Pediatric Health Library

Pediatric Diseases and Conditions: V

  • Vaginitis

    Vaginitis is a common problem for women of all ages. Bacteria, yeast, viruses, and chemicals in creams or sprays can cause it.

  • Varicella and Pregnancy

    Did you have chickenpox as a child? Then you’ve got nothing to worry about from varicella. But if you didn’t, you may not be immune to this infectious disease that can cause complications for a pregnant woman and her baby. Read more to find out why and how to protect yourself.

  • Vascular Malformations and Hemangiomas

    Hemangiomas are growths of blood vessels. They’re also called birthmarks. But they often can't be seen at birth. They usually form in the first few weeks of life.

  • Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)

    A ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a congenital heart defect. This means that your baby is born with it. A VSD is an opening or hole in the dividing wall (septum) between the 2 lower chambers of the heart (right and left ventricles). VSDs are the most common type of congenital heart defect.

  • Very Low Birth Weight

    Very low birth weight is a term used to describe babies who are born weighing less than 3 pounds, 4 ounces. It is very rare that babies are born this tiny. Only about 1 in 100 babies born in the U.S. are very low birth weight.

     

  • Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR) in Children

    Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is a condition where urine in the bladder flows in the wrong direction. It goes up into the tubes (ureters) that lead to the kidneys.

  • Viral Skin Infections

    Detailed information on viral skin infections, including Herpes Zoster (Shingles), Pityriasis Rosea, Warts, and Molluscum Contagiosum

  • Viruses, Bacteria, and Parasites in the Digestive Tract

    Detailed information on viruses, bacteria, and parasites in the digestive tract.

  • Vision

    Detailed information on children with vision problems

  • Vision and Hearing

    Detailed information on vision and hearing in newborns

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