Paediatrics is the branch of medicine that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of all types of health-related problems of the young patients – from infants and children to adolescents. The age limit for pediatric patients may vary but is usually between 18 and 21 years of age.
Paediatrics focuses on all aspects of medical care that a child may need. Most importantly it is concerned with the overall growth and development of the child. Since their bodies are smaller and enter into different stages of growth throughout the years, their medical needs also change drastically, even within a short period. Another unique consideration is that paediatrics also involves guiding, educating, and sometimes correcting parents or guardians on proper childcare.