Common Pediatric Illnesses Assignment

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Running Head: COMMON PEDIATRIC ILLNESSES1Common Pediatric IllnessesNameInstitution
COMMON PEDIATRIC ILNESSES2Dealing with pediatric patients can be challenging as some of them have not yet developed theessential communication skills to explain their situation. Bloody diarrhea is a commonoccurrence in many children which might be influenced by many factors, and the best way tofind out the details is by questioning the health care providers. Some of the questions to ask arethe amount of blood in the stool as it might determine the extent of the illness. Is there any signof an anal fissure which might be contributing to the blood? Is the child feeling any kinds of painin the toilet? The pediatrician should also find out the possibilities of inflammatory bowelinfections in the patient (Dinleyici, 2009). These queries will change depending on the ages ofthe patients as there are different causes and implications of a bloody stool for different children.The infants below one year of age might experience the situation due to breast milk or cow milkcolitis. For children above one year of age, the condition can occur because of ulcerative andCrohn's colitis. Their ages can, therefore, be a sign of a severe disease and it is, thus, essential toput into consideration. A historical finding about the need for a clinical test is that although mostinstances of bloody stool might be regular for pediatric patients, some of them require diagnosisas they might be a severe detection diseases (Dinleyici, 2009). Bloody stools for older childrenwho are above two years of age might be the signs of Bacterial gastroenteritis or even Crohn’sdisease. The most basic diagnostic studies to take are intestinal infections because they might bethe contributing factors to the condition. Examples of expected diagnosis in this case might bebacterial gastroenteritis, crohon’s disease and ulcerative infection.Gastroenteritis diagnosis can vary from food allergies and poisoning, cholera and Ulcerativecolitis which are more likely to face the young children. Vomiting cases are caused by manyfactors depending on the ages of the patients involved. Sometimes it might be due to stomachupsets and food poisoning, but some others are severe (NCCWCH, 2009). For infants, it might
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