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Pectus excavatum
Topic | Updated on August 4, 2023
A condition in which the breastbone sinks into the chest.
Hirschsprung's disease
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A condition of the large intestine (colon) that causes difficulty passing stool.
Spina bifida
Topic | Updated on November 30, 2023
A condition present at birth in which a developing baby's spinal cord doesn't form properly.
Progeria
Disease | Updated on May 2, 2023
This genetic disorder is extremely rare and progressive. It causes children to age rapidly, beginning in their first two years of life.
Harlequin-type ichthyosis
Topic | Updated on November 9, 2023
A condition in which a newborn has hard, thick skin in diamond patterns.
Triple X syndrome
Disease | Updated on February 2, 2022
Females with this genetic disorder have three X chromosomes instead of two. Symptoms can be mild or include developmental delays and learning disabilities.
Hirschsprung's disease
Disease | Updated on August 21, 2021
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 March 10, 2022
Know how to wash and care for your child's uncircumcised penis.
Congenital heart defects in children
Topic | Updated on May 11, 2024
One or more problems with the structure of the heart that a child is born with.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Topic | Updated on January 10, 2024
The most common type of muscular dystrophy, which is a genetic condition that becomes worse over time.
Congenital heart defects in children
Disease | Updated on June 19, 2024
Learn about symptoms, tests and treatments for children born with a problem in the structure of the heart.
Genu varum
Topic | Updated on January 23, 2024
A condition in which the knees bow apart even when standing with feet and ankles together, also known as bowlegs.
Petit mal seizure
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
Brief, sudden lapses of consciousness.
Reye's syndrome
Disease | Updated on February 16, 2023
Learn more about the causes and treatment of Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious condition causing swelling in the liver and brain.
Type 1 diabetes in children
Disease | Updated on September 2, 2023
Know what symptoms to look for, as well as more about diagnosis, treatment and daily living with this lifelong insulin-dependent condition.
Screen time and children: How to guide your child
Article | Updated on June 19, 2024
Managing your child's screen time takes effort. Find out how to ensure quality screen time and set limits.
Severe combined immunodeficiency
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A serious, inherited inability to fight even mild infections (bubble boy disease).
Pectus excavatum
Disease | Updated on March 31, 2022
Pectus excavatum causes the breastbone to sink into the chest. This can affect heart and lung function. Surgery helps correct the deformity.
Iron deficiency in children: Prevention tips for parents
Article | Updated on February 7, 2024
Learn how much of this key mineral your child needs and what the health risks of not getting enough are.
Purpuric fever
Topic | Updated on March 6, 2024
A life-threatening childhood illness, also known as Brazilian purpuric fever, caused by germs called bacteria.
Fetal alcohol syndrome
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
Physical and mental damage in a child due to alcohol exposure while in the womb.
Progeria
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A progressive genetic disorder that causes children to age rapidly.
Exanthem
Topic | Updated on May 14, 2024
A widely spread out rash.
Spina bifida
Disease | Updated on December 19, 2023
Learn about this condition in which an unborn baby's spine and spinal cord don't form properly. Surgery during pregnancy may be a treatment option.
Rheumatic fever
Disease | Updated on December 2, 2023
Learn about this complication of strep throat and scarlet fever and what you can do to prevent it.
Choroid plexus carcinoma
Disease | Updated on March 4, 2023
This rare type of cancerous brain tumor occurs mainly in children under 2. Treatment usually involves surgery and radiation therapy.
Rheumatic fever
Topic | Updated on December 2, 2023
A complication of improperly treated strep throat or scarlet fever.
Fetal alcohol syndrome
Disease | Updated on June 13, 2024
This condition results from alcohol exposure before birth. The exposure causes lifelong problems with behavior, learning, thinking and physical development.
COVID-19 in babies and children
Article | Updated on April 30, 2024
Know the symptoms of COVID-19 in children, what to do if your child appears sick and how to keep your family healthy.
