The Department of Pediatrics


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 SevenHills Hospital, we are committed to providing state-of-the-art care and services to you and your child.

  • What Is Pediatrics?

    Pediatrics is a branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children and adolescents.

  • What Are The Treatment Options At SevenHills Hospital?

    • Pediatric emergencies
    • Asthma and allergies
    • Congenital heart diseases
    • Assessment of behavioral problems and development delays
    • Evaluation of mental retardation, down syndrome
    • Congenital anomalies, evaluation and treatment
    • 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
  • 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:

    • Poor muscle tone
    • Broad, short hands with a single crease in the palm
    • Relatively short fingers
    • Excessive flexibility
    • Infants with Down syndrome may be of average size, but typically they grow slowly and remain shorter than the other children of a similar age.

  • What Are The Symptoms Of 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
    • Uneasiness and discomfort (malaise) or irritability
    • A dry cough