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Bone age in child

Bone age – Skeletal maturation begins in utero with formation of endochondral bones, followed by appearance of ossification centers and completion of ossification, the last two events continuing in postnatal life. Normal maturation: It is important to note that — • Earliest epiphyseal centers to appear are for os-calcis and …

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Factors affecting child development

Factors affecting child development – Growth and development is a complex process that depends on the inherent biological potential as well as various environmental influences including social, emotional and pathological factors. Important factors affecting child development are as follows — I. Intrinsic (Biological) factors affecting child development determine the inherent …

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Child Health

Childhood is the formative period in human life, subjected to various intrinsic and extrinsic influences affecting their survival, health and disease. State of child health in a community reflects its overall socioeconomic development and health concerns. Constitutionally, a child has been defined as an individual <18 years of age, though …

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Hemorrhagic varicella

Hemorrhagic varicella is a condition most commonly observed in immuno-compromised or immuno-suppressed patients. In many cases , it has been found that hemorrhagic varicella may  affect normal adults as well as children. Some of the clinical syndromes associated with hemorrhagic varicella include febrile purpura and malignant chickenpox with pupura. It …

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Palmar grasp

Palmar grasp – As the child grows and develops itself, he goes through several stages. These stages are called reflexes. They are different stages and have different reflexes. The different reflexes in the child development are “adaptive value of reflexes”, “moro reflex”, “Walking  or stepping reflex”, “rooting reflex”, “sucking reflex”, “tonic …

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Inferior pincer grasp

Inferior pincer grasp – We have learned about the pincer grasp stage, where the infant is able to feed himself, learn to write, read, draw and complete many activities, as he is capable and has learned the art with the developing stages of palmar and raking grasp. The stage within the …

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Pincer grasp

When the baby learns to hold things which can help him play, feed himself, read, write, draw and take care of himself, it is called grasping. The pincer grasp is the stage which is usually during the age of 9-12 months. During this stage, the infant will be able to …

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Newborn eye discharge

According to the pediatricians the newborn eye discharge problem is a very common condition, and this can be easily resolved by daily care routine. This daily care routine has been found to be very effective in the treatment of newborn eye discharge problem. Some of the clinical presentations of this …

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