Paediatrics Archive

Anencephaly : A severe Birth defect

Anencephaly- Clinical features, pregnancy diagnosis, prevention and treatment.             Spina Bifida and anencephaly are most common Neural Tube Defect ( NTD) followed by encephalocele.  Anencephaly is a severe form of NTD, with 100% mortality. The baby is either born ...Read More

Exanthematous Illness, Rashes and their causes

Exanthematous Illness Exanthems – eruption of skin accompanied by inflammation. Enanthems – eruption of mucous membrane. Maculopapular rashes : Measles Rubella Erythema Infectiosum Roseola Coxsackie Echo virus CMV and HBV Erythema Multiforme due to Herpes virus, EBV, Adeno virus, Chlamydia, Salmonella, Mycobacteria, Histoplasma, Coccidiosis ...Read More

Paracetamol Poisoning In children

Paracetamol  Poisoning In Children: Paracetamol  is a commonly prescribed drug in Medical practice. It is rapidly absorbed on oral intake and metabolized to sulph and glucoronide  group. Small amount is excreted in Urine. Mechanism Of Toxiciy: Paracetamol  is Metabolised to NABQI ( N- Acetyl ...Read More

Progeria : Aging starts in Childhood

Alternative names Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS) Hutchinson-Gilford Syndrome Progeria Syndrome Definition Progeria is a rare and fatal congenital disorder marked by physical symptoms resembling that of aging but having early onset in childhood. The word “Progeria” is derived from the Greek word “Progerus” meaning ...Read More