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A to Z Symptom: Seizure

Seizures can be frightening, but most last only a few minutes and stop on their own.

A to Z Symptom: Sore Throat

A sore throat can be caused by many things, from viral and bacterial infections to seasonal allergies and gastroesophageal reflux.

A to Z: Sanfilippo Syndrome

Sanfilippo syndrome makes the body unable to break down certain carbohydrates (sugars) in the blood, leading to serious problems in the brain and nervous system.

A to Z: Sarcoidosis

Learn about abnormal immune system responses and disorders that can affect the lungs, lymph system, and other organs.

A to Z: Scabies

Learn about parasitic infections and skin disorders.

A to Z: Scarlet Fever

Learn about scarlet fever,an illness with a characteristic rash that is caused by a strep infection.

A to Z: Scoliosis

Learn about scoliosis, an abnormal curvature in the spine often detected just before puberty begins.

A to Z: Scrotal Pain, Acute

A variety of things can cause pain in the scrotum (also called scrotal pain), the pouch-like structure at the base of a boy's penis.

A to Z: Seizure, Absence

An absence seizure (also called a petit mal seizure) is type of epileptic seizure that causes a person to briefly lose consciousness and stare ahead without moving, appearing "absent."

A to Z: Seizure, Grand Mal

See: Seizure, Tonic-Clonic.