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Brain & Nervous System

A to Z: Bell's Palsy

Learn about complications of viral infections and conditions that can affect the face and nervous system.

Absence Seizures

An absence seizure is a type of generalized seizure. During this type of seizure, the person is not aware of what is going on around them.

Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome)

Abusive head trauma is the leading cause of death in child abuse cases in the United States. It happens when someone shakes an infant.

Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare but serious condition that affects the nervous system.


An astrocytoma is a kind of tumor that forms in the brain or spinal cord. Learn about the signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and care team members.


Ataxia telangiectasia is a rare genetic condition. Children with the condition have uncoordinated movements that get worse over time.

Ataxic Cerebral Palsy

Kids with ataxic CP have trouble with balance. They may walk with their legs farther apart than other kids. And they can have trouble knowing exactly where something is.

Bell's Palsy

Bell's palsy is a temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles on one side of the face. Though it can be alarming, it typically goes away in a matter of weeks.

Benign Rolandic Epilepsy

Kids with benign rolandic epilepsy have seizures that involve twitching, numbness, or tingling of the face or tongue.

Brain and Nervous System Cancers

These cancers are the most common type of cancer in children. When discovered early, they often can be cured.