3. Systemic Physical Condition
15. Hair and Nails
16. Bones and Joints
This book will be a vital tool for all clinicians in the front line when an ill child presents with an acute illness. Experienced paediatricians, postgraduate doctors, primary care physicians, and paediatric nurses will find this a useful refresher, and it will be an invaluable primer for newly trained doctors and students, or those new to the paediatric wards.
Each chapter here provides an overview of each symptom and sign followed by the most likely underlying causes in an easy-to-use tabular format. Investigative techniques and guidelines follow, ranging from the simple and inexpensive to the more complex, as do Top Tips and Red Flag warnings to note; new to this second edition are concluding summaries of Key Points, as well as an entirely new Endocrine chapter.
Dr A. Sahib El-Radhi, MRCPCH, PhD, DCH, completed his primary medical study and PhD at the Free University of West Berlin, Germany. In addition to his work at Harley Street Children's Clinic he is currently Honorary Consultant Paediatrician at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup, Kent, UK, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Guy's and St Thomas' School of Medicine, London. He has worked as a general paediatrician in different countries including Germany, Finland, Iraq, Kuwait, and the United Kingdom. He has served as an advisor and peer reviewer for several medical journals including the Archives of Disease in Childhood. He has also been an undergraduate and postgraduate examiner to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.