Diseases & Conditions > Brain & Nervous System

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  • Brain and Nervous System Cancers
    These cancers are the second most common type of cancer in children. When discovered early, they are usually treatable.
  • Cerebral Palsy
    Cerebral palsy (CP) is one of the most common congenital disorders of childhood. This article explains causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more.
  • Concussion Basics
    The term concussion conjures up the image of a child knocked unconscious while playing sports. But concussions can happen with any head injury, often without any loss of consciousness.
  • Epilepsy
    Epilepsy causes electrical signals in the brain to misfire, which can lead to multiple seizures over a period of time. Anyone can get epilepsy at any age, but the majority of?new diagnoses are in kids.
  • Febrile Seizures
    Febrile seizures are full-body convulsions caused by high fevers that affect young kids. Although they can be frightening, they?usually stop on their own and don't cause any other health problems.
  • Lyme Disease
    Lyme disease can affect the skin, joints, nervous system, and other organ systems. If diagnosed quickly and treated with antibiotics, Lyme disease in kids is almost always treatable.
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
    Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) makes it difficult for a child to move around, walk, or breathe. Although there is no cure, therapy and other treatments help improve a child's skills.
  • Tourette Syndrome
    Tourette syndrome is a condition of the nervous system characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations known as tics.
 

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