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This article is about the branch of medicine. For the journal, see Pediatrics (journal). For the branch of dentistry, seePedodontics.
Not to be confused with Podiatry.
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A doctor examines a newly born baby.
Focus Children
Subdivisions Pediatric oncology, neonatologist, pediatric intensive care physician
Significantdiseases Congenital diseasesInfectious diseases
Significanttests World Health Organization Child Growth Standards
Specialist Pediatrician

Pediatrics (also spelled paediatrics or pædiatrics) is the branch ofmedicine that deals with the medical care of infantschildren, andadolescents, and the age limit usually ranges from birth up to 18 years of age (in some places until completion of secondary education, and until age 21 in the United States).[citation needed] A medical practitioner who specializes in this area is known as a pediatrician, or paediatrician. The word paediatrics and its cognates mean "healer of children"; they derive from two Greek words: παῖς (pais "child") and ἰατρός (iatros "doctor, healer"). Pediatricians work both in hospitals, particularly those working in its specialized subfields such as neonatology, and as primary care physicians who specialize in children.








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