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  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Captain of the Men of Death, Consumption, Phthisis, TB, White plague Introduction to tuberculosis: The World Health Organization estimates that about 1/3 of the world’s population – 2 billion people – are infected with tuberculosis. What is tuberculosis? Tuberculosis, or TB, is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It can infect […]

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  • Toxoplasmosis

    Toxoplasmosis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Toxoplasma gondii Introduction to toxoplasmosis: The idea of not changing kitty litter during pregnancy has made it into popular culture, but the litter box is not the way that pregnant moms are most likely to get toxoplasmosis — one infection that they do not want to get while pregnant.

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  • Toxic Synovitis

    Toxic Synovitis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Transient synovitis, Postinfectious arthritis Introduction to toxic synovitis: Whenever children develop a limp they should be checked to be sure that the cause is not something that needs emergency treatment, such as septic arthritis. When the results come back, parents will often hear that the diagnosis is toxic synovitis. This sounds like bad […]

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  • Tourette Syndrome

    Tourette Syndrome: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, tics, PANDA Introduction to tourette syndrome: The great English poet, author, and conversationalist, Dr. Samuel Johnson, is believed to have had Tourette syndrome, complete with both facial and vocal tics. His towering success in his day — before useful medicines had been developed – can be an inspiration […]

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  • Torticollis

    Torticollis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Wryneck, Congenital muscular torticollis Introduction to torticollis: “What is that lump in my baby’s neck?” “Why does my baby only turn his head to one side?” What is torticollis? The Latin word tortus means ‘twisted.’ Collum (collar) means ‘neck.’Torticollis simply means twisted neck. It can have many different causes. By far the most […]

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  • Tonsilitis

    Tonsillitis A-to-Z Guide: Overview, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention

    Introduction to tonsillitis: If you look into your child’s throat, you might see what look like small, dimpled, pink golf balls on either side of the throat. These are the tonsils. The tonsils are the visible part of the immune system’s ring of protection that surrounds the back of the throat. This immune tissue stands […]

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  • Swimmer’s Ear

    Swimmer’s Ear: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: External otitis; otitis externa Introduction to swimmer’s ear: Swimming can be a delight for children and for parents. Although water in the ear from swimming or bathing is not associated with most types of ear infections (even for children with tubes!), it can cause one kind of ear infection as well as exquisite […]

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  • Sunburn

    Sunburn: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Tanning, Radiation damage Introduction to sunburn: Even though skin cancer occurs in adults, the serious skin cancers are caused by the radiation damage (particularly the sunburns) that occurred in our youth. Similarly, adult cataracts can result from too much sun in the eyes during childhood.

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  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

    Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: A-to-Z Guide

    Related concepts: SIDS Introduction to SIDS: Everything dear to us causes pain. Becoming a parent opens up new landscapes within us: new hopes, fears, delights, and sorrows. There is no magic moment when you will stop worrying. Sometimes, even when we do everything right, babies die. The fragility and unpredictability of life underscore how precious […]

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  • Stye

    Stye: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Hordeolum Introduction to stye: A stye looks like nothing more than an irritating bump on the eyelid. And this is usually true. But untreated styes occasionally spread and become serious infections. What is a stye? A stye is a bacterial infection of the glands at the edge of the eyelid. The bacteria involved […]

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