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MBBS Guide: Topics for Pediatrics Exam

  • June 15, 2015
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MBBS Guide: Topics for Pediatrics Exam

Besides internal medicine, you need to learn about conditions specific to children and neonates – This is Pediatrics; vast and sensitive subject. As we have limited time before the exam, it may not be possible to revise all the topics. Below is a list of topics in Pediatrics, you should not miss while appearing for the exams. These topics must be studied in an “approach” and “case” basis to make the most out of it. Please add your topics by commenting.

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  1. Short stature
  2. Failure to thrive
  3. Laws of growth and development
  4. Developmental milestones and assessment
  5. Hyponatremia and Hyperkalemia
  6. Malnutrition
  7. Vitamin A and D deficiency
  8. Zinc and Iodine deficiency
  9. Neonatal resuscitation
  10. Neonatal hypothermia
  11. Neonatal fluid and electrolyte management
  12. Kangaroo Mother Care
  13. Neonatal sepsis and shock
  14. Respiratory distress in neonates
  15. Neonatal jaundice
  16. Neonatal hypoglycemia
  17. New born to diabetic mother
  18. New immunization schedule of Nepal and Extra vaccines
  19. Approach to Pyrexia of unknow origin
  20. Fever with rash – Measles vs Rubella vs Roseola infantum, Chickenpox, Mumps
  21. Acute flaccid paralysis and differentiating features of causes
  22. HIV diagnosis and PMTCT
  23. Enteric fever
  24. Neonatal tetanus
  25. Tuberculosis diagnosis, regimen and difference from adults
  26. Malaria and cerebral malaria
  27. Congenital rubella
  28. IMCI diarrhea management
  29. Approach to hepatosplenomegaly
  30. Hepatic encephalopathy
  31. Chronic liver disease and indications of liver transplantation
  32. Approach to pediatric anemia
  33. Management of Iron deficiency anemia
  34. Thalassemia
  35. Approach to bleeding disorder – ITP, DIC
  36. Upper vs Lower respiratory tract infection
  37. Management of Croup
  38. Pneumonia + IMCI management
  39. Pleural effusion, Pneumothorax
  40. Bronchiolitis vs Asthma vs FB aspiration
  41. Management of Status asthmaticus + Classification and stepwise treatment of asthma
  42. Management of Cardiac failure
  43. Congenital heart disease – Nada’s criteria, Tetralogy of fallot with management of tet spells, VSD, PDA
  44. Rheumatic heart disease and Mitral regurgitation
  45. Infective endocarditis and indications of antibiotic prophylaxis
  46. Hypertensive emergency
  47. ECG – Heart block, VT, PSVT, AF, Hyperkalemia, Hypokalemia
  48. Approach to hematuria and proteinuria
  49. Nephrotic syndrome and indications of renal biopsy
  50. PSGN and indications of renal biopsy
  51. HSP and HUS
  52. UTI and VUR
  53. Status epilepticus
  54. Febrile seizure
  55. Meningitis and Meningococcemia
  56. Neurocysticercosis vs TB encephalitis
  57. Leukemia and tumor lysis syndrome
  58. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  59. SLE
  60. General management of poisoning and kerosene poisoning
  61. Pediatric shock
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  • Sir, if I’m starting pedia what topics should I go through once of my 1st and 2nd prof subjects for better correlation?

  • Developmental milestones and assessments??

    • Thank you Avinash for a reminder – we had missed an important topic. The list has been updated. Here is a mnemonic to remember the developmental milestones.

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