A Synopsis of Children's Diseases

A Synopsis of Children's Diseases

4th Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Authors: John Rendle-Short, O. P. Gray
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483195698

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A Synopsis of Children's Diseases, Fourth Edition serves as a guide to the common as well as rare diseases in children. This book discusses the importance of hereditarily determined diseases. Organized into two parts encompassing 196 chapters, this edition begins with an overview of the norms of development of children. This text then discusses the various types of congenital malformations if mother contracts rubella during pregnancy, including deafness, congenital heart disease, eye defects, and other lesions. Other chapters consider the incidence of infant mortality during the first twelve months of life. This book discusses as well the pathology and cause of intracranial hemorrhage, which is the common cause of death or permanent disability in infants. The final chapter deals with the various causes of sudden death in young infants. This book is a valuable resource for pediatricians and general practitioners. Undergraduate students will also find this book extremely useful.

Table of Contents

  • Preface to the Fourth Edition

    Preface to the First Edition

    Part I The Healthy Child


    II.—Physical Growth

    III.—Infant Feeding

    IV.—Management of the Normal Newborn Baby

    V.—Management of the Normal Child


    Part II The Sick Child

    Section I—General Factors

    VII.—Examination of Child

    VIII.—Aetiology of Congenital Defects

    Section II—The Neonatal Period

    IX.—Infant Mortality and Morbidity

    X.—Extracranial Birth Injuries

    XI.—Cranial and Intracranial Haemorrhage

    XII.—Respiratory Disorders

    XIII.—Neonatal Infections

    XIV.—Other Abnormalities of Neonatal Period

    XV.—The Premature Baby


    Section III—The Infectious Diseases—Viral

    XVII.—Control of Common Fevers


    XIX.—German Measles

    XX.—Roseola Infantum


    XXII.—Vaccinia and Vaccination


    XXIV.—Infectious Mononucleosis

    XXV.—Herpes Simplex Infections

    Section IV.—The Infectious Diseases—Bacterial and Protozoal

    XXVI.—Ilemolytic Streptococcal Infections



    XXIX.—Tuberculosis : I. Introduction

    XXX.—Tuberculosis : II. Clinical Types

    Section V.—Diseases of Nutrition

    XXXI.—Failure to Thrive

    XXXII.—Deficiency and Overdosage of Vitamin A

    XXXIII.—Deficiency of Vitamin-B complex

    XXXIV.—Infantile Scurvy



    XXXVII.—Diabetes Mellitus



    Section VI.—Diseases of the Respiratory System


    XLI.—Acute Infections of the Respiratory Tract

    XLII.—Lung Infections

    XLIII.—Chronic Infections of the Respiratory Tract

    XLIV.—Diseases of the Nose

    XLV.—Diseases of the Ear

    XLVI.—Diseases of the Larynx and Trachea

    XLVII.—Lung Collapse and Emphysema

    XLVIII.—Foreign Bodies in Respiratory Tract

    XLIX.—Idiopathic Pulmonary Flemosiderosis


    LI.—Intrathoracic Space-Occupying Lesions

    Section VII.—The Alimentary System

    LII.—Physiology of the Digestive System

    LIII.—Common Intestinal Conditions Occurring in Infancy

    LIV.—Common Intestinal Conditions Occurring After Infancy

    LV.—Congenital Anatomical Defects

    LVI.—Congenital Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis

    LVII.—Congenital Intestinal Aganglionosis

    LVIII.—Conditions Affecting Umbilicus

    LIX.—Diseases of the Mouth and Teeth

    LX.—Diseases of the Salivary Glands

    LXI.—Diseases of Gesophagus

    LXII.—Diseases of Stomach and Duodenum

    LXIII.—Diseases of Rectum and Anus

    LXIV.—The Acute Abdomen

    LXV.—Intestinal obstruction

    LXVI.—Chronic Ulcerative Colitis

    LXVII.—Intestinal Parasites

    LXVIII.—Diarrhoea and Vomiting (Gastro-Enteritis)

