In-depth

Complications

Encephalitis

Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain usually caused by a viral infection. Severe cases can cause brain damage, even death.

Infant jaundice

Infant jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and eyes, is common after birth. Careful monitoring and treatment is important for preventing rare, but serious, complications.

Pneumonia

There are at least 50 kinds of pneumonia — a serious lung infection that takes the lives of more than 60,000 Americans every year.

Symptoms

Coma

Coma is often a complication from a severe brain injury that leaves a person unconscious and unresponsive. Many people recover from this condition.

Enlarged spleen

An enlarged spleen is usually a sign of an underlying problem. Treatment varies, depending on what's causing the enlargement.

Tests and diagnosis

Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this prenatal test.

Apr. 04, 2014