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Chemotherapy-Related Mouth Mucositis in Children

Chemotherapy is the use of medicines to treat cancer. The medicines can cause an inflammation of the lining of the mouth. The mouth is lined with mucous membranes. When these are inflamed, it’s called mouth mucositis.

Chest Wall Infections

The chest wall, sometimes called the thoracic wall, protects the heart, liver, lungs and other vital organs. The wall is made up of the ribs, the sternum and cartilage. Together these pieces form a protective cavity within the abdomen. ...

Chiari Malformation Type I in Children

A Chiari malformation (CM) is a problem with how the brain sits in the skull. The brain normally sits fully inside the skull. With a Chiari malformation, the lower part of the brain (cerebellum) dips down through a normal opening ...

Chickenpox

Chickenpox is a common childhood disease that causes an itchy, blistering rash and is easily spread to others.

Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Childhood apraxia of speech is a type of speech disorder. It is present from birth. A child with this condition has problems making sounds correctly and consistently. Apraxia is a problem with the motor coordination of speech.

Cholangitis

Cholangitis is a redness and swelling (inflammation) of the bile duct system. In most cases cholangitis is caused by a bacterial infection. The infection often happens suddenly. But in some cases it may be long-term (chronic).

Cholecystitis

Cholecystitis is a redness and swelling (inflammation) of the gallbladder. It happens when a digestive juice called bile gets trapped in your gallbladder.

Cholera in Children

Cholera is an infectious disease caused by bacteria.

Cholestasis of Pregnancy

Cholestasis of pregnancy is a liver problem. It slows or stops the normal flow of bile from the gallbladder. This causes itching and yellowing of your skin, eyes, and mucous membranes (jaundice). Cholestasis sometimes starts in early ...

Chondroblastoma

A chondroblastoma is a rare type of noncancerous bone tumor that begins in cartilage. This is the specialized, gristly connective tissue from which most bones develop. It plays an important role in the growth process. There are many ...

Chondromalacia

Often called "runner's knee", chondromalacia patella is a common condition causing pain in the kneecap. The patella is covered with a layer of smooth cartilage, which normally glides across the knee when the joint is bent. The pain is ...

Chondrosarcoma

Chondrosarcoma is a malignant type of bone cancer. It mainly affects the cartilage cells of the femur, arm, pelvis, knee, and spine.

Chondrosarcoma

This is a rare tumor of the cartilage of the bone. It is the malignant form of chondroma, which is a benign tumor or growth on cartilage. Cartilage is a smooth, pearl white connective tissue that lines the ends of bones where they join ...

Chordomas

This type of tumor develops from the remains of a spine-like structure that formed and then dissolved while the patient was a developing fetus.

Chorea

Chorea is a movement disorder where people have brief movements they cannot control. These movements drift from one muscle to another and can involve virtually any part of the body. Chorea is a common symptom of Huntington's disease and ...

Chorioamnionitis

Chorioamnionitis [chor-y-oh-am-nee-oh-NY-tis] is an infection of the placenta and the amniotic fluid. Only a few women get it. But it is a common cause of preterm labor and delivery.

Choroid Plexus Papilloma

Choroid plexus papilloma (CPP) is a rare type of brain tumor. These tumors are usually not cancerous. This condition is most common in young children, but it can also occur in adults.

Choroid Plexus Papilloma

Choroid plexus papilloma (CPP) is a rare type of brain tumor. These tumors are usually not cancerous. This condition is most common in young children, but it can also occur in adults.

Chronic Back Pain

While most back pain is caused by muscle strain, injury or spinal deformity, it can also be caused by a systemic or rheumatic illness. Pain is considered chronic when it is present for more than three months. Back pain can develop ...

Chronic Bronchitis

Chronic bronchitis is long-term inflammation of the breathing tubes (bronchi). It is common among smokers. People with chronic bronchitis tend to get lung infections more easily. They also have episodes of acute bronchitis, when symptoms...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating condition characterized by profound tiredness, regardless of bed rest.

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy

Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy is a rare autoimmune disorder that attacks the myelin sheaths around nerve cells.

Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is when scar tissue replaces healthy liver tissue. This stops the liver from working normally. Cirrhosis is a long-term (chronic) liver disease. The damage to your liver builds up over time.

Chronic Lung Disease in Premature Babies

Chronic lung disease is the general term for long-term breathing problems in premature babies. It’s also called bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Here's what you need ot know about this condition.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an inflammatory lung disease that gets worse over time. COPD can be managed with treatment and treatment should be started early on to ensure the best quality of life possible.

Chronic Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is an inflamed, swollen and irritated. If you don't recover from an acute pancreatitis attack, the inflammation gets gradually worse, you have chronic pancreatitis.

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Detailed information on chronic venous insufficiency, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Churg-Strauss Syndrome

Churg-Strauss syndrome is a rare disorder in which a person's body builds up a large number of antibodies that normally fight bacteria, viruses or irritating or potentially dangerous substances. Certain types of white blood cells tend to...

Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis occurs when the liver becomes scarred. As the scar tissue replaces healthy tissue, small bumps form on the organ, causing blockages, which can lead to bile backing up into the liver and the blood. Bile is a fluid that is made ...

Claudication

Claudication is pain in your thigh, calf, or buttocks that happens when you walk. It may be a symptom of peripheral artery disease (PAD). This is when narrowed or blocked arteries reduce the blood flow to your legs.

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