A Synopsis of Children's Diseases

A Synopsis of Children's Diseases

1st Edition - January 1, 1954

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  • Author: John Rendle-Short
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483195643

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A Synopsis of Children's Diseases is a reference of common, rare, or very rare diseases in children. The book describes the characteristics of a healthy child including the requirements for his management and proper nutrition. Examination of the child through routine physical examination or certain special examinations, such as blood tests, marrow smear, cerebrospinal fluid tests, or urine test will indicate if the child is sick. The text describes diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases (measles, mumps), of nutrition (marasmus syndrome, infantile scurvy), of the respiratory system (tonsils, sinuses), and the alimentary system (diarrhea, intestinal obstruction). The book also describes diseases affecting the cardiovascular system, the nervous system, psychological disorders, the genitor-urinary system, the blood, and the lymph nodes. Inborn errors of metabolism include Gaucher's disease, cerebromacular degeneration, generalized xanthomatosis, diabetes mellitus, and Von Gierke's disease. The text discusses allergies, venereal disease, and accidents that can occur in childhood such as burns, scalds, lead or iron poisoning. This book is suitable for pediatricians, general practitioners, medical students, and parents who are interested in obtaining information about childhood diseases.

Table of Contents

  • Contents


    Part I The Healthy Child

    Chapter I. Development

    Chapter II. Physical Growth

    Chapter III. Infant Feeding

    Chapter IV. Management of the Normal Child

    Chapter V. Excretion

    Part II The Sick Child

    Section I. General Factors

    VI. Examination of Child

    VII. Aetiology of Congenital Defects

    Section II. The Neonatal Period

    VIII. Infant Mortality and Morbidity

    IX. Management of the Normal Newborn Baby

    X. Extracranial Birth Injuries

    XI. Cranial and Intracranial Hemorrhage

    XII. Respiratory Disorders

    XIII. Neonatal Infections

    XIV. The Premature Baby

    Section III. The Infectious Diseases

    XV. Measles

    XVI. German Measles

    XVII. Hemolytic Streptococcal Sore Throat and Scarlet Fever

    XVIII. Roseola Infantum

    XIX. Chicken-Pox

    XX. Vaccinia and Vaccination

    XXI. Mumps

    XXII.Infectious Mononucleosis

    XXIII. Diphtheria

    XXIV. Whooping-Cough

    XXV. Tuberculosis : I. Introduction

    XXVI. Tuberculosis : II. Clinical Types

    Section IV. Diseases of Nutrition

    XXVII. 'Marasmus' Syndrome

    XXVIII. Deficiency and Overdosage of Vitamin A

    XXIX. Deficiency of Vitamin B Complex

    XXX. Infantile Scurvy

    XXXi. Rickets

    XXXII. Tetany

    XXXIII. Diabetes Mellitus

    XXXIV. Steatorrhoea

    XXXV. Obesity

    Section V. Diseases of the Respiratory System

    XXXVI. Introduction

    XXXVII. Diseases of Pharynx and Tonsils

    XXXVIII. Diseases of the Nose

    XXXIX. Diseases of Nasal Sinuses

    XL. Diseases of the Ear

    XLI. Diseases of Larynx and Trachea

    XLII. Lung Infections

    XLIII. Lung Collapse and Emphysema

    XLIV. Foreign Bodies in Respiratory Tract

    XLV. Idiopathic Pulmonary Elemosiderosis

    XLVI. Bronchiectasis

    XLVII. Intrathoracic Space-Occupying Lesions

    Section VI. The Alimentary System

    XLVIII. Physiology of the Digestive System

    XLIX. Common Intestinal Conditions Occurring In Infancy

    L. Common Intestinal Symptoms Occurring After Infancy

    LI. Congenital Anatomical Defects -

    LII—Congenital Defects Due To Neuromuscular Inco-Ordination

    LIII. Conditions Affecting Umbilicus

    LIV. Diseases of the Mouth and Teeth

    LV. Diseases of the SalIVary Glands

    LVI. Diseases of (Esophagus

    LvII. Diseases of Stomach and Duodenum

    LvIII. Diseases of Rectum and Anus

    LIX. The Acute Abdomen

    LX. Intestinal Obstruction

    LXI. Diarrhea and Vomiting (Gastro-Enteritis)

    LXII. Intestinal Parasites

    Section VII—The Cardiovascular System

    LXIII. The Heart and Cardiovascular System in Health

    LXIV. Cardiac Failure

    LXV. Rheumatic Fever

    LXVI. Congenital Heart Disease. I

    LXVII. Congenital Heart Disease. II

    LXVIII. Bacterial Endocarditis

    LXIX. Disorders of Rate and Rhythm

    LXX. Disease of Pericardium

    LXXI. Disease of Blood-Vessels

