Related Conditions

Croup

Croup is a disease that causes swelling in the upper portion of the airway in the neck and problems breathing. Children with croup often have a high-pitched “creaking” or whistling sound when breathing in; this is called stridor.

Malaria

A parasite causes malaria; a bite from an infected Anopheles mosquito passes the parasite to humans. After the parasites enter the body by a mosquito bite, they disappear from the circulating blood within an hour and gather in the liver. After several days, infected red blood cells (RBCs) emerge from the liver and infect other RBCs.

Poisoning

Sometimes accidental poisonings can be treated in the home by following the directions from a poison control center or your child's doctor. At other times, you may need emergency medical care.

Pulmonary Embolism

A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blood clot that develops in a blood vessel elsewhere in the body (most commonly from the leg), travels to an artery in the lung, and forms an occlusion (blockage) of the artery.

Rashes

Healthy skin is a barrier between the inside of the body and the outside environment. A rash means a change has affected the skin. Rashes generally...

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

A subarachnoid hemorrhage means that there is bleeding in the space that surrounds the brain; most often, it occurs when a weak area in a blood vessel (aneurysm) on the surface of the brain bursts and leaks. Increasing pressure on the brain can cause brain cell damage, life-long complications and disabilities.

Supraventricular Tachycardia

Supraventricular tachycardias (SVT) are a group of abnormally fast heart rhythms; types of SVT include atrial fibrillation (A-fib) and atrial flutter.

Threatened abortion

A miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy during the first 20 weeks. It is usually your body's way of ending a pregnancy that has had a bad start....

Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Although many people may have toxoplasma infection, very few have symptoms because the immune system usually keeps the parasite from causing illness. Babies who become infected before birth can be born with serious mental or physical problems.

Chest Pain

Learn what to do if you experience uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or other pain in the chest, including the area from the collar-bone to the bottom of the rib cage.