Absence seizure
Disease | Updated on April 1, 2023
This type of seizure produces symptoms such as a vacant stare, lip smacking and eyelid fluttering.
Childhood asthma
Disease | Updated on April 5, 2023
The lungs and airways of children with asthma become inflamed, interfering with daily activities. Some children can have dangerous attacks.
Pediatric brain tumors
Disease | Updated on April 27, 2024
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 March 28, 2023
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 June 22, 2022
Carefully planned pre-trip meals, air ventilation and distractions might help prevent car sickness in children.
Pineoblastoma
Disease | Updated on August 20, 2022
Learn about this rare cancer that begins in the brain's pineal gland. Treatments include surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
Enterovirus D68 and parechovirus: How can I protect my child?
Answer | Updated on March 2, 2023
Enterovirus D68 and parechovirus infections can lead to serious illness among children. Know the symptoms and what you can do.
Medulloblastoma
Disease | Updated on January 7, 2023
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 6, 2021
Find out more about headaches in children, which may or may not be serious. They can often be managed with medications and healthy habits.
Rickets
Topic | Updated on June 27, 2023
A softening and weakening of bones in children, usually due to not getting enough vitamin D.
Reye's syndrome
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A serious condition that causes swelling in the liver and brain.
Flu shots for kids: Does my child need a flu shot?
Answer | Updated on September 14, 2023
Know the latest recommendations for children's flu vaccines.
Rickets
Disease | Updated on February 25, 2021
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 July 22, 2023
Learn about 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 September 30, 2022
See the current children's nutrition recommendations for protein, carbohydrates, more.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection
Disease | Updated on March 23, 2022
Understand the symptoms and treatment of this common viral infection that can cause health problems for babies and people who have weakened immunity.
Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome
Disease | Updated on December 13, 2023
This heart condition present at birth causes a fast heartbeat. Rarely, it can cause sudden cardiac death. Know the symptoms and how it's treated.
Congenital mitral valve anomalies
Disease | Updated on December 20, 2022
These heart problems at birth cause the mitral valve to leak or become narrowed. Know the symptoms and treatment.
Trisomy
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A genetic disorder in which a person has 3 copies of a chromosome instead of 2.
Angelman syndrome
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A genetic disorder causing developmental disabilities and nerve-related symptoms.
Color blindness
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A reduced ability to distinguish between certain colors.
Epilepsy
Disease | Updated on October 14, 2023
Learn about this condition that causes seizures. Find out which symptoms are associated with different types of seizures and how they're treated.
Yaws
Topic | Updated on January 9, 2024
A chronic infection caused by bacteria that affects the skin, bones and joints.
Shivering
Topic | Updated on May 24, 2018
Involuntary trembling of the body caused by muscle contractions.
Truncus arteriosus
Disease | Updated on November 12, 2022
Learn more about this congenital 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 January 17, 2023
Learn more about this condition in which malformations of the aortic arch encircle the windpipe and esophagus and can press against them.
Brachial plexus injury
Disease | Updated on March 27, 2024
Learn about these nerve injuries that usually result from auto or motorcycle accidents, and find out 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.
Dwarfism
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
Short height that results from a genetic or medical condition.
Meningitis
Disease | Updated on October 4, 2023
Spot the signs and understand the treatment options for meningitis, an infection that has several possible causes.
Hydrocele
Disease | Updated on January 12, 2023
Find out more about the symptoms, causes and treatments for this swelling in the scrotum.
Hemophilia
Topic | Updated on August 29, 2023
A condition in which blood doesn't clot in the typical way.
ichthyoses
Topic | Updated on February 16, 2024
A group of skin disorders that cause dry, scaly, or thick 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 May 26, 2023
A disease of the muscles.
Epidermolysis bullosa
Disease | Updated on June 12, 2024
Learn about a rare inherited disease that often shows up in infancy and causes fragile, blistering skin on the palms and feet. Severe disease may be fatal.
