Conditions & Treatments

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    Anxiety Disorders

    Many different anxiety disorders that affect children and adolescents require clinical care by a doctor or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview....

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    Aortic Stenosis

    Aortic stenosis relates to a heart valve that is too narrow or is blocked. The aortic valve is one of four heart valves that keep blood flowing through the heart and keeps blood flowing from the left ventricle to the aorta. Your child may be...

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    Apert Syndrome

    Apert syndrome is a rare genetic birth disorder that causes the bones in an infant’s head, face, hands and feet to close (fuse) together abnormally. Our expert, multidisciplinary team of surgeons has extensive experience treating the full range of conditions related to Apert syndrome....

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    Aplastic Anemia

    Overview Aplastic anemia is a serious condition in which the bone marrow doesn’t make enough new blood cells. With fewer blood cells, a child with aplastic anemia has: Less oxygen sent to organs, tissues and cells (from too few red blood cells) Increased risk of...

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    Apnea of Prematurity

    Overview Apnea is a term that means breathing has stopped for more than 20 seconds. It can happen in full-term babies, but it is more common in premature babies. The more premature the baby, the greater the chances that apnea will occur. Causes In premature...

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    Appendicitis

    Overview Appendicitis is a painful swelling and infection of the appendix. It is a medical emergency. The appendix can burst or rupture. This is serious and can lead to more infection. If not treated, it can be fatal. The appendix is a thin, finger-shaped tube...

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    Arachnoid Cyst

    Arachnoid cysts are cerebrospinal fluid-filled sacs that are located between the brain or spinal cord and the arachnoid membrane, one of the three membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. Primary arachnoid cysts are present at birth and are the result of developmental abnormalities...

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    Argininosuccinic Aciduria

    Argininosuccinic aciduria – also known as argininosuccinase deficiency and argininocuccinate lyase deficiency (ALD) – is an inherited disorder that causes ammonia to accumulate in the blood. Ammonia is toxic if the levels become too high....

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    Arrhythmias

    An arrhythmia is an abnormal heartbeat. In an arrhythmia, abnormal electrical signals through the heart muscle may cause the heart to beat too fast (tachycardia), too slow (bradycardia), or irregularly....

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    Arrhythmic Right Ventricular Dysplasia

    ARVD is a rare type of cardiomyopathy that occurs if the muscle tissue in the right ventricle dies and is replaced by scar tissue:...