    Section VIII. Diseases of the Nervous System

    LXXII. Examination of the Child

    LXXIII. Head Injuries and Vascular Lesions

    LXXIV. Nerve Lesions

    LXXV. Diseases of the Spinal Cord

    LXXVI. Hydrocephalus

    LXXVII. Infantile Cerebral Palsy

    LXXVIII. Diseases of Extrapyramidal System

    LXXIX. Epilepsy and Convulsions

    LXXX. The Ataxias

    LXXXI. Demyelinating Diseases of Central Nervous System

    LXXXIl. Meningitis

    LXXXIII. Diseases Caused by Bacterial Toxins

    LXXXIV. Encephalitis

    LXXXV. Poliomyelitis

    LXXXVI. Toxoplasmosis

    LXXXVII. Space-Occupying Lesions of Skull

    LXXXVIII. Pink Disease

    Section IX. Psychological Disorders

    LXXXIX. Mental Deficiency

    XC. Compulsive Habits

    XCI. Enuresis and Encopresis

    XCII. Speech Defects

    XCIII. Neuroses and Psychoses

    Section X. Diseases of the Genito-Urinary System

    XCIV. Introduction

    XCV. Abnormal Substances in Urine

    XCVI. Abnormalities of Genitalia in Boys

    XCVII. Abnormalities of Genitalia in Girls

    XCVIII. Abnormalities of Urethra

    XCIX. Malformations of Ureter

    C. Malformation of Kidney

    CI. Renal Failure

    CII. Phimosis and Paraphimosis

    CIII. Infections of Urinary Tract

    CIV. Cystitis

    CV. Nephritis

    CVI. Renal Tumours

    CVII. Urinary Calculus

    CVIII. Idiopathic Renal Acidosis

    Section XI. Diseases of the Blood

    CIX. Introduction

    CX. Anatomy and Physiology

    CXI. Dyshaemopoietic Anaemias

    CXII. Purpuric and Hemorrhagic Diseases

    CXIII. The Leukemias

    CXIV. The Hemolytic Anemias

    CXV. Aplasia and Hypoplasia of Bone-Marrow

    Section XII. Diseases of Lymph-Nodes

    CXVI. Enlargement of Lymph-Nodes

    Section XIII. Diseases of Liver and Biliary System

    CXVII. Jaundice

    CXVIII. Infective Hepatitis (Catarrhal Jaundice) and Homologous Serum Jaundice

    CXIX. Subacute and Chronic Hepatitis

    Section XIV. Diseases of Bone and Joint

    CXX. Generalized Abnormalities of Bone

    CXXI. Abnormalities Mainly Affecting Limb Bones

    CXXII. Abnormalities Mainly Affecting Spine

    CXXIII. Abnormalities Mainly Affecting Skull

    CXXIV. Acute Infection of Bones and Joints

    CXXV. Tuberculosis of Bones and Joints

    CXXVI. Osteochondritis Juvenilis

    CXXVII. Rheumatoid Arthritis

    CXXVIII. Diseases of Hip-Joint

    CXXIX. Tumours Benign and Malignant

    CXXX. Postural Defects

    Section XV. Diseases of Muscles

    CXXXI. Congenital Absence of Muscle

    CXXXII. Muscle Atrophy

    CXXXIII. Muscular Dystrophies

    CXXXIV. Myositis

    CXXXV. Epidemic Myalgia

    CXXXVI. Unclassified Diseases of Muscle

    Section XVI. Diseases of Skin

    CXXXXVII. Congenital Abnormalities

    CXXXVIII. Napkin Rash and Meatal Ulcer

    CXXXIX. Vesicular Eruptions

    CXL. Parasitic Infections of Skin

    CXLI. Fungous Infection of Skin

    CXLII. Bacterial Infections of Skin

    CXLIII. Virus Infections of Skin

    CXLIV. Toxic and Drug Eruptions

    CXLV. Diseases of Subcutaneous Fat

    CXLVI. Diseases of Subcutaneous Glands

    CXLVII. Diseases of Hair

    CXLVIII. Dermatitis and Eczematoid Lesions

    CXLIX. Papular Urticaria

    CL. Diseases Due To Cold

    Section XVII. Diseases of Endocrine System

    CLI. The Pituitary and Hypothalamus

    CLII. The Adrenal Glands

    CLIII. The Gonads

    CLIV. Sexual Precocity

    CLV. The Thyroid Gland

    Section XVIII. Allergic Diseases

    CLVI. General Discussion

    CLVII. Allergic Skin Diseases

    CLVIII. Asthma

    CLIX. Allergic Rhinitis

    CLX. Milk Allergy

    Section XIX. Inborn Errors of Metabolism

    CLXI. Introduction

    CLXII. Disorders of Lipoid Metabolism

    CLXIII. Galactosaemia

    CLXIV. Glycogen Storage Disease

    CLXV. Disorders of Cystine Metabolism

    CLVI. Phenylketonuria

    Section XX. Venereal Diseases

    CLXVII. Syphilis

    CLXVIII. Gonorrhea

    XII Contents

    Section XXI. Accidents in Childhood

    CLXIX. Iron Poisoning

    CLXX. Lead Poisoning

    CLXXI. Methaemoglobinaemia

    CLXXII. Moth-Ball (Naphthalene) Poisoning

    CLXXIII. Burns and Scalds

    CLXXIV. Sudden Death

    Appendix I. Dosage of Drugs

    Appendix II. Clinical Pathology in Children : Normal Values


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  • No. of pages: 620
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1954
  • Published: January 1, 1954
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483195643

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