Neuroblastoma
Disease | Updated on November 4, 2022
Learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of neuroblastoma, one of the most common cancers of childhood.
Hemangioma
Disease | Updated on June 23, 2023
This red mark on a baby's skin looks like a rubbery bump or flat red mark and is made up of extra blood vessels in the skin. It generally goes away by age 10. Learn more about its causes and treatment.
Diabetes insipidus
Disease | Updated on April 5, 2023
Learn more about this unusual disorder that disrupts the body's fluid balance, causing too much urination and possibly leading to dehydration.
Toxoplasmosis
Disease | Updated on November 3, 2022
Learn about symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of this parasitic infection that can cause severe disease.
Heart valve disease
Disease | Updated on November 22, 2023
Learn about this condition in which one or more of the heart valves doesn't work properly.
Heat rash
Disease | Updated on May 6, 2022
Learn more about the symptoms, causes and treatment of this heat-related problem of the skin that affects people of all ages.
Patent foramen ovale
Disease | Updated on October 25, 2022
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.
Niemann-Pick disease
Disease | Updated on January 30, 2024
A condition passed down in families that affects how the body breaks down and uses fats. Fat buildup in cells damages the nerves, brain and other organs.
Ventricular fibrillation
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
An irregular heart rhythm that results in a rapid and erratic heartbeat.
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 December 12, 2023
Serious lack of food and nutrition.
Deformity
Topic | Updated on May 26, 2018
Distortion or disfigurement of any part of the body.
Farsighted
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A vision condition in which objects far away are seen more clearly than objects close up.
Heart valve disease
Topic | Updated on November 22, 2023
A condition in which one or more heart valves do not work properly.
Hip dislocation
Topic | Updated on June 20, 2023
An injury that causes the hipbone to move out of place.
Meningitis
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
Inflammation of brain and spinal cord membranes, typically caused by an infection.
Quinsy
Topic | Updated on January 18, 2023
A complication of tonsillitis in which pus collects behind the tonsils.
Cerebral palsy
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A disorder of movement, muscle tone, or posture.
Diphtheria
Topic | Updated on March 14, 2024
An illness caused by bacteria infecting the nose and throat or the skin that can most often be prevented with a vaccine.
Hepatitis A
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus.
Treacher Collins syndrome
Topic | Updated on January 6, 2024
A rare condition in which some bones and tissues in the face are not developed.
Sickle cell anemia
Topic | Updated on January 6, 2024
One of a group of disorders that cause red blood cells to become misshapen and break down.
Arteriovenous malformation
Disease | Updated on February 18, 2023
In this condition, a tangle of blood vessels affects the flow of blood and oxygen. Treatment can help.
Hip dysplasia
Disease | Updated on March 5, 2024
In infancy, this condition often can be corrected with a soft brace. Older children and young adults might require surgery to correct the misalignment.
Ureteral obstruction
Disease | Updated on January 26, 2024
Learn about 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.
Lead poisoning
Disease | Updated on January 21, 2022
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 September 13, 2022
This congenital heart defect involves a hole in the heart. It affects blood flow through the heart valves. Learn the symptoms and how it's treated.
Albinism
Disease | Updated on December 13, 2023
In this group of inherited disorders, the body makes little or no melanin, a pigment that determines hair, skin and eye color and vision development.
Chills
Topic | Updated on May 25, 2018
The feeling of being cold, though not necessarily in a cold environment, often accompanied by shivering.
Aneuploidy
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
One or more missing or extra chromosomes.
Cardiac arrhythmia
Topic | Updated on October 12, 2023
Improper beating of the heart. The heartbeat may be too fast, too slow or chaotic.
Coarctation of the aorta
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2024
A narrowing of the body's main artery that's often present at birth.
Otitis
Topic | Updated on November 18, 2023
Irritation and swelling of the ear, often from infection.
Tetralogy of Fallot
Topic | Updated on September 15, 2023
A rare condition involving four heart problems present at birth.
