The latest changes by NBE in the system of evaluation have brought a few tremors. NEET SS exams are now online and students have to be adjusted to the new examination system. Most md candidates want to take pediatrics and neonatology for their super specialization. The competition is increasing.
These branches have a bright future and more seats are being available in India in different hospitals. The scope outside India is also great.
The Gateway to Super specialization is NEET SS Exams. Getting a good rank is of utmost importance.
What are these exams like? Our experts provide all information about preparation.
Preparation needs to be done well in advance. All aspects and chapters be read with equal preference. Questions are asked on Hematology, endocrinology, Radiology, Growth, pharmacology, oncology, gastroenterology.
One Needs to prepare all Branches for General Pediatrics :
- Pediatric Hematology : About 10 -15 percent questions
- Pediatric Endocrinology : About 5 -10 percent questions
- Pediatric Radiology: About 10 -15 percent questions
- Growth, pharmacology: About 10 -15 percent questions
- Pediatric oncology: About 10 -15 percent questions
- Pediatric gastroenterology. : About 10 -15 percent questions
- Pediatric Syndromes: : About 5 percent questions
- Pediatric emergencies: About 5 percent questions
- Pediatric Nephrology About 10 -15 percent questions
- General Pediatrics: About 10 -15 percent questions
- Neonatology: : About 5 percent questions
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Examples of Level A questions asked in Pediatrics / Neonatology :
A nine year year-old boy is brought by his mother because of being sick. He is complaining of headaches for the past several weeks, and has vomited few times in the past week. . The mother has noted that he has been drinking large amounts of water and going to the bathroom all the time.. His vitals are, Temperature: (98.6F); BP: 110/78 mm Hg; PR: 82/mm; RR: 16/mm. On examination, there is loss of peripheral visual fields. Labs are:
Hemoglobin: 12.8 g/dL
Sodium: 144 mEq/L
Potassium: 3.5 mEq/L
Bicarbonate: 24 mEq/L
Blood urea nitrogen: 18 mg/dL
Creatinine: 1.0 mg/dL
Glucose: 88 mg/dL
On X-rays of the head there is a 2.5 cms calcified lesion above the sella. What is the most probable diagnosis?
- Pituitary adenoma
- Empty sella syndrome
A child presents with hepatomegaly and hypoglycemia. There is no improvement in blood sugar even after administration of epinephrine. What is the likely diagnosis?
- Von Girke’s Disease
- Anderson’s Disease
- Pompe’s Disease
- Mc Ardle’s Disease
A 2-year-old boy is brought to you by his parents because of severe diarrhea since yesterday. According to the parents, the baby has had about 20 stools in last twent3c hours and also has had one episode of bilious vomiting. There is no blood or mucus in the stools. He is also feeding less than usual. He is febrile, tachycardic and is moderately dehydrated. What is the most likely cause of his presentation?
- Norwalk virus
- Campylobacter jejuni
A three year old male child is brought to the Pediatric unit after he had an episode of seizure, few hours ago. The child has had severe diarrhea for the last three days. He was given him a lot of milk mixed with water. Lab results are:
Blood Glucose 96 mg/dL
Serum Na 122 mEq/L
Serum K 34 mEq/L
Chloride 93 mEq/L
BUN 22 mg/dL
Creatinine 15 mg/dL
Which of the following is the most likely cause of seizure in this patient?
- Water intoxication
- Severe dehydration
- Acute renal failure
All of the following factors are associated with a substantially greater risk of developing epilepsy after febrile seizures, except:
- Complex Febrile seizures
- Early age of onset
- Developmental abnormalities
- Positive family History of Epilepsy
The vacant episode begins abruptly and the child remains unresponsive during the episode. There is no associated history of aura or postictal confusion and the child is otherwise normal. The likely diagnosis is:
- Grand mal seizures
- Absence seizures
- Complex partial seizures
- Day dreaming
A child presents to the clinic with a history of seizures and mental retardation. Clinical examination reveals multiple hpopigmented macules. What is the likely diagnosis:
- Tuberous Sclerosis
- Sturge Weber Syndrome
- Linear epidermal nevus syndrome
Which of the following is the most common cause of meningoencephalitis in children:
A two year old child with a long history of purulent nasal discharge & fever now presents with conjunctival congestion and edema. His fever is 102º/103°F and WBC count 12,000. The culture of eye discharge was negative. X-rays show opacification of ethmoid sinus. Which of the following should be the next step in evaluating this patient?
- CT Scan
- Urine Culture
- Blood culture
- Repeat culture of eye discharge
An 8 year old female child following URTI developed maculopapular rash on the jaw spreading onto the trunk which cleared on the 3rd day without desquamation and tender post auricular and suboccipital lymphadenopathy. The diagnosis is
- Kawasaki disease
- Erythema infectiosum
A month old HIV positive child following URTI developed sudden onset of breathlessness. The chest x-ray shows hyperinflation. The O2 saturation was greater than 90%. The treatment of choice is:
- IV Ganciclovir
- Nebulized Acyclovir
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The post gives you an idea of how to prepare and what to prepare and the likely question types. These questions may look easy but in actual online exams expect the level to be tougher. The questions are for encouraging you to start your preparation.
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