Pediatric Health Library

Pediatric Diseases and Conditions: I

  • Identification, Treatment, and Prevention of Birth Defects

    Detailed information on the identification, treatment, and prevention of birth defects

  • If Your Child Has Difficulty Adjusting After a Burn Injury

    Agitated behavior such as crying, sleep disturbances and nightmares, and repeated episodes of sadness are signs that your child may be having difficulty coping with stress.

  • Illegal Drug Use and Pregnancy

    Almost every drug passes from the mother's bloodstream through the placenta to the fetus. Illicit substances that cause drug dependence and addiction in the mother also cause the fetus to become addicted.

  • Immune Deficiencies

    Detailed information on immune deficiency disorders in children, including Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, Common Variable Immunodeficiency, DiGeorge Syndrome, and X-linked Agammaglobulinemia

  • Immune Disorders

    Detailed information on the immune system and immune disorders

  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura in Children

    ITP is a blood disorder that causes a decrease in the number of platelets in the blood. Platelets help stop bleeding. So, a decrease in platelets can result in easy bruising, bleeding gums, and bleeding inside the body. The lower the platelet count, the greater the risk of bleeding.

  • Impetigo in Children

    Impetigo is an infection of the skin. When it affects just the surface, it’s called superficial impetigo. Impetigo can also affect deeper parts of the skin. This is called ecthyma. It may occur on healthy skin. Or it may occur where the skin was injured by a cut, scrape, or insect bite.

  • Infant

    Detailed information on infant health

  • Infant of a Mother with Diabetes

    An infant of a mother with diabetes is a baby who is born to a mother with diabetes. Because the mother has diabetes, the baby is at risk for problems.

  • Infant Play

    Hang brightly colored objects near your newborn. Sing and talk to your baby. Rock your baby, and take him or her for walks.

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