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  • Asthma

    Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in children, affecting between 5% and 10%.

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  • Anaphylaxis

    The key adaptation to avoiding anaphylaxis is to try to avoid the allergen. This may mean

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  • Altered Immunity: An Overview

    No one knows for sure how many children have suppressed immune systems. It is becoming more common as more children receive transplants and survive serious problems with their immune systems like HIV. Some children have temporary alterations in their immune system from medications and the immune system

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  • Allergies: An Overview

    Allergies are very common. In a national study of children with special health care needs, 53% had allergies of some type.

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  • Allergic Skin Conditions

    Estimates are that up to 20% of infants and young children may be affected by eczema at some point. There is no good data about how frequently hives and contact dermatitis occur.

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  • Achondroplasia (Short Stature Conditions)

    More than 100 specific conditions have been identified that can cause short stature. Achondroplasia occurs in people of all races and with equal frequency in males and females, and it affects about 1 in every 26,000 children. An estimated 10,000 individuals in the United States have achondroplasia.

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