Information about pediatrics / adolescent medicine
Pediatrics and adolescent medicine is the specialty in medicine that attends to the development of the human organism in children and adolescents and the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, developmental disorders and malformations in children and adolescents.
Experts for pediatrics / adolescent medicine
As pediatrics and adolescent medicine spans of the complete spectrum of medicine, it can be divided into several subspecialties. Among them are general pediatrics and adolescent medicine, pediatric surgery, pediatric heart surgery and pediatric oncology.
Pediatrics and adolescent medicine
Diseases such as polio, rheumatism in children, bronchial asthma in children and chronic bronchitis in children are diagnosed and treated in the field of general pediatrics and adolescent medicine.
The surgical treatment of disorders and malformations in children and adolescents are the clinical focus of pediatric surgery. Diseases treated in pediatric surgery are, e.g., spina bifida, hydrocephalus, cryptorchism and Hirschsprung's diseases.
The surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects in children and adolescents such as tetralogy of Fallot, Ebstein's anomaly and ventricular septal defect are usually treated in pediatric heart surgery.
The subspecialty of pediatric oncology attends to the diagnosis and treatment of malignant cancers in children and adolescents, such as, e.g. leukemia in children, brain tumor in children, neuroblastoma in children and Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma in children.