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  • Seizures

    Seizures

    Childhood seizures, or convulsions, can be caused by a variety of common, and sometimes uncommon, childhood illnesses that result in abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Seizures in children can be divided into two main categories: 1) febrile seizure - occurs when a...

     
  • Nursemaid’s elbow

    Nursemaid’s elbow

    Nursemaid’s elbow is a common elbow injury usually occurring in children age 5 or younger. When the injury occurs, the top of the radius bone of the forearm has slid out of proper position at the elbow joint.

     
  • MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)

    MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)

    What is Staphylococcus aureus (Staph)? Staphylococcus aureus, often referred to simply as “Staph,” are bacteria commonly carried on the skin or in the nose of healthy people. Approximately 25% to 30% of the population is colonized (when bacteria are present,...

     
  • Meningitis

    Meningitis

    Meningitis is an inflammation and swelling of the tissues that cover the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis is usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection that invades the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF), the fluid that protects and cushions the brain and spinal cord.

     
  • Childhood Leukemia

    Childhood Leukemia

    The term leukemia refers to cancers of the white blood cells. These cells are produced in the bone marrow to help or bodies fight infection. When a child has leukemia, large numbers of abnormal white blood cells are produced in the bone marrow.

     
  • Kawasaki disease

    Kawasaki disease

    Kawasaki disease is a febrile illness with inflammation of blood vessels throughout the body, including the coronary arteries (blood vessels around the heart.)

     
  • Headaches

    Headaches

    Headache is a frequent complaint of children who come to the ER. Although headaches are not the result of serious disease in the majority of cases, they can be a frustrating problem in children and adolescents

     
  • Hay Fever

    Hay Fever

    One of the most common presentations of allergies in children involves the nose and eyes. The clinical condition involving nasal symptoms is called “rhinitis” and allergic involvement of the eyes is called “conjunctivitis”.

     
  • Hand-foot-and-mouth disease

    Hand-foot-and-mouth disease

    Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is highly contagious and is spread through direct contact with the nasal or mouth secretions or feces of an infected person.

     
  • Fractures

    Fractures

    A fracture is a broken bone; a very common reason for a child’s visit to the ED and one of the most common reasons for referral to a pediatric orthopedist.