Paediatrics

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Fever in children - red flag symptoms

Clinical review: Down's syndrome

Weight faltering and failure to thrive

Acute erythematous rashes in children

Infants

Feeding problems in infants

Feeding problems in infants

How to manage common feeding problems.

Expanded newborn blood spot screening

Expanded newborn blood spot screening

Professor Jim Bonham and Dr David Elliman discuss the outcome of the pilot programme...

GPs urged to warn parents about risk of sudden infant death syndrome

GPs urged to warn parents about risk of sudden infant death syndrome

GPs and other health professionals should inform parents and carers that sleeping...

Adolescents

GPs can co-ordinate care for children showing sexualised behaviour, says NICE

GPs can co-ordinate care for children showing sexualised behaviour, says NICE

GPs should be prepared to take the lead in co-ordinating care and support for children...

Troublesome rough skin

Troublesome rough skin

Presentation: For several years this young man had noticed his skin felt a bit 'rough',...

Clinical Review: Eating disorders

Clinical Review: Eating disorders

Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses characterised by severe disturbances...

Childhood infections

Clinical review: Paediatric pertussis
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Clinical review: Paediatric pertussis

The management of pertussis (whooping cough) including making the diagnosis, suitable...

Measles: Clinical review

Measles: Clinical review

Signs and symptoms of measles, its treatment and prognosis, including information...

Assessing fever in children
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Assessing fever in children

GPs must distinguish benign and life-threatening conditions rapidly.

Development

Paediatric medicine - Cerebral palsy
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Paediatric medicine - Cerebral palsy

Diagnosis and management of cerebral palsy, including recognising signs in infants...

Developmental coordination disorder (dyspraxia)

Developmental coordination disorder (dyspraxia)

Symptoms, diagnosis and management of dyspraxia, including how to help patients find...

Breastfeeding cuts adult heart disease risk, study suggests

Breastfeeding cuts adult heart disease risk, study suggests

Breastfeeding may greatly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease well into adulthood,...

Paediatrics CPD

Paediatric medicine - Managing nocturnal enuresis
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Paediatric medicine - Managing nocturnal enuresis

Prevalence of nocturnal enuresis, actors that contribute to its development and useful...

Paediatric problems: illustrated

Paediatric problems: illustrated

Presentations of haemangioma, atopic eczema, rhabdomyosarcoma and precocious puberty.

Skin conditions in young children

Skin conditions in young children

The diagnosis and management of four common skin conditions affecting young children:...

Management of chronic cough in children

Management of chronic cough in children

Advice on managing chronic cough in children, understanding symptoms, possible causes...

Epilepsies in infants and children

Epilepsies in infants and children

An overview of epilepsies in infants and children, including the clinical features...

Haematology - Thalassaemia

Haematology - Thalassaemia

Diagnosis and treatment of thalassaemia and the role of the GP in its management,...

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