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Curriculum Competencies and Objectives

PREFACE | PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND ATTITUDES | SKILLS | HEALTH SUPERVISION | GROWTH | DEVELOPMENT | BEHAVIOR | NUTRITION | PREVENTION |ISSUES UNIQUE TO ADOLESCENCE | ISSUES UNIQUE TO THE NEWBORN | MEDICAL GENETICS AND DYSMORPHOLOGY | COMMON ACUTE PEDIATIC ILLNESS | COMMON CHRONIC ILLNESS AND DISABILITY | THERAPEUTICS | FLUID AND ELECTROLYTE MANAGEMENT | POISONING | PEDIATRIC EMERGENCIES | CHILD ABUSE | CHILD ADVOCACY | COMMON PEDIATRIC ILLNESS TABLE | CLINICAL ENCOUNTER TABLE | DIAGNOSIS LIST | CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT PARTICIPANTS

Appendix 3. Diagnosis List

This is a list of the diagnosis listed as either core pediatric (CP) or universal (U) in the curriculum. In many circumstances, the student only needs to know the context, e.g. that the newborn screen is useful in detecting PKU deficiency. For others, students should know the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, differential diagnosis, and initial therapeutic plan (e.g. bronchiolitis).

abdominal pain head injury pelvic inflammatory disease
abnormal growth patterns headache pertussis
acetaminophen overdose hearing loss petechiae
acidosis (severe) heart murmur (innocent) PKU deficiency
acne hematuria pneumonia
acute life-threatening event (ALTE) hemophilia poor feeding
acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) Henoch Schönlein Purpura positive Mantoux skin test (PPD)
acute otitis media hepatitis postnasal drip
alcohol overdose hepatomegaly prematurity
allergic rhinitis hydronephrosis proteinuria
allergic rhinitis hyperkalemia purpura
anaphylaxis hypernatremia pyelonephritis
anemia hypoglycemia pyloric stenosis
animal bite hypokalemia pyloric stenosis
appendicitis hyponatremia renal failure
asthma hypothyroidism respiratory distress
atopic dermatitis hypoxemia retinoblastoma
attention deficit idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura rhinorrhea
bacterial adenitis impetigo risk-taking behavior
bone fracture impetigo scabies
bronchiolitis inappropriate ADH secretion school failure
candida dermatitis increased intracranial pressure seasonal allergies
cataracts innocent murmur seborrhea
cellulitis intussusception seizures
cerebral palsy iron deficiency anemia sepsis
child abuse iron overdose septic arthritis
colic irritability sexual abuse
congestive heart failure jaundice shock
conjunctivitis Kawasaki disease short stature
constipation large for gestation infant (LGA) sickle cell anemia
constitutional growth delay latent tuberculosis sinusitis
contact dermatitis Legg-Calve-Perthes disease sleep problems
croup lethargy slipped capital femoral epiphysis
cystic fibrosis leukocoria small for gestation infants (SGA)
dehydration lice splenomegaly
depression limp status epilepticus
developmental delay lymphadenopathy strabismus
developmental dysplasia of the hip macrocephaly strabismus
diabetes mellitus Meckel's diverticulum streptococcal pharyngitis
diabetic ketoacidosis meningitis substance abuse
diarrhea meningococcemia suicidal
drug abuse microcephaly temper tantrums
drug withdrawal minor head injury tension headache
eating disorder monilial infections thalassemia
encephalitis mononucleosis transient synovitis
encopresis narcotic overdose tremulousness
enuresis neglect Trisomy 21
epilepsy nephrotic syndrome tuberculosis
failure to thrive nursemaid elbow Turner syndrome
familial short stature nursemaids elbow urinary tract infection
febrile seizure nutritional deficiencies urinary tract infection
feeding problem obesity urticaria
fever orthostatic proteinuria vasculitis
fissure Osgood Schlatter disease viral exanthem
foreign body aspiration osteomyelitis viral infections
gastroenteritis otalgia viral upper respiratory tract infection
gastroesophageal reflux disease otitis externa vomiting
glomerulonephritis otitis media with effusion wheeze
head banging otitis media, acute and recurrent Wilms tumor

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