Facial Nerve Palsy in a Female Teenager
September 13, 2012
A 14-year-old female presented with a 1-week history of right-sided facial numbness. Ear pain on the affected side was the first symptom and was followed by progressive paresthesia. She was otherwise asymptomatic.
February 3, 2012
A 17-year-old girl being treated for mild acne, anxiety, and depression, presented with an ankle “bruise” related to an injury sustained 2 years earlier. Symptoms resolved with treatment, but the hyperpigmentation persisted.
In part 2 of this 2-part article, Drs Peter J. Taub and Paul Pierce discuss strategies to prevent skull deformation and treatment of infants with nonsynostotic plagiocephaly… Read More
A female infant born at 29 weeks' gestation after premature membrane rupture was admitted to the neonatal ICU in respiratory distress. Delivery was complicated by maternal fever and meconium-stained amniotic fluid… Read More
That’s the question we put to Dr John Harrington of Eastern Virginia Medical School and Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and Dr Michael Paul and Rena Vanzo of Lineagen—provider of a new genetic testing… Read More
When rationalizing random acts of violence, it is important to consider the path leading up to the tragic event and be wary of current opinions propagated in the media. Is it mental illness or moral depravity—both?… Read More
June 9, 2010
A 1-year-old boy presented with a 10-day history of a nonpruritic rash that had persisted and spread despite treatment with a topical... More »
June 9, 2010
An 18-year-old boy presented with a several-month history of an intermittent, very pruritic rash on his back that did not improve with topical... More »
June 7, 2010
17-Year-old girl with a 7-month history of small, red papules on her arms and thighs. Rash is not painful or itchy. Otherwise in good health.More »
March 8, 2010
Allergy testing can aid the diagnosis of allergic disorders; however, it is not diagnostic. With skin testing, in particular, a positive result does not necessarily indicate clinical allergy, and a negative result does not always exclude clinical relevance. More »
February 9, 2010
Selective IgA deficiency (SIGAD) is the most common immunodeficiency disorder; it affects about 1 in 200 to 900 persons.1,2 Most affected children are asymptomatic. More »
January 5, 2010
An 11-year-old boy with 4-month history of acnelike rash on his face and both upper arms. Rash is associated with redness and itching. Application of adapalene gel resulted in no... More »
November 30, 2009
One week earlier, a 14-month-old girl with a history of eczema was evaluated because of a diffuse rash of excoriated lesions, some of them purulent. She... More »
June 2, 2009
A 5-month-old Asian boy was brought for evaluation of hair loss and a red, scaly rash on the scalp and body. The rash had not responded to hydrocortisone 2.5% ointment. There was a family history of asthma, food allergies, and allergic rhinitis. His mother had Hashimoto thyroiditis. More »
June 2, 2009
A 5-month-old girl with progressively worsening generalized rash of 3 weeks’ duration. No obvious sensitivity, fever, recent infection,... More »
May 18, 2009
Asthma is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in the United States, and most medical practitioners encounter patients with asthma on a daily basis. The goal of this 2-part article is to discuss the diagnosis and management of asthma in children younger than 12 years. In part 1, we will... More »
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Making a Better Place to Live For Children With Autism
April 12, 2011
West Virginia (the state in which I practice) was not one of the 10 best places to live if you have autism, according to this year’s survey from Autism Speaks. Although thanks to a piece of legislation enacted this month, it is now a better place to live if you have autism. Your state can become better too.
Antibullying Efforts: What You Can Do
March 16, 2011
In a conference last week, President Obama announced a new Web site http://stopbullying.gov to help raise awareness about the issue. This is part of an effort to encourage cooperation between government agencies and educators to protect children from bullying based on race, ethnicity, disability, or sexuality. Are you an advocate for prevention? Share your antibullying efforts with colleagues.
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Five Steps to Improving Patient Access Judy Capko,
May 21, 2013
Patient access is getting increased attention through reform initiatives. Here are five steps you can take to make sure patients get appropriate access to care in your office.
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