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Failure to Thrive (Poor Growth)

Failure to thrive is defined as decelerated or arrested physical growth (height and weight measurements fall below the fifth percentile, or a downward change in growth across two major growth percentiles) and is associated with poor developmental and emotional functioning.

Fanconi Anemia

Fanconi anemia is a blood disorder in which the bone marrow doesn't make enough blood cells or makes abnormal types of blood cells.

Fetal Echocardiography

Fetal echocardiography is an ultrasound test performed during pregnancy to evaluate the heart of the unborn baby.

Fetal Ultrasound

Using fetal ultrasound of the heart, defects can be detected as early as 16 to 18 weeks gestation, and in some cases, as early as 11-12 weeks gestation.

Fever of Unknown Origin

The body has several ways to maintain normal body temperature. The organs involved in helping with temperature regulation include the brain, skin, muscle, and blood vessels.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, also called fibrositis, is a chronic, widespread pain in muscles and soft tissues surrounding the joints throughout the body, accompanied by fatigue. 

Fifth Disease

Fifth disease is a moderately contagious viral illness that causes a rash on the skin, but no fever, as with other viral illnesses. It is spread from one child to another through direct contact with discharge from the nose and throat and can also be spread through contact with infected blood.

Fleas, Mites, and Chiggers

Fleas, mites, and chiggers often bite humans, but are not poisonous. It is sometimes difficult to assess which type of insect caused the bite, or if the rash is caused by poison ivy or other skin conditions.

Flu

Influenza (or flu) is a highly contagious viral infection and is one of the most severe illnesses of the winter season.