.
Turner syndrome
Disease | Updated on November 18, 2017
Turner syndrome affects only females as the result of a missing or partially missing X chromosome, causing a variety of medical and developmental problems.
Child abuse
Disease | Updated on October 5, 2018
Child abuse includes physical, sexual, emotional and medical abuse, as well as neglect. Learn about signs, risk factors, how to get help, and prevention.
Cavernous malformations
Disease | Updated on May 18, 2018
Find out about diagnosis and treatment options, including surgery, for these abnormal blood vessel formations of the brain and spinal column.
Auditory processing disorder
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A disorder affecting the ability to understand speech.
Osteogenesis imperfecta
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A group of inherited disorders characterized by fragile bones that break easily.
Hepatitis A
Disease | Updated on August 28, 2020
Hepatitis A is a contagious liver infection caused by a virus. Learn more about its symptoms, treatment and prevention, including hepatitis A vaccine.
Diphtheria
Disease | Updated on January 1, 2020
This rare but serious bacterial infection can cause organ damage and breathing problems. This disease is often treatable but also preventable with a vaccine.
Metachromatic leukodystrophy
Disease | Updated on March 6, 2020
This rare genetic disorder causes fatty substances (sulfatides) to build up in your brain and nervous system, causing progressive loss of nerve function.
Angelman syndrome
Disease | Updated on February 4, 2020
Learn about this genetic disorder that causes developmental delays, problems with speech and other symptoms.
Soy allergy
Disease | Updated on March 25, 2020
Soy allergy is a common food allergy that generally begins in infancy and often is outgrown in childhood.
Enlarged heart
Disease | Updated on January 16, 2020
Learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for this condition of the heart muscle.
48, XXXX syndrome
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
An extremely rare condition in which a female has two extra X chromosomes.
Cysticercosis
Topic | Updated on January 18, 2020
A tapeworm infection that affects the brain, muscle and other tissues.
Heterochromia iridum
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A condition in which the colored part of the eye (iris) is multicolored.
Astigmatism
Disease | Updated on September 4, 2019
Many people have astigmatism, an irregular curvature of the eye's surface that can cause blurred vision. Treatments are corrective lenses or laser surgery.
Hemophilia
Disease | Updated on August 7, 2020
In this inherited disorder, your blood lacks one of several clot-forming proteins. The result is prolonged bleeding, which can be life-threatening.
Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome
Disease | Updated on April 10, 2021
Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome is a rare birth (congenital) condition that affects the development of blood vessels, soft tissue and bones.
Tetralogy of Fallot
Disease | Updated on March 9, 2018
Learn more about a rare condition caused by a combination of four heart defects that are present at birth (congenital).
Lead poisoning
Disease | Updated on December 20, 2019
Learn about lead poisoning symptoms and treatment of lead exposure in children and adults. Explore ways to keep your kids safe from lead exposure.
Atrioventricular canal defect
Disease | Updated on July 14, 2018
Atrioventricular canal defect: Holes in the heart and defective valves interfere with normal heart function.
Albinism
Disease | Updated on April 7, 2018
In this group of inherited disorders, there is little or no production of melanin, a pigment that determines hair, skin and eye color and vision development.
Aneuploidy
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
One or more missing or extra chromosomes.
Ureteral obstruction
Disease | Updated on May 29, 2020
Understand what causes blockage of the tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder, tests you might need and how the condition can be treated.
Hip dysplasia
Disease | Updated on March 20, 2020
In infancy, this condition often can be corrected with a soft brace. Older children and young adults might require surgery to correct the misalignment.
Otitis
Topic | Updated on December 31, 2019
An inflammation of the inner, middle or outer ear, often with infection.
Thrombophilia
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A condition that increases a person's risk of forming clumped masses of blood (clots).
Chills
Topic | Updated on May 25, 2018
The feeling of being cold, though not necessarily in a cold environment, often accompanied by shivering.
Chiari malformation
Disease | Updated on September 12, 2019
Find out about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of this brain disorder in which brain tissue extends into your spinal canal.
Down syndrome
Disease | Updated on March 8, 2018
Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused when abnormal cell division results in extra genetic material from chromosome 21.
Total anomalous pulmonary venous return
Disease | Updated on August 2, 2018
Learn more about this condition in which the blood vessels that lead from the lungs (pulmonary veins) attach to the wrong places in the heart.
