Pediatric Medicine

A medical professional who focuses on treating children is known as a pediatrician. Pediatricians work in general and children's hospitals, as well as clinics, research centers, universities, and pediatric subspecialties (like neonatology, which requires resources in a NICU). The medical treatment of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults is the focus of pediatrics. Pediatrics covers many children until the age of 18. Although some pediatric subspecialists continue to treat adults up to the age of 25, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends seeking pediatric care until the age of 21.

Pediatric age limits worldwide have been rising year after year. The study of pediatrics aims to reduce infant and child mortality rates, control the spread of infectious diseases, encourage healthy lifestyle choices for a long life free of disease, and aid in the alleviation of children's and adolescents' issues with chronic conditions. Among children, pediatricians diagnose and treat injuries, infections, genetic and congenital conditions, cancer, and organ diseases and dysfunctions.

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