Diagnosis - Pediatrics

Leukemia

Leukemia is a cancer of the body’s blood-producing system, which includes the bone marrow and lymphatic system.  Generally, leukemia originates in the white blood cells, important cells of the body’s immune system.  In a healthy person, the number of white blood cells multiplies rapidly when required (eg. to fight an infection).  In people with leukemia, a large number of abnormal and non-functioning white blood cells are produced in the bone marrow.  There are many different types of leukemia and people of all ages can be affected.  Treatment depends on the type of leukemia and may require medications, radiation therapy or in some cases, bone marrow transplantation.

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    HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    Krefeld is located close to Duesseldorf and its international airport, which is one of the largest in Germany. The HELIOS Hospital Krefeld has a long history that reaches back to 1845. Since this time the hospital is known for medical care on the highest level.

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Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome refers to a group of conditions that arise together and increase the risk of stroke, diabetes and heart disease.  These conditions include being overweight, high cholesterol, elevated insulin levels and increased blood pressure.  Although one factor alone is not classified at metabolic syndrome, the presence of even one risk factor can contribute to disease and the risk increases with each additional condition.  The best way to avoid or delay the serious diseases associated with metabolic syndrome is to make lifestyle changes aimed at reducing the risk factors.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    Krefeld is located close to Duesseldorf and its international airport, which is one of the largest in Germany. The HELIOS Hospital Krefeld has a long history that reaches back to 1845. Since this time the hospital is known for medical care on the highest level.

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Middle ear infection

An infection of the middle ear (otitis media) is one of the most common early childhood illnesses.  While middle ear infections can cause discomfort to the child, the infection generally subsides within days without any medical treatment.  Children generally do not get middle ear infections past the age of 5.  In adults, middle ear infections are therefore quite rare.  In such cases the treatment of adult middle ear infections is generally similar to that of children. 

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  • HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    Krefeld is located close to Duesseldorf and its international airport, which is one of the largest in Germany. The HELIOS Hospital Krefeld has a long history that reaches back to 1845. Since this time the hospital is known for medical care on the highest level.

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Myelofibrosis

Myelofibrosis is a serious disease of the bone marrow whereby the body is no longer able to produce adequate blood cells.  In myelofibrosis, an abnormal type of cell in the bone marrow proliferates and replaces much of the bone marrow with connective tissue.  This may result in fatigue, weakness, bone pain, anemia, easy bruising and bleeding.  The spleen and liver are also often enlarged.  While myelofibrosis can arise at any age, it most commonly affects people over 50.  Treatment of myelofibrosis involves managing the symptoms and this can potentially provide relief for several years.  Unfortunately, many cases of myelofibrosis become progressively worse and in some cases a serious form of leukemia develops.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    Krefeld is located close to Duesseldorf and its international airport, which is one of the largest in Germany. The HELIOS Hospital Krefeld has a long history that reaches back to 1845. Since this time the hospital is known for medical care on the highest level.

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Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a type of cancer that arises in immune cells of the lymphatic system.  Normally these cells (lymphocytes) are involved in fighting disease.  However, in non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, they proliferate in an uncontrolled manner.  There are numerous different kinds of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma which have different levels of severity and are therefore treated differently.  The earlier non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is diagnosed, the better it can be handled and the higher the rates of success.  Treatment may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, antibody therapy or stem cell transplantation. 

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  • HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    Krefeld is located close to Duesseldorf and its international airport, which is one of the largest in Germany. The HELIOS Hospital Krefeld has a long history that reaches back to 1845. Since this time the hospital is known for medical care on the highest level.

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Oesophageal cancer

Cancer of the oesophagus or throat grows as a consequence of cell changes in the lining of the oesophagus. Most oesophageal cancers fall into two of the following classes, squamous cell carcinomas or adenocarcinomas.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    Krefeld is located close to Duesseldorf and its international airport, which is one of the largest in Germany. The HELIOS Hospital Krefeld has a long history that reaches back to 1845. Since this time the hospital is known for medical care on the highest level.

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