teethingA girl was born at term with an uneventful prenatal and perinatal course. Her physical examination findings were normal except for the presence of 2 mandibular central incisor teeth.
toxoplasmosisA 2-month-old boy had been doing well after birth until about 7 or 8 weeks of life. His parents felt that he was not smiling, and was only looking to the right.
hematemesisA 3-month-old boy presented to the pediatrician’s office following 2 episodes of brown emesis.
osteomyelitisA 23-month-old Korean boy with no significant medical history presented to the pediatric emergency department (ED) after 5 of his bottom teeth fell out.
Dermatologic disordersA 15-month-old girl presented to a pediatric clinic with leg-length discrepancy and a large hemangioma on her leg.
MeaslesExtensive media reports about January’s measles outbreak that began at California’s Disneyland further underscore the need to urge parents to vaccinate their children to protect everyone against the resurgence of these potentially serious but preventable infectious diseases.
coarctationThe authors describe the case of a newborn who was completely asymptomatic, with normal results on CHD screening tests, normal femoral pulses, and normal perfusion, but with a significant systolic murmur.
Case In PointA 4-year-old, unimmunized African American girl presented with crampy abdominal pain, intermittent bloody diarrhea, occasional nighttime fever, decreased appetite, and a 4.5-kg weight loss over a 4-month period.
FracturesA 14-year-old girl presented to her pediatrician with a 1-day history of severe bilateral wrist pain. The patient, a runner and former gymnast, reported that on the day before, she had been weightlifting in her physical education class at school.
Granuloma AnnulareA 15-year-old boy presented with asymptomatic, erythematous papules and plaques with an annular pattern on the legs.
poison controlLaundry detergent pods entered the U.S. consumer market in 2012, although they have been available in Europe since 2001. Their bright colors and small size make them attractive to toddlers, who may ingest the pods or burst them open.
environmental exposureA 7-year old boy presented with a 1-day history of a bruise-like discoloration of the soles of both feet.