Pediatric Health Library

Pediatric Diseases and Conditions: R

  • Rabies in Children

    Rabies is a viral infection that attacks the nervous system. Once symptoms develop, it is often fatal. But a rabies vaccine, or a series of vaccines, given soon after contact with an animal infected with rabies can prevent the illness.

  • Rashes Caused by Viruses

    Detailed information on viral exanthems (rashes)

  • Recognizing Urologic or Gynecologic Problems

    Vaginal bleeding and discharge are a normal part of a teen girl's menstrual cycle. If your daughter notices anything different or unusual, talk with your teen's healthcare provider.

  • Recovery Room/Post-Anesthesia Care Unit

    Once surgery has been completed, your child will be brought to the recovery room, also called the post-anesthesia care unit.

  • Refractive Errors in Children

    The most common refractive errors in children are nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

  • Relationship Development

    Adolescent attention often shifts to a more intense focus on social interactions and friendships expanding from same sex friends to same sex groups of friends to heterosexual groups of friends.

  • Renal Failure

    Detailed information on renal failure, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and diet

  • Respiratory Disorders in the Newborn

    Detailed information on respiratory disorders in high-risk newborns

  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) in Premature Babies

    Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is a common problem in premature babies. It causes babies to need extra oxygen and help with breathing.

  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in Children

    RSV is a viral illness that causes symptoms such as trouble breathing. It’s the most common cause of inflammation of the small airways in the lungs (bronchiolitis) and pneumonia in babies.

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