Conditions & Treatments

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    Chondrodysplasia Punctata

    Chondrodysplasia punctata is a condition that impairs the normal development of many parts of the body. The major features of this disorder include skeletal abnormalities, distinctive facial features, intellectual disability and respiratory problems....

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    Chorioamnionitis

    Overview Chorioamnionitis [chor-y-oh-am-nee-oh-NY-tis] is an infection of the placenta and the amniotic fluid. Only a few women get it, but, it is a common cause of preterm labor and delivery. Causes Chorioamnionitis is most often caused by bacteria commonly found in the vagina. It happens...

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    Chronic Cough

    Chronic cough — one lasting eight weeks or longer — is more than just an annoyance. A chronic cough can ruin your sleep and leave you feeling exhausted....

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    Chronic Headache

    While nearly everyone occasionally experiences headache pain, people with chronic headaches experience them most days if not every day. The constant pain can create mental and physical stress....

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    Chronic Lung Disease (CLD)

    Overview Chronic lung disease is the general term for long-term breathing problems in premature babies. It is also called bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Causes Premature babies may need a breathing machine (ventilator) and extra oxygen to breathe. Chronic lung disease happens when a breathing machine or...

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    Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

    Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is uncommon in children. Chronic myelogenous leukemia is cancer of the blood in which too many granulocytes, a type of white blood cell, are produced in the marrow....

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    Chronic Pain

    Pain is an unpleasant sensation that can begin when the body experiences physical harm. Pain serves as the body’s warning system to prevent further injury and further pain....

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    Chronic Renal Failure

    Renal failure refers to temporary or permanent damage to the kidneys that results in loss of normal kidney function. There are two different types of renal failure—acute and chronic....

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    Chronic Respiratory Failure

    Select infants and children may require nightly (or more frequent) mechanical ventilary support due to a disease involving the central nervous system, respiratory muscles, chest wall and/or lungs. The most important and reliable time to assess the adequacy of the patient's ventilary assistance is during...

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    Cleft Hand

    Cleft hand is also called central deficiency. This birth defect typically includes a missing long finger (middle finger) and a narrow thumb-index finger web space....