Neck

Palpate for lymphadenopathy in the same areas as in the adult.

Any child with an acute febrile illness with irritability should be examined for nuchal rigidity, resulting from meningeal irritation, although these may be late findings in a young infant with meningitis. The Brudzinski and Kernig tests are described in Chapter 21, The Nervous System. Nuchal rigidity can sometimes be detected by encouraging the child to look at something below him or her; the natural tendency is to flex the neck, but such a movement is avoided with meningeal irritation.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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