Almost all paediatrics textbooks describe disease processes. This book is unique in that it deals with problems (symptoms) as they are presented to the doctor. The problems are approached in a manner that is common practice in clinical paediatrics, namely obtaining a history followed by physical examination, and planning investigations in order to elucidate the diagnosis. General principles of management are discussed without going into a detailed description of diseases and their management. The book will be of use to medical officers in paediatrics and general practice.
Acute Abdominal Pain; Child Physical Abuse (Non-Accidental Injury in Infants and Young Children); Separation Anxiety; Does the Child Have Cancer?; Congestive Cardiac Failure; Recurrent or Persistent Cough; Depression in Childhood; Acute Diarrhoea with Vomiting; The Dysmorphic Child; Middle Ear Infection; Enuresis; Acute Fever in Infants and Children; The Floppy Infant; Goitre; Heart Murmurs; Immunization Schedule; Inguino-Scrotal Swellings in Childhood; Joint Pain; The Limping Child; The Pale Child; Rash; Seizures in Childhood; Tall Stature; Strabismus; Undescended Testes; Sore Throat; Vaginal Discharge and Vulval Irritation; Wheezing. (Part contents).