Chapter 10. Immigrant Child Health

  1. Kate Thomson MBBS, FRACP General Paediatrician3,4,
  2. Dean Tey MBBS Allergy and Immunology Fellow5 and
  3. Michael Marks MBBS, MPH, MD, FRACP Paediatrician Senior Lecturer6,7
  1. Georgia Paxton MBBS, BMedSci, MPH, FRACP General Paediatrician6 and
  2. Jim Buttery FRACP, MSc Infectious Diseases Physician1,2,6,7

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch10

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Paxton, G. and Buttery, J. (2009) Immigrant Child Health, in Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition (eds K. Thomson, D. Tey and M. Marks), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Developmental Medicine, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  2. 4

    Emergency Department, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  3. 5

    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 6

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  5. 7

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    NHMRC CCRE in Child and Adolescent Immunisation, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  2. 2

    Murdoch Children's Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  3. 6

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  4. 7

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174008

Online ISBN: 9781444308051

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Keywords:

  • immigrant child health;
  • pre-departure screening;
  • initial screening investigations;
  • United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR);
  • anaemia - multifactorial in paediatric refugee population;
  • vitamin D, for normal bone growth;
  • latent TB infection (LTBI)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Tuberculosis

  • Hepatitis B

  • Intestinal parasites