Lists of commonly seen Pediatric medical problems

Lists of commonly seen Pediatric medical problems


For children who are being adopted from the Eastern European countries such as Romania, Russia, Ukraine, medical conditions are very similar.

The following is a list of common medical conditions and medical risks associated with adopting children internationally:

  1. Post traumatic stress disorder
  2. Salmonella
  3. Milk Intolerance
  4. Pneumonias
  5. Developmental Delays
  6. Decayed teeth
  7. HIV positive
  8. Undiagnosed Genetic conditions
  9. Post Institutional Care symptoms
  10. Attachment disorder
  11. Complications of Prematurity
  12. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  13. Scabies and Lice
  14. Chronic Infections
  15. Vision and hearing problems
  16. Learning disabilities
  17. Physical Abuse
  18. Sexual Abuse
  19. Mental Retardation
  20. Mental Deficiency
  21. Hernias
  22. Parasites Intestinal
  23. Depression
  24. Malnutrition
  25. Chronic ear and sinus infection
  26. Chronic Respiratory problems
  27. Premature birth
  28. Rickets

It is a common problem that little health information is available on children living in orphanages. The data is especially limited on their medical history prior to being placed in the orphanages. To even complicate matters further, the record may be in a foreign language and in medical terminology that a General pediatrician may have no knowledge of.

It is with this thought in mind that Dr. Rogu created the network of doctors affiliated with Adoptiondoctors.com.
Our consulting physicians read the language and have an interest in these type of issues.

The medical risks of adopting a child from a orphanage is great. With the help of an International Medical Consultant, hopefully subtle unidentified medical conditions will be diagnosed and the decision making process for the parents will be made easier.