Department of Paediatrics

Paediatrics Examination

The Department of Pediatrics, is a specialized medical unit that focuses on the healthcare needs of infants, children, and adolescents. Pediatricians, who are doctors specializing in pediatrics, work within this department to provide medical care and support for the younger population.

Diagnosis in Paediatrics

The diagnosis in Paediatrics involves a thorough assessment of a child's health, development, and any signs or symptoms of illness. Paediatricians use a combination of medical history, physical examination, and, if necessary, diagnostic tests to determine the cause of a child's symptoms. Here are key components of the diagnostic process in Paediatrics.

  • Medical History
    Gathering information about the child's medical history, including prenatal and perinatal factors.Asking about the child's developmental milestones, past illnesses, family medical history, and any medications or allergies.
  • Physical Examination
    Conducting a comprehensive physical examination to assess the child's overall health.Examining specific body systems and looking for signs of illness, developmental concerns, or abnormalities.
  • Growth and Development Monitoring
    Tracking the child's growth parameters, including height, weight, and head circumference.Assessing developmental milestones to ensure age-appropriate physical, cognitive, and social development.
  • Laboratory and Imaging Tests
    Ordering and interpreting laboratory tests, such as blood tests, urine analysis, and imaging studies, to aid in diagnosis.X-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, and MRIs may be used to visualize internal structures and identify abnormalities.
    If there is suspicion of a Genetic Disorder or a family history of genetic conditions, genetic testing may be recommended.

Paediatrics is the branch of medicine that focuses on the healthcare of infants, children, and adolescents. Paediatricians are medical doctors who specialise in this field, and they provide comprehensive medical care to support the health and well-being of young patients.

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The Department of Paediatrics at Gleneagles Hospital, Mumbai is a medical speciality that focuses on the healthcare of infants, children, and adolescents. Paediatricians are medical doctors who specialise in the field of Paediatrics, and they are trained to address the unique healthcare needs of young patients. 


  • What services does the Department of Pediatrics offer?

    The department offers a variety of services, including routine check-ups, vaccinations, treatment for common childhood illnesses, management of chronic conditions, developmental assessments, and specialized care for pediatric subspecialties.

  • What is the role of a pediatrician?

    Pediatricians are medical doctors who specialize in the care of children. They diagnose and treat illnesses, provide preventive care, monitor growth and development, and offer guidance on nutrition, safety, and overall well-being.

  • What are some common pediatric conditions treated in the department?

    Common conditions include respiratory infections, ear infections, allergies, asthma, gastrointestinal issues, developmental concerns, and childhood vaccinations.

  • Can the pediatric department provide guidance on child nutrition?

    Yes, pediatricians often provide guidance on age-appropriate nutrition, including breastfeeding, formula feeding, introduction of solid foods, and dietary requirements for different age groups.

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