Glossary for Fever in children
Medical terms related to Fever in children or mentioned in this section include:
- Abscess: This is an area of puss collected in a cavity which is constituted by necrotised tissue
- Acute Appendicitis: Infection of the appendix
- Acute fever in children: Acute fever in children is the sudden onset of a high temperature in children.
- Acute leukemia: An acute condition which affects a cell line of the blood which shows little or no differentiation
- Agammaglobulinemia: A rare genetic disorder, which inhibits the normal growth of B cells and results in immunoglobulin deficiency.
- Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
- Bacterial meningitis: Bacterial meningitis is a form of meningitis caused by bacteria that normally lives in the mouth and throat. When the immune system is unable to supress this bacteria, it travels to the cerebrospinal spinal fluid in the brain. From there it affects the membranes surrounding the brain.
- Bronchiolitis: A condition which is characterized by inflammation of the bronchioles
- Brucellosis: An infectious disease caused by the Brucella genus which is transmitted from animals to humans.
- Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
- Cat scratch disease: An infectious disease transmitted through a cat's bite, scratch or lick and resulting primarily in lymph node pain and swelling. The condition can be mild or severe.
- Chickenpox: Common viral infection.
- Child health symptoms: Symptoms related to pediatric (child) health.
- Congenital rubella syndrome: The transplacental infection of a fetus with rubella
- Contagious Diseases: Any disease that can be transferred from person to person
- Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. The disease can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum.
- Cytomegalovirus: A easily transmissible viral infection that is common but generally causes no symptoms except in infants and people with weakened immune systems.
- Dehydration: Loss and reduction in body water levels
- Ectodermal dysplasia: A group of rare inherited conditions which affect the ectodermal skin layer which includes the skin, hair, teeth and nails.
- Familial dysautonomia: An inherited biochemical disorder that primarily affects the autonomic and sensory nervous system.
- Fever: Raised body temperature usually with other symptoms.
- Flu-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to flu including fever
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Heat stroke: it is a life threatening condition. It is hyperthermia in an advanced state
- Hepatitis: Any inflammation of the liver
- Histoplasmosis: Lung infection from fungus Histoplasma capsulatum
- Human parvovirus B19 infection: An infectious disease caused by parovirus B19 which causes fifth disease and erythema infectiosum.
- Hyperostosis cortical infantile: A rare inflammatory disorder that affects bones and soft tissue in infants. The condition may affect virtually any bone and causes excessive enlargement of part of the bone (cortex). Infant feeding problems may occur if the jaw bone is affected which can affect weight gain. The inflammatory course of the disease eventually stops and over time the bones remodel to a normal appearance.
- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: Chronic arthritis affecting children and teens
- Kawasaki disease: A childhood illness that generally affects the skin, mouth and lymph nodes.
- Lymphoma: Any neoplastic disorder that occurs in lymphoid tissue
- Malaria: A parasitic disease transmitted through mosquito bites.
- Measles: Once common viral infection now rare due to vaccination.
- Meningitis: Infection of the membrane around the brain (as a symptom)
- Mononucleosis: Common infectious virus.
- Mumps: An acute viral disease that causes the salivary glands to become swollen, sore and inflamed. Immunization had greatly reduced the incidence of this disease.
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Osteomyelitis: An infection that occurs in bone
- Paratyphoid fever: A condition which is caused by the bacterium Salmonella Paratyphi
- Peritonsillar abscess: also known as quinsy
- Pneumonia: Lung infection or inflammation (as a symptom)
- Poisoning: The condition produced by poison
- Polio: Dangerous virus now rare due to vaccination.
- Recurrent fever in children: Recurrent fever in children is an elevation in a child's body temperature that returns after resolving.
- Rheumatic fever: An inflammatory disorder that can occur as a complication of untreated streptococcal bacterial infection such as strep throat or scarlet fever. The condition may affect the brain, skin, heart and joints.
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever: A bacterial disease caused by Rickettsia rickettsii and transmitted by ticks. The condition causes fever and a characteristic rash and may be fatal in severe or untreated cases.
- Roseola infantum: Contagious infant conditions
- Rubella: A contagious viral infection caused by the Rubella virus which produces a rash and lymph node swelling. It can have serious implication in pregnant women as the virus can be transmitted through the placenta and cause serious fetal defects or even fetal death.
- Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
- Sickle Cell Anemia: Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disorder characterized by red blood cells which are crescent-shaped rather than the normal doughnut shape. These abnormally shaped red blood cells are unable to function normally and tend to undergo premature destruction which leads to anemia. If the genetic defect which causes the condition is inherited from both parents the condition can be quite severe whereas if it is inherited from only one parent, often there are no symptoms. The abnormally shaped red blood cells can cause problems when they clump together and block blood vessels.
- Skin problems: Any condition that affects the skin
- Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
- Systemic lupus erythematosus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
- Temperature symptoms: Abnormalities of body temperature including fever.
- Toxoplasmosis: Infection often caught from cats and their feces.
- Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.
- Typhoid fever: Fever from bacterial food poisoning.
- Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis is a form of colitis, a disease of the intestine, specifically the large intestine or colon, that includes characteristic ulcers, or open sores, in the colon.
- Varicella -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that the development of Varicella during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
- Viral diseases: Any disease that is caused by a virus
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