Conditions & Treatments

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    Septoplasty for Children

    Septoplasty is surgery to fix a septum, the wall that divides the nose into two sides. It is made of soft cartilage and bone and is covered with a mucous membrane. A deviated septum is when the septum is not in the middle....

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    Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

    Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral illness. It is very contagious and can spread quickly. It can cause mild illness, severe illness, or death. It is now known as a virus that can pose a severe threat to public health....

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    Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)

    SCID is a group of very rare, life-threatening diseases that are present at birth. The disease causes the child to have very little or no immune system....

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    Sever’s Disease

    What is Sever’s disease? A syndrome of heel pain in skeletally immature individuals. The formal name is: calcaneal apophysitis. The pain is thought to arise from the growth plate (apophysis) and epiphysis. How does it develop? It is thought to be an overuse phenomena. Overloading...

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    Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    What are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)? Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infectious diseases transmitted through sexual contact. Fifty percent of new STDs happen in people in the age range of 15 to 24 years. Protecting your adolescent from STDs The best way to prevent your...

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    Shin Splints

    Sports activity is starting at younger and younger ages. Some of these sports can be highly competitive and require long hours of practice and game play. This increase in daily and weekly activity can lead to “overuse injuries.” These injuries occur because of stress on...

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    Short Gut Syndrome

    Short gut syndrome, also known as short bowel syndrome, occurs when the body does not properly absorb and digest food normally because a large length of the small intestine is missing or non-functional. This can be due to a birth defect or surgical removal. People...

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    Shprintzen-Goldberg Syndrome

    What is Shprintzen-Goldberg syndrome? Shprintzen-Goldberg syndrome is a rare condition affecting many parts of the body. It involves a disorder of the connective tissue, the material inside your body that supports many of its parts. Shprintzen-Goldberg syndrome is also marked by unique facial features and...

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    Sickle Cell Disease

    Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder that is present at birth. This means it is passed down through a parent’s genes. Children with SCD make an abnormal type of hemoglobin....

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    Sickle Cell Disease Program

    The Sickle Cell Disease Program at St. Louis Children's Hospital provides medical care to children with sickle cell anemia. For more information on the Sickle Cell Program, call 314.454.5437....