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Fabry's Disease

Fabry's disease is a rare condition that affects the body's ability to break down and use a fat called globotriaosylceramide, causing it to build up in the tissues of the body. These fatty deposits can occur anywhere in the body and may ...

Facet Joint Syndrome

The facet joints are the connections between the bones of the spine. The nerve roots pass through these joints to go from the spinal cord to the arms, legs and other parts of the body. These joints also allow the spine to bend and twist,...

Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy in Children

FSHD is a rare genetic muscle disease that affects the muscles of your child’s face, shoulders, upper arms, and lower legs.

Failed Back and Failed Fusion Syndrome

After any spine surgery, a percentage of patients may still experience pain. This is called failed back or failed fusion syndrome, which is characterized by intractable pain and an inability to return to normal activities. Surgery may be...

Failure to Thrive (FTT) in Children

Failure to thrive (FTT) is slow physical development in a baby or child. It's caused by a baby or child not having enough nutrition.

Fallopian Tube Cancer

In the past, fallopian tube cancer was considered one of the rarest gynecologic malignancies, but recent evidence suggests cancers arising from the lining of this organ may be responsible for a significant subset of cancers initially ...

Familial Arrhythmia Syndromes

The heart muscle is responsible for circulating blood throughout the body. When the heart does not operate as it is supposed to and develops an irregular or abnormal rhythm, the condition is known as an abnormal heart rhythm, or arrhythmia.

Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Familial hypercholesterolemia is an inherited genetic condition that is present from birth (congenital) and causes high levels of low density lipoprotein (LDL), sometimes known as "bad cholesterol." These high levels of LDL cholesterol ...

Fanconi Anemia in Children

Fanconi anemia is a blood disorder. With this condition, the bone marrow doesn't make enough blood cells. Or it makes defective blood cells.

Fecal Incontinence

Fecal incontinence means that you are not able to hold your feces, or stool, within your rectum until you get to a toilet. There are many reasons for fecal incontinence, such as a case of diarrhea that strikes suddenly, or there are ...

Femoral Anteversion in Children

Femoral anteversion is an inward twisting of the thighbone (femur). This health problem causes a child's knees and feet to turn inward. The child may have a pigeon-toed appearance.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

A baby born to a mother who drinks alcohol during pregnancy can have many problems. This is called fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

Fetal Growth Restriction

Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is a condition in which an unborn baby (fetus) is smaller than expected for the number of weeks of pregnancy (gestational age). It is often described as an estimated weight less than the 10th percentile. ...

Fever

A fever is a body temperature that is higher than normal. It usually means there is an abnormal process occurring in the body.

Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD)

Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) occurs when cluster of cells develops inside the blood vessel walls, causing it to narrow or bulge and restricting blood flow. These bulges can cause the blood vessels to appear "beaded" as multiple growths ...

Fibromuscular Renal Artery Stenosis

Fibromuscular renal artery stenosis is a narrowing of the arteries that lead to the kidneys, also known as the renal arteries, and occurs as part of the condition known as fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD).

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain in muscles and soft tissues all over the body. It is an ongoing (chronic) condition. It can affect your neck, shoulders, back, chest, hips, buttocks, arms and legs.

Fibromyalgia in Children

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain in muscles and soft tissues all over the body. It is an ongoing (chronic) condition. It can affect the neck, shoulders, back, chest, hips, buttocks, arms, and legs.

Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a common rheumatoid disorder of the muscles and bones that does not involve the joints. FMS causes pain and fatigue, and people with FMS feel as if their muscles have been pulled or overworked. Sometimes ...

Fibrous Dysplasia

Fibrous dysplasia is a chronic disorder in which an abnormal development of fibrous tissue causes bones to expand. Any bone can be affected. More than one bone can be affected at any one time, and, when multiple bones are affected, it is...

Fifth Disease in Children

Fifth disease is a viral illness that causes a rash. It occurs most often in the winter and spring.

First-Degree Burn in Children

A burn is damage to tissues of the body caused by contact with things such as heat, radiation, or chemicals. A first-degree burn affects only the outer layer of skin (epidermis).

Fistula

A fistula is a tract or opening that forms under the skin from the anus to outside of the body. In about half of the cases where an abscess has occurred and drained, a fistula will form between the inside or the pocket and the opening ...

Flat Head Syndrome (Deformational Plagiocephaly)

Flat head syndrome (deformational plagiocephaly) is when a baby’s head develops a lasting flat spot. The flat spot may be either on one side of the head or on the back of the head. This happens when a baby sleeps in the same ...

Flat Head Syndrome (Deformational Plagiocephaly)

Flat head syndrome (deformational plagiocephaly) is when a baby’s head develops a lasting flat spot. The flat spot may be either on one side of the head or on the back of the head. This happens when a baby sleeps in the same position ...

Flatback Syndrome

The spine has two curves, which helps it carry the weight of the trunk, arms and neck in a balanced way. The spine curves slightly backwards where it joins the pelvis. This curve is called lordosis. At chest level where the ribs join the...

Flea, Mite, or Chigger Bites in Children

Fleas, mites, and chiggers are different kinds of small insects. They are also parasites. This means they feed off the blood, skin, or both of animals and humans. These insects are more common in the warm weather. They bite skin and ...

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a common procedure. It is used to check the health of the lower part of the colon. It can show your doctor what’s causing problems with your bowel movements, or causing bloody stool, belly pain, or weight ...

Floor of Mouth Cancer

The floor of mouth is a horseshoe-shaped area under the tongue, between the sides of the lower jawbone (the mandible). Cancer of the floor of mouth accounts for 28-35 percent of all mouth cancers. Men are diagnosed with floor of mouth ...

Folate-Deficiency Anemia

Folate deficiency is the lack of folic acid in the blood. Folic acid is a B vitamin needed to make normal red blood cells. Low levels can cause megaloblastic anemia.

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