Pediatric Health Library

Pediatric Diseases and Conditions: L

  • Labor

    Labor usually starts two weeks before or after the estimated date of delivery. No one knows exactly what triggers the onset of labor.

  • Labor and Delivery

    Detailed information on labor and delivery

  • Lacerations With Stitches

    Stitches, also called sutures, are special types of thread that hold the edges of a wound together while it heals.

  • Lacerations Without Stitches

    A laceration is tear or opening in the skin caused by an injury. Some lacerations are small and need only minor treatment at home.

  • Lactose Intolerance in Children

    Lactose intolerance is when the body can’t easily break down or digest lactose. Lactose is a sugar found in milk and milk products.

  • Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis

    Langerhans cell histiocytosis most often strikes young children and causes damage to tissues throughout the body.

  • Large for Gestational Age

    Large for gestational age is used to describe newborn babies who weigh more than the usual amount for the number of weeks of pregnancy. Babies are called large for gestational age if they weigh more than 9 in 10 babies of the same gestational age.

  • Latex Allergy

    Symptoms of latex allergy include watery or itchy eyes, wheezing, hives, flushing or a skin rash, itching, or swelling.

  • Lead Poisoning in Children

    Lead poisoning is a totally preventable disease. Children ages 1 to 3 who live in low-income housing built before 1978 are especially at risk.

  • Learning Disorders in Children

    A learning disorder is when a child has trouble learning in certain school subjects. Your child may have problems with reading, math, or writing. His or her skill is below what is expected for the child’s age, grade level, and intelligence.

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