By Henry M. Adam MD FAAP, Dr. Jane Meschan Foy MD FAAP
this handy guide is helping you successfully review sufferer court cases, and boost sound differential diagnoses and administration strategies.
This practice-focused new source offers must-know details and specialist suggestion for confidently addressing greater than eighty diagnostic challenges.
Discover all of the pediatric concerns you are probably to see
glance the following for the necessities on every little thing from stomach, again, and chest pain...to fever, fatigue, headache, and center murmurs...to rash, purple eye, sleep disturbances, and speech and language concerns...plus a lot more. assurance additionally extends to overview of psychological healthiness indicators, together with nervousness, melancholy, disruptive habit, emotional disturbance, inattention and impulsivity, and self-harm.
Some 2 hundred full-color photos complement the concise text!
Work via sufferer difficulties successfully and systematically
Designed to paintings how you do, Signs and signs in Pediatrics publications you thru each step within the diagnostic decision-making procedure. details on every one grievance is gifted within the order during which you must give some thought to it as your overview proceeds.
- Pathophysiology and epidemiology
- Physical examination
- Laboratory tests
- Imaging studies
- Approaches to preliminary management
- Ongoing care and follow-up
- Suggestions on whilst to refer or admit
- Presenting court cases are prepared alphabetically for quick glance up.
- Easy-to-follow algorithms simplify medical decision-making
- At-a-glance charts and knowledge tables
- Text containers highlighting capability differential diagnoses
·Alopecia and Hair Shaft Anomalies
·Anemia and Pallor
·Diarrhea and Steatorrhea
·Disruptive habit and Aggression
·Dizziness and Vertigo
·Failure to Thrive: Pediatric Undernutrition
·Fatigue and Weakness
·Fever of Unknown Origin
·Foot and Leg Problems
·Gender Expression and id Issues
·High Blood Pressure
·Inattention and Impulsivity
·Irritability and Fussiness
·Medically Unexplained Symptoms
·Petechiae and Purpura
·Puberty: common and Abnormal
·Red Eye/Pink Eye
·School Absenteeism and faculty Refusal
·Scrotal Swelling and Pain
·Speech and Language Concerns
·Temper Tantrums and Breath-holding Spells
·Red eye/pink eye
·Speech and language concerns
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Extra info for Signs and Symptoms in Pediatrics
The diﬀerential diagnoses of medical entities, including those that are extraabdominal or systemic, are listed in Box 2-3. 17 Although diagnostic considerations overlap for each age group, the child’s age and physiologic development can help the physician focus the diﬀerential diagnosis. For example, Hirschsprung disease should be considered more likely in an infant in the ﬁrst weeks of life; Mittelschmerz should most certainly be in the diﬀerential diagnosis for an adolescent girl. 18 Dysmenorrhea is common among adolescent females: up to 90% report symptoms when surveyed, but only 40% have told their physician about the pain.
Tests to consider are listed in Box 2-6. When the history and physical examination indicate a dysfunctional or psychogenic cause, urinalysis could suﬃce as the initial laboratory study, but suggested screening laboratory tests are listed in the table below. Laboratory and other diagnostic studies such as urinalysis (particularly in female patients of childbearing age), stool, or genital tract cultures; serum chemistries or erythrocyte sedimentation rate; radiographic studies (eg, barium swallow, upper or lower gastrointestinal series, gallbladder series); and abdominal or pelvic ultrasound or computed tomographic Abdominal Pain BOX 2-6 Suggested Screening Laboratory Tests ALL PATIENTS • • • • Complete blood count with diﬀerential Erythrocyte sedimentation rate Comprehensive metabolic panel Stool hemoccult • • • • • Clostridium diﬃcile toxin or PCR Celiac panel Lactose or fructose breath test Dyspepsia Helicobacter pylori stool antigen testing DIARRHEA • Stool ova and parasite • Giardia enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay scans should be directed to evaluate speciﬁc concerns identiﬁed in the history and physical examination.
Childhood functional gastrointestinal disorders. Gut. 1999;45(Suppl 2):II60–II68 14. Chogle A, Dhroove G, Sztainberg M, Di Lorenzo C, Saps M. How reliable are the Rome III criteria for the assessment of functional gastrointestinal disorders in children? Am J Gastroenterol. 2010;105: 2697–2701 15. Ball TM, Weydert JA. Methodological challenges to treatment trials for recurrent abdominal pain in children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003;157:1121–1127 16. Stone RTBG. Recurrent abdominal pain in childhood.