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Citrus Springs, Dunnellon, and Inverness Fl Pediatrics

Posted on: April 11th, 2014

Differences between adult and pediatric medicine

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with health problems that concern youngsters from birth to late adolescent. Lots of people say that this is one of the most beautiful jobs that exists, but not anyone would be able to do such a job because it involves a lot  of studying and training, and also because not many people can be able to work with children. Pediatricians deal with all sorts of health problems from cardiology to oncology or even psychiatry and nowadays they can be found everywhere from Belleview, Citrus Springs, Crystal River, Dunnellon, Hernando, Iverness to even in Ocala

The greatest difference between adult and pediatric medicine is that the smaller body of an infant is physiologically different from that of an adult. This means that the usual health problems that occur to infants are significantly different from those that may occur to an adult.

Furthermore, while being smaller, the ratio between skin surfaces to size is also greater, which means that a child can be more vulnerable to agents that come in touch with their skin or to those which can damage the integrity of the skin. In addition the skin of young patients is also thinner than that of an adult. As a result, there is a greater risk to contract a disease caused by the absorption of an agent through skin.

Another main difference is that children are shorter than adults, and since most agents are heavier than air, the risk of contracting a pulmonary disease is also greater than the risk of an adult to contract such a disease.

As a conclusion we can admit that while being one of the most beautiful jobs a man can do, paediatrics is also difficult and requires some special abilities that cannot be learned or taught.

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