PEDIATRICS

Jaundice

Mar 23, 2021 by in PEDIATRICS Comments Off on Jaundice

CHAPTER 15 JAUNDICE STACEY R. ROSE DEFINITION Jaundice is the yellow discoloration of the skin, mucous membranes, and sclerae caused by elevated serum levels of bilirubin, a by-product of heme…

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Wheezing

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CHAPTER 1 WHEEZING DUSTIN R. HAFERBECKER DEFINITION OF THE COMPLAINT Noisy breathing in infants is a common presenting complaint. The first step toward formulating a differential diagnosis is to characterize…

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Chest Pain

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CHAPTER 14 CHEST PAIN DEBRA BOYERLIANNE KOPEL DEFINITION OF THE COMPLAINT Chest pain is a relatively common complaint in children with a frequency of 0.6% of pediatric emergency room visits….

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Cough

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CHAPTER 4 COUGH DEBRA BOYERSTEPHANIE ZANDIEH DEFINITION OF THE COMPLAINT Cough is one of the most common presenting complaints to pediatricians. Importantly, a cough is not a disease by itself,…

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Neck Swelling

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CHAPTER 13 NECK SWELLING STEPHEN LUDWIGBRANDON C. KU DEFINITION Neck swelling in children is a finding that elicits immediate parental concern and often prompts a visit to the physician. The…

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Vomiting

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CHAPTER 3 VOMITING PAUL L. ARONSON DEFINITION OF THE COMPLAINT Vomiting is defined as the forceful contraction of abdominal muscles and the diaphragm in a coordinated fashion expelling the gastric…

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Seizures

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CHAPTER 19 SEIZURES AMY T. WALDMAN DEFINITION OF THE COMPLAINT Seizures, a common neurologic disorder that occurs in childhood, affect 4%-6% of all children. A seizure is defined as a…

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Back, Joint, and Extremity Pain

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CHAPTER 5 BACK, JOINT, AND EXTREMITY PAIN MEGAN AYLOR DEFINITION OF THE COMPLAINT Back, joint, and extremity pain are worrisome symptoms in children. Although benign musculoskeletal disease accounts for many…

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Diarrhea

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CHAPTER 17 DIARRHEA CHRISTINA L. MASTER DEFINITION OF THE COMPLAINT Diarrhea is one of the most common conditions for which patients seek medical care. It is a condition that continues…

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Syncope

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CHAPTER 18 SYNCOPE SAMIR S. SHAH DEFINITION OF THE COMPLAINT Syncope is generally thought of as a temporary, but sudden, loss of consciousness and postural tone. It is due to…

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