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Paediatrics is a medical discipline focused on individuals from birth to the end of adolescence, that includes infants, children, adolescents, and young children. It is important to note the line of treatment for children is different form that of adults due to the difference in anatomy besides the

a) medication absorption
b) distribution

c) metabolism
d) elimination

Paediatrics focuses on reducing infant and child mortality rates, reducing the spread of infectious diseases, encouraging healthy lifestyles for a long life free of illness, and helping ease the problems of children and teenagers with chronic illnesses.

Paediatricians diagnose and treat several conditions among children including: –

a) Injuries
b) Infections
c) Genetic and congenital conditions

d) Cancers
e) Organ diseases and dysfunctions

Pediatrics is concerned with the long-term effects on quality of life, disability, and survival in addition to the immediate management of the ill kid.

Paediatricians are involved with the prevention, early detection and management of problems including:

a) Developmental delays and disorders
b) Behavioral problems
c) Functional disabilities

d) Social stresses
e) Mental disorders including depression and anxiety disorders

Vaccination also called inoculation, It is a process of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce protection or reinforce the immunity against a specific disease. There are quite a few vaccines that must be administered at prescribed periods in infants and children to protect them, form illness as a precautionary measure.

Routine vaccinations protect against these 14 diseases:

  • Polio
  • Tetanus
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis A
  • Rubella
  • Hib
  • Measles
  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
  • Pneumococcal Disease
  • Rotavirus
  • Mumps
  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria

Our Expert Consultants

Dr. Champaka B M
Consultant Pediatrician