Conditions & Treatments

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    Critical Care Medicine/Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU)

    Find information on the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The PICU is staffed with specially trained healthcare team and state-of-art technology to deliver care to children and their families. For more information, call 314-454-KIDS (5437)....

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    Crohn's Disease

    Overview Crohn's disease is when there is redness, swelling (inflammation), and sores along the digestive tract. It is part of a group of diseases known as inflammatory bowel disease or IBD. Crohn’s disease is a long-term (chronic) condition. It may come and go at different...

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    Crossed Eyes

    Overview Strabismus is a misalignment of the eyes. The eyes (one or both) may turn inward, outward, up, or down. This condition is also called wandering eye or crossed eyes. This is one of the most common eye problems in children. Causes Experts aren’t sure...

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    Croup

    What is croup? Find out causes, facts, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments for croup, a respiratory problem often characterized by a loud, barking cough, stridor and breathing problems....

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    Crouzon Syndrome

    Crouzon syndrome is the most common type of craniosynostosis syndrome, which occurs when a genetic birth defect causes the bones in a baby’s skull to close (fuse) together prematurely....

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    Cryptosporidium

    Cryptosporidium, often referred to as "crypto," is a tiny parasite that can live in the intestines of humans and animals. The parasite is protected by an outer shell that allows it to survive outside the body for long periods of time and makes it very...

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    Cryptotia

    Cryptotia, also know as pocket ear, is when a superior portion of the auricle is hidden under the scalp. Children with cryptotia may benefit from a non-surgical procedure called ear molding. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 314.454.5437 or 800.678.5437 or email...

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    Cuts and Scrapes

    Small cuts and scrapes are often viewed as part of childhood and growing up. Most cuts and scrapes are minor injuries that can be treated at home. The skin opening may bleed or drain a small amount of fluid. First aid for cuts and scrapes...

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    Cystic Fibrosis

    What is cystic fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease of the glands that make mucus and sweat. It is a long-term (chronic), progressive disease. But improved treatments have made it possible for people with this disease to live longer lives. Most people with...

  • Treatment

    Cystic Fibrosis Center

    The Cystic Fibrosis Center at St. Louis Children's Hospital provides treatment for infants and children with cystic fibrosis. Our Cystic Fibrosis Center is one of the largest in the country and currently treats over 500 patients. For more information on the Cystic Fibrosis Center, call...