Question Categories: Paediatrics


You see Amy who is 28 years old and distressed about her 4 month old daughter Mia, who she says has terrible colic. You carry out a thorough history and examination and agree her symptoms are consistent with colic. Which of the following management strategies are not recommended by NICE (National Institute for Health and …

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You see a 3 year old girl with her father presenting with a 2 day history of barking cough and hoarse voice. You strongly suspect she has Croup and proceed to explain the condition to her father. Which one of the following pathogens most commonly causes this condition?


Manisha brings her 2 year old child into the GP surgery as she is worried about his fine motor skills after having a casual chat with the health visitor. You discuss his pencil skills. At what age would you expect a child to be able to draw a circle by themselves?


Simon is worried about his 2 year old son’s mobility and says he feels he cannot do as much as other children his age at nursery. You ask him to name specific examples which concern him and assess his gross motor skills. At what age would you expect a child to be able to walk …

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Molly is 7 years old and seen in the Paediatric Assessment Unit with abdominal pain and a rash. She is suspected to have Henoch Schonlein purpura (HSP). You discuss the condition with her mother. Which of the following features is not in-keeping with this diagnosis?


Harlow is 5 years old and suspected to have Kawasaki disease. Although it has been picked up early, her parents are concerned about associated complications. Which one of the following complications is least associated with Kawasaki disease?


Arthur is 1 years old and was seen in Accident and Emergency over the weekend with a suspected febrile convulsion. His parents are awaiting a paediatric team appointment to find out more about this condition. What is the age for peak incidence of febrile convulsions in children?


2 year old Siya was diagnosed with Croup in the past and her mother says she has the same features again, including a hoarse voice. You proceed to examine her and note there is no sternal or intercostal recession at rest, and she is haemodynamically stable. A barking cough is also heard. You explain that …

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William is 8 weeks old and seen with his mother at the GP surgery. He was born at term by normal vaginal delivery and is being exclusively formula fed. Over the past 6 weeks she is concerned that he often cries and appears to be distressed whilst feeding. Mum says that he often brings up …

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Xander is a three month old boy who has been brought to the GP by his mother. Xander was born at term, normal vaginal delivery after an uneventful pregnancy. His mother is concerned about a white plaque on the roof of his mouth which has developed over the last 48 hours. She informs you that …

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