List of childhood diseases and disorders
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The term childhood disease is sometimes subjective, and does not refer to an accepted, categorical list. Nearly all the diseases in this list can also be contracted by adults, and, of course, all children can contract diseases not categorized as "childhood diseases."
Some childhood diseases include:
- Autism/Asperger's Syndrome
- Candidiasis ("Thrush")
- Chagas disease
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Cytomegalovirus (the virus most frequently transmitted before birth)
- dental caries
- Diabetes (Type 1)
- Down's syndrome
- Duchenne muscular dystrophy
- Fifth disease
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Intussusception (medical disorder)
- Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
- Molluscum contagiosum
- Nephrotic syndrome
- Osgood-Schlatter disease
- Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)
- Rheumatic fever
- Sever's disease
- Whooping cough
- Hepatitis A
- Scarlet fever (Scarletina)
- Lyme Disease