Conditions & Treatments

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    Liver Disease

    What are some common liver disease symptoms? When diagnosing liver disease, the healthcare provider looks at the patient's symptoms and conducts a physical exam. In addition, the healthcare provider may ask for a liver biopsy, liver function tests, an ultrasound, a computed tomography (CT) scan,...

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    Liver Failure

    Liver failure is severe deterioration of liver function. Liver failure occurs when a large portion of the liver is damaged due to any type of liver disorder and the liver cannot perform its vital functions in the body, such as producing chemicals and filtering blood....

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    Lordosis

    Lordosis is a deformity of the backbone (spine). It’s when the bones of the spine (vertebrae) in the lower back curve inward more than normal. A child with lordosis has a swayback appearance....

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    Low Birth Weight

    Low birth weight is a term used to describe babies who are born weighing less than 5 pounds, 8 ounces (2,500 grams)....

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    Low Bone Density

    Low bone density, also known as osteopenia, osteoperia or pre-osteoporosis, is technically not a disease but an indication your child's bone mineral density is below normal. Children with osteopenia are more likely to develop osteoporosis if something is not done to stop bone loss....

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    Low Milk Production

    What causes low milk production? Occasionally, a delay in the time when milk "comes in" turns into an ongoing problem with low milk production. Sometimes, a mother has been producing sufficient amounts of milk, and then milk production slowly, or quite suddenly, decreases. Before worrying...

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    Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction

    Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction, also known as dysfunctional voiding, is a condition that affects many children and is generally not a serious problem but is certainly a nuisance. Dysfunctional voiding is generally felt to be a dis-coordination between the bladder and the bladder outlet....

  • Treatment

    Lung Transplant Program

    Lung Replacements are common when treating cystic fibrosis in children. St. Louis Children's Hospital Liver Care Center has all of the information regarding liver diseases and transplantation. Contact us today for more information about lung transplants as treatment of cystic fibrosis....

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    Lyme Disease

    Overview Lyme disease is an infection caused by bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi. The bacteria are usually spread by tick bites. Lyme disease is a year-round problem, but it peaks during the spring and summer months. It can cause short-term symptoms, and may cause long-term problems....

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    Lymphadenitis

    Lymphadenitis occurs when the lymph glands become enlarged by swelling, usually in response to bacteria, viruses, or fungi. The swollen glands are usually found near the site of an infection, tumor or inflammation....

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