Dear All

Thank you for joining the session today.

In RRR we discussed:

  • Delayed puberty
  • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
  • Recurrent vomiting

The Development was on request for members sitting the exam within the next few days. The scenario was a girl with features of Trisomy 21. Parental concerns were slow development as compared to her siblings. Task to take focused history – we could only cover this and not the verbalizing of the exam – which we will cover at our next session. Dr S took the hotseat and made a very good attempt at tackling the task. Details of symptoms were explored however important domains could not be covered due to time limitations.

We had a brief PowerPoint presentation by AG on ‘History in the Clinical Exam’. What emphasis is required for different stations you will be ‘taking history’.

Learning points are:

  • Developmental Concerns – Aetiology is implied – need identification.
  • Check what the child can do now.
  • Any regression?
  • Comorbidities & Medications
  • Social history
  • Impact on family members -how mother coping?
  • EHCP – Education – Health – Care Plan
  • Living Allowance: Disability, Mobility
  • Main Stream schooling – as far as possible

Please visit to add your comments or points I may have missed.

Anil Garg