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Paediatric Immunology, Allergy & Infectious diseases

Mother and Baby on Floor
Draft proposed by Dr YS Yau
Reviewed by Dr Sabrina Tsao

Essential Skills

Domain 1 Professional Values & Behaviour

Domain 2 Communication

Domain 3 Procedural Skills

Domain 4 Patient Management

Domain 5 Health Promotion and Illness Prevention

Additional desirable skills are listed in each proposal. These recommended skills are to be acquired as opportunity arises

Basic & Higher Training

Congenital infection & neonatal infection

Presentation of congenital & neonatal infection

The common pathogens and initial management

Common or serious infectious in children

Infections of different organ systems (respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary tract, skin and soft tissue, central nervous system)

Common viral infections

Basic infection control measures

Fever in return travellers

Antimicrobial use – rationale of selection, side effects

Notifiable infectious disease and emerging/re-emerging infections in Hong Kong

The local policy on the handling of notifiable disease

Current emerging/ re-emerging infections


Knowledge of the feature of pulmonary and extra-pulmonary Tuberculosis and initial management

Pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO)

Possible and common causes

Rationale of investigation and management

Primary and secondary Immunodeficiency

Conditions and medical treatments that may predispose to an immunocompromised state

Clinical features of inborn error of immunity

Common opportunistic infection in immunocompromised persons and precautionary measures

Food and drug allergy

Common presentations and acute management of IgE and non-IgE mediated allergy

Severe cutaneous adverse reactions to drugs

Atopic dermatitis, urticaria, angioedema and anaphylaxis

Recognizes and manages common allergic disorders

Childhood immunization

Indications, contraindications and complication of routine childhood immunization

Desirable skills 

1. Performing and interpreting Mantoux test

2. Taking swab as diagnostic test for vesicle or bulla lesions

3. Use of adrenaline auto-injector

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