Thrombophilia
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A condition that increases a person's risk of forming clumped masses of blood (clots).
Chiari malformation
Disease | Updated on October 20, 2023
Learn about this brain condition in which brain tissue extends into the spinal canal.
Total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR)
Disease | Updated on January 4, 2023
In this congenital heart condition, the lung's blood vessels attach to the wrong places in the heart. Know the symptoms and how it's diagnosed.
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.
Ebstein anomaly
Disease | Updated on June 9, 2023
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 25, 2022
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 January 23, 2024
This heart problem that is present at birth causes a hole between the heart's upper chambers. It can be treated.
Vaginal agenesis
Disease | Updated on February 15, 2022
In this rare condition that occurs before birth, the vagina doesn't develop and the uterus may only develop partially or not at all. Learn about treatment.
Transposition of the great arteries
Disease | Updated on April 4, 2023
This serious, rare heart problem present at birth requires surgery to correct. Learn about its symptoms and treatment.
Viral meningitis
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
An inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord.
Hydrocele
Topic | Updated on December 12, 2023
A fluid-filled sac around a testicle, often first noticed as swelling of the scrotum.
Mitochondrial disease
Topic | Updated on October 20, 2023
A disorder that happens when structures inside cells that make energy don't work properly.
Toxoplasmosis
Topic | Updated on March 4, 2023
An infection with a parasite known as Toxoplasma gondii.
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.
Circumcision (male)
TestProcedure | Updated on April 20, 2024
Learn about the benefits and risks of surgery to remove the skin that covers the tip of the penis.
Air travel with infant: Is it safe?
Answer | Updated on January 5, 2024
Planning for air travel with an infant? Know how air travel can affect a newborn's ears and breathing, and what you can do to keep your baby comfortable.
Horner syndrome
Disease | Updated on May 13, 2022
Find out about Horner syndrome, an interruption in nerve signals from the brain to the eye and face on one side of the body.
Hepatitis B
Disease | Updated on September 24, 2022
This highly contagious virus can cause long-lasting problems if it goes untreated. Learn about the symptoms, treatment and prevention of this serious liver infection.
Cavernous malformations
Disease | Updated on May 4, 2024
Understand the symptoms that may occur when blood vessels in the brain or spinal cord are tightly packed and contain slow-moving blood.
Aortic valve disease
Disease | Updated on September 27, 2023
Learn more about diseases that affect the valve between the heart's main pumping chamber and the body's main artery.
Inherited metabolic disorders
Disease | Updated on January 12, 2024
Caused by gene changes, these disorders affect the body's ability to change food into energy. They also affect how energy is used, such as for cell repair.
Turner syndrome
Disease | Updated on February 11, 2022
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 May 19, 2022
Child abuse includes physical, sexual, emotional and medical abuse, as well as neglect. Learn about signs, risk factors, how to get help and prevention.
Pulmonary valve stenosis
Disease | Updated on December 20, 2022
When the valve between the heart and lungs is narrowed, blood flow slows. Know the symptoms of this type of valve disease and how it's treated.
Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
Topic | Updated on December 9, 2023
A heart condition present at birth in which an extra heart signaling pathway causes a rapid heartbeat.
Arteriovenous malformation
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
An abnormal connection between arteries and veins, usually in the brain or spine.
Auditory processing disorder
Topic | Updated on September 30, 2023
A condition that makes it hard to understand speech.
Diabetes insipidus
Topic | Updated on March 7, 2023
A disease that causes the body to make large amounts of urine and can lead to extreme thirst.
Epilepsy
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures.
Lead poisoning
Topic | Updated on February 27, 2024
A buildup of lead in the body, often over months or years.
Meningococcal disease
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A serious bacterial infection that affects the brain and spinal cord.
Osteogenesis imperfecta
Topic | Updated on August 17, 2023
A group of disorders passed through families that cause fragile bones that break easily.
