Blisters are relatively common in a busy office or pediatric ED.Child abuse should be included in the differential diagnosis of blisters, along with immersion burn, blistering distal dactylitis, and epidermolysis bullosa simplex.
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A 5-year-old boy was brought to the emergency department by his parents because of a rash that covered his entire body. The rash had started 2 days earlier, initially on the boy’s face, abdomen, and legs and had spread to his back, buttocks, and hands. There was a 1-day history of tactile fever when the child was sent home from school. He had no sick contacts and his immunizations were up-to-date. He had no significant medical history.
Impetigo has lots of mimics. Ted Rosen, MD, describes the diagnostic contenders and the treatments that can cure the infection in an era of increasing mupirocin resistance.
Childhood absence epilepsy is distinct from partial epilepsy and is often misdiagnosed as ADD/ADHD. It is one of the most common types of pediatric seizure.
Warts: what works, what doesn’t? From duct tape to intralesional bleomycin, here are the fact facts you need to help your patient.
Bath salts and herbal incense—synthetic legal intoxicating drugs (so-called SLIDs)—have potentially serious adverse effects—including acute psychosis, delirium, violent behavior, seizures, and cardiovascular emergencies.
Pain from ear infections can be reduced at home and during plane travel using ibuprofen and home remedies: cold water, warm compresses, and paper cups
Young female athletes are vulnerable to concussions and other sports-related head and neck injuries. Repeated insult may lead to permanent neurologic deficit.
This distribution of an inflammatory disorder in a very young child almost always indicates atopic dermatitis. The family history of asthma suggests the atopic diathesis.
Jacquet’s dermatitis a rare, severe variant of irritant diaper dermatitis, presents with punched-out erosions or ulcerations with crater-like borders.
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The history and lesional morphology are virtually pathognomonic for a dental sinus. Radiographic examination revealed an apical dental abscess that communicated with the skin via a sinus tract.