Volume 12 - Issue 12 - December 2013

Consultant for Pediatricians

Dermatitis
Dermatitis
12/18/2013

Quynh-Giao Nguyen, ScB, and Rajani Katta, MD

Baylor College of Medicine

Quynh-Giao Nguyen, ScB, and Rajani Katta, MDBaylor College of Medicine
A 5-year-old girl was referred for allergy patch testing due to a facial rash of 8 months’ duration. She had no history of eczema.
12/18/2013
Pneumonia
Pneumonia
12/18/2013

Gunjan Dokania, MD; Hitesh Agrawal, MD; Aashima Bansal, MD; and Norman M. Jacobs, MD

John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of
Cook County

Gunjan Dokania, MD; Hitesh Agrawal, MD; Aashima Bansal, MD; and Norman M. Jacobs, MDJoh...
An 18-year-old boy presented to the emergency department (ED) with sudden-onset nausea, retrosternal chest pain, and vomiting that had been occurring more than 10 times a day for the last 4 days.
12/18/2013
brachymetacarpia
brachymetacarpia
12/18/2013

Daniel Ivan, MD

University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Daniel Ivan, MDUniversity of Texas Medical School at Houston
<p>A 15-year-old girl presented with her mother for a sports preparticipation physical examination. </p>
12/18/2013
trauma
trauma
12/18/2013

Walker Shaw, BS; Ewa Way, MD; and Clifton C. Lee, MD

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Walker Shaw, BS; Ewa Way, MD; and Clifton C. Lee, MD Virginia Commonwealth University ...
A 9-year-old boy presented to the emergency department (ED) approximately 30 minutes after having sustained a penetrating trauma to the posterior soft palate.
12/18/2013
Fractures
Fractures
12/18/2013

Kristy Williamson, MD; Joshua M. Sherman, MD; 
Kevin Gurcharran, MD; and Ambreen Khan, MD

Cohen Children’s Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York

Kristy Williamson, MD; Joshua M. Sherman, MD;  Kevin Gurcharran, MD; and Ambreen K...
A previously healthy 11-year-old boy presented to the emergency department with acute right eye pain and swelling.
12/18/2013
Eczema Herpeticum
Eczema Herpeticum
12/18/2013

Meredith L. Orseth, BS, BA, and Barbara B. Wilson, MD

University of Virginia School of Medicine

Meredith L. Orseth, BS, BA, and Barbara B. Wilson, MD University of Virginia School of...
A 6-month-old boy with a history of atopic dermatitis presented with a 3-day history of a new rash. The papulovesicles had first appeared on his left antecubital fossa and then had spread to involve his...
12/18/2013
Meckel diverticulum
Meckel diverticulum
12/18/2013

Kristen Samaddar, MD, and Vanessa Celleri, MD

Kristen Samaddar, MD, and Vanessa Celleri, MD
A 10-week-old girl presented to the emergency department after having had several episodes of nonbloody, nonbilious emesis and irritability.
12/18/2013
cyst
cyst
12/18/2013

Nishit Patel, MD, Greg Dupuis, MD, and Robert Wild, MD, PhD, MPH

Nishit Patel, MD, Greg Dupuis, MD, and Robert Wild, MD, PhD, MPH
<p>A 17-year-old girl with a recently discovered ovarian cyst was referred to the emergency department  by her primary care provider.</p>
12/18/2013
Obesity
Obesity
12/18/2013

Chalanda Jones, MD

Dr Jones is a pediatrician at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware.

Charles A. Pohl, MD––Series Editor: Dr Pohl is professor of pediatrics and senior associate dean of student affairs and career counseling at Jefferson College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Chalanda Jones, MDDr Jones is a pediatrician at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for C...
Adolescents with obesity are at significant risk of developing an eating disorder, yet clinicians often fail to identify symptoms and intervene early.
12/18/2013
cyst
cyst
12/18/2013

Bhagwan Das Bang, MD

Bhagwan Das Bang, MD
A 3-year-old African American boy presented with a swelling behind his right ear. The swelling had been first noticed 2 months ago, and it was cystic, nonpainful, and nontender.
12/18/2013
salicylate
salicylate
12/18/2013

Germaine L. Defendi, MD

Germaine L. Defendi, MD
<p>This article reviews the pathophysiology of salicylate metabolism, the clinical and diagnostic clues of an acute overdose, and the cellular response of salicylate poisoning on various organ...
12/18/2013
Pneumonia
Pneumonia
12/18/2013

Deepa D. Kulkarni, MD; Gitanjli Arora, MD; Daniel A. DeUgarte, MD; and Stephen B. Shew, MD

Deepa D. Kulkarni, MD; Gitanjli Arora, MD; Daniel A. DeUgarte, MD; and Stephen B. Shew,...
A 3,345-g boy was born at full term to a primigravid mother via an uncomplicated cesarean delivery for failure to progress.
12/18/2013
cyst
cyst
12/18/2013

Alexander K. C. Leung, MD, and Benjamin Barankin, MD

Alexander K. C. Leung, MD, and Benjamin Barankin, MD
<p>A 17-year-old boy developed a mass on the right cheek at the site of a mole that had grown slowly for a year.</p>
12/18/2013
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
12/18/2013

Alexis L. Dougherty, MD, and Cloyce L. Stetson, MD

Alexis L. Dougherty, MD, and Cloyce L. Stetson, MD
A 4-year-old Latina presented with red, indurated plaques that had been present on her cheeks and dorsal nose for 3 months.
12/18/2013
Eczema Herpeticum
Eczema Herpeticum
12/18/2013
<p>Reader reactions and timely answers from experts for December 2013.</p>
12/18/2013