Diagnostic Tools


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Diagnostic Tools

Diagnostic-toolsThis section has been designed to assist you in using and understanding the diagnostic tools used in immunological testing and clinical practice. The use of these tools is explained with the aid of easy to follow colour graphics and text. Where possible we have also made available useful downloadable resources. The application of these tools is featured in our various case studies which are linked to this section giving you a quick reference while working through the cases.

The Diagnostic tools section is regularly updated so please check back often. If you would like to have a specific diagnostic tool featured please Contact Us.

Growth Charts

Growth Charts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download All Growth Charts

WHO Clinical Staging

Who Clinic Stages

 

 

 

 

 

Download WHO HIV Clinical Staging in Children Younger than 15 years

Algorithms

General Features

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome Classification

  60-80% of standard weight Less than 60% of standard weight
No oedema Underweight, nutritional dwarfing, growth retardation Marasmus
Oedema Kwashiorkor Marasmic
Kwashiorkor

Degrees of Dehydration

Methods of assessing degree of dehydration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download Degrees of Dehydration Guide

Childhood Myositis Assessment Scale Scoring

The Childhood Myositis Assessment Scale (CMAS) was developed to assess muscle function in the areas of strength and endurance across a wide range of abilities and age groups in children with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) and polymyositis. There are 14 ordinal items included which were chosen to assess primarily axial and proximal muscle groups and are ranked with standard performance and scoring methods. The CMAS has a potential range of 0-52 with higher scores indicating greater muscle strength and endurance. CMAS scoring sheet was developed by Robert Rennebohm, MD.

Download CMAS Guide

 
 
 
 
 
 
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