Important features of the physical examination of infants and young children that may not be included in the examination of adults

Important features of the physical examination of infants and young children that may not be included in the examination of adults

  • Measurement of the fronto-occipital circumference (FOC)
  • Palpation of cranial sutures and fontanelles if open
  • Dysmorphic facial features (such as hypertelorism, absence of philtrum, or low-set ears)
  • Limb asymmetries and malformations (including dermatoglyphics)
  • Abnormal skin lesions concerning for a neurocutaneous syndrome
  • Developmental reflexes
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