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  • 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome in Children
  • 22q11.2 deletion syndrome is a genetic disorder that can cause many health problems. These problems may range from heart defects and developmental delays to seizures.

  • Normal Vision
  • To understand how certain problems can affect your child's vision, it’s important to know how normal vision happens.

  • Vaginitis in Teens
  • Vaginitis is any inflammation or infection of the vagina. It is a common problem in girls and women of all ages.

  • Vaping and E-Cigarettes
  • More people are lighting up with electronic cigarettes. Unlike regular cigarettes, these devices deliver nicotine without all the smoke. But are they safer? Learn what's known about e-cigarettes and vaping.

  • Vascular Malformations and Hemangiomas
  • Hemangiomas are growths of blood vessels. They’re also called birthmarks. But they often can't be seen at birth. They usually form in the first few weeks of life.

  • Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
  • A ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a congenital heart defect. This means that your baby is born with it. A VSD is an opening or hole in the dividing wall (septum) between the 2 lower chambers of the heart (right and left ventricles). VSDs are the most common type of congenital heart defect.

  • Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR) in Children
  • Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is a condition where urine in the bladder flows in the wrong direction. It goes up into the tubes (ureters) that lead to the kidneys.

  • Viral Skin Infections
  • Detailed information on viral skin infections, including Herpes Zoster (Shingles), Pityriasis Rosea, Warts, and Molluscum Contagiosum

  • Vision
  • Detailed information on children with vision problems

  • Vulvitis in Teens
  • Vulvitis is an inflammation of the vulva. The vulva is the outer part of the female reproductive system.