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Chapter-26 Infectious Diseases

BOOK TITLE: Hutchison's Paediatrics

Author
1. Chhatwal Jugesh
ISBN
9788184485868
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10367_26
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2009
Pages
37
Author Affiliations
1. Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, Kalpana Chawla Government, Medical College, Karnal, Haryana, India
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Abstract

Childhood infectious diseases include a variety of diseases caused by various bacteria, viruses and protozoa. The presentation of these diseases in children can differ markedly from other age groups as well as the approach to management is different. Infectious diseases comprise a large group of conditions. In this chapter some of the common, vaccine preventable or important diseases have been covered. Epidemiology, clinical features, complications, diagnosis and treatment of these diseases as related to children has been described.

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