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ADHD linked to allergies

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to develop atopic diseases and skin infections like impetigo, new research suggests.

Type 1 diabetes in children

Many children are not diagnosed early enough. Nicky Kime highlights the symptoms and importance of an accurate early diagnosis.

Coeliac disease in children

Coeliac disease is an autoimmune inflammatory systemic disease caused by exposure to 'gluten' in genetically susceptible individuals.

Managing epilepsy in childhood

Families with a child affected by epilepsy should receive a written individualised epilepsy plan and long-term support, write Siba Prosad Paul and Megan Eaton

The management of fever in children

Fever should not automatically be considered harmful in children, although it may cause distress and discomfort, write Siba Prosad Paul, Abigail Mee, and Joseph Mayhew

Treating pneumonia in children

Early recognition and treatment of pneumonia is associated with better outcomes, write Dr Siba Prosad Paul and Dr Jaspreet Kaur Bains

Anaphylaxis in school settings

Allergic reactions in children must be swiftly identified and managed, write Roisin Fitzsimons, Patricia Kane and Adam Fox

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