Maternal and Child Health Nursing

Pediatric Hyperkalemia

Hyperkalemia or potassium excess is an occurrence where the serum potassium concentration is greater than the normal limits. The major cause of this condition is attributed to a decreased renal excretion of potassium (those who have underlying renal conditions are at most risk). Some may be caused by an adrenal hormone deficiency (causes potassium retention) […]

Blount’s Disease

Is a growth disorder of the tibia (shin bone) that causes the lower leg to angle inward, resembling a bowleg. Occurs in young children and adolescents. Cause is unknown but is thought to be related to weight-related effects on the growth plate. The inner part of the tibia, just below the knee fails to develop […]

Congenital Amputation

It is the absence of a fetal limb or fetal part at birth. This condition may be the result of the constriction of fibrous bands within the membrane that surrounds the developing fetus (amniotic band syndrome) or the exposure to substances known to cause birth defects (teratogenic agents). Etiology Unknown There have been reports associating […]