Congenital Kyphosis

What is Congenital Kyphosis? Congenital Kyphosis is a spinal defect that occurs during the first six to eight weeks of embryonic development. The defect causes the spine to develop with …

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Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

What is Childhood Disintegrative Disorder? Children with Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD) develop normally until age 3 or 4 when they start to lose previously acquired social, language and motor skills. …

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Rett Syndrome

What is Rett Syndrome? Rett Syndrome is a rare regressive neurological disorder that usually affects only girls.  Girls with Rett Syndrome appear to develop normally until six to eighteen months …

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Spina Bifida

What is Spina Bifida? Spina bifida is one of a number of defects called neural tube defects. The neural tube is the group of cells that form during fetal development …

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Eczema in Babies and Children

What is Eczema? The most common type of eczema is called atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema. Children with eczema have an itchy red rash that is rough and inflamed skin with …

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Gestational Diabetes

What is Gestational Diabetes? Gestational diabetes means that high blood sugar is found in an expectant mother beginning around the 24th week of pregnancy. Often, there are no symptoms and …

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Psoriasis

What is Psoriasis in Children? Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disorder. Normal skin cells develop and shed every 28 to 30 days. In children with psoriasis, the skin cells in the …

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Hypospadias

What is Hypospadias? Hypospadias is a congenital abnormality of the penis in which the urinary tract opening is not at the tip. In a normal penis, the urine tube (urethra) …

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VATER Association

What is VATER Association? An “association” is a related group of abnormalities that occur more often than can be explained by chance. Each letter in the term VATER represents a …

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Varicella

What is Varicella? Varicella, also known as Chickenpox, is a highly contagious viral infection caused by first exposure to the varicella zoster virus. The virus is transmitted by respiratory droplets …

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