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Dictionary of childhood health problems
Gilbert, Patricia.
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Second edition.
Publication Information:
Chicago, Ill. : Fitzroy Dearborn, [2000]

Physical Description:
xii, 249 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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A day-to-day reference for teachers, childcare workers, social workers, parents, and others who deal with children. Symptoms and specific diseases are listed alphabetically, among them arthritis, diabetes, headache, Perthes disease, and warts. The articles discuss incidence, history and cause.

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Designed as a quick reference for teachers, daycare employees, social workers, or anyone who interacts daily with children, this handbook offers a ready guide to the most common infant and childhood illnesses. Arranged alphabetically for easy use, this reference covers topics as basic as diaper rash as well as complex conditions, such as Perthes disease, though comparatively rare illnesses (e.g., infant botulism) are not included. Under each entry, editor Gilbert (A-Z of Childhood Health Conditions) includes alternative names, incidence, causation, characteristics, diagnostics, management, related conditions, possible complications, prevention, and outcomes where applicable. Appendixes include the usual progress of selected illnesses, a glossary, and an immunization schedule. Originally published as Common Childhood Illnesses in London in 1985, this book has been expanded to include infants; sections on generic problems like headaches have been added as well. Among the many childhood health guides available, Gilbert's work falls somewhere between providing simple definitions or the one-page summaries of, say, M. William Schwartz and others' The Five Minute Child Health Advisor (Lippincott, 1997) and the more thorough coverage of a pediatric textbook. Recommended for reference sections, children's health collections, and larger public libraries.ÄAnne C. Tomlin, Auburn Memorial Hosp., New York (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Preface to the Second Editionp. ix
Preface to the First Editionp. xi
Special Features of Children's Diseasesp. 1
Acnep. 5
Anorexia Nervosap. 9
Appendicitisp. 13
Arthritisp. 16
Asthmap. 22
Birthmarksp. 28
Bronchiolitisp. 33
Bronchitisp. 36
Celiac Diseasep. 39
Chicken Poxp. 43
Congenital Dislocation of the Hipp. 47
Constipationp. 51
Croupp. 55
Deafnessp. 57
Diabetesp. 62
Diaper Rashp. 69
Diphtheriap. 71
Eczemap. 75
Enuresisp. 79
Epiglottitisp. 83
Epilepsyp. 86
Fifth Diseasep. 93
Gastroenteritisp. 96
Hand, Foot, and Mouth Diseasep. 100
Hay Feverp. 102
Headachep. 104
Henoch-Schonlein Purpurap. 108
Impetigop. 112
Intussusceptionp. 115
Kawasaki Diseasep. 118
Lazy Eyep. 122
Licep. 126
Limpp. 129
Measlesp. 132
Meningitisp. 138
Migrainep. 142
Mononucleosisp. 147
Mumpsp. 150
Otitis Mediap. 154
Perthes Diseasep. 158
Pinwormp. 162
Pityriasisp. 164
Psoriasisp. 166
Pyloric Stenosisp. 169
Rashesp. 172
Roseola Infantump. 175
Rubellap. 177
Scabiesp. 180
Scarlet Feverp. 182
Sleep Disturbancep. 186
Sternomastoid Tumorp. 189
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)p. 191
Temper Tantrumsp. 195
Ticsp. 198
Tonsillitisp. 200
Toxocarap. 203
Tuberculosisp. 206
Urinary Tract Infectionp. 210
Wartsp. 215
Whooping Coughp. 218
Appendix A The Progress of Selected Infectious Diseasesp. 225
Appendix B Glossaryp. 227
Appendix C Immunizationp. 233
Indexp. 237