    LXIX.—Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

    Section VIII.—The Cardiovascular System

    LXX.—The Heart and Cardiovascular System Health

    LXXI.—Rheumatic Fever

    LXXII—Cardiac Failure

    LXXIII.—Congenital Heart Disease. I

    LXXIV.—Congenital Heart Disease. II


    LXXVI.—Endocardial Fibroelastosis

    LXXVII.—Bacterial Endocarditis

    LXXVIII.—Disorders of Rate and Rhythm

    LXXIX.—Disease of Pericardium

    LXXX.—Disease of Blood-Vessels

    Section IX.—Diseases of the Nervous System

    LXXXI.—Examination of the Child

    LXXXII.—Head Injuries and Vascular Lesions

    LXXXIII—Nerve Lesions

    LXXXIV.—Diseases of the Spinal Cord


    LXXXVI—Cerebral Palsy

    LXXXVII.—Diseases of Extrapyramidal System

    LXXXVIII.—Epilepsy and Convulsions

    LXXXIX.—The Ataxias

    XC.—Demyelinating Diseases of Central Nervous System



    XCIII.—Diseases Caused by Bacterial Toxins

    XCIV.—Encephalitis and Encephalopathy



    XCVII.—Space-Occupying Lesions of Skull


    Section X.—Psychological Disorders

    XCX.—Mental Disorders. I

    C.—Mental Disorders. II

    CI.—Compulsive Habits

    CII.—enuresis and Encopresis

    CII—Speech Defects


    Section XL—Diseases of the Genito-Urinary System


    CVI.—Abnormal Substances in Urine

    CVII.—Abnormalities of Genitalia in Boys

    CVIII.—Abnormalities of Genitalia in Girls

    CX.—Abnormalities of Urethra

    CX.—Malformations of Ureter

    CXI.—Malformation of Kidney

    CXII.—Renal Failure

    CXIII.— Phimosis and Paraphimosis

    CXIV.—Infections of Urinary Tract


    CXVI.—Renal Tumours

    CXVII.—Urinary Calculus

    CXVIII. — Idiopathic Renal Acidosis

    Section XII.—Diseases of the Blood

    CXIX.—Anatomy and Physiology


    CXXI. —Iron-Deficiency Anaemia

    CXXII.— The Hlemolytic Anaemias

    CXXIII.—Aplasia and Hypoplasia of Bone-Marrow

    CXXIV. —Purpura

    CXXV.—Henoch-Schonlein Syndrome

    CXXVI.—Coagulation Defects

    CXXVII. Hiemorrhagic Disease of Newborn

    CXXVIII.— The Leukaemias

    Section XIII.—Diseases of Lymphatic System and Lymph-nodes

    CXXIX. — General Considerations

    CXXX.—Cystic Hygroma

    CXXXI.—Chylous Ascites

    Section XIV.—Diseases of Liver and Biliary System


    CXXXIII.— Infective Hepatitis(Catarrhal Jaundice) and Homologous Serum Jaundice

    CXXXIV.—Hepatic Cirrhosis

    Section XV.—Diseases of Bone and Joint

    CXXXV.—Generalized Abnormalities of Bone

    CXXXVI.—Abnormalities Mainly Affecting Limbbones

    CXXXVII.—Abnormalities Mainly Affecting Spine

    CXXXVIII.—Abnormalities Mainly Affecting Skull

    CXXXIX.— Acute Infection of Bones and Joints

    CXL. Osteochondritis Juvenilis

    CXLI.—Rheumatoid Arthritis

    CXLIII.—Diseases of Hip- Joint

    CXLII.—Tumours Benign and Malignant

    CXLLV.—Postural Deformities

    Section XVI.—Diseases of Muscles

    CXLV.—Congenital Absence of Muscle

    CXLVI.—Muscle Atrophy

    CXLVII.—Muscular Dystrophies

    CXLVIII. — Muositis

    CXLIX.—Epidemic Myalgia

    CL.—Unclassified Diseases of muscle

    Section XVII.—Diseases of Skin

    CLL. Nevi

    CLII.—Dermal congenital Abnormalities

    CLIII.—Generalized Congenital Abnormalities

    CLIV.—Napkin Rash and Meatal Ulcer

    CLV.—Vesicular Eruptions

    CLVI.—Parasitic Infections of Skin

    CLVII.—Fungous Infections of Skin

    CLVIII.—Bacterial Infections of Skin

    CLIX.—Toxic and Drug Eruptions

    CLX.—Diseases of Subcutaneous Fat

    CLXI. —Diseases of Subcutaneous Glands

    CLXII.—Diseases of Hair

    CLXIII.—Dermatitis and Eczematoid Lesions


    CLXV.—Diseases Due to Cold

    Section XVIII.—Diseases of Endocrine System

    CLXVI. —The Pituitary and Hypothalamus

    CLXVII. —Dwarfism

    CLXVIII.— Diseases of Posterior Pituitary and Hypothalamus

    CLXIX.—The Adrenal Medulla

    CLXX.—The Adrenal Cortex

    CLXXI. —Sexual Development

    CLXXIL — The Gonads

    CLXXIII.—Aberrations in Sexual Development

    CLXXIV.—Sexual Precocity

    CLXXV.—The Thyroid Gland


    Section XIX.—Inborn Errors of Metabolism


    CLXXVIII.—Errors in Protein Metabolism

    CLXXIX.—Errors in Amino-Acid Metabolism

    CLXXX.—Maple Syrup Urine Disease

    CLXXXXI.-Errors of Cystine Metabolism

    CLXXXII.-Errors in Mucopolysaccharid Metabolism

    CLXXXIII.-Errors in Monosaccharid Metabolism

    CLXXXIV.-Errors in Glycogen Metabolism

    CLXXXV.-Errors in Lipoid Metabolism. I

    CLXXXVI.-Errors in Lipoid Metabolism. II

    CLXXXVII- Pyridoxine Dependence


    Section XX.-Venereal Diseases


    Section XXI .-Accidents in Childhood

    CXC.-Iron Poisoning

    CXCI.-Lead Poisoning

    CXCII.-Pink Disease


    CXCIV.-Barbiturate Poisoning

    CXCV.-Boron Poisoning

    CXCVI.-Burns and Scalds

    CXCVII.-Sudden Death

    Appendix I.-Incidence of Some Genetically Determined Conditions

    Appendix II. Conversion Tables

    Appendix III.-Dosage of Some Important Drugs

    Appendix IV.-Potassium Content of Some Oral Fluids

    Appendix V.-Clinical Pathology in Children: Normal Values

    Appendix VI.-Risk of Rubella Embryopathy at Different Fetal Ages


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  • No. of pages: 696
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483195698

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O. P. Gray

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