Download e-book for iPad: A Parent's Guide to Rheumatic Disease in Children by Thomas J.A. Lehman M.D.


By Thomas J.A. Lehman M.D.

ISBN-10: 0195341899

ISBN-13: 9780195341898

ISBN-10: 0199711968

ISBN-13: 9780199711963

For a kid with arthritis or a similar , lack of know-how at the a part of the oldsters is among the greatest hindrances to restoration. mom and dad don't consistently know the way to interpret the court cases voiced through their young ones and this is often compounded via the inexperience of physicians, who hardly ever deal with childrens with those illnesses. during this marvelously down-to-earth advisor, Dr. Thomas Lehman--the head of 1 of the top pediatric rheumatology courses within the world--offers a gold mine of specialist recommendation that's helpful either for fogeys whose teenagers have rheumatic issues and for folks of youngsters with court cases, soreness, or incapacity who're no longer getting the solutions they wish from their health professional. utilizing easy analogies and illustrative anecdotes to light up hard-to-grasp innovations, Dr. Lehman is helping mom and dad interpret their kid's lawsuits and to figure out even if clinical realization is required. much more very important, the ebook explains to folks how you can keep on with via with a doctor and ensure their baby gets the ideal assessments, the correct prognosis, and finally, the simplest care attainable. The e-book explains to oldsters what indicators to appear for, what inquiries to ask, and what to anticipate whilst therapy starts. It sheds mild on a variety of rheumatic disorders--including Juvenile Arthritis, Lyme affliction, Lupus, Kawasaki illness, Fibromyalgia, and persistent Fatigue Syndrome--and it addresses such the most important issues as drug protection, the aptitude hazards to young children posed by way of medicinal drugs, medical insurance difficulties, the trouble of relatives existence whilst a baby has a protracted ailment, and lots more and plenty extra. the single booklet in this topic at the moment to be had, A Parent's consultant to Rheumatic ailments in kids captures the services of a committed surgeon with over thirty years of hands-on event assisting little ones lead common chuffed lives. it is going to assist you to make sure that your baby achieves the very best final result.

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If it is very red and swollen, it may be infected and should be evaluated by a physician immediately. If the toe on one side looks bigger than the one on the other but the child is not complaining, squeeze it gently. Often the toe is tender and the child will pull the foot away. If that happens, gently take the foot in your hand and squeeze just behind where the toe attaches to the foot. If that is also tender, it suggests arthritis. Pain due to bleeding under the toenail, known as tennis toe, is most commonly an injury in older children but may occur in younger children whose shoes are too small.

The chronic slippage should be evident on X-ray. In uncertain or difficult cases, an MRI may be useful to confirm the diagnosis. Orthopedists treat SCFE by putting a pin in the bone to hold the epiphysis in place while the bone heals. If detected and treated early, children with SCFE usually do well. Chronic SCFE that is not promptly treated may result in damage Common causes of pain | 25 to the head of the hip bone (femur). This can result in a permanent limp, difference in the length of the two legs, and early onset of arthritis due to mechanical damage.

There is also concern that children with residual damage from LCP may have persistent mechanical problems that will cause them to have mechanical arthritis of the hip, leading to problems when they become adults. Sickle-cell anemia may cause pain in the bones because of blood vessels being blocked by abnormally shaped red blood cells. This may occur in the blood vessels that supply the hip and result in damage to the femur. When it does, it looks exactly like—and essentially is—LCP. In children with severe sickle-cell anemia, other bones may be damaged also and there may be widespread joint problems.

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