Farsightedness
Disease | Updated on June 16, 2020
Do you see distant objects clearly, but develop a blur as they come close? This vision problem, called farsightedness, is easily corrected with prescription lenses.
Anhidrosis
Disease | Updated on December 3, 2019
Anhidrosis — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of this inability to sweat normally.
Circumcision (male)
TestProcedure | Updated on March 31, 2020
Circumcision — the surgical removal of the skin covering the tip of the penis — can be a religious ritual, a family tradition or a matter of personal hygiene.
Mitochondrial disease
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A disorder that occurs when structures that produce energy for a cell malfunction.
Transposition of the great arteries
Disease | Updated on August 11, 2018
Transposition of the great arteries is a heart defect that requires surgery to correct. Learn about symptoms and treatment of this rare condition.
Ebstein anomaly
Disease | Updated on February 29, 2020
In this rare heart defect, the tricuspid heart valve didn't form properly. This can affect the heart's ability to pump blood. Know the risks and symptoms.
Coarctation of the aorta
Disease | Updated on June 20, 2020
Learn more about the causes and treatment of this usually congenital heart condition that is treatable but requires lifelong follow-up.
Atrial septal defect (ASD)
Disease | Updated on December 20, 2019
This abnormal opening between the heart's upper pumping chambers is a common problem at birth, but can be treated.
Vaginal agenesis
Disease | Updated on November 18, 2017
Learn about this rare, congenital condition in which the vagina doesn't develop, and find out what treatments are available to reconstruct the vagina.
Hirschsprung's disease
Disease | Updated on March 5, 2019
This digestive disorder that's present at birth affects the nerves in the colon. It causes severe constipation but can be treated.
Uncircumcised penis: Is special care needed?
Answer | Updated on February 7, 2020
Know how to wash an uncircumcised penis.
Color blindness
Disease | Updated on December 28, 2019
Is it red or is it green? Learn more about what causes color blindness and how to tell whether or not you can distinguish between certain shades of color.
X-linked agammaglobulinemia
Disease | Updated on January 3, 2020
This genetic disease weakens the immune system — mainly in males — and leads to frequent infections.
Heart murmurs
Disease | Updated on October 24, 2020
Learn about symptoms, causes and treatments of abnormal heart sounds.
Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Disease | Updated on January 27, 2018
PKU is caused by a defect in the gene that helps create an enzyme needed to break down phenylalanine. Treatment includes a lifelong low-phenylalanine diet.
Tricuspid valve regurgitation
Disease | Updated on April 17, 2018
Learn about this heart condition that occurs if the heart's tricuspid valve doesn't shut properly. You may feel tired and have difficulty exercising.
Ventricular fibrillation
Disease | Updated on October 24, 2017
This heart rhythm problem can cause collapse within seconds. Learn how to recognize the signs and what actions to take to save a life.
Achondroplasia
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
The most common type of short-limbed dwarfism.
Developmental coordination disorder
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A childhood developmental disorder marked by clumsiness in otherwise healthy kids.
Fragile X syndrome
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A genetic condition causing intellectual disability.
Nutrition disorder
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
Any condition caused by poor diet or inability of the body to use certain nutrients.
Sickle cell trait
Topic | Updated on January 30, 2020
A condition in which a child inherits the sickle cell gene mutation from only one parent.
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Disease | Updated on October 16, 2019
Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless, tasteless — and extremely dangerous. Don't count on detecting it. Instead, prevent it.
Hydronephrosis
Disease | Updated on January 3, 2020
Learn about this condition that occurs when urine doesn't drain properly from the upper urinary tract, leading to kidney swelling.
Klinefelter syndrome
Disease | Updated on September 21, 2019
This genetic disorder occurs when a male is born with an extra copy of the X chromosome and may result in low testosterone production and infertility.
Heart arrhythmia
Disease | Updated on August 9, 2020
Learn about common heart disorders that can cause your heart to beat too fast, too slow or irregularly.
Mitral valve disease
Disease | Updated on January 7, 2020
Learn more about diseases that affect the heart valve between left heart chambers.
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Disease | Updated on October 16, 2020
Learn about these complex genetic disorders that cause problems with connective tissue in the skin, joints and blood vessel walls.
