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Pediatric and Developmental Pathology

Pediatric and Developmental Pathology is the premier journal dealing with the pathology of disease from conception through adolescence. It covers the spectrum of disorders developing in-utero (including embryology, placentology, and teratology), gestational and perinatal diseases, and all disease of childhood. Studies may be in any field of experimental, anatomic, or clinical pathology, including molecular pathology. Case reports are published only if they provide new insights into disease mechanisms or new information.


Pediatric and Developmental Pathology has a companion podcast-- you can view recent episodes below. Episodes can also be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and anywhere else you access podcasts.

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Pediatric and Developmental Pathology is the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).