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.
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Cellulitis-Adenitis From Late-Onset Group B Streptococcus Infection
February 7, 2013
A 2-month old infant had right submandibular swelling with inflammation and induration up to the nape of neck. Ultrasonograpy 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 infection is acquired from colonized household contacts.
Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome
July 17, 2012
These circumferential symmetric skin creases are called the "Michelin Tire baby syndrome" because of their striking resemblance to the mascot of the French tire manufacturer.
Pediatric Concussion: Practice Pearls
April 17, 2012
Sports-related concussions, which can occur in any sport, are on the rise. Here: a short review of the primary sources of pediatric concussion and keys to timely assessment. The author also discusses emerging research that reminds us to approach “mild TBI" as more than just a minor injury.
History of Cough in an Infant and a Toddler
January 5, 2012
A 6-month-old boy with 1-week history of dry cough that worsened at night. He had been wheezing off and on for the past month and had visited the emergency department on one occasion.
A 1-Month Old Girl With Acholic Stools
September 8, 2011
A 1-month-old girl was seen by her pediatrician for her first well-child visit. Sclera were mildly yellow but no other signs of jaundice were seen. During a diaper change, the infant passed very pale stool.
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How Physicians Can Manage Unexpected Free Time Jennifer Frank, MD,
October 22, 2013
Whether you have an unexpected patient no-show, or two hours before bed, figuring out how to spend spurts of free time can be a work-life balance stressor.