Conditions & Treatments

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    Sickle Cell Pain

    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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    Sinding-Larsen-Johansson Disease

    An increasing number of boys and girls are playing recreational and organized sports. As a result, there is a rise in the number of overuse injuries seen among children and adolescents. The majority of sports and overuse injuries are due to minor trauma involving soft...

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    Sinusitis

    Sinusitis is an infection of the sinuses. These infections usually happen after a cold or with allergies....

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    Sjogren's Syndrome

    What is Sjögren's syndrome? Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder, which means that the body's own immune system mistakenly attacks its own cells and tissues. In the case of Sjögren's syndrome, the body's white blood cells fight the glands that produce your body's moisture. Facts...

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    Skeletal Dysplasia Services

    The Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic at St. Louis Children Hospital serves the needs of children with skeletal abnormalities. The clinic specializes in treating children with achondroplasia and osteogenesis imperfecta. Contact St. Louis Children’s Hospital at 314.454.KIDS (5437) for more information....

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    Skewfoot

    A skewfoot is a congenital birth problem in the formation and growth of the bones in the foot. Some doctors will also refer to this as a “Z”-foot, Serpentine foot, or severe metatarsus adductus. Most children have a foot that appears to hook inward or...

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    Skin Cancer

    Skin cancer is a type of cancer that grows in the cells of the skin. It can spread to and damage nearby tissue and spread to other parts of the body. Skin cancer is very rare in children....

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    Skin Color Changes in Newborns

    What might skin color changes indicate in a newborn? The color of a baby's skin can often help identify possible problems in another area of the body. If your newborn has any of the following skin color changes, tell your baby’s healthcare provider right away:...

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    Skin Lesions

    A skin lesion is a superficial growth or patch of the skin that does not resemble the area surrounding it. To request an appointment with a physician at St. Louis Children's Hospital, call 314.454.5437 or 800.678.5437 or email us . For additional resources about Skin...

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    Sleep Apnea

    Obstructive sleep apnea is when a child briefly stops breathing while sleeping. It happens because of a blockage in the upper airway. This is the passages through the nose and mouth to the windpipe and lungs....