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Pediatrics is the branch of medicine dealing with the health and medical care of infants, children, and adolescents from birth up to the age of 18. A paediatrician is a child’s physician who provides not only medical care for children who are acutely or chronically ill but also preventive health services for healthy children. A paediatrician manages physical, mental, and emotional well-being of the children under their care at every stage of development, in both sickness and health.

At Svastha Hospital Paediatricians are efficient and skilful in the diagnosis and treatment of several conditions among children including:-

  • Injuries
  • Infections
  • Genetic and congenital conditions
  • Cancers
  • Organ diseases and dysfunctions

Paediatrics is concerned not only about immediate management of the ill child but also long term effects on quality of life, disability and survival. Paediatricians are involved with the prevention, early detection, and management of problems including:-

  • Developmental delays and disorders
  • Behavioral problems
  • Functional disabilities
  • Social stresses
  • Mental disorders including depression and anxiety disorders

Pediatrics deals with health and medical care of children from birth to 16 years of age. A doctor who specializes in pediatrics is referred to as a pediatrician.

What are Various Subspecialties in Pediatrics?

The subspecialties of pediatrics include:

  • Neonatology
  • Pediatric allergy and immunology
  • Adolescent medicine
  • Pediatric emergency medicine
  • Pediatric endocrinology
  • Pediatric cardiology
  • Pediatric critical care
  • Pediatric dermatology
  • Pediatric nephrology
  • Pediatric psychiatry
  • Pediatric pulmonology
  • Pediatric rheumatology
  • Pediatric neurology
  • Pediatric oncology
  • Pediatric gastroenterology
  • Pediatric hematology
  • Pediatric infectious disease
  • Pediatric ophthalmology

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