Pediatric Conditions and Diseases

Common pediatric conditions and diseases include chicken pox, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), urinary tract infection (UTI), asthma and obesity. Any health problem has to be treated immediately, as it might hamper the child’s development.

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Pediatric Conditions and Diseases

What is galactosemia?

1. classic galactosemia

2. duarte galactosemia is a mild variant of classic galactosemia

3. galactose epimerase deficiency Other Names: UDP-Galactose-4-epimerase deficiency; GALE deficiency; Galactosemia 3; Epimerase deficiency galactosemia; Galactosemia type 3; GALE-D; Uridine diphosphate galactose-4-epimerase deficiency. is A very rare, moderate to severe form of galactosemia characterized by moderate to severe signs of impaired galactose metabolism. The following summary is from Orphanet, a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Orpha Number: 79238

4. Galactokinase deficiency. Other Names: GALK deficiency; Galactosemia 2; Hereditary galactokinase deficiency; Galactokinase deficiency galactosemia; GALK-D; Galactosemia type 2. Galactokinase deficiency (GALK), a mild type of galactosemia

type# form/name:

1. classic| severe

4. galactose epimerase deficiency| modrate/severe

2. galactokinase deficiency| mild

3. duarte Galactosemia| mild/severe

Pediatric Conditions and Diseases
Rheumatoid Arthritis

How can Rheumatoid arthritis affect an infant?

The same way as it does an adult. RA is an inflammatory disease that is usually starts to show up i the joints. and like it does in adults it will start to destroy cartilage which in turn will lead to chemicals being produced that will lead to more damage to tendons ligaments and bone, RA can also damage many other parts of the body including the brain lungs eyes heart and vascular/ arterial systems.

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How do babies get cerebral palsy?

due to birth asphyxia and genital disorders

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Child Development

When does a child's tonsils develop?

Infants are born with Tonsils and Adenoids and they start out large in childhood (about 3-5 years) and shrink throughout your life.

At about one month in a pregnancy the "Throat Pouches" begin to develop and the embryo will start forming the Tonsils.

Pediatric Conditions and Diseases

Can children have cushing's disease?

Absolutely they can, but peds paitients typically only make up about 10% of what is a very rare disease to begin with. My 5 and 1/2 year old daughter underwent a bilateral adrenalectomy at the National Institutes of Health in April this year (09) for cushing's disease. Her doctor, Constantine Stratackis, is the leading peds doctor who deals with this disease. It can be very difficult to diagnose (took us three trips and 29 days), but can be cured by treatment. You can go to for more information on cushing's disease.

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What causes coated tongue and what are treatments?

Certain types of yeast in the gut and general gut dysbiosis (imbalance) can cause a white or yellowish coated tongue. Dysbiosis means that the bacterial balance in your stomach and intestinal area is out of balance. It can mean too much "bad" or unhealthy bacteria and yeast and not enough "good" or healthy bacteria also called probiotics such as Lactobicillus, Bifidobacterium and Sachromyces Boulardi. A good way to test for this is by using a stool test that can find and identify any microbial, yeast or parasite problems as well as how much healthy bacteria you have in your gut.

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Why do you drool at night?

You drool when your mouth is open. The saliva in your mouth comes out through force of gravity. Some people sleep with their mouth open (the droolers) while some people don't (the non-droolers). There is no scientific evidence saying that you need to drool or that you do not need to drool. It just happens.

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What are the top 10 leading causes of morbidity and mortality in infants in the Philippines in 2008?

== == == == I can't find the answer for the year 2007, but here's the statistics taken from DOH for the year 2003... 1. Heart Diseases 2. Vascular System Diseases 3. Malignant Neoplasm 4. Accidents 5. Pneumonia 6. Tuberculosis, all forms 7. Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical, laboratory findings 8. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 9. Diabetes Mellitus 10. Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period

1. Acute lower Respiratory Tract Infections and Pneumonia 2. Diarrheas 3. Bronchitis / Bronchiolitis 4. Influenza 5. Hypertension 6. TB respiratory 7. Heart Diseases 8. Malaria 9. Chickenpox 10. Measles

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How do you know if your baby has epilepsy?

your baby wil have frequent jerks

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What can make you not grow anymore?

Nothing. Your height is determined by DNA.

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Can I lift my infant after hernia repair?

You should talk with your surgeon about this because depending on how large the hernia, what kind of surgical procedure, and how much your infant weighs all plays a part. Generally speaking I have heard not to lift more than 10 pounds initially after surgery. I am having my own hernia repair surgery tomorrow and have a 15 pound baby so I will not be able to lift him for the first week post surgery. Good luck!

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What to eat with a sore throat?

