Conditions & Treatments

  • Condition

    Cancer

    Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells that rapidly reproduce even without adequate space and nutrients. Cancer cells are often shaped differently from healthy cells and can spread to many parts of the body...

  • Treatment

    Cancer Predisposition Program

    The Pediatric Cancer Predisposition Program identifies at-risk children through genetic testing and diagnostic screenings, and can increase the likelihood of early detection and treatment for Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, FAP, Gardner syndrome and hereditary retinoblastoma. Learn more by contacting St. Louis Children's Hospital at 314-454-5437....

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    Cancer Predisposition Syndrome

    Cancer predisposition syndrome, also called inherited cancer predisposition, hereditary cancer predisposition, or family cancer predisposition is a genetic mutation that increases the chances of developing cancer at an earlier age compared to the risk for the general population....

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    Candidiasis

    Candidiasis is an infection caused by yeast called Candida. Candida normally causes no harm, but in some cases, it can overgrow. This can cause a rash, itching, and other symptoms....

  • Condition

    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Carbon monoxide poisoning is an illness that occurs from breathing in carbon monoxide (CO) gas. It is a medical emergency and needs treatment right away....

  • Treatment

    Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program

    The Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program at the St. Louis Children’s and Washington University Heart Center offers a multidisciplinary team approach to evaluating and treating infants and children with heart disease, to ensure they reach their highest potential....

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    Cardiomyopathy

    What is cardiomyopathy? Cardiomyopathy is disease of the heart muscle that reduces the heart's ability to pump blood effectively. Different kinds of cardiomyopathy cause the heart muscle to enlarge, thicken, or become stiff. Cardiomyopathy can be due to a number of causes, including viral infections...

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    Carpal Coalition

    Carpal coalition is when two wrist bones are joined together improperly, restricting movement and rotation....

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    Cat Scratch Disease

    Cat scratch disease is a bacterial infection carried in cat saliva. It is passed from a cat bite or scratch to a human. It can also result from a fleabite, but cats are the main source....

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    Cataracts

    Cataracts keep light rays from passing through the lens and focusing on the retina. Cataracts are rare in children, but they can affect one eye (unilateral) or both eyes (bilateral)....