Leukemia is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in children and acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL as it’s commonly called, is the most common type of leukemia. ALL is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow, and it affects the body's white blood cells (WBCs). Normally, these cells help fight infection and protect the body against disease. But in leukemia, these cells turn cancerous and multiply when they shouldn't, resulting in too many abnormal WBCs.
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Although youngsters do not develop as many urinary tract infections (UTIs) as adults, the condition is not uncommon in children. An estimated 3 percent of girls and 1 percent of boys have had a UTI by age 11. Some researchers believe these estimates are low because many cases of UTIs go undetected. Recognizing and promptly treating a child's UTI is essential because, if left untreated, the infection can lead to serious kidney problems.
Your child needs to have an operation? You have plenty of questions about how he will be put to sleep? Here are some answers that could help you.
In North America, approximately 5% of children and 1-2% of adults have allergies to food.
The growth chart is a part of the physical exam in pediatrics and a powerful tool that can sensitively detect disease states.
From newborns up, assess sight at every well-child visit