A 9-week-old Caucasian infant is brought to the primary care physician for evaluation of purpura and petechiae. His parents noted the bruising the previous night, which grew progressively worse throughout the next day. The lesions seemed to appear "out of the blue" without apparent cause, including trauma.
The parents of this child are concerned that her eyes are “crossed.” Is this condition cause for concern?
A 2-year-old boy was brought
to the emergency department
(ED) with a burned hand.
His mother reported that immediately
after the burn, she
placed the injured hand under
cold water. Soon after, a friend
transported the family to the
Clavicle fractures in the pediatric population are very common. Clavicle fractures in the pediatric population are very common. Clinical manifestations include decreased movement of the arm on the affected side, crepitus, and/or bony irregularity at the fracture site. Here, a review of fracture in newborns and older children.
An 11-year-old boy presented for evaluation of an itchy rash that developed during a ski vacation.
This 10-year-old boy presented for evaluation of a rash that developed during a spring vacation on Florida's Atlantic coast.
A 6-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy each presented for evaluation of an erythematous, pruritic, papular rash that developed after swimming in a Wisconsin lake.
A 10-month-old infant was referred for evaluation of possible Sturge-Weber syndrome. According to his parents, the discoloration on the child’s face was present at birth. Physical examination revealed an otherwise healthy infant with extensive port-wine stains on his face. Ophthalmologic and neurologic examination findings were normal.
A toddler was brought to the emergency department with a 3-day history of a rash on her neck and irritability and fever (temperature, 38.3°C [101°F]) of 1 day's duration. The child's mother noticed a red, purulent bump on the girl's hand 2 days before the rash developed.
Throat pain of 1-day's duration sent this 17-year-old boy for medical evaluation. He had no fever and no other symptoms.
Complaints of pain in an ear prompted the mother of a 4-year-old boy to seek medical consultation for her son. The external ear was red, swollen, and warm. This appearance is typical of erysipelas caused by group A β-hemolytic streptococci.
After several days of suffering fever, headache, and malaise, a 17-year-old boy noticed a rash developing over much of his body. He sought medical attention and was admitted to the hospital.