The 21st edition of this comprehensive pediatric text has been thoroughly revised to provide the most current and reliable information available. It features extensive new material on: the newborn infant infectious diseases parasitic diseases ENT teeth oncology orthopedics. There are new chapters on emergency and critical care, contemporary diagnostic techniques, rehabilitation and chronic care, and care of children dying from chronic diseases. Extra chapters in the rheumatology section include the critical evaluation of musculoskeletal pain and pain syndromes.The dermatology section features web sites and e-mail addresses of support groups for rare and common skin conditions. There is also expanded coverage of genetics. It features Normal functions and behaviour, pathophysiology and detailed clinical coverage of pediatric disorders. Algorithmic approaches to common pediatric symptoms throughout. It is a more consistent and accessible format. There are full-colour insert of childhood skin conditions.