Scarlet Fever Rash
July 28, 2011
Rarely encountered these days, scarlet fever is believed to be caused by sensitization to an erythrogenic toxin produced by strains of group A beta-hemolytic streptococci.
July 22, 2011
A right parietal cephalhematoma was first noted on this 2-week-old girl 2 days after her birth.
June 21, 2011
A 2-day history of fever and sore throat and an erupting rash prompted the mother of a 5-year-old boy to bring her son into the office for evaluation.
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
September 28, 2012
Autism spectrum disorders affect 1 in 100 children and the prevalence is 3 times higher in females. One-third of all children with autism have seizures. More »
June 18, 2012
Childhood absence epilepsy is distinct from partial epilepsy and is often misdiagnosed as ADD/ADHD. It is one of the most common types of pediatric seizure. More »
September 6, 2011
A third of patients with epilepsy are refractory to current treatment options. Thus, new agents are a welcome addition.... More »
December 29, 2009
ABSTRACT: Status epilepticus (SE) is associated with high morbidity and mortality in children. Fever is a common cause of SE and may precipitate seizures in children who have underlying epilepsy risk factors or may signal intracranial infection. More »
November 30, 2008
Four-month-old Hispanic boy brought for evaluation because of hypopigmented patches on his skin and a history of seizures. Infant was the product of an uncomplicated pregnancy;... More »
November 1, 2008
It can be difficult to determine whether unusual, paroxysmal behavior represents a seizure or a nonepileptic event. Children with sudden flailing movements or unresponsive staring may, in fact, be experiencing psychogenic events. More »
October 31, 2008
This 4-year-old girl was born to a 27-year-old gravida, 1 para 0 mother at 37 weeks' gestation via vaginal delivery. The pregnancy was uncomplicated. Apgar scores were 8 at 1... More »
June 1, 2007
ABSTRACT: Most cases of cerebral palsy (CP) are the result of congenital, genetic, inflammatory, anoxic, traumatic, toxic, and metabolic disorders. A minority of cases result from asphyxia at birth. Nearly three-quarters of children with CP aged 7 years had a normal neurological evaluation at birth.... More »
February 1, 2007
ABSTRACT: Adolescent drivers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to be involved in--and to die of--a driving accident than any other cause. The higher occurrence of driving mishaps is not surprising given that the core symptoms of ADHD are inattention, impulsivity,... More »
October 1, 2006
How long should I keep giving anticonvulsant medications to a child with benign genetic epilepsy? 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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