1st Edition

Difficult Cases in Primary Care Paediatrics

By Samar Razaq Copyright 2014

    In many paediatric cases the definitive diagnosis may not be made in the primary care setting, but this is where suspicions are often raised. General practitioners are, therefore, required to maintain a breadth of knowledge covering the specialty. Following the highly successful Difficult Cases in Primary Care series format, this invaluable guide outlines case scenarios followed by highly detailed explanations of the specific conditions and their management, presenting the symptoms in a way that are likely to be encountered in general practice. Each case also includes questions for examination practice with detailed answers and comprehensive explanations included at the end of the book. This mimics the arrangement of the objective structured clinical exams (OSCEs) that many candidates are required to undertake and provides the ideal opportunity for self-examination and comprehensive revision. 'The 2-day-old newborn with jaundice represents a completely different diagnostic dilemma to the 16-year-old presenting with jaundice. No other specialty has to deal with such rapidly changing physiology and, hence, changing probabilities of differential diagnoses.' Samar Razaq in the Preface

    Preface. About the author. List of abbreviations. Febrile seizures. Chronic constipation. Urinary tract infection. Atopic eczema. Acne. Kawasaki disease. Henoch-Schönlein purpura. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Skull deformities. Bronchiolitis. Diabetes. Neonatal jaundice. Recurrent abdominal pain. Juvenile Idiopathic arthritis. Answers. Index.


    SAMAR RAZAQ MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DCH, DGM General Practitioner Buckinghamshire Dr Samar Razaq works as a general practitioner in Buckinghamshire. He graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2005. During his general practice training he completed diplomas in child health, geriatric medicine, and obstetrics and gynaecology. He is the author of this Diffi cult Cases in Primary Care series of books. Radcliff e published the fi rst book in the series, Diffi cult Cases in Primary Care: Women's Health, in 2012. He currently resides in Buckinghamshire with his wife and three children.