Difficult Cases in Primary Care
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
Table of Contents
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.