Sick Baby: undifferentiated infant under 3 months

Young infants under 3 months can be pretty scary when they get properly sick. It seems quite ‘veterinary’, and in many ways we just have to screen and treat for sepsis – and ask questions later… But there are a number of other differentials to consider. Signs of illness may be obvious, such as when we are presented with a pale, floppy baby, or they may be more subtle –...

December 29th, 2011 by colinparker 

Metabolic Stuff for Dummies

Inborn Errors of Metabolism… OK, calm down, check your own pulse, and resist the urge to run away. Nobody likes biochemistry (OK, maybe one or two do like it), but fortunately we don’t need to learn the actual biochemical pathways in order to diagnose or manage these Congenital Metabolic Disorders. Individually these conditions are rare, but as a group they are collectively common enough...

July 14th, 2011 by colinparker