Conditions We Treat

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Abdominal Pain

Functional Abdominal Pain is a common problem in which chronic or frequent abdominal pain interferes with a child’s regular activities and daily life.

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Abdominal Pain: Outpatient

Abdominal pain (pain in the stomach area) can happen for many reasons. This Helping Hand will explain when action needs to be taken.

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Acanthosis Nigricans

Acanthosis nigricans is a dark patch that appears on on your neck, armpit, under the breast or a skin crease. It is usually a sign that your body is making extra insulin that it cannot use well.

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Achondroplasia

Achondroplasia is the most common form of short-limb dwarfism. It is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by a mutation in the gene that creates the cells (fibroblasts) which convert cartilage to bone.

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Acne

Acne is the one of the most common skin problems that young people have. Almost everyone will develop acne to some degree. Some people have more pimples than others. Treatment requires time, patience, and regular use of any medicine you are given.

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Active Tuberculosis Disease

Active TB disease is contagious and is often spread through the air. Learn how this condition can be treated.

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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)

Leukemia is cancer of the blood. It’s the most common form of cancer in childhood.

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Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)

Leukemia is cancer of the blood. It’s the most common form of cancer in childhood.

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Acute Renal Failure

Acute kidney disease starts suddenly. In some cases, it may be reversed and the kidneys can work normally again.

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Addiction

Addiction refers to a wide range of compulsive behaviors.

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Adjustment Disorders

An adjustment disorder is an unhealthy emotional or behavioral reaction to a stressful event or change in a person’s life.

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Adolescent Mental Health

Learn about the different mental health problems affecting adolescents that require the clinical care of a physician or other healthcare professional.

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Helping Hands Patient Education Materials

Written and illustrated by medical, nursing and allied health professionals at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Helping Hand instructions are intended as a supplement to verbal instructions provided by a medical professional. The information is periodically reviewed and revised to reflect our current practice. However, Nationwide Children's Hospital is not responsible for any consequences resulting from the use or misuse of the information in the Helping Hands.