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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a disease caused by the Rickettsia bacteria. This bacteria is most commonly carried by dog ticks.

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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) in Children

Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a bacterial infection. It’s spread by the bite of an infected tick.

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Roseola (ROSE–ee-OH-lah) is a common childhood illness caused by a virus. It usually affects children age 6 months to 3 years but can occur in children somewhat younger or older.

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Roseola in Children

Roseola is a contagious viral illness. It causes a high fever and then a rash that develops as the fever goes away.

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Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

Rotator Cuff Tendinitis is inflammation of the rotator cuff muscles tendons surrounding the shoulder joint.

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Rotavirus (ROE-tuh-vie-russ) is a contagious illness caused by a virus.

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Rotavirus Infection in Children

Rotavirus is a contagious virus that causes nausea and diarrhea. It is the leading cause of severe infectious diarrhea in children.

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Roundworm Infection in Children

Roundworm infection is a type of parasitic illness. This is an illness in which an organism lives inside the body of another creature. The worms live and grow inside the body and may cause symptoms.

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Rubella, also known as German measles, is an illness caused by a virus.

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Rubella in Children

Rubella is a viral illness that causes a mild fever and a skin rash. It is also called German measles, but is not caused by the same virus that causes measles (rubeola).

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Rumination Syndrome

Rumination syndrome is a condition where people constantly regurgitate and either vomit or re-swallow their food or drink soon after eating. Rumination syndrome falls into a category of GI conditions called functional gastrointestinal disorders. Symptoms of rumination syndrome can look different from person to person.

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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.