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Conditions and Treatments

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Sepsis or Septic Shock

Sepsis is a term for severe infection that is present in the blood and spreads throughout the body.

Short Stature

Familial short stature is a tendency to follow the family's inherited short stature (shortness).

Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder characterized by defective hemoglobin (a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to the tissues of the body).

Sinusitis

The sinuses are cavities, or air-filled pockets, near the nasal passage. Like the nasal passage, the sinuses are lined with mucous membranes.

Skeletal Dysplasias

Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments for skeletal dysplasia, a bone disorder that causes dwarfism.

Skin Pigment Disorders

Skin color is determined by pigment (melanin) made by specialized cells in the skin called melanocytes. The amount and type of melanin determines a person's skin color. 

Social Phobia

Social phobia is an intense fear of performing in front of people or other social situations where the child or teen feels embarrassed, humiliated, or the focus of more attention than he or she wants.