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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.

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

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

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. 

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.