Nelson Pediatric Symptom-Based Diagnosis, by Drs. Robert M. Kliegman, Patricia S. Lye, Brett Bordini, Heather Toth, and Donald Basel, uses a unique, step-by-step, symptom-based approach to differential diagnosis of diseases and disorders in children and adolescents. Conveniently linked to the world's best-selling pediatric reference, Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 20th Edition, it focuses on the symptoms you're likely to see in general practice, as well as uncommon disorders. You'll find clear guidance on exactly what to consider and how to proceed when faced with a host of common symptoms such as cough, fever, headache, chest pain, gait disturbances, and many more.Features a practical, symptom-based approach that enables you to form an accurate diagnosis. Uses the same consistent, step-by-step presentation in every chapter: History, Physical Examination, Diagnosis (including laboratory tests), Imaging, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Covers new approaches to diagnostic imaging and genetic testing, new diagnostic guidelines, BRUE (brief resolved unexplained event), stroke in children, behavior disorders, syncope, recurrent fever syndromes, and much more. Includes full-color illustrations, algorithms, tables, and "red flags" to aid differential diagnosis. Serves as an ideal companion to Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 20th Edition. Content in this book is referenced and linked electronically to the larger text, providing easy access to full background and evidence-based treatment and management content when you own both references. Expert ConsultT eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
Section One: Respiratory Disorders Chapter 1. Sore Throat Chapter 2. Cough Chapter 3. Respiratory Distress Chapter 4. Earache Chapter 5. Apparent Life-Threatening Event - Brief Resolved Unexplained Event Section Two: Cardiac Disorders 6 Chapter. Syncope and Dizziness Chapter 7. Chest Pain Chapter 8. Murmurs Section Three: Gastrointestinal Disorders Chapter 9. Failure to Thrive Chapter 10. Abdominal Pain Chapter 11. Diarrhea Chapter 12. Vomiting and Regurgitation Chapter 13. Gastrointestinal Bleeding Chapter 14. Hepatomegaly Chapter 15. Jaundice Chapter 16. Constipation Chapter 17. Abdominal Masses Section Four: Genitourinary Disorders Chapter 18. Dysuria Chapter 19. Proteinuria Chapter 20. Hematuria Chapter 21. Acute and Chronic Scrotal Swelling Chapter 22. Menstrual Problems and Vaginal Bleeding Chapter 23. Disorders of Sexual Development Section Five: Developmental and Psychiatric Disorders Chapter 24. Intellectual and Developmental Disability Chapter 25. Dysmorphology Chapter 26. The Irritable Infant Chapter 27. Unusual Behaviors Section Six: Neurosensory Disorders Chapter 28. Headaches Chapter 29. Hypotonia, Weakness, and Stroke Chapter 30. Paroxysmal Disorders Chapter 31. Altered Mental Status Chapter 32. Eye Disorders Section Seven: Musculoskeletal Disorders Chapter 33. Arthritis Chapter 34. Gait Disturbances Chapter 35. Back Pain in Children and Adolescents Section Eight: Hematologic Disorders Chapter 36. Lymphadenopathy and Neck Masses Chapter 37. Pallor and Anemia Chapter 38. Bleeding and Thrombosis Section Nine: Infectious Diseases Chapter 39. Fever Chapter 40. Fever and Rash Chapter 41. Recurrent Fever, Infections, Immune Disorders, and Autoinflammatory Diseases Section Ten: Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders 42. Disorders of Puberty 43. Short Stature 44. Hypoglycemia 45. Urinary Incontinence and Polyuria 46. Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disturbances Section Eleven: Dermatology 47. Congenital Cutaneous Lesions and Infant Rashes 48. Acquired Rashes in the Older Child