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Scarlet Fever
Scarlet fever is a bacterial infection that produces a Pharyngitis/Tonsillopharyngitis , upper respiratory symptoms, and a characteristic rash. It was once a serious childhood ailment, but it is quite treatable today with antibiotics.

Tooth Abscess
A tooth abscess is a sac of pus (infected material) in a tooth or the gums. There are two types of tooth abscesses: Abscess of the pulp (blood and nerve supply inside the tooth)Abscess between the tooth and gum

Mumps is a viral infection. The infection causes fever and swelling of the parotid glands. Because of the mumps vaccine , this condition is not as common as it once was in the US.

Gingivitis is a mild, often reversible form of gum disease. In gingivitis, there is inflammation of the gum tissue, which surrounds the teeth. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to a serious condition called periodontitis (inflammation of the support tissue and bone).

Oral-Facial Clefts
An oral-facial cleft is a birth defect. A cleft lip is an opening in the upper lip, usually just below the nose. A cleft palate is an opening in the roof of the mouth (hard palate) or in the soft tissue at the back of the mouth (soft palate). In the majority of cases, a cleft lip and cleft palate occur together.

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is a group of genetic disorders that affects movement and sensation in the limbs. The disease progresses slowly and causes damage to the peripheral nerves that control muscles and transmit sensation.

A lipoma is a harmless lump of fat. There are several types, mainly classified by where they appear. The most common location is just beneath the skin, where they are easily felt. But, lipomas can occur anywhere.

Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis
Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG) is a serious infection of the gums that causes ulcers, swelling, and dead tissues in the mouth. Although a very painful condition, it can be healed with treatment.