Diseases of children (pediatrics)

Spasmophilia in children

In pediatrics, a pathological tendency to involuntary muscle spasms and spontaneous convulsions - tetany (from the Greek tetanos - convulsion), caused by increased neuromuscular excitability in violation of calcium metabolism in the body, is often defined as spasmophilia in children.

Increased red blood cells in the urine of a child: what does it mean?

An increased content of red blood cells in the urine of children is hematuria. Normally, in a general analysis, they are not detected or the detected amount is not more than 1-2 elements in the field of view.

Bacteria in the urine of a child: reasons, how to treat

The presence of bacteria in the urine of a child is established as a result of microscopic examination of its sediment and is a dangerous signal. What does it mean? It indicates a viral disease of the urinary system.

White feces in a child

In young children, bowel movements are of different colors: from light yellow to brown - it all depends on the nutrition of the child. Usually this does not cause any anxiety, but the appearance of white feces alarms parents and makes them consult a pediatrician, is this normal?

Subependymal cyst in a newborn

When performing a brain neurosonography procedure, doctors sometimes detect a benign hollow neoplasm, after which they make the diagnosis “subependymal cyst in a newborn”. 

Purulent otitis media in a child

Young children suffer it very painfully, especially since they cannot tell their parents where it hurts. There is a catarrhal and purulent form of the disease, the latter is very dangerous for the health of babies due to the greater likelihood of relapse. 

Streptoderma in children: causes and symptoms

Streptoderma is one of the types of skin pyoderma (diseases caused by bacterial infection). Streptoderma in children  is caused by a specific type of microorganism - bacteria of the Streptococcus genus. 

Diagnosis of streptoderma in a child

In order to diagnose streptoderma in children, it is necessary to consult a doctor. This may be a local pediatrician, a dermatologist, an infectious diseases specialist, and a bacteriologist. To begin with, it is recommended to contact your local pediatrician, who will prescribe the necessary examination, and, if necessary, refer you to other specialists.


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