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Absence Seizures

Absence seizures are a type of epilepsy that is most common in children. it is characterized by a blank or absent stare.

Achalasia in Children

Achalasia is a rare disease that makes it hard to swallow foods and liquids. In achalasia, there is a problem with the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach (esophagus).

Achilles Tendon Injuries

Achilles tendon injuries affect the Achilles tendon, a fibrous band of tissue that links the muscles in your calf to your heel. The strength and flexibility of this tendon are important for jumping, running, and walking.

Achondroplasia in Children

Achondroplasia is a group of rare genetic (inherited) bone disorders. Achondroplasia is the most common type of what was once called dwarfism, in which the child's arms and legs are short in proportion to body length.

Acne

Acne affects teens and adults of all ages. It happens when oil secreted by sebaceous glands clogs the hair follicle. Bacteria infect the clogged follicle and cause pimples.

Acne in Children

Acne is a disorder of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands. Hair follicles are the areas around the base or root of each hair. Sebaceous glands are the tiny glands that release oil (sebum) into the hair follicles. The sebum moistens ...

Acoustic Neuroma

Diseases & Conditions

Acquired Hypothyroidism in Children

Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid gland doesn't make enough thyroid hormone. The condition is more common in adults. But it’s the most common thyroid disorder in children. Not enough thyroid hormone leads to signs such as slow growth, ...

Acromegaly

Diseases & Conditions

Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis

Diseases & Conditions

Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis

Diseases & Conditions

Acute Bronchitis

Bronchitis is inflammation of the breathing tubes. These airways are called bronchi. This inflammation causes increased mucus production and other changes. Although there are several different types of bronchitis, the most common are ...

Acute Bronchitis in Children

Diseases & Conditions - Pediatrics

Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy

AFLP is a rare, but serious, liver problem in pregnancy. With AFLP the liver cells have too much fat, which can damage the liver.

Acute Liver Failure

Acute liver failure is when your liver suddenly begins to lose its ability to function. This often happens right after an overdose of medication or poisoning.

Acute Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. It can be caused by gallstones, alcohol consumption, and certain medications, among other causes.

Acute Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Diseases & Conditions

Acute Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) in Children

Acute spinal cord injury (SCI) is when the spinal cord is damaged from an accident or other situation. An SCI may be a bruise (contusion), a partial tear, or a complete tear (transection) in the spinal cord.

Addison Disease in Children

Addison disease is when the adrenal glands don't make enough of two steroid hormones. The hormones are cortisol and aldosterone. Cortisol controls the body's metabolism, blocks inflammatory reactions, and affects the immune system. ...

Adenovirus Infection in Children

Diseases & Conditions - Pediatrics

Adjustment Disorders in Children

An adjustment disorder is an unhealthy emotional or behavioral reaction to a stressful event or change in a person’s life. The response happens within 3 months of the stressful event.

Afferent Loop Syndrome

Afferent loop syndrome is a complication of certain types of stomach surgery.

African Sleeping Sickness

African sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis) is a disease caused by a parasite. It is passed on by the bite of the infected tsetse fly.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Diseases & Conditions

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Diseases & Conditions

AIDS-Related Lymphoma in Children

Diseases & Conditions - Pediatrics

Alagille Syndrome

Alagille syndrome is an inherited condition in which bile builds up in the liver because there are too few bile ducts to drain the bile. This results in liver damage.

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