An abscess is a collection of pus under the skin, caused by a bacterial infection, which shows up as redness, pain, warmth, and swelling.
Rickets is a softening and weakening of bones in children, often caused by a vitamin D deficiency, but rickets can also have genetic causes. Shriners Children's doctors are experienced in diagnosing and treating rickets in its various forms.
Shriners Children’s brings hope with advanced treatment after a skin infection or skin injury. Specialists with expertise in pediatric burn care and plastic surgery treat a variety of skin infections and injuries not caused by a burn.