BMJ Easily Missed?

Children and Young

Book Description

This book brings together a series of useful articles on a range of important diagnoses in children and young people that may be easily missed at first presentation in primary care. The spectrum of conditions ranges from coarctation of the aorta, biliary atresia and congenital cataract in neonates, orthopaedic presentations such as Perthes disease and slipped femoral epiphysis and infections such as septic arthritis and malaria. All articles describe data to support the assertion that the conditions are often overlooked in primary care and that failure to recognise the diagnosis may have serious implications for the child or young person.

About Harnden, Anthony