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[Perspectives] Towards a tricorder for diagnosing paediatric conditions

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Paediatric patients introduce a unique challenge for health care: information about symptoms in infants and children is usually obtained second-hand from the parents. Typically, diagnosis of paediatric conditions relies on physical examination and objective tests during a visit with a health professional. Yet digital diagnostics are now in development for assessing some common paediatric conditions that are not serious or life-threatening. These technologies could have the potential to change elements of paediatric care.

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