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A to Z: Dermatitis, Infantile Seborrheic

Learn about dermatitis, inflammation of the skin that causes itching and discomfort.

A to Z: Dermatitis, Seborrheic

Learn about seborrheic dermatitis, inflammation of the skin that causes itching and discomfort.

A to Z: Dermatomyositis

Learn about dermatomyositis, an inflammatory muscle disease that weakens muscles and produces a distinctive skin rash.

A to Z: Dermatophytosis (Ringworm)

Dermatophytosis, or ringworm, is a highly contagious infection of the skin, hair, or nails caused by a type of fungus called a dermatophyte.

A to Z: Developmental Delay

As kids grow they develop socially and emotionally, and they learn speech, language, motor skills, and cognitive thinking. But in some kids that development can be delayed. Learn more here.

A to Z: Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)

In this condition, dislocation of the hip joint around the time of birth can affect a child's growth, development, and movement.

A to Z: Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way the body handles glucose, a sugar released by the foods we eat.

A to Z: Diabetes Insipidus, Central

In central diabetes insipidus, the kidneys make large amounts of urine, causing the body to lose too much water.

A to Z: Diabetes Insipidus, Nephrogenic

In nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, the body loses too much water because of a problem with the kidneys.

A to Z: Diabetes, Type 1

Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas doesn't make enough insulin, a chemical in the body that helps glucose enter the cells.