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A to Z: Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)

Learn about heart conditions that affect newborn and premature babies.

A to Z: Pectus Carinatum

Learn more about pectus carinatum, commonly called pigeon chest.

A to Z: Pectus Excavatum

Learn more about pectus excavatum, commonly called sunken chest.

A to Z: Peptic Ulcers

Peptic ulcers are painful sores in the lining of the stomach or upper part of the small intestine.

A to Z: Periarteritis Nodosa

See Polyarteritis Nodosa.

A to Z: Pericarditis

Learn about complications of infections and conditions that affect the heart.

A to Z: Peritonitis

Learn more about bacterial infections, problems of the gastrointestinal tract, and complications related to infections and diseases of the abdominal organs.

A to Z: Peritonsillar Abscess

A peritonsillar abscess is an area of pus-filled tissue at the back of the mouth, next to one of the tonsils.

A to Z: Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)

Learn more about this type of autism that can impair social skills, delay speech, and cause repetitive behaviors.

A to Z: Phenylketonuria

In this genetic disorder, the body cannot break down the amino acid phenylalanine, which then builds up in the system and affects the brain. Learn more.