Conditions & Treatments

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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....

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    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

    Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic (prolonged) and severe pain condition that can spread throughout the entire body. The condition is marked by:...

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    Concussions

    A concussion is an injury to the head area that may cause instant loss of awareness or alertness for a few minutes up to a few hours after the traumatic event. Some concussions are mild and brief, and the person or untrained observer may not...

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    Conduct Disorder

    Conduct disorder is a type of behavior disorder. It’s when a child has antisocial behavior. He or she may disregard basic social standards and rules....

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    Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

    Overview A diaphragmatic hernia is a birth defect. It happens in a baby during pregnancy. In this condition, there’s an opening in your baby’s diaphragm. This is the muscle that separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity. Some of the organs that are normally...

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    Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) Clinic

    (CDH Clinic) Babies born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) face continuing medical challenges. The CDH clinic at St. Louis Children’s Hospital provides follow up medical care, support and guidance for CDH patients through age 5....

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    Congenital Heart Defects

    There are many different congenital heart defects (i.e., heart defects present at birth) that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Overview of Congenital Heart Disease Fetal...

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    Congenital Heart Disease

    According to the American Heart Association, about 9 of every 1,000 babies born in the U.S. have a congenital heart defect. This is a problem that occurs as the baby's heart is developing during pregnancy, before the baby is born. Congenital heart defects are the...

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    Congenital Laryngeal Stridor

    Overview Congenital laryngeal stridor is a noisy or high-pitched sound with breathing. It is from an abnormally formed voice box (larynx). It is present at birth (congenital). Causes Congenital laryngeal stridor is the most common cause of noisy breathing (stridor) in babies. During the baby’s...

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    Congenital Muscular Torticollis

    Overview Congenital torticollis means that a baby is born with an odd position of the neck. The odd position is because of a tight, short neck muscle. It affects the right side more often than the left side. It may range from mild to severe....