Eisenmenger syndrome
Disease | Updated on December 5, 2020
There's no cure for this serious complication of a heart defect, but treatments help control symptoms and improve quality of life.
Beta thalassemia
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A type of inherited blood disorder.
Patau syndrome
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A condition in which a person has an extra chromosome 13.
Polydactyly
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A condition of having more than 5 digits on a hand or 5 toes on a foot.
Convulsion
Topic | Updated on May 25, 2018
A loss of consciousness accompanied by violent muscle contractions.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Disease | Updated on May 6, 2021
Find out about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the coronavirus that causes it (SARS-CoV-2). Learn about symptoms, risks and ways to protect yourself.
Sexual assault
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
Any sexual activity not agreed to.
Schistosomiasis
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A disease caused by parasitic worms found in certain freshwater snails.
Taeniasis
Topic | Updated on October 19, 2019
A tapeworm infection that affects the digestive system.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Topic | Updated on April 4, 2020
A disease caused by infection with a virus that can cause respiratory illness. The virus belongs to the family of viruses that cause the common cold and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
Broken collarbone
Disease | Updated on November 26, 2020
Broken collarbone — Comprehensive overview covers causes, symptoms and treatment of this common injury.
Wound
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
An injury, damage, or trauma to the body, ranging from minor to life-threatening.
Typhus
Topic | Updated on November 20, 2019
A bacterial disease spread by lice or fleas.
Upper respiratory tract infection
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A common viral infection that affects the nose, throat, and airways.
Visceral leishmaniasis
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A disease caused by infection with leishmania parasites.
Crying
Topic | Updated on May 26, 2018
Shedding tears in response to certain emotions or pain.
Spotted fever
Topic | Updated on December 19, 2019
An infectious disease with a characteristic rash, often transmitted by the bite of a tick.
Volvulus
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
An obstruction due to twisting or knotting of the gastrointestinal tract.
Infectious diseases
Disease | Updated on July 17, 2019
Viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites can all cause infection. Find out more about how to prevent and treat these conditions.
MCAD deficiency
Disease | Updated on May 30, 2020
This inherited genetic disorder prevents the breakdown of certain fats needed for energy, causing dangerously low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) if not treated.
Physical abuse
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
Use of force to cause physical harm or pain to someone.
Pediatric brain tumors
Disease | Updated on March 31, 2021
Pediatric brain tumors include medulloblastoma, glioma, embryonal tumor, germ cell brain tumor, spinal cord tumor, craniopharyngioma and pineoblastoma.
Childhood vaccines: Tough questions, straight answers
Article | Updated on April 22, 2021
When it comes to childhood vaccines, misinformation is common. Get the facts about vaccine safety from health experts.
Car sickness in children: Can I prevent it?
Answer | Updated on July 11, 2020
Carefully planned pre-trip meals, air ventilation and distractions might help prevent car sickness in children.
Pineoblastoma
Disease | Updated on August 18, 2020
Learn about this rare cancer that begins in the brain's pineal gland. Pineoblastoma treatments include surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
Screen time and children: How to guide your child
Article | Updated on June 20, 2019
Managing your child's screen time takes effort. Find out how to ensure quality screen time and set limits.
Reye's syndrome
Disease | Updated on August 15, 2020
Learn more about the causes and treatment of Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious condition causing swelling in the liver and brain.
Soil-transmitted helminthiasis
Topic | Updated on January 3, 2020
A group of infections with worms including hookworm, roundworm and whipworm.
Brain damage
Topic | Updated on May 26, 2018
The destruction or deterioration of brain cells.
Genu varum
Topic | Updated on May 24, 2018
A condition in which the knees stay apart even when standing with feet and ankles together, also known as bowlegs.
COVID-19 (coronavirus) in babies and children
Article | Updated on May 14, 2021
Understand the symptoms of COVID-19 in babies and older children and how to keep your family healthy.
Enterovirus D68: How can I protect my child?
Answer | Updated on October 22, 2020
Enterovirus D68 infections are on the rise, mostly among children. Know the symptoms and what you can do.
Medulloblastoma
Disease | Updated on January 22, 2021
Medulloblastoma is the most common cancerous brain tumor in children. Treatment usually includes a combination of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.
Headaches in children
Disease | Updated on August 30, 2019
Headaches in children aren't usually serious, and can often be managed with medications and healthy habits.
