A Parent's Guide to Rheumatic Disease in Children by Thomas J.A. Lehman M.D.

By Thomas J.A. Lehman M.D.

For a kid with arthritis or a similar , lack of information at the a part of the fogeys is likely one of the largest hindrances to restoration. mom and dad don't consistently understand how to interpret the proceedings voiced by means of their little ones and this can be compounded by means of the inexperience of physicians, who not often deal with teenagers with those diseases. during this marvelously down-to-earth consultant, Dr. Thomas Lehman--the head of 1 of the prime pediatric rheumatology courses within the world--offers a gold mine of specialist suggestion that's helpful either for fogeys whose kids have rheumatic issues and for folks of youngsters with lawsuits, pain, or incapacity who're no longer getting the solutions they wish from their doctor. utilizing easy analogies and illustrative anecdotes to light up hard-to-grasp techniques, Dr. Lehman is helping mom and dad interpret their kid's court cases and to figure out no matter if clinical cognizance is required. much more very important, the publication explains to oldsters find out how to stick with via with a doctor and confirm their baby gets the ideal assessments, the correct analysis, and finally, the easiest care attainable. The booklet explains to oldsters what signs to appear for, what inquiries to ask, and what to anticipate whilst therapy starts off. It sheds gentle on a variety of rheumatic disorders--including Juvenile Arthritis, Lyme illness, Lupus, Kawasaki sickness, Fibromyalgia, and persistent Fatigue Syndrome--and it addresses such the most important issues as drug security, the aptitude hazards to young children posed via medicinal drugs, medical insurance difficulties, the trouble of family members lifestyles while a baby has a prolonged disorder, and masses extra. the single ebook in this topic at the moment on hand, A Parent's consultant to Rheumatic illnesses in teenagers captures the services of a devoted healthcare professional with over thirty years of hands-on event supporting childrens lead general satisfied lives. it is going to assist you to make sure that your baby achieves the absolute best consequence.

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These orthopedic conditions are recognized by the presence of abnormal epiphyses (the ends of the bone that insert into the joints) in multiple joints, as seen on a complete set of X-rays. The long-term prognosis for children with LCP who are diagnosed early is good. If the disease has been present for a long time, the bone may already have begun healing itself by the time the disease is recognized. In many children, this healing is adequate and things go well. However, in some children, there may be permanent damage to the bone.

Normally you should be able to simply hold the child’s foot in your hand and turn the front part in different directions while holding the heel steady (see Fig. 3-10). In children with a rigid flat foot, it is necessary to determine whether the rigidity is being caused by tarsal coalition (fibrous bands between two or more of the bones in the middle of the foot that restrict motion and thus reduce flexibility) or another abnormality that can be corrected with casting or surgery. Every child with a rigid flat foot should be evaluated by an orthopedist.

Is the child having headaches? Do they occur at the same time as the neck pain? 34 | M Y C H I L D C O M P L A I N S O F PA I N • Is the child having jaw pain? Spasm in the muscles around the jaw may be reported as neck pain. • Is the child having problems seeing? • What type of pillow does the child use? Specific Conditions In wryneck, also called torticollis, the child holds the head to one side because of problems with the sternocleidomastoid muscle, at the front of the neck. This muscle is sometimes injured at birth and becomes shortened as a result of the injury.

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