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  • Salmonella

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

    Related concepts: Enteric fever, Typhoid fever Introduction to salmonella: Careless handling of raw chicken, eating undercooked eggs, and playing with pet turtles all share something in common – they can give your child Salmonella. What is salmonella? Salmonella bacteria are a major cause of food poisoning and infection from poultry, reptiles, and pets. Salmonella organisms […]

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  • Salmon Patches

    Salmon Patches: Your A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Angel kiss, Stork bites, Nevus simplex, Telangiectatic nevus, Unna’s nevus Introduction to salmon patches: Angel kisses and stork bites are among the picturesque names given to these very common birthmarks. Parents often worry that these will last a lifetime or get darker with time – the opposite tends to be true. They are […]

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  • Rubella

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

    Related concepts: German measles, Congenital rubella syndrome, Third disease, French measles, False measles, Scarlatina morbillosa, Hybrid measles Introduction to rubella: How tragic when a mild illness, scarcely worse than a cold, can cause such devastating effects on babies. Young parents, beware! What is rubella? Rubella is one of the classic rash illnesses of childhood. In […]

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  • RSV

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

    Related concepts: Rhus dermatitis, Contact dermatitis Related concepts: Respiratory syncytial virus Introduction to RSV: Very few things are more frightening than watching a small baby struggle to breathe. What is just a common cold to an adult can be a major threat for some small babies. What is RSV? RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, is […]

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  • Rotavirus

    Rotavirus A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to rotavirus: Rotavirus is extremely contagious. Day cares, preschools, and homes with young children are invisible forests of rotavirus. The living, spreading virus remains active on human hands for at least 4 hours, on hard dry surfaces for 10 days, and on wet areas for weeks! Want a good reason to carry a little […]

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  • Roseola

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

    Related concepts: Exanthem subitum, Human herpesvirus 6, HHV-6, Sixth disease Introduction to roseola: After several nights of watching their toddler with a fever, the parents notice a red rash covering his body. Is this a sign of trouble? Or is it good news? What is roseola? Roseola is a mild viral illness with a fever […]

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  • Ticks

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

    Related concepts: Arthropods Introduction to ticks: The possibility of tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease, Colorado tick fever, and other arboviruses, gives a sense of urgency to this topic. What are ticks? Ticks are a family of bloodsucking arachnids. They are related to mites, such as those that cause scabies, but are larger. They are […]

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  • leg

    Tibial Torsion: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Turned-in feet Introduction to tibial torsion: When a baby starts toddling around the home, many parents notice that one or both feet turn in. What is tibial torsion? The most common cause of in-toeing in toddlers is internal tibial torsion (the large bone in the calf is rotated inward). Some children are pigeon-toed […]

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  • Thumb Sucking

    Thumb-sucking: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to thumb sucking: When Jacques Cousteau first took cameras under water, he opened up an enchanted new world for us to see. When ultrasound was first turned toward the wombs of pregnant women, an even more marvelous world appeared. Sights that had been hidden for ages were now open to our view, and one […]

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  • Thrush

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

    Related concepts: Candida, Oral pseudomembranous candidiasis, Yeast Introduction to thrush: Wordsworth says that we come into this world “trailing clouds of glory.” We also come trailing hosts of microorganisms. Even before an infant has completed her trip through the birth canal, she is already being introduced to the complex interplay of different species of life. […]

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