is a branch of medicine which involves handling medical conditions that are
affecting infants, new-borns, children and adolescents. The difference in
physiology between growing and adult individuals have always been well
documented in history. Other than body size differences, there are also
conditions that may be more prevalent in babies compared to adults. This could
be due to differences in physiology and also a yet to mature immune system.
This is why in many cases, similar symptoms and conditions could be treated
with different medication or procedures. This is to make sure that the young
patient is given the most optimal and suitable treatment plan.