Pediatric Health Library

Pediatric Diseases and Conditions: A

  • A Child Living with a Pacemaker or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

    Detailed information on living with a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator

  • A Child's Concept of Death

    For infants and toddlers, death has very little meaning. School-aged children begin to understand death as permanent, universal, and inevitable. A predominant theme in adolescence is a feeling of immortality or being exempt from death.

  • About Cancer

    Detailed information on cancer in children, including causes, diagnosis, treatment, and coping

  • About Clinical Trials: Information from the National Cancer Institute

    Clinical trials are studies, managed by government agencies, educational institutions, private not-for-profit organizations, or commercial businesses. They develop and evaluate the effectiveness of new treatments and therapies for diseases.

  • About the Heart and Blood Vessels

    Detailed anatomical description of the heart's blood vessels, including simple definitions and a labeled, full-color illustration

  • Abrasions

    An abrasion is a superficial rub or wearing off of the skin, usually caused by a scrape or a brush burn. Abrasions are usually minor injuries that can be treated at home.

  • Achondroplasia in Children

    Achondroplasia is a group of rare genetic (inherited) bone disorders. Achondroplasia is the most common type of what was once called dwarfism, in which the child's arms and legs are short in proportion to body length.

  • Acne in Children

    Acne is a disorder of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands. Hair follicles are the areas around the base or root of each hair. Sebaceous glands are the tiny glands that release oil (sebum) into the hair follicles. The sebum moistens the skin and hair. The sebum and hair get to the skin surface through tiny holes called pores.

  • Acute Bronchitis in Children

    Bronchitis is an inflammation of the large breathing tubes (bronchi) in the lungs. Short-term (acute) bronchitis means that the symptoms often develop quickly and don’t last long.

  • Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy

    AFLP is a rare, but serious, liver problem in pregnancy. With AFLP the liver cells have too much fat, which can damage the liver.

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