Noonan syndrome
Disease | Updated on May 25, 2023
This genetic condition stops typical development in parts of the body. It may include unusual facial features, short height, heart problems or other issues.
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Disease | Updated on March 22, 2024
This group of inherited genetic conditions limits the adrenal glands' ability to make certain vital hormones.
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.
Heart murmur
Topic | Updated on May 26, 2018
Sound of blood flowing through the heart, due to anything from healthy heart exertion during exercise to a diseased heart valve or other abnormality.
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Topic | Updated on April 6, 2023
An illness caused by breathing in too much of this deadly gas.
Hepatitis B
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus.
Horner's syndrome
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
Symptoms of a disrupted nerve pathway from the brain to the face and eye on one side.
Klinefelter syndrome
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A genetic condition in which a boy is born with an extra copy of the X chromosome.
Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return
Disease | Updated on December 23, 2022
In this heart problem present at birth, some of the blood vessels of the lungs connect to the wrong places in the heart. Learn when treatment is needed.
X-linked agammaglobulinemia
Disease | Updated on January 10, 2024
This genetic disease weakens the immune system, mainly in males, and leads to having infections often.
Heart murmurs
Disease | Updated on May 27, 2022
An irregular heart sound may be harmless or worrisome. Know the causes of heart murmurs and when treatment is needed.
Ventricular fibrillation
Disease | Updated on October 28, 2022
Without fast treatment, this heart rhythm problem can cause death within minutes. Learn the symptoms of VFib and what actions to take to save a life.
Achondroplasia
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
The most common type of short-limbed dwarfism.
Arnold-Chiari malformation
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A condition in which brain tissue extends into the spinal canal, present at birth.
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 December 2, 2023
Any condition caused by poor diet or the inability of the body to use certain nutrients.
Sickle cell trait
Topic | Updated on January 6, 2024
A condition in which a child inherits the sickle cell gene mutation from only one parent.
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.
Tricuspid valve regurgitation
Disease | Updated on March 12, 2024
A leaky tricuspid valve may make you feel tired and have difficulty exercising. Learn how this type of heart valve disease is diagnosed and treated.
Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Disease | Updated on May 13, 2022
PKU is caused by a change in the gene that helps create an enzyme needed to break down phenylalanine. Treatment includes a special diet and medication.
Tonsillitis
Disease | Updated on September 3, 2022
Learn about the causes and treatment of tonsillitis, a common cause of sore throat in children.
Hepatitis A
Disease | Updated on August 27, 2022
This contagious liver infection is caused by a virus. Learn more about its symptoms, treatment and prevention, including the hepatitis A vaccine.
Diphtheria
Disease | Updated on February 5, 2022
This rare but serious bacterial infection can cause organ damage and breathing problems. This disease is often treatable but is 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 March 8, 2024
Learn about this genetic disorder that causes developmental delays, problems with speech and other symptoms.
Enlarged heart
Disease | Updated on May 4, 2022
Cardiomegaly is another word for this sign or symptom that may be caused by certain heart conditions or even pregnancy. Know how it's treated.
Hemophilia
Disease | Updated on August 29, 2023
In this inherited disorder, the blood lacks one of several clot-forming proteins. The result is prolonged bleeding, which can be life-threatening.
Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome
Disease | Updated on February 12, 2022
Main signs of this congenital disorder involve a red birthmark (port-wine stain), vein malformations, and overgrowth of tissues and bones.
Astigmatism
Disease | Updated on October 5, 2021
Imperfect curvature of your eye can cause blurred distance and near vision. Learn about this common and treatable eye condition.
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
Disease | Updated on January 25, 2023
Learn about symptoms, causes and treatment of this common — and treatable — heart problem that occurs shortly after birth.
Turner syndrome
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A chromosomal disorder that affects only females.
48, XXXX syndrome
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
An extremely rare condition in which a female has two extra X chromosomes.
Astigmatism
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
An imperfection in the eye's curvature.
