diseases / medical conditions Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children

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For parents, this is a helpful list of childhood diseases and disorders affecting children. Over 30 of the more common childhood diseases are listed here. Childhood illnesses are very common and are often no reason to be alarmed. Consulting a doctor on a child's sickness or disorder is always advisable, but often kids diseases will cure themselves. Ranging from the kids sickness chicken pox to the ringworm, kids often tend to get sick more than adults. Feel free to sort this list by symptoms, treatment, or alphabetically by name.

What are some common childhood diseases? No parent likes to see their child sick. It's a scary ordeal! Learn about the diseases and disorders that can affect your children before it is too late. All parents should be aware of Leukemia and the possible risk it poses to their children. If your child frequently gets sick you should also see this list of immune system diseases. Also if your child ever shows signs of mental impairment check out these diseases of the brain.

Pediatric illnesses can be a nightmare for the whole family, but if you have more information on common diseases in children, you can spot the symptoms early and avoid panic about your baby's health. When it comes to diseases that affect children, ignorance is definitely not bliss!

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Asthma is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children
Asthma Nocturnal Cough, Dyspnea, Cardiac arrest

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Dental caries is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children

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Candidiasis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children
Candidiasis Blister, Skin rash, Vaginal tenderness

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Chagas disease is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children

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Chickenpox is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children
Chickenpox Nausea, Papule, Abdominal pain

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Croup is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children
Croup Dyspnea, Stridor, Dysphagia

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Cystic fibrosis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children
Cystic fibrosis Dyspnea, Nail clubbing, Abdominal pain

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Cytomegalovirus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children

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Diabetes mellitus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children
Diabetes mellitus Polyphagia, Acanthosis nigricans, Hyperglycemia

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Diphtheria is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children
Diphtheria Dyspnea, Lymphadenopathy, Pseudomembrane

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Duchenne muscular dystrophy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children
Duchenne muscular dystrophy Toe walking, Fatigue, Muscle contracture

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Fifth disease is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children
Fifth disease Skin rash

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Influenza is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children
Influenza Watery eyes, Red eye, Fever

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Leukemia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children
Leukemia Joint pain, Infection, Nausea

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Measles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children
Measles Maculopapular rash, Erythema, Fever

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Molluscum contagiosum is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children
Molluscum contagiosum Scaly skin, Lichenification, Skin rash

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Mumps is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children

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Osgood–Schlatter disease is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children

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Poliomyelitis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children
Poliomyelitis Flaccid paralysis

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Rheumatic fever is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children
Rheumatic fever Heart failure, Joint pain, Sydenham's chorea

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Roseola is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children
Roseola Fever

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Rubella is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children

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Tetanus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children
Tetanus Trismus, Opisthotonus, Dysphagia

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Pertussis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children
Pertussis Rhinitis, Anorexia, Nasal congestion

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Hepatitis A is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children
Hepatitis A Nausea, Jaundice, Anorexia

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Pyrexia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children

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Hand, foot and mouth disease is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children

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Scarlet fever is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children
Scarlet fever Anorexia, Strawberry tongue, Fever

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Swine influenza is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children
Swine influenza Muscle pain

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Autism is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children
Austism Self-harm, Restricted behavior, Stereotypy

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Attention deficit hyperactivit... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Boredom, Hyperactivity, Lack of Concentration

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Sever's disease is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children

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Infectious mononucleosis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children

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Lyme disease is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Diseases and Disorders Affecting Children
Lyme disease Bell's palsy, Radiculopathy, Malaise