Conditions & Topics (A - Z)
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The acronym WAGR stands for the four diseases present in WAGR syndrome, including: Wilm's tumor, aniridia (absence of the iris, the colored part of the eye), genitourinary malformations and mental retardation. This is caused by loss or inactivation of a tumor suppressor gene called WT1 on chromosome #11. Tumor suppressor genes usually suppress the growth of tumors and control cell growth. When altered, they no longer control cell growth and tumors may form.
Wal-Mart/Sam's Club Feeding, Swallowing and Nutrition Center
The Wal-Mart/Sam's Club Feeding, Swallowing and Nutrition Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin provides complete evaluation and treatment for children with simple to complex feeding/swallowing disorders. Families come to the center from throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan as well as from other parts of the United States and from around the world.
This reflex is also called the step or dance reflex because a baby appears to walk or dance when held upright with his/her feet touching a solid surface.
A noncancerous skin growth caused by a virus.
Transmission of an infection through contact with contaminated water.
The basis of treatment for obesity in children and adolescents involves diet changes and exercise. It is important for parents and the adolescent to be ready and willing to make the change.
Unintentional release of semen while sleeping. It is also known as nocturnal emissions.
A high-pitched sound from the chest sometimes heard during an asthmatic attack or allergic reaction.
Mainly affects infants and young children; caused by a bacterium, it is characterized by paroxysms of coughing that end with the characteristic whoop as air is inhaled. Pertussis caused thousands of deaths in the 1930s and 1940s, but with the advent of a vaccine, the rate of death has declined dramatically. It is also known as pertussis.
A cancerous tumor originating in the cells of the kidney.
Wisconsin Poison Center
The Wisconsin Poison Center, located in Milwaukee, WI, provides 24-hour, toll-free poison information for all individuals in the Stateæof Wisconsin. In Febuary of 2005, the Poison Center received national certification by the American Association of Poison Control Centers, which is the nationwide organization that sets standards and collects exposure data for poison centers across the country.
There are many different disorders that affect a child's immune system. Many of these diseases are treated in the Primary Immunodeficiency Program at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. They also are known as immunodeficiencies, immune deficiencies, primary immunodeficiencies, or primary immune deficiencies.
An extra electrical pathway that connects the atria and ventricles and causes rapid heartbeat.
"Wryneck" is a condition in which an infant's neck muscle is shortened causing the neck to twist. The condition is also known as congenital muscular torticollis.
WT1 On Chromosome #11
Tumor suppressor gene. Tumor suppressor genes usually suppress the growth of tumors and control cell growth. When altered, they no longer control cell growth and tumors may form.