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  • A to Z: Allergy, Drug A to Z: Allergy, Drug

    Normally medicines help us treat disease, but in people with drug allergies, taking certain medicines can cause the immune system to react and harm the body.

  • A to Z: Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) A to Z: Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

    In this condition, an abnormal connection between arteries and veins causes blood to flow too quickly, leading to a risk of bleeding. Learn more here.

  • A to Z: Asthma, Cough Variant A to Z: Asthma, Cough Variant

    People with this type of asthma have a cough but no wheezing. Learn more about it here.

  • A to Z: Astrocytoma A to Z: Astrocytoma

    This type of brain tumor involves star-shaped cells of the brain that grow out of control. Learn about it here.

  • A to Z: Ataxia Telangiectasia A to Z: Ataxia Telangiectasia

    Learn about this genetic disorder that can weaken the immune system and cause gradual worsening of balance, coordination, and speech.

  • A to Z: Central Line Infection A to Z: Central Line Infection

    A central line — a tube surgically placed into a blood vessel — can be a convenient way to receive medicine through a vein over a long period of time, but it carries the risk of infection.

  • A to Z: Central Sleep Apnea A to Z: Central Sleep Apnea

    Learn more about this condition, in which abnormal brain signals cause a person's breathing to stop and start repeatedly during sleep.

  • A to Z: Congenital Anomaly A to Z: Congenital Anomaly

    Sometimes babies are born with anomalies - one or more parts of the body that are different from normal in size, shape, or functioning. Learn more here.

  • A to Z: Congestive Heart Failure A to Z: Congestive Heart Failure

    In this condition, which can affect a child's breathing, activity, and growth, the heart is unable to pump blood efficiently and meet the needs of the body.

  • A to Z: Coronavirus A to Z: Coronavirus

    This common viral infection can affect the respiratory tract. Almost everyone has had it at some point in their life. Learn about coronavirus here.

  • A to Z: Coxa Valga A to Z: Coxa Valga

    A to Z: Coxa Valga

  • A to Z: Feeding Problems, Infant A to Z: Feeding Problems, Infant

    Some babies refuse to eat or don't eat enough. Others have problems digesting food. Learn more about common feeding problems here.

  • A to Z: Flatulence, Eructation, and Gas Pain A to Z: Flatulence, Eructation, and Gas Pain

    It may seem embarrassing to talk about, but intestinal gas and the sounds and smells it causes are common and usually totally normal. Learn more here.

  • A to Z: Fracture, Collarbone A to Z: Fracture, Collarbone

    A fall onto the shoulder or an outstretched arm can result in this type of broken bone. Learn more here.

  • A to Z: Fragile X Syndrome A to Z: Fragile X Syndrome

    Kids with this inherited disorder can do well with therapies to help treat the intellectual, emotional, and behavioral challenges they face. Learn more here.

  • A to Z: Hereditary Angioedema A to Z: Hereditary Angioedema

    In this inherited condition, people can have attacks of swelling in the skin, airways, and intestines. Learn about hereditary angioedema here.

  • A to Z: Hernia, Bilateral A to Z: Hernia, Bilateral

    A bilateral hernia is an opening or weakness in the abdominal wall on both sides of the groin. Learn about it here.

  • A to Z: Hidradenitis A to Z: Hidradenitis

    In this condition, which often begins during the teen years, lumps form under the skin in areas like the armpit or groin. Learn more here.

  • A to Z: Hypertriglyceridemia A to Z: Hypertriglyceridemia

    In this common condition, there is a high level of fats called triglycerides in the blood. Learn how this is related to diet, lifestyle, and heart disease here.

  • A to Z: Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) A to Z: Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)

    Learn more about this type of autism that can impair social skills, delay speech, and cause repetitive behaviors.

  • A to Z: Phenylketonuria A to Z: Phenylketonuria

    In this genetic disorder, the body cannot break down the amino acid phenylalanine, which then builds up in the system and affects the brain. Learn more.

  • A to Z: Pneumonitis A to Z: Pneumonitis

    In this illness, something a person inhales can cause irritation and swelling in the lungs. Learn more here.

  • A to Z: Pulmonary Artery Sling A to Z: Pulmonary Artery Sling

    With this condition, an artery carrying blood from the heart to the lungs can form a sling around the windpipe and block air flow. Learn more about it here.

  • A to Z: Sturge-Weber Syndrome A to Z: Sturge-Weber Syndrome

    Learn about this genetic disorder that can cause a birthmark on the face called a port-wine stain, as well as other symptoms.

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