The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has just published its official recommendations for the 2014-2015 influenza season. How do the updated guidelines apply to this potential office situation?
Respiratory symptoms are a major reason why outpatients seek medical care, and primary care physicians who treat children frequently see pneumonia. This week’s photo essay tests your knowledge of respiratory problems in kids.
Test your skills in this 5-question quiz.QUESTION 1: A 16-year-old boy presented with an extremely pruritic rash on the elbows, at the wrists, and on the top of the hands. This is classic for granuloma annulare. Courtesy of Ted Rosen, MD
A 22-day-old neonate (gestational age, 37 weeks; weight, 4 kg) with otitis media was seen by his pediatrician. On presentation, he was febrile and looked jaundiced. His bilirubin level was slightly above the upper limit of normal.
This child was born via emergency C-section and at age 2 weeks, had meconium ileus with perforation and DIC secondary to peritonitis. Enterococcus faecalis sepsis developed and terminal ileal resection was performed. Bilirubin levels remained elevated for 5 months.