Conditions & Treatments

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    Albinism

    Albinism is a rare, inherited disorder characterized by a total or partial lack of melanin in the skin, compared to the pigmentation of siblings and parents. Albinos (people with albinism) have white hair, pale skin, and pink eyes....

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    Allergic Rhinitis

    Rhinitis is a reaction that happens in the eyes, nose, and throat when allergens in the air trigger the release of histamine in the body. Allergic rhinitis can happen on a seasonal basis or year-round....

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    Allergies

    Overview Allergies are problems of the immune system. Most allergic reactions happen when the immune system reacts to a “false alarm.” Normally, the human body defends itself against harmful things, such as viruses or bacteria. But sometimes the defenses violently attack mostly mild things, such...

  • Treatment

    Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine

    When your child has difficulty breathing, it makes everything that much harder. At the Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine Program, our team helps you and your child address any issues that affect breathing — including sinusitis (sinus infections), asthma, pneumonia, and sleep apnea....

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    Alopecia

    Overview Hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy. It can affect the hair on the head, and also the eyebrows, eyelashes, and facial and pubic hair. Not all chemotherapy causes hair loss. And not all children lose hair in the same way. A...

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    Alpha Thalassemia

    Overview Alpha thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder. This means it is passed down through the parent’s genes. It causes anemia in affected children. Anemia is a low red blood cell or low hemoglobin level. Hemoglobin is the part of red blood cells. It carries...

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    Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency

    Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is an inherited disorder that can cause lung disease in adults and liver disease in adults and children. Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) is a protein that protects the lungs....

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    Amblyopia

    You’ve noticed your son seems to have improper alignment in one of his eyes. You take him to his pediatrician and receive a diagnosis of amblyopia, more commonly known as lazy eye....

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    Amenorrhea

    What is amenorrhea? Amenorrhea is a menstrual condition characterized by absent menstrual periods for more than three monthly menstrual cycles. Amenorrhea may be classified as primary or secondary. Primary amenorrhea - from the beginning and usually lifelong; menstruation never begins at puberty. Secondary amenorrhea -...

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    Anaphylaxis

    Overview Anaphylaxis is a severe and sometimes life-threatening reaction to an allergen. An allergen is something that your child is allergic to. Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency. Your child can have a reaction to an allergen seconds up to an hour after contact. To be...