This is a case-based guide to pediatric diagnosis, conveniently organized by presenting symptoms. Symptom-Based Diagnosis in Pediatrics features 19 chapters, each devoted to a common pediatric complaint. Within each chapter, five to eight case presentations teach the diagnostic approach to the symptom. The case presentations follow a consistent outline of History, Physical Examination, and Course of Illness, and are followed by discussion of the Differential Diagnosis, Diagnosis Incidence and Epidemiology, Clinical Manifestations, Diagnostic Approach, and Treatment. Cases are illustrated with vibrant full-color photographs and include numerous tables comparing potential diagnoses. It is organized by symptoms - the way patients actually present More than 100 cases teach the diagnostic approach to a symptom. It features cases that illustrate how the same complaint can have a variety of causes. It includes full-color clinical photos and illustrations that sharpen your visual diagnosis skills. It offers valuable tables that detail the most frequent causes of common symptoms.Case-based coverage of the symptoms you're most likely to encounter in pediatric practice: Wheezing; Decreased Activity Level; Vomiting; Coughing; Back, Joint, and Extremity Pain; Poor Weight Gain; Abdominal Pain; Altered Mental Status; Rash; Pallor; Fever; Constipation; Neck Swelling; Chest Pain; Jaundice; Abnormal Gait; Diarrhea; Syncope; and Seizures.