Paediatrics in the Tropics / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632026753
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1991
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1000

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
1 Child Health in Developing Countries 1
2 Medical Services and Hospital Care for Children 15
Medical Services for Children 15
Caring for Children in Hospital: The Paediatrician's View 25
3 Paediatric Procedures 30
4 Laboratory Tests and Special Investigations 52
5 Growth and Development 68
6 Nutrition in Childhood 90
7 Protein-Energy Malnutrition 119
8 Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Balance 132
9 The Fetus and the Newborn 151
General Considerations 151
Systematic Neonatology 158
Low Birthweight and Prematurity 198
10 Dermatology 213
11 The Cardiovascular System 233
12 The Respiratory System 274
13 Disorders of the Digestive System 301
Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract 301
Liver Disease 323
14 Disorders of the Blood 336
General Haematology 336
Haemorrhagic Disorders and the use of Blood Products 360
15 The Genito-Urinary System 373
16 Disorders of the Skeleton 410
17 Disorders of the Eye 434
18 Disorders of the Ears, Nose and Throat 454
19 Disorders of the Central Nervous System 470
20 Metabolic Disease 521
21 Malignant Diseases 540
22 Infectious Diseases 570
Common Specific Infections 570
Tuberculosis: Clinical Presentation 661
Chemotherapy of Tuberculosis 677
Leprosy (Hansen's Disease) 685
23 Parasitic Diseases 695
24 Immunological Disorders 765
25 Rheumatic Diseases 783
26 Endocrine Disorders and Diabetes 807
27 Chromosome and Genetic Disorders 849
28 Poisoning in Childhood 876
29 Surgery 882
30 Venomous Bites and Stings 903
31 Emotional and Psychiatric Disorders, and Mental Handicap 914
32 Vaccines and Immunization 947
Appendix 1: Endocrine Tests and Pharmaceuticals 956
Appendix 2: Normal Values 960
Appendix 3: Useful Addresses 968
Index 969
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