Conditions and Treatments from the Children's Hospital Aids Program

Cancer

We lace 'em up every morning knowing that in some significant way we will have made a stride toward the common mission: decreasing the burden of cancer. STEPHEN SALLAN, MD While childhood cancer is a

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

Herpes zoster, or shingles, is a common viral infection of the nerves, which results in a painful rash of small blisters on a strip of skin anywhere on the body. Even after the rash is gone, the pain

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Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses or chemical irritants. It is a serious infection in which air sacs in the lungs fill with pus and other liquid. Pneumonia may be

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Tuberculosis (TB)

Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic bacterial infection that usually infects the lungs, although other parts of the body are sometimes involved. There are two stages of TB: infection and disease. One-third

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