This book will be a vital tool for all clinicians in the front line when an ill child presents with an acute illness. Experienced paediatricians, postgraduate doctors, primary care physicians, and paediatric nurses will find this a useful refresher, and it will be an invaluable primer for newly trained doctors and students, or those new to the paediatric wards.
Each chapter here provides an overview of each symptom and sign followed by the most likely underlying causes in an easy-to-use tabular format. Investigative techniques and guidelines follow, ranging from the simple and inexpensive to the more complex, as do Top Tips and Red Flag warnings to note; new to this second edition are concluding summaries of Key Points, as well as an entirely new Endocrine chapter.
"This is an excellent way of learning about paediatric symptoms and signs, especially in unwell children.[…] All in all, this comes in at reasonable price and like all modern books is well produced. For those in the front line of paediatrics, there is a lot of wisdom here which on a number of occasions, I am sure could prove very useful in managing a young patient who is in front of you."Dr Harry Brown, Glycosmedia.com
List of Abbreviations
3. Systemic Physical Condition
15. Hair and Nails
16. Bones and Joints