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Childhood arthritis, like arthritis in adults, is inflammation and/or stiffness in a patient's joints. This condition is treated by our pediatric rheumatology team.

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Asthma is a condition that causes difficulty breathing that can cause wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath. Patients may be referred to our pediatric pulmonary team by their family doctor, nurse practitioner or other specialist physicians.

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Children may experience autoimmune conditions where the immune system gets confused and attacks the body in one or more places. These disorders are treated by our pediatric rheumatology team.

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Some children experience behavioural problems as they are growing. Our developmental pediatric program provides diagnostic and treatment for children and support for families.

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Babies may develop birth defects before they are born due to a number of reasons. Our genetics team works with patients and their other healthcare providers to diagnose and treat these birth defects.

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Children may encounter a number of blood disorders, including anemia or blood cancer, among others. These disorders are treated by our hematology team.

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Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder where patients experience gastrointestinal problems caused by a reaction to gluten. Celiac disease is treated by our pediatric gastroenterology team.

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Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affect movement due to damage or abnormal development in parts of the brain. Our pediatric neurology team works with patients to development treatments for CP.

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Children may experience chronic pain due to a number of health conditions, either individually or through combinations of several conditions. Our pain clinic works with patients by referral to treat chronic pain through one or more types of treatment.

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Cleft lip is a split in the upper lip that develops before a baby is born and is treated by our cleft lip & palate team.

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Cleft palate is an opening in the roof of the mouth that develops before a baby is born and is treated by our cleft lip & palate team.

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Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition that mainly affects a child’s lungs and digestive system and is treated by our cystic fibrosis team.

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Some children encounter developmental challenges throughout childhood. Our developmental pediatric program provides diagnostic and treatment for children and support for families.

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There are different types of diabetes that children my be born with or develop during childhood, including Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Our pediatric diabetes team provides care for children with diabetes.

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Ear infection is a common illness that children encounter. Our ear, nose and throat team may help treat ear infections if the patient's family doctor recommends seeing a specialist.

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Children may experience seizures for a variety of reasons, including having epilepsy. Our pediatric neurology team works with patients to diagnose and treat the causes of seizures and help manage epilepsy.

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A variety of conditions, sometimes alone, sometimes together with other complications, may cause complex feeding and nutritional disorders. These disorders may be treated by our pediatric gastroenterology team, including our nutrition team.

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Genetic disorders include a variety of conditions that are caused by one or more abnormalities in a patient's genetic makeup. These include Down syndrome, sickle cell anemia and Tay-Sachs disease. Our pediatric genetics team works with patients to diagnose these disorders and provides support to families.

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Children experiencing chronic or severe headaches may be referred to our pediatric neurology team by their other health practitioners such as familiy doctors, nurse practitioners or other specialist physicians.

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Hearing loss can be caused by a number of factors and is treated by our pediatric audiology team.

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Heart conditions such as defect, irregular heartbeat and muscle problems are treated by our pediatric cardiology team.

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Hemophilia is a condition that prevents a patient's body from producing blood clots that typically stop a wound from bleeding. This condition is treated by our bleeding disorder and hematology team.

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The body produces many hormones that help the body develop and function. Children may experience a variety of hormonal conditions such as thyroid disorder and pituitary disorder, among others. Our pediatric endocrinology team works with patients and their families to treat these conditions.

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If a child has a serious infection, whether chronic or acute, they may work with our infectious disease team to diagnose and treat their condition.

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Inflammatory bowel disease, commonly known as IBD, includes a variety of inflammatory conditions of the bowels such as Chron's disease and ulcerative colitis. IBD is treated by our pediatric gastroenterology team.

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Children may encounter a number of conditions related to kidney health including blood in their urine, kidney stones or the need for dialysis. Our multi-disciplinary nephrology team works with patients to diagnose and treat these conditions.

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Some children may face a number of liver and pancreas disorders such as pancreatitus and chronic liver disorder. These conditions are treated by our pediatric gastroenterology team, including our hepatology subspecialty team.

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Children may experience a number of lung or lung-related conditions such as asthma, sleeping disorders and airway problems. On referral, these conditions are treated by our pediatric pulmonary team.

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Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body gets confused and attacks healthy tissue. This condition is treated by our pediatric rheumatology team.

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition where patients experience a variety of ongoing physical and mental symptoms because their nerves have trouble staying connected. Our pediatric  neurology team works with patients to help manage symptoms.

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Children may experience a variety of neurology conditions caused by problems with their nerves, especially in the brain. These conditions are treated by our pediatric neurology team.

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Our ear, nose & throat team may assist in the diagnosis and treatment of nose conditions when a patient is referred by their family doctor.

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), also known as bronchiolitis, is a common virus that can be more serious for children with high-risk conditions. Our RSV clinic works with patients to prevent illness during the RSV season.

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Children may encounter a number of stomach and intestine conditions such as severe chronic constipation and motility disorders. These conditions are treated by our pediatric gastroenterology team.

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A number of different illnesses and conditions may become life-limiting or terminal. Our palliative care team works with patients and their families to provide comfort and support during these incredibly difficult times.

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Our ear, nose & throat team may assist in the diagnosis and treatment of throat conditions when a patient is referred by their family doctor.

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Tonsillitis is a common illness that children encounter. Our ear, nose and throat team may help treat tonsillitis if the patient's family doctor recommends seeing a specialist.

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Ulcers are breaks in the lining of an organ such as the stomach, esophagus or intestines, among others. If a family doctor or pediatrician recommends seeing a specialist, our pediatric gastroenterology team may work with patients to treat ulcers.

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