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Considering a career in school nursing? Here's what you need to know:
Enterobiasis (also called pinworm, seatworm, or threadworm infection) is a benign intestinal disease caused by the nematode Enterobius vermicularis. It is the most prevalent helminthic infection in the United States.
Esophageal atresia refers to a congenitally interrupted esophagus.
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is defined as isolated thrombocytopenia with normal bone marrow and in the absence of other causes of thrombocytopenia.
Congenital aganglionic megacolon, also called Hirschsprung disease, is characterized by persistent constipation resulting from partial or complete intestinal obstruction of mechanical origin.
Hydrocele is a collection of peritoneal fluid that accumulates in the scrotum through a small passage called the processus vaginalis.
Phenylketonuria (PKU), less commonly known as phenylalanine hydroxylase deficiency, is the most common inborn error of amino acid metabolism.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes infections of the lungs and respiratory tract. Infection with respiratory syncytial virus which manifests primarily as bronchiolitis or viral pneumonia, is the leading cause of lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) in infants and young children.
Pyloric stenosis, also known as infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IHPS), is the most common cause of intestinal obstruction in infancy.
Epispadias is a rare congenital malformation of the male or female urogenital apparatus that consists of a defect of the dorsal wall of the urethra.