Case In PointA 45-day-old boy was referred for evaluation of persistent hyponatremia and hyperkalemia. On the 9th day of the boy's life, his serum potassium level was elevated (8 mEq/L) and on the 12th day, his serum sodium level was low (131 mEq/L).
- The parents of a 4-year-old girl are concerned because she has experienced hair loss for several weeks.
- Hypopigmenting agents are the mainstay of treatment, although the results vary and some agents may even worsen the lesions.
- For several weeks, an 18-year-old man has been bothered by itchy ears.
- Musculoskeletal infections in children include osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, and pyomyositis.
- A spontaneous pneumothorax is a collection of air or gas between the visceral and parietal pleura that causes the lung to collapse.
- A 16-year-old boy complains of right lower leg pain that began 2 weeks earlier, after his first week at a summer basketball conditioning camp.
Atopic DermatitisAn 8-year-old Hispanic child with no significant medical history presented to our pediatric clinic after 2 episodes of vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.
Atopic DermatitisA 9-year-old girl presented with a 3-hour history of unremitting severe cramping in her hands and legs.
Atopic DermatitisSeven-month-old boy with hyperpigmented lesions on his legs.
Atopic DermatitisThis 9-month-old infant was brought for evaluation of anteroposterior elongation of the cranium.
Atopic DermatitisThe parents of a 4-year-old girl are concerned because she has experienced hair loss for several weeks.
Atopic DermatitisTwo children--one with a history of infection, the other with a history of an allergic reaction--were noted to have postinflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Atopic DermatitisFor several weeks, an 18-year-old man has been bothered by itchy ears.
Diaper dermatitis<div id="article-content-body"><p>I enjoyed reading the article "Diaper Dermatitis" in your June issue.<sup>1</sup> To the many treatments discussed, I would offer 2 additional management points.</p></div>
eye disordersA 17-year-old Asian male with no significant medical history presented to the emergency department (ED) with acute shortness of breath and associated left-sided chest pain.
eye disordersMusculoskeletal infections in children include osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, and pyomyositis. Most of these infections are bacterial.
eye disorders<DIV id=article-content-body> <P><IMG style="MARGIN: 5px; FLOAT: left" alt="Corneal Abrasion" src="/sites/default/files/transfer/0609cfpPCCornealA_thumb.jpg" width=90 height=74>On waking up from a nap, a 5-month-old infant was noted to have a watery right eye. The mother thought an eyelash was the problem and flushed the eye with water. Soon afterward, the eye watered again and began to close. There was no history of injury, foreign body, upper respiratory tract symptoms, or fever.</P></DIV>
neuropathic painA 16-year-old boy complains of right lower leg pain that began 2 weeks earlier, after his first week at a summer basketball conditioning camp
neuropathic painRecurrent headaches are frightening for many parents, who may believe that their child’s headache is caused by a secondary disorder such as a malignancy.
herpes infectionA 10-year-old girl presented with a 7-day history of severe pain in the left ear.
herpes infectionA 9-year-old girl presented in tetany had positive Chvostek and Trousseau signs and was diagnosed with velocardiofacial syndrome.
herpes infectionAn 8-year-old Hispanic child with no significant medical history presented to our pediatric clinic after 2 episodes of vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.
herpes infectionSeven-month-old boy with hyperpigmented lesions on his legs