An infant with an omphalocele has a portion of the abdominal organs protruding through an opening in the muscles near the umbilical cord.
Rh disease occurs during pregnancy when there is an incompatibility between the blood types of the mother and baby.
An abrasion is a superficial rub or wearing off of the skin, usually caused by a scrape or a "brush burn." Abrasions are usually minor injuries that can be treated at home.
Bleeding may occur at various times in pregnancy. Although bleeding is alarming, it may or may not be a serious complication.
Amenorrhea is a menstrual condition in which a woman's menstrual periods are absent for more than three monthly cycles. Pregnancy is one possible cause of amenorrhea.
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Acute fatty liver of pregnancy is a rare, but serious, condition of pregnancy in which there is an excessive accumulation of fat in the liver or liver cells.
Guillain-Barré syndrome is a neurological disorder in which a child's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The disorder usually occurs a few days or weeks after the child has had symptoms of a respiratory or gastrointestinal viral infection.
Many types of trauma can cause an acute spinal cord injury. The more common types occur when the area of the spine or neck is bent or compressed.
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Neonatal abstinence syndrome is a term for a group of problems a baby experiences when withdrawing from exposure to narcotics.
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Girls experience puberty as a sequence of events, and their pubertal changes usually begin before boys of the same age. The first pubertal change in girls usually is breast development.
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During adolescence, blood sugar levels become harder to control, resulting in levels that swing from too low to too high.
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Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder resulting from the body's inability to produce enough, or to properly use, insulin.
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