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Fever, Thermoregulation and Endurence

Fever is a symptom, not an illness. Having a fever is actually a sign that the body’s immune system is awake and fighting an infection. Fever can be associated upper respiratory tract infections, flu, ear infections, roseola, tonsillitis, urinary tract infections, chickenpox. or overheating. Rarel...
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Neonatal Acne

There are two types of facial skin eruptions in newborns that are very similar in appearance that are often referred to as neonatal acne. First of which is neonatal cephalic pustulosis, which is a common skin condition that appears in 20% of infants. This results in acne-like lesions on the face, th...
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Varicella Zoster Virus

Varicella Zoster Virus Varicella zoster virus (VZV) causes varying illnesses depending on who it infects. It is spread through respiratory droplets and direct contact with vesicular fluid. Transmission can also be from mother to child in utero through the placenta. The virus incubates for 10-21 days...
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Congenital Spherocytosis

Hereditary spherocytosis (HS) is an inherited red blood cell disorder. In North America, HS affects 1 in 5000 births.  It is the most common cause of inherited chronic hemolysis, which is the breakdown of red blood cells. HS occurs because of mutations in the genes involved in making the red bl...
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Pinworms, also known as Enterobius vermicularis, are the most common cause of worm infections in the United States. They often infect school-aged children and are easily transmitted between people who live in the same household. The life cycle of pinworms begins with eggs being deposited around the ...
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Eczema (Atopic dermatitis)

Eczema is a chronic skin condition that causes red, dry, itchy skin that flares up from time to time. The problem is within the skin because there is a decreased ability to maintain moisture and hydration to the skin. Usually there is a family history of eczema, allergies, and/or asthma. Although ec...
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Constipation can include passage of hard stools and/or decreased frequency of stools. Various causes of constipation exist, including low fiber, low water intake, withholding due to toilet-training, and more. Formula-fed babies may go 1-2 days between stools. Breast-fed babies may go several days to...
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Influenza – Flu

As per the CDC, 187 children died during the 2017-2018 flu season and 143 children died during the 2018-2019 flu season, so far 54 children have died in 2019-2020 flu season ending January 18, 2020 . Due to underreporting, the actual number may be up to 600. According to the CDC, 6000 to 26,000 chil...
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