Bicuspid aortic valve
Disease | Updated on August 2, 2018
Learn more about this congenital condition in which the heart's aortic valve has two cusps instead of three, which can cause the aortic valve to narrow.
Blocked tear duct
Disease | Updated on March 9, 2021
Watery, irritated eyes may occur when your tears can't drain normally. Learn about this common eye condition that affects newborns and sometimes, adults.
Tick-borne disease
Topic | Updated on September 27, 2019
An illness acquired from a tick bite.
Waterborne diseases
Topic | Updated on July 10, 2020
Illnesses acquired from untreated or contaminated water.
Absence seizure
Disease | Updated on February 24, 2021
This type of seizure produces unexpected symptoms, such as a vacant stare, lip smacking and eyelid fluttering.
Childhood asthma
Disease | Updated on March 13, 2021
The lungs and airways of children with asthma become inflamed, interfering with daily activities. Some children can have dangerous attacks.
Unusual coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms: What are they?
Answer | Updated on March 18, 2021
Find out about the unusual symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including COVID toes, nausea, and loss of smell or taste.
Heart disease
Disease | Updated on February 9, 2021
Learn about symptoms, causes and treatment of heart disease, a term describing a wide range of conditions that can affect the heart.
Slide show: How you hear
SlideShow | Updated on March 26, 2020
Your ears enable you to gather and interpret sounds from the world around you.
Flu shots for kids: Does my child need a flu shot?
Answer | Updated on October 23, 2020
Know the latest recommendations for children's flu vaccines.
Rickets
Disease | Updated on May 14, 2019
Learn what can cause this bone-softening disease in children and how supplements may prevent or treat the condition.
Selective mutism
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A condition in which a child who can speak doesn't speak in certain situations.
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) and COVID-19
Disease | Updated on May 6, 2021
Learn about the symptoms of MIS-C, a serious condition linked to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Get help fast if your child shows any signs.
Nutrition for kids: Guidelines for a healthy diet
Article | Updated on February 2, 2021
See the current children's nutrition recommendations for protein, carbohydrates, fiber, calcium and more.
Cystic fibrosis
Disease | Updated on March 14, 2020
This inherited condition causes severe damage to the lungs, digestive system and other organs. Learn about improvements in screening and treatments.
Shigella infection
Disease | Updated on November 12, 2020
Shigella infection is an intestinal infection that causes diarrhea. Learn how to recognize, treat and prevent the spread of this contagious condition.
Mayo Clinic Minute: What you should know about bats and rabies
Video | Updated on December 6, 2019
Learn more about the risk of rabies from bats and how to prevent rabies.
Sick sinus syndrome
Disease | Updated on March 17, 2020
Sick sinus syndrome, a disorder of the heart's natural pacemaker, results in irregular heartbeats.
Bone cancer
Disease | Updated on March 10, 2020
Bone cancer most commonly affects the long bones in the arms and legs. Some varieties occur primarily in children, while others affect mostly adults.
Moyamoya disease
Disease | Updated on May 1, 2021
This rare disorder occurs when blood flow to the brain is blocked or narrowed and a tiny cluster of blood vessels forms at the base of the brain.
COVID-19, cold, allergies and the flu: What are the differences?
Article | Updated on May 6, 2021
Knowing if you have COVID-19, a cold, the flu or seasonal allergies isn't easy. Find out about the differences between these illnesses.
Ringworm (body)
Disease | Updated on September 13, 2019
Learn more on causes, symptoms, treatments of this easily spread fungal skin infection that itches and is related to athlete's foot.
Lumbar puncture (spinal tap)
TestProcedure | Updated on August 14, 2020
A spinal tap removes a sample of cerebrospinal fluid to check for infections, bleeding and other abnormalities.
Ataxia
Topic | Updated on May 25, 2018
Impaired balance or coordination, can be due to damage to brain, nerves, or muscles.
Celiac disease
Disease | Updated on October 21, 2020
In celiac disease, wheat protein (gluten) in food damages the small intestine, making it hard to absorb nutrients and causing a variety of symptoms.
Ruptured eardrum (perforated eardrum)
Disease | Updated on October 3, 2019
A ruptured eardrum is a hole or tear in your eardrum, the thin tissue that separates your ear canal from your middle ear.
