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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. Learn more about this condition.

Septic (Infectious) Arthritis

Septic arthritis is an infection in the joint (synovial) fluid and joint tissues. Learn more about this condition.

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) is a group of very rare, life-threatening diseases that are present at birth. Learn more about this condition.

Sexually Transmitted Infections

If you’re having any kind of sex, it’s important for you to stay informed about STIs. To get started, take a look at the information and resources we have compiled to educate you about sexually transmitted diseases.

Short Stature

The cause of a growth problem depends on the type of growth disorder in question. Some growth problems are genetic, while others may be caused by hormonal disorders or poor absorption of food. Learn more about this condition.

Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder characterized by defective hemoglobin. Learn how your child may be affected and the innovative treatments that are available.


Sinusitis is an infection of the sinuses. These infections usually happen after a cold or with allergies. Learn more about the risks, symptoms and treatments of sinusitis in children.

Skeletal Dysplasias

Skeletal dysplasia describes a category of rare genetic disorders that affect bones and joints and hinder children’s growth and development. The disorder causes abnormally shaped bones. Learn more about this condition.

Skin and Soft Tissue Infections (Staph and MRSA)

Staphylococcus (Staph) is a germ that lives in our noses and on our skin. An infection can happen when the skin is open from a scratch or cut or an insect bite. MRSA are Staphylococcus bacteria that have become resistant to certain antibiotics, like penicillin, amoxicillin or augmentin.

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.