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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) involves persistent and impairing difficulties with inattention, and/or hyperactivity and impulsive behavior.
Leukemia is a blood cancer that begins in the bone marrow. It’s the most common type of cancer in children. Supported by the research of internationally renowned physician-scientists.
Learn about treatment for acute leukemia at Penn State Children’s Hospital.
An allergy is an abnormal reaction of the immune system to a substance, called an allergen, found in the environment. Allergens include medication, pollen, pets, medication, or certain types of food.Learn about treatment for allergies at Penn State Children’s Hospital.
Aortic stenosis occurs when the aortic valve, located between the heart’s left ventricle and aorta, does not open fully. This decreases blood flow and may lead to chest pain, fainting, or heart failure.
Learn about treatment for aortic stenosis at Penn State Children’s Hospital.
Asthma is a disease that causes the airways to swell and get narrow. It leads to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.
Learn about treatment for asthma at Penn State Children’s Hospital.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder. It often appears in the first 3 years of life. ASD affects the brain's ability to develop normal social and communication skills.
Learn about treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), at Penn State Children’s Hospital.
Brain Tumors and Spinal Cord Tumors
Brain tumors and spinal cord tumors in children can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous), and both can be life threatening. But with the right treatment, children respond well. We offer comprehensive care for your child, with all of our pediatric sub-specialists available in one location.
Learn about treatment for brain tumor and spinal cord tumors at Penn State Children’s Hospital.
Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition that appears in infancy or early childhood and permanently affects body movement and muscle coordination. It is non-progressive, meaning it does not worsen over time, but it cannot be reversed.
Learn about treatment for cerebral palsy at Penn State Children’s Hospital.
ConcussionA concussion is a mild brain injury. It is one of the most common injuries after a fall, crash or blow to the head. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is when a blow or other type of head injury causes brain damage. The mildest form of TBI is a concussion.
Congenital Heart Defects
The most common type of birth defect, a congenital heart defect is a problem with the structure of the heart that is present at birth.
Learn about treatment for congenital heart defects at Penn State Children’s Hospital.
Cystic fibrosis is a disease that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs, digestive tract, and other areas of the body.
Learn about treatment for cystic fibrosis at Penn State Children’s Hospital.
Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that prevents the normal breakdown and use of food in the body. The most common forms are type 1 and type 2 diabetes. We offer inpatient and outpatient care, education, and the latest treatments for controlling and managing diabetes.
Learn about treatment for diabetes at Penn State Children’s Hospital.
Eating disorders are a group of illnesses characterized by abnormal eating habits. Symptoms often develop during teenage years or young adulthood but may appear at any point in life. We take a family-centered approach to eating disorders treatment.
Learn about treatment for eating disorders at Penn State Children’s Hospital.
Epilepsy is a neurological condition characterized by seizures. One of the most common disorders of the brain, it affects about 2.9 million people in the United States.
Learn about treatment for epilepsy at Penn State Children’s Hospital.
Gall bladder disease is surprisingly common in pediatric patients.
Learn about treatment for Gallbladder disease, at Penn State Children’s Hospital.
Gastrointestinal (GI) Issues
Gastrointestinal (GI) issues - including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) - in children can arise from a number of conditions, including food allergies, genetic disorders, and structural abnormalities of the digestive tract.
Learn about treatment for GI issues, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), at Penn State Children’s Hospital.
Head and Spine Trauma
Head and spine trauma in children range from mild concussions to more severe spinal cord injuries that require surgery. No matter the cause, we want to make sure your child’s head and spine are treated appropriately...
Learn about treatment for head and spine trauma at Penn State Children’s Hospital.
Hirschsprung DiseaseHirschsprung disease is a blockage of the large intestine. It occurs due to poor muscle movement in the bowel. It is a congenital condition, which means it is present from birth.
The kidneys have several important functions, including the removal of waste and excess fluid from the body. Children can be affected by kidney problems in a variety of ways, from high blood pressure to renal failure.
Learn about treatment for kidney problems at Penn State Children’s Hospital.
Learn about treatment for Neonatology (NICU) at Penn State Children’s Hospital.
An infected pilonidal cyst or abscess requires surgical drainage. It will not heal with antibiotic medicines. If you continue to have infections, the pilonidal cyst can be removed.
Learn about treatment for Pilonidal disease at Penn State Children’s Hospital.
Pyloric stenosis is a condition that develops in newborns, from birth to about two months of age. The "pyloric muscle" is the muscular wall in the last part of the stomach, just before it empties into the small intestine.
Learn about treatment for Pyloric Stenosis disease at Penn State Children's Hospital.
Seizures are caused by a surge of electrical activity in the brain. Seizures result in many different symptoms in children, from shaking to unresponsiveness.
Learn about treatment for seizures at Penn State Children’s Hospital.
Skin Disorders and Acne
From an isolated rash to a chronic skin condition, skin disorders in children may be caused by a bacterial or viral infection, an allergic reaction, or a genetic condition.
Learn about treatment for skin disorders and acne at Penn State Children’s Hospital.
Spina bifida – a term that means “split spine” – occurs when a baby is in the womb and the spinal column does not close all of the way. It is the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the United States.
Learn about treatments for spina bifida at Penn State Children’s Hospital.