Conditions & Treatments

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    Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Institute

    The Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Institute treats babies and children born with craniofacial deformities including cleft palate, cleft lip, craniosynostosis, apert syndrome, mobius syndrome, microtia and crouzon syndrome. For more information on plastic and reconstructive surgery, call us at 314.454.5437....

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    Cloacal and Urogenital Sinus Anomalies

    Cloacal and urogenital sinus anomalies are rare diagnoses in which the bladder, vagina and rectum may be partially or completely fused together....

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    Clubfoot

    Overview Clubfoot is a deformity of the foot. It’s when one or both feet are turned inward. The condition affects the bones, muscles, tendons, and blood vessels. Clubfoot is present at birth. It tends to affect more boys than girls. Causes A combination of things...

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    Cluster Headaches

    Cluster headaches usually start in children older than 10 years of age, and are more common in adolescent males. Cluster headaches usually occur in a series that may last weeks or months, and this series of headaches may return every year or two....

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    Coarctation of the Aorta

    Coarctation of the aorta (COA) is a heart defect that is present at birth (congenital). It means the aorta is narrower than it should be. The aorta is the large artery that carries oxygen-rich (red) blood from the left ventricle to the body....

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    Cochlear Implant Program

    The cochlear implant program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital is a joint program offered by St. Louis Children’s Hospital and the Washington University Department of Otolaryngology....

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    Colic

    Overview Colic is when a healthy baby cries for a very long time, for no obvious reason. It is most common during the first 6 weeks of life. It usually goes away on its own by age 3 to 4 months. Up to 1 in...

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    Common Cold and Upper Respiratory Infections

    The common cold (upper respiratory infection) is one of the most common illnesses in children. Each year it leads to more healthcare provider visits and missed days from school and work than any other illness. Millions of people in the U.S. will get a cold...

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    Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID)

    Overview Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is an immunodeficiency problem that causes a child to have a low level of antibodies and a decreased responsiveness to some vaccines. This makes it hard for the child’s body to fight infections. The child then becomes sick with infections...

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    Communication Disorders

    A child with a communication disorder has trouble communicating with others. He or she may not understand or make the sounds of speech. The child may also struggle with word choice, word order, or sentence structure....