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    Coxsackievirus infections can spread from person to person. In most cases, the viruses cause mild flu-like symptoms, but can lead to more serious infections.

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    A spinal tap is an important test for diagnosing illnesses, such as meningitis.

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    Lactate dehydrogenase (also called lactic acid dehydrogenase, or LDH) is an enzyme found in almost all body tissues. The LDH test is generally used to screen for tissue damage.

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    Doctors may order a blood test for valproic acid, an anticonvulsant drug prescribed mainly to prevent seizures, to monitor how well the liver is processing the medication.

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    Hearing problems can be overcome if they're caught early, so it's important to get your child's hearing screened early and checked regularly.

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