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.
The authors describe the case of a 2-year-old girl with severe persistent asthma whose disease management was complicated by this rare clinical diagnosis.
Pediatricians can play an important role in counseling patients and providing prescriptions for teens in need of emergency contraception for preventing pregnancy.
Criteria for pediatric bipolar disorder, along with treatment options, diagnostic guidance, and collaborative advice for pediatricians, are presented in an American Academy of Pediatrics clinical report
Social media may play a role in helping children overcome obesity. Health care professionals are encouraged to use new recommendations as a tool for promoting healthy behavioral change.
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.
Exploration of this acutely swollen testis in a 13-year old found it to be engorged and hemorrhagic. Torsion of the testis is caused by faulty fixation of the testis to the scrotum—the result of a redundant tunica vaginalis—and is a surgical emergency. The testis is untwisted and fixed to the scrotum. A contralateral orchiopexy is also typically performed.
Ceftriaxone is used to treat an array of infections and can be given once daily IV or IM. However, it should generally be avoided in neonates, especially those with high bilirubin levels. This case demonstrates how problems can -- and do -- occur with this agent.
Phimosis, paraphimosis, hypospadias, and congenital hemagioma are just a few of the congenital anomalies that affect the genitals of newborns and young children.
Dr Pytlak offers tips on what parents can do to protect the whole family from colds and flu this season with some seasoned home remedies.
This annular configuration is classic for granuloma annulare; very widespread lesions may signal diabetes mellitus.
A 6-month-old girl was brought to the ED with fever, cough, and irritability; she appeared well-hydrated. She was born prematurely and had a long, complicated stay in NICU, where she received CPR on 2 occasions. There was concern about lung "congestion." The ED physician made a diagnosis of pneumonia. Rib fractures were also noted, but there was no history of fractures at the time of discharge from the NICU.
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.
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