Unusual Skin Elasticity, Joint Hypermobility, Violaceous Plaques in 3 Different Patients: What’s Your Diagnosis?
Digital extension; joint hypermobility; skin elasticity with keloid scars; pectus and scoliosis from skeletal flexibility and deformation; these disparate symptoms and findings point to what diagnosis?
Infant with Hypotonia, Hypogonadism, and Developmental Delay
Low muscle