Case Files Pediatrics, Fourth Edition by Eugene Toy, Robert Yetman, Mark Hormann, Sheela Lahoti,

By Eugene Toy, Robert Yetman, Mark Hormann, Sheela Lahoti, Margaret McNeese, Mark Jason Sanders, Abby M. Geltemeyer

Sixty high-yield pediatrics circumstances assist you sharpen your diagnostic and problem-solving skills

You desire publicity to high-yield instances to excel at the pediatrics clerkship and the shelf-exam. Case documents: Pediatrics provides sixty real-life instances that illustrate crucial strategies. every one case comprises entire dialogue, medical pearls, references, definitions of keyword phrases, and USMLE-style evaluation questions with unique factors of the proper solutions. With the program, you are going to study within the context of genuine sufferers, instead of simply memorize facts.

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WHAT ARE THE COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS DISEASE? A clinician must understand the complications of a disease so that the patient can be monitored. Sometimes, the student will have to make the diagnosis from clinical clues and then apply his or her knowledge of the sequelae of the pathologic process. For example, a child diagnosed with high fever, rash, lymphadenopathy, and oral and conjunctival changes is diagnosed with Kawasaki syndrome. Complications of this condition include arthritis, vasculitis of the medium-sized arteries, hydrops of the gallbladder, urethritis, and aseptic meningitis.

For some conditions, such as syphilis, the staging depends on the length of time and follows along the natural history of the infection (ie, primary, secondary, or tertiary syphilis). RENDERING TREATMENT BASED ON THE STAGE OF THE DISEASE Many illnesses are stratified according to severity because prognosis and treatment vary based on the severity. If neither the prognosis nor the treatment was affected by the stage of the disease process, it would not make much sense to subcategorize something as mild or severe.

In: McMillan JA, DeAngelis CD, Feigin RD, eds. Oski’s Pediatrics: Principles and Practice. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006: 39-51. Blickman JG, Parker BR, Barnes PD. Pediatric Radiology: The Requisites. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Publishers; 2009. SECTION II Clinical Cases CASE 1 A mother brings her 12-month-old child, a new patient for your clinic, for a well-child visit. You immediately note the child to be small for her age. Her weight is below the 5th percentile on standardized growth curves (50th percentile for an 8-month-old), her length is at the 25th percentile, and her head circumference is at the 50th percentile.

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