Trachoma
Disease | Updated on October 21, 2020
Trachoma is the leading preventable cause of blindness worldwide. Find out about symptoms, treatment and prevention of this serious eye disease.
Airplane ear
Disease | Updated on July 31, 2019
That fullness in your ear when on an airplane that's climbing or descending results from uneven air pressure between your middle ear and the environment.
Does honey offer sweet relief for allergies?
Answer | Updated on December 16, 2020
You've probably heard the buzz about honey for allergies — but does this sweet remedy deliver?
Moles
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A mole (pigmented skin lesion).
Pinworm infection
Disease | Updated on June 16, 2020
Learn more about the symptoms, treatment and prevention of this common type of intestinal worm infection.
Primary immunodeficiency
Disease | Updated on January 30, 2020
Frequent infections could mean you have an immune-system disorder. The conditions in this category are usually caused by genetic changes.
Cholera
Disease | Updated on February 1, 2020
Cholera is a treatable — yet potentially fatal — bacterial disease that causes diarrhea and dehydration. Learn how to lower your risk.
Food poisoning
Disease | Updated on June 26, 2020
Learn more about this foodborne illness that can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea within hours of eating contaminated food.
Salmonella infection
Disease | Updated on October 11, 2019
Salmonella infection (salmonellosis) affects the intestinal tract. Learn more about the causes, treatment and prevention of this common bacterial disease.
Ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis
Disease | Updated on November 26, 2020
Learn how to prevent and treat the tick-borne diseases ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
Disease | Updated on January 9, 2021
This common illness affects the lungs. It can seem like a cold, but may be severe, especially in children. Know the symptoms and treatment.
Single parent? Tips for raising a child alone
Article | Updated on April 10, 2020
Single parent — Tips for handling common challenges, including setting limits, seeking support and resisting guilt.
Sickle cell anemia
Disease | Updated on January 30, 2020
Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatment of this inherited blood disorder that, in the United States, is more common among black people.
Tuberous sclerosis
Disease | Updated on October 25, 2017
Tuberous sclerosis is a rare genetic disorder that causes noncancerous (benign) tumors ― unexpected overgrowths of normal tissue ― in parts of the body.
Glaucoma
Disease | Updated on October 23, 2020
Having regular eye exams can help catch glaucoma early and save your eyesight. Find out about symptoms and treatment for this vision-stealing eye disease.
CT scan
TestProcedure | Updated on February 28, 2020
This imaging test helps detect internal injuries and disease by providing cross-sectional images of bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body.
Von Willebrand disease
Disease | Updated on October 24, 2019
Learn more about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment of this inherited bleeding disorder in which blood doesn't clot well.
Influenza (flu)
Disease | Updated on December 19, 2020
Learn more about the symptoms, causes and prevention of this potentially fatal viral infection that attacks the respiratory system.
Rubella
Disease | Updated on March 31, 2020
Learn more about the symptoms and prevention of this contagious viral infection best known for its distinctive red rash.
Allergy skin tests
TestProcedure | Updated on April 4, 2020
Considering skin testing for your allergies? Learn about the risks, results and what to expect during testing.
Swollen lymph nodes
Topic | Updated on May 25, 2018
Immune system glands that usually enlarge in response to a bacterial or viral infection, but sudden swelling of many lymph nodes may indicate cancer.
Laryngotracheal reconstruction
TestProcedure | Updated on July 30, 2020
Laryngotracheal reconstruction surgery — Comprehensive overview covers why it's done and what's involved with the procedure.
Skin care tips during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic
Article | Updated on August 7, 2020
Regular handwashing and use of masks help prevent COVID-19. But they can also bother your skin. Here's how to care for irritated hands and faces.
Malaria
Disease | Updated on February 3, 2021
Learn about the symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of this infectious disease transmitted to humans through mosquito bites.
Cardiomyopathy
Disease | Updated on April 9, 2021
This disease of the heart muscle makes it harder for your heart to pump blood to the rest of your body. Learn the different types and how they're treated.
Rotavirus
Disease | Updated on April 28, 2021
Learn more about this common childhood condition that causes fever, vomiting, diarrhea and sometimes abdominal pain.
Glioma
Disease | Updated on April 4, 2020
Gliomas are among the most common types of brain cancer. Learn more about diagnosis and treatment, including innovative research to find new therapies.
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