Nelson Pediatric Symptom-Based Diagnosis: Common Diseases and their Mimics, 2nd Edition

Edited by Robert M. Kliegman, MD, Heather Toth, MD, Brett J. Bordini, MD and Donald Basel, MD
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Patients don't present with a disease; they present with symptoms.  Using a practical, symptom-based organization, Nelson Pediatric Symptom-Based Diagnosis: Common Diseases and their Mimics, 2nd Edition, offers authoritative guidance on differential diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders in children and adolescents, and covers the symptoms you're likely to see in practice, their mimics, and uncommon disorders. Drs. Robert M. Kliegman, Heather Toth, Brett J. Bordini, and Donald Basel walk you through what to consider and how to proceed when faced with common symptoms such as cough, fever, headache, autistic-like behaviors, chronic pain, chest pain, gait disturbances, and much more. 

Key Features
  • Begins with a presenting symptom and leads you through differential diagnosis and a concise review of treatment recommendations. 

  • Contains more than a dozen new topics including Disease Mimics: An Approach to Undiagnosed Diseases, Autistic-like Behaviors, Shock, Hypertension, Neurocognitive and Developmental Regression, Chronic Pain, Hypertonicity, Movement Disorders, Hypermobility, and more. 

  • Features a new focus on symptoms of rarer diseases that are mimics of more common diseases. 

  • Offers a user-friendly approach to Altered Mental Status such as coma and other CNS disorders, with numerous clinically useful tables and figures to guide clinical decision making in various care settings. 

  • Uses a highly templated format for easy reference and quick answers to clinical questions, with the same consistent presentation in each chapter: History, Physical Examination, Diagnosis (including laboratory tests), Imaging, Diagnosis, and Treatment. 

  • Includes numerous full-color illustrations, algorithms, tables, and "red flags" to aid differential diagnosis. 

  • Serves as an ideal companion to Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 21st Edition. Content in this book is referenced and linked electronically to the larger text, providing easy access to full background and evidence-based treatment and management content when you own both references. 

  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices. 

ISBN 9780323761741
Author Information Edited by Robert M. Kliegman, MD, Professor and Chair Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin ; Heather Toth, MD, Associate Professor, Program Director, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program, Hospitalist, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Brett J. Bordini, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Hospital Medicine, Assistant Professor of Global Health, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI and Donald Basel, MD, Associate Professor and Section Chief, Division of Medical Genetics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Table of Content

Section 1 Respiratory Disorders

1) Sore Throat

2) Cough

3) Respiratory Distress

4) Earache


Section 2 Cardiac Disorders

6) Syncope and Dizziness

7) Chest Pain

8) Murmurs

9) Shock (NEW)

10) Hypertension (NEW)

Section 3 Gastrointestinal Disorders

11) Failure to Thrive

12) Abdominal Pain

13) Diarrhea

14) Vomiting and Regurgitation

15) Gastrointestinal Bleeding

16) Hepatomegaly

17) Jaundice

18) Constipation

19) Abdominal Masses

Section 4 Genitourinary Disorders

20) Dysuria

21) Proteinuria

22) Hematuria

23) Acute and Chronic Scrotal Swelling

24) Menstrual Problems & Vaginal Bleeding

25) Disorders of Sexual Development

Section 5 Developmental /Psychiatric Disorders

26) Intellectual Developmental Disorders (Developmental Delay)

27) Regression (NEW)

28) Dysmorphology

29) The Irritable Infant

30) Unusual Behaviors (NEW)

31) Autistic-like Behaviors (NEW)

32) Chronic Pain Syndromes (chronic overlapping pain syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia)

Section 6 Neurosensory Disorders

33) Headaches

34) Hypotonia and Weakness (NEW)

35) Rhabdomyolysis (NEW)

36) Stroke (NEW)

37) Hypertonicity

38) Paroxysmal Disorders (NEW)

39) Movement Disorders

40) Altered Mental Status (NEW)

41) Encephalitis

42) Eye Disorders

Section 7 Musculoskeletal Disorders

43) Arthritis

44) Gait Disturbances

45) Back Pain (NEW)

46) Hypermobility

Section 8 Hematologic Disorders

47) Lymphadenopathy and Neck Masses

48) Pallor & Anemia (NEW)

49) Pancytopenia

50) Bleeding & Thrombosis

Section 9 Infectious Diseases / Immune / Inflammation

51) Fever

52) Fever and Rash

53) Recurrent Fever

Section 10 Endocrine / Metabolic Disorders

54) Disorders of Puberty

55) Short Stature

56) Hypoglycemia

57) Polyuria and Urinary Incontinence

58) Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disturbances

Section 11 Dermatology

59) Congenital Cutaneous Lesions (NEW)

60) Infant Rashes

61) Acquired Rashes in the Older Child

Publication Date 22-04-2022
Pages 1050
Trim 276 x 216 (8 1/2 x 10 7/8)
Stock Status Coming Soon
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