Screening and genetics

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Screening Screening aims to identify unrecognized disease in apparently well people. Cost must be considered and balanced against that of treatment if the problem presents later. Conditions suitable for screening…

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Sudden infant death

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Acute Life-Threatening Events and SIDS Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden death of an infant with no apparent pathological cause on post-mortem. It is commonly known as ‘cot…

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Adolescent issues

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Adolescent Harmful Health Behaviours Adolescence is naturally a time of increasing independence for young people away from parental supervision. It is normal for young people to experiment with more adult…

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Neglect and abuse

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Overview Children are dependent on their carers for their physical, emotional and developmental needs, their supervision and safety. It is hard to understand that adults can harm children—yet this occurs…

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Living with chronic illness

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A chronic medical condition is defined as an illness that lasts longer than 3 months, and is sufficiently severe to interfere with a child’s ordinary activities. According to the UK…

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Living with a disability

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Children with disabilities have complex health needs. Many of the issues described in Chapter 61 are relevant to families with a disabled child. It is important to appreciate the terminology…

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Chronic diarrhoea

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Toddler Diarrhoea Toddlers often experience non-specific diarrhoea, probably due to a rapid gastrocolic reflex. Features are drinking excessive fluids, particularly fruit juices, and food particles in the stool. The diagnosis…

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