It is said that eating crisps can help to heal a sore throat as the roughness of the crisps scratch the throat helping it to heal quicker as it's removing the inflamed areas.

Although if this is too painful I would recommend soft foods until you feel up to eating more solid foods so for example, soups, jacket potatoes and buttery toast.

If your in any doubt please contact your doctor or visit a walk-in-centre as they'll know the best advice for you.

Good Luck & Hope your feeling better soon.

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Would a hydrops baby survive after birth?

Yes, they can. I have a 10 week old little girl still living to prove it. Lots of prayers and God pulled her through. She was born at 28 weeks and weighed in at 4 lb and 1/2oz and she should had weighed 2 lb so 1/2 her body was fluid. So believe and pray we made a sign for her bed that said (I am healing in Jesus name) and we believed it and she healed in Jesus name:)

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Infant Mortality Rate

What are the leading causes of infant morbidity and mortality by year 2007?

Ten leading causes of morbidity Philippines, 20061. ALRI and Pneumonia 670,231 828.8 2. Acute Watery Diarrhea 572,259 707.7 3. Bronchitis/Bronchiolitis 538,990 689.9 4. Hypertension 408,460 522.8 5. Influenza 339,881 435.0 6. TB Respiratory 132,725 169.9 7. Diseases of the Heart 38,482 49.3 8. Acute Febrile Illness 25,400 32.5 9. Malaria 22,284 27.6 10. Dengue Fever 15,279 19.6

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How much 11 year old girl weigh in stone?


Head, Ears, and Nose
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What could a 1-inch-sized hard fixed lump 2 inches behind the left ear on a 14-year-old be?

It could simply be a knot of bone and ligament where the ligaments for the neck join the back of the head. I had a similar lump behind my right ear and the doctor said it was normal. There is a line from ear to ear around the middle of the back of everyone's head apparently where these ligaments attach. Lumps on that line are not unusual and what's more, these lumps can migrate along the line during the course of your life. Obviously go see a doctor though. But if your doctor is unconcerned I wouldn't worry about it. It can also be a swollen gland signifying they are fighting an infection. It doesnt mean they have a fully developed one.
Cold and Flu
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How high is a fever to high for a toddler?

Parents often worry about this, but brain damage from a fever is extremely unlikely. It's not unusual for a sick toddler to run a temperature of 104 or even 105 degrees F. Although fevers over 106 degrees are very unusual, unless a child is trapped in a hot place or overdressed, most children can tolerate a temperature of slightly greater than 107 degrees F without long-term effects from the fever itself.

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Do you need to be concerned if small bumps that do not hurt appear on a four year old's head?

When I was younger I suddenly noticed bumps all over my head which the doctor said were cysts. They were completely harmless and my parents were given the option to have them removed (which would require shaving some hair), or to just be careful when brushing my hair, etc. not to "catch" them and they would eventually go away. They did go away on their own. I hope you find an answer as to what they are, and hopefully they are nothing to be concerned about. God bless, Cathy

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Can an infant less than a year old have asthma triggered by the smell remaining on the clothing and hair from a smoker who does not smoke around the child only outside of the house?

Yes. i have asthma since i was 5, any smell can trigger, i depends on the person. Most definitely. I do not smoke, but if I spend time in a room where someone else is smoking then walk near my husband, he immediately goes into an asthma attack. Even small amounts of a trigger can have an effect, and especially for babies and children because their lungs are so much smaller. Also, a lot of smokers don't realize how strong the lingering smell is. I can pick it up from papers at work that have been sitting at the desk of a smoker. Some people are a lot more sensitive to certain smells; asthma enhances that.

Child Health
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Why is babys head dropping when crawling?

Babies have very large heads compared to there bodies, therefore they have trouble supporting them and the musscles in there necks are not strong enough to hold it up that's why when you are holding a baby you have to surports it head.

The statement above is comletely incorrect. I am a pediatrician and I very well know the answer to your question. Email me at for a full explaination.

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Can a chiari malformation be caused by a ganglioglioma?

No. This condition would be termed tonsillar herniation secondary to ganglioglioma.

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Psychosomatic Therapy

What is assimilation in geology?

I am guessing you are talking with regard to magmatic differentiation during the eruption process? If so assimilation is simply the chemical change in the magma due to the magma melting other rock types that make up the walls of the conduit. This process often explains "abnormal" mineral compositions.

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Are growing pains a myth?


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When do babies need to be treated for johndus?

get the babies blood work done at the hospital and see what they have to say. if the billyrubin count is high than yes they should be treated right away!

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What could a hard lump be behind both ears near the jawline that have been there forever?

It could be the mastoid processes.

These also can be little cysts (not cancerous) or fatty nodules. If you are worried then please see your doctor.


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