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Take the “Breath Test”—A Pediatric Respiratory Photo Essay

A 6-month-old boy presented with a dry cough and intermittent wheezing. The chest radiograph, slightly rotated as evidenced by the clavicles, shows a normal heart contour with an upper border merging with thymic tissue, a right middle lobe infiltrate, and peribronchial cuffing. What’s your diagnosis?

Pediatric Skin Diseases

Watch this live video exam and hear details from the boy's mother about the acute, widespread eruption. What's your diagnosis?

These discolored, scaly lesions on this young man’s trunk have recurred for the past 2 summers. He reports that the rash becomes “irritated and itchy” when he is in the sun.

How good are your hunches when it comes to cases of possible child abuse? Can you determine which cases need to be reported to Child Protective Services and which require a medical diagnosis? See how well you do with the 5 cases presented here.

Here are the signs and symptoms of the measles in a classic case—in order of their appearance:

This monomorphic papular rash is unrelated to medications, recent sickness, or exposure to poison oak. It developed about 6 days earlier.

A macular rash has been spreading for 5 days after the cheerful child started amoxicillin therapy. What’s the most likely cause?

This rash began as a small red patch about 10 days earlier while the patient was at wrestling camp.

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