Antibiotics may be enough to spare the appendix for some kids, with similar outcomes to surgery a year later and fewer days of missed school and other activities.
Pediatric Health Conditions
Parents in Michigan, Ohio and Illinois varied in their support for risk-reduction measures like random COVID-19 testing and face mask requirements.
Children and young adults with the inflammatory bowel disease may be less likely to develop perianal fistulas if they receive steroid-sparing therapies.
Regular evaluations to identify developmental issues early are critical for children born with complex heart disease who may have worse motor, communication and adaptive skills as they get older.
The novel coronavirus still affects a very small number of children, but new reports describe serious symptoms in some pediatric cases in parts of the U.S. and Europe.
While the number of drugs for rare diseases affecting children has grown, nearly 7,000 rare diseases still lack treatment options.