Conditions & Treatments

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    Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavior disorder. It is also called attention deficit disorder. It is often first diagnosed in childhood....

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    Atypical Genitalia

    Disorders of Sex Development When a child's gender is in question at birth, the child has atypical genitalia (ambiguous genitalia). This means that the genitals may not appear to be clearly male or female. Atypical genitalia can be a difficult experience for families. How do...

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    Audiology

    The Department of Audiology at St. Louis Children's Hospital offers a full range of clinical services for pediatric patients with hearing disorders and auditory problems....

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    Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a problem that affects a child’s nervous system and growth and development. It usually shows up during a child’s first 3 years of life....

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    Autoimmune Demyelinating Diseases

    In autoimmune demyelinating diseases, the body’s own immune system can attack healthy cells. This can happen anywhere in the body, including the myelin covering nerve cells in the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves....

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    Autoimmune Encephalopathies

    Autoimmune encephalopathies involve a change in thinking, or cognition, related to immune system activity in the brain. There are a wide range of symptoms and types of encephalopathies as well as many different causes. Often the presence of a tumor or a bacterial infection can...

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    Autosomal Recessive Inheritance

    Autosomal Recessive: Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell Anemia, Tay-Sachs Disease We inherit genes from our biological parents in specific ways. One of the ways is called autosomal recessive inheritance. What is autosomal recessive inheritance? Autosomal recessive inheritance means that the gene in question is located on...