The branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents, and the age limit usually ranges from birth up to 18. A medical practitioner who specializes in children’s primary care is known as a pediatrician.
Subspecialties of Paediatrics include Pediatric neuropsychology, Pediatric ophthalmology, Pediatric endocrinology, Pediatric oncology, Pediatric pulmonology and Neonatology.
Neonatology is a subspecialty of pediatrics that consists of the medical care of newborn infants, especially the ill or premature newborn infant. It is a hospital-based specialty, and is usually practiced in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). The principal patients of neonatologists are newborn infants who are ill or requiring special medical care due to prematurity, low birth weight, intrauterine growth retardation, congenital malformations (birth defects), sepsis, pulmonary hyperplasia or birth asphyxias.
The evolution of Basic Paediatric Services to Paediatric Super-specialities
Level II NICU Present
Routine and complex paediatric problems are dealt with at any time of the day in the outpatients department and various clinics. Admissions to the hospital may be arranged through the casualty or the consultants of choice.
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