Kids Diseases


Viral Meningitis

Viral meningitis is an extremely serious condition. It results from an infection with a virus that targets the meninges, the vascularized linings of the spinal cord and the brain. As the disease can damage the brain, it is regarded as a medical emergency. The condition of these linings may worsen ...

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Williams syndrome

Williams Syndrome is an infrequent neurodevelopmental disorder. It occurs when the gene responsible for the production of the protein elastin from chromosome 7 is eliminated.

It is elastin that accounts for the strength and the flexibility of the blood vessel walls. The disorder entails medical and developmental problems. ...

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Whooping cough

Whooping cough, also referred to by specialists as pertussis, is a highly contagious infection of the lungs caused by the Bordetella pertussis bacteria. It is frequently called the ‘100 days’ cough’ because of its duration.

Tiny droplets of fluid produced from coughing, sneezing or talking may easily spread ...

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Vision problems

Vision problems / Short-sightedness (myopia)

Problem: the eyeball is too long compared with the focusing power of the cornea and lens. This means light rays from objects in the distance are focused in front of the retina because they've been bent too much by the cornea and lens.

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Warts in Children

Warts in children are tiny, benign formations of the skin caused by the Human papillomavirus (HPV).

One may spot either a single wart or several ones forming a cluster. There is a number of distinct types, some of which are:

* Common warts: these are protuberances on ...

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Usher syndrome

Usher syndrome most often entails hearing loss, visual impairment and balance disorder. The syndrome is generally accompanied by another condition, known as retinitis pigmentosa.

The latter is associated with a degeneration of the retina that results in its failure to send images to the brain. Subsequently, there is ...

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Urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infections are typically generated by bacteria, particularly E.coli, which come from the bowels and may settle on the skin of the buttocks.

Each component of the urinary tract may fall victim to such an infection: the kidneys and the ureters (these are the tubes which export ...

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