Pediatrics

Pediatrics

Pediatrics is a branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children and adolescents. The Pediatrics Department of Lifeline Hospital Mumbai offers comprehensive care of the most superior quality to all patients up to the age of 15.

Children are different from adults in physiological, psychological as well as mental aspects. Their physical, mental and social requirements need special attention. The illnesses which they suffer from also need to be treated differently. At Lifeline Hospital we are committed to providing the state-of-the-art care and services to you and your child. Our team of paediatricians are extremely skilled with a vast experience of providing medical care with a holistic approach.


  • Childhood Obesity
  • Epilepsy
  • High Frequency Ventilation (HFV)
  • Neonatal Transport Incubator
  • Paediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Paediatric Neurology
  • Paediatric Oncology
  • Paediatric Orthopaedics
  • Paediatric Surgery


What is Down Syndrome?

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes lifelong mental retardation, developmental delays and other problems. Down syndrome varies in severity, so developmental problems range from moderate to serious. Down syndrome is the most common genetic cause of learning disabilities in children.

What are the symptoms of Down syndrome?

Children with Down syndrome have a distinct facial appearance. Though not all children with Down syndrome have the same features, some of the more common features are:


  • Flattened facial features
  • Small head
  • Short neck
  • Protruding tongue
  • Upward slanting eyes, unusual for the child's ethnic group
  • Unusually shaped ears

Children with Down syndrome may also have:


  • Hereditary and Metabolic Disorders
  • Genetic Disorders, Genetic Counseling
  • Growth and Development
  • Immunization
  • Epilepsy, Neurological Problems
  • Surgical problems in babies and children
  • Infections and Infectious diseases

Infants with Down syndrome may be of average size, but typically they grow slowly and remain shorter than other children of similar age.

What are the symptoms fo chicken pox? ?

The signs and symptoms of chickenpox are:


  • A red, itchy rash, initially resembling insect bites, on your face, scalp, chest and back
  • Small, liquid-filled blisters that break open and crust over
  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain or loss of appetite
  • Mild headache
  • General feeling of unease and discomfort (malaise) or irritability
  • A dry cough

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