A child (plural: children) is a young human. Depending on context it may mean someone who is not yet an adult, or someone who has not yet reached puberty (someone who is prepubescent).

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Febrile Seizures Information Page
... Febrile seizures are convulsions brought on by a fever in infants or small children. During a febrile seizure, a child often loses consciousness and shakes, moving limbs on both sides of the body. Les...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Hydranencephaly Information Page
... Hydranencephaly is a rare condition in which the brain's cerebral hemispheres are absent and replaced by sacs filled with cerebrospinal fluid. An infant with hydranencephaly may appear normal at b...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

   

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  • Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome
    ... Childhood nephrotic syndrome can occur at any age but is most common between the ages of 1-1/2 and 8 years. It seems to affect boys more often than girls. A child with the nephrotic syndrome has these...
  • Constipation in Children
    ... Constipation means that bowel movements are hard and dry, difficult or painful to pass, and less frequent than usual. It is a common problem for children, but it is usually temporary and no cause for ...
  • Ear Infections: Facts for Parents
    ... Otitis media is an ear infection. Three out of four children experience otitis media by the time they are 3 years old. In fact, ear infections are the most common illnesses in babies and young childre...
  • Febrile Seizures Information Page
    ... Febrile seizures are convulsions brought on by a fever in infants or small children. During a febrile seizure, a child often loses consciousness and shakes, moving limbs on both sides of the body. Les...
  • Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters
    ... Helping young people avoid or overcome emotional problems in the wake of violence or disaster is one of the most important challenges a parent, teacher, or mental health professional can face. The Nat...
  • Hydranencephaly Information Page
    ... Hydranencephaly is a rare condition in which the brain's cerebral hemispheres are absent and replaced by sacs filled with cerebrospinal fluid. An infant with hydranencephaly may appear normal at b...
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Children
    ... Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a digestive disorder that causes abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation--or some combination of these problems. IBS affects people of all ages, inc...
  • Landau-Kleffner Syndrome
    ... Landau-Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is a childhood disorder. A major feature of LKS is the gradual or sudden loss of the ability to understand and use spoken language. All children with LKS have abnormal e...
  • Otitis Media (Ear Infection)
    ... Otitis media is an infection or inflammation of the middle ear. This inflammation often begins when infections that cause sore throats, colds, or other respiratory or breathing problems spread to the ...
  • Questions and Answers About Growth Plate Injuries
    ... This fact sheet contains general information about growth plate injuries. It describes what the growth plate is, how injuries occur, and how they are treated. At the end is a list of additional resour...

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