congenital anomaliesAn 18-month-old white boy is brought to his well-care visit by his parents, who are concerned that for the past month he has been less social and active.
congenital anomaliesAsthma is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in the United States, and most medical practitioners encounter patients with asthma on a daily basis.
congenital anomalies<P><EM><STRONG>The angry mother of a 15-year-old girl has called the office multiple times asking for the laboratory results from her daughter’s office visit last week and demanding to know whether the teen was “put on the pill.” Along with other lab work, tests for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and pregnancy were performed, and the patient was given a prescription for a hormonal contraceptive. In addition, the girl had confided that she is intentionally vomiting after every meal but doesn’t want her mother to know about it. What information about the patient’s recent visit should be shared with the mother?</STRONG></EM></P>
congenital anomalies<DIV id=article-content-body> <P><IMG style="MARGIN: 5px; FLOAT: left" alt="Caudal Regression Syndrome" src="/sites/default/files/transfer/0905cfpPCcaudal_thumb.jpg" width=90 height=75>A baby boy born at 37 weeks’ gestation via cesarean delivery for breech presentation<BR>was noted to have marked malformation of the bilateral lower extremities with absent<BR>proximal and distal segments, and left hallux conjoined with the second toe. Radiographs showed absence of the acetabulum, femur, tibia, fibula, and tarsal bones bilaterally. These findings were consistent with caudal regression syndrome.</P></DIV>