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The infant in the community: the first two months of life.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23304895     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Community practitioners play a vital role in child health promotion. The first few months in an infant's life can be a very anxious period for parents. Minor issues, such as hydrocele and haemangiomas, can worry parents and reassurance is all that is required. However, at times community practitioners may be presented with major issues, such as congenital heart disease, inguinal hernias or cataracts and these can present a challenge. Knowledge about such conditions is necessary to make an appropriate referral. It is important that the six-to-eight-week infant review by the GP is performed as this is the last universal examination in children and is an opportunity for community practitioners to highlight their concerns. This article highlights the most commonly encountered health-related issues in infants in their first two months of life along with a discussion regarding early development. Some red flag signs are mentioned to help practitioners make a quick assessment and refer promptly.
Authors:
Siba Prosad Paul; Faiq Tukmachi; Tessa Hicks; Sarah Blaikley; Harsha Peddamuntala
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Community practitioner : the journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Association     Volume:  85     ISSN:  1462-2815     ISO Abbreviation:  Community Pract     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9809060     Medline TA:  Community Pract     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  40-3     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Great Western Hospital, Swindon, Wiltshire. siba.paul@gwh.nhs.uk
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