polydactylyPostaxial polydactyly type B (PAP-B) features a nonfunctional, partially formed, ulnar (or fibular) digit with no bony attachments, such as the ones seen on the hands of this patient.
SpondylolisthesisA 7-year-old boy presented with a request for an excuse from gym class. The parents reported that he had experienced back pain 6 months earlier, for which he saw a chiropractor.
granulomatosisA previously healthy 8-year-old girl presented with a 2-week history of painless rectal bleeding.
PhotoclinicDuring a routine physical examination, a 2-week-old infant was noted to have mottled skin on his limbs and trunk.
croupA mother telephoned on a Friday at 4:30 pm during peak cold and flu season. She said that her 9-month-old boy had had a croupy cough for the last 4 to 5 days.
anisocoriaPhysical examination findings were unremarkable except for the presence of mild respiratory distress, subcostal retractions, and expiratory wheezes.
Hospital MedicineIn an interview with Consultant for Pediatricians (CFP), Jeff Dreyer, MD, medical director of heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and cardiac transplantation, discussed the services and procedures performed at the Heart Center, the process for receiving accreditation from the Healthcare Colloquium, and the rewards of treating pediatric heart patients.
pneumatosisA 9-year-old girl, newly diagnosed with Crohn disease, had had a good response with resolution of symptoms after treatment with prednisone and mesalamine.
SwellingAn 18-year-old young woman presented to the emergency department with numerous painful lesions on her lower extremities of 3 weeks’ duration
Medication PrescribingResearchers evaluated the clinical profile, treatment, and outcome of ceftriaxone-associated postrenal acute renal failure, a rarely reported adverse event in children.
dislocationA girl was born via vaginal delivery to a 24-year-old woman. Upon physical examination, her right knee was positioned such that, when flexed, the foot touched the abdomen.
AddictionMy teenaged son plays video games at least 3 hours per day, and he gets so angry when I ask him to stop playing. Is it possible that he is addicted to video games? If so, how can I help him?
What's Your Diagnosis?, striaeA 17-year-old adolescent presented with multiple transverse striae on his back.
staphylococcalA previously healthy 3-year-old girl was admitted for assessment of a painful, rapidly progressing rash that had been present for 5 days.
Parental refusal of vaccinationAccommodating parents of patients who are not vaccinated might imply that you accept their beliefs that vaccines are unnecessary, unimportant, or even dangerous. That’s a message that no health care provider wants to send.
ADHDAs a pediatric health care provider, you’re acutely aware of the time and effort spent educating young patients and their families about diet and nutrition.