This branch of modern medicine deals with medical care of children starting from new born period till 12 years of age. It is concerned with preventive treatment such as immunization and curative treatment for all diseases in peadiatric age group. Now paediatric care also includes super specialties such as Neonatology, Cardiology, Neurology, Nephrology, endocrinology etc. Paediatricians treat emergency cases of newborns in NICU, paediatric cases of infants and older children’s in PICU.
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