most common abdominal surgical disease in children due to inflammation of the blind sac at the end of the cecum
severe inflammation of the upper airway affecting the larynx, trachea, and bronchi with 75% of cases caused by parainfluenza virus
acute or chronic inflammatory process of the bone and its structures that occur secondary to an infection
bacterial infection of the bladder and urethra that is often caused by Escherichia coli
neurological condition when two or more unprovoked seizures occur more than 24 hours apart
noncontagious febrile, self-limited disorder of an unknown cause with a common side effect of “strawberry tongue” and risk factors males under 5 years old and Asian decent
abdominal opening in the diaphragn that allows the abdominal contents into the thoracic cavity
disorder most often present at birth that permanently affects the body’s movement and muscle coordination that does not worsen overtime and is most commonly classified as spastic
congenital hemolytic disease that results from a defective hemoglobin molecule that causes misshapen red blood cells
pediatric emergency in which a portion of the bowel telescopes or folds into an adjacent bowel portion
abnormal absence or suppression of menstruation
acute infection of the dermis and subcutaneous tissue causing cell inflammation
severe, acute atopic reaction to an allergen with rapidly progressive respiratory distress
severe acute inflammation of the brain parenchyma resulting in cerebral edema
inflammation of the stomach and/or small intestine resulting in abdominal cramping, vomiting and diarrhea
communicable, opportunistic lung infection that is commonly associated with immunocompromised patients
chronic reactive airway disorder involving episodic, reversible airway obstruction resulting from bronchospasms
a combination of 4 cardiac defects that often require multiple surgeries
chronic, progressive incurable genetic disorder that affects mucous-secreting glands and is diagnosed with genetic testing and sweat tests
most common cause of sepsis in a newborn with antibiotics started immediately

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