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Promoting nutritional education in primary school children

Studies carried out by various researchers including Rathi et al (2017), Baute et al (2017), de Vlieger et al (2019) and Cooper and Contento (2019) all concluded that today there is an immense need...

Hypothermia and cold injuries in children and young people

Although often associated with extreme conditions and environments such as during military combat, natural disaster or arctic exploration, hypothermia and cold injuries can also occur in more familiar...

Talking to children about their HIV diagnosis: a discussion rooted in different global perspectives

Global data indicate that 1.8 million children (aged 0–14 years) were living with HIV in 2019 (UNAIDS, 2021). According to UNAIDS (2021), in 2019 150 000 children were newly infected and 95 000...

Acute abdominal surgical presentations in children

A study conducted in Taiwan over 3 years, identified that 10% of 3980 paediatric patients who presented to the emergency department (ED) with abdominal pain had a true ‘acute abdomen’ (Tseng et al,...

Diagnosis and management of coeliac disease in children

The European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) updated their diagnostic guidance for CD in 2012, recommending a no-biopsy pathway (NBP) for symptomatic...

Benign acute childhood myositis: importance of early recognition

A previously healthy 10-year-old boy presented to the paediatric assessment unit (PAU) with a 4-day history of bilateral leg pain, which was progressively worsening. There was no change reported in...

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