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Topic | Updated on January 24, 2024
A group of conditions passed from parent to child that limits the making of hormones in the adrenal glands.
Cysticercosis
Topic | Updated on March 16, 2024
A tapeworm infection that forms cysts in the brain, muscle and other tissues.
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Topic | Updated on May 3, 2024
A group of illnesses passed from parent to child that mostly affect the skin, joints and blood vessels.
Heterochromia iridum
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A condition in which the colored part of the eye (iris) is multicolored.
Miliaria
Topic | Updated on November 15, 2023
A skin condition caused by blocked sweat ducts and trapped sweat beneath the skin.
Tetralogy of Fallot
Disease | Updated on October 28, 2023
These four heart problems present at birth change how blood flows through the body. Know the symptoms and treatment.
Cleft lip and cleft palate
Disease | Updated on September 15, 2022
Surgery can fix openings or splits in the upper lip, or the roof of the mouth (palate), or both types of these birth defects.
Diaper rash
Disease | Updated on July 1, 2022
Learn more about the causes, prevention and home remedies for this common condition that irritates skin under diapers.
Hydronephrosis
Disease | Updated on February 15, 2022
Learn about this condition that occurs when urine doesn't drain properly from the upper urinary tract, leading to kidney swelling.
Heart arrhythmia
Disease | Updated on October 13, 2023
Learn about common heart rhythm disorders that can cause your heart to beat too fast, too slow or irregularly.
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Disease | Updated on August 25, 2022
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 August 4, 2022
This complication of an unrepaired congenital heart defect needs close monitoring. Learn how treatment can help manage symptoms and improve quality of life.
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.
Mosquito bites
Disease | Updated on October 26, 2022
Learn about the many ways to prevent mosquito bites and how to ease the itch if you are bitten.
Cerebral palsy
Disease | Updated on September 28, 2023
Learn about this group of conditions that affect movement. It's caused by damage to the developing brain, usually before birth.
Convulsion
Topic | Updated on May 25, 2018
A loss of consciousness accompanied by violent muscle contractions.
Albinism
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A group of inherited disorders characterized by little or no melanin production.
Atrial septal defect
Topic | Updated on December 14, 2023
A hole in the wall between the heart's upper chambers that's present at birth.
Beta thalassemia
Topic | Updated on November 21, 2023
A type of blood condition passed through families.
Cardiomegaly
Topic | Updated on January 5, 2024
An enlarged heart, which is a symptom of another condition, not a disease.
Down syndrome
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A genetic chromosome 21 disorder causing developmental and intellectual delays.
Epidermolysis bullosa
Topic | Updated on October 27, 2023
A group of conditions in which injury, heat, or friction makes the skin blister.
Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus
Topic | Updated on March 7, 2023
A disease in which the body has trouble balancing fluid levels due to a kidney problem.
Noonan syndrome
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A genetic condition preventing normal development in parts of the body.
Patau syndrome
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A condition in which a person has an extra chromosome 13.
Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Topic | Updated on January 10, 2024
A rare inherited condition that causes an amino acid called phenylalanine to build up in the body.
Polydactyly
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A condition of having more than 5 digits on a hand or 5 toes on a foot.
Mitral valve disease
Disease | Updated on September 20, 2023
Learn more about diseases that affect the valve between the left heart chambers, including mitral valve regurgitation and mitral valve stenosis.
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Disease | Updated on April 6, 2023
This gas has no color, odor or taste. It can be deadly. Learn how to prevent it.
Tay-Sachs disease
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A rare, inherited disorder that destroys nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
Disease | Updated on August 12, 2022
Learn more about this rare congenital heart condition that results in underdevelopment of the left side of the heart.
Neuroblastoma
Topic | Updated on March 6, 2024
A cancer that grows from immature nerve cells, most often in the adrenal glands.
Vesicoureteral reflux
Disease | Updated on February 11, 2022
Learn about what happens if urine flows backward from the bladder. Usually found in children, this condition boosts the risk of urinary tract infections.
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