A 2-month-old infant had right submandibular swelling with inflammation and induration up to the nape of neck. Ultrasonography showed multiple enlarged lymph nodes with soft tissue swelling. Blood cultures grew Gram-positive cocci, which were identified as group B streptococci. Late-onset GBS... More »
Acrodermatitis enteropathica and Langerhans cell histocytosis are recalcitrant forms of diaper dermatitis( DD); other variants are: candidal DD, irritant or contact DD, Jacquet’s disease, and psoriasis. More »
The morphology and distribution of these lesions is characteristic of ectoparasite bites, which occur when a human carries a pet—usually a kitten or puppy—as if the animal were a human newborn baby. More »
The black, hard center represents an eschar. This type of morphology is almost always caused by a virulent organism—bacterial or fungal. Biopsy showed non-septate hyphae within the dermis, and a culture grew Mucor species (a saprophytic soil fungus). More »
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.
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.