Children present to general practitioners with a wide range
of problems, but most of the time they are not particularly
unwell. Children with a more serious illness often
compensate very well...
Croup is a common childhood disease characterised by
sudden onset of a distinctive barking cough that is usually
accompanied by stridor, hoarse voice, and respiratory
distress resulting from...
Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood and the leading cause of
childhood morbidity from chronic disease. When uncontrolled, asthma can place
significant limits on daily life...
Headache is a common presenting problem in the primary care setting and this is especially true for the paediatric population. There are variations in incidence but studies have shown a prevalence...
Meningococcal disease remains a significant illness with
an overall mortality of around 8%. The majority of deaths
occur in the first 24 hours, before the commencement of
Traumatic head injury is a common occurrence in the
paediatric population, with the majority of patients
sustaining only mild head injury.
Routine vaccinationA travel consultation is an ideal opportunity to ensure that travellers are up to date with the routine immunisation schedule. It is not our intention in this short article to...
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