Examining the young infant – Part two

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When examining a young infant, the utility of a head to toe approach has been suggested as being clinically efficient. Having previously discussed general considerations on history taking, measurement of vital signs, recording of growth parameters and examination of the head, part 2 of this Update series considers how best to examine the infant below the neck. This approach is considered as a broad screen, rather than an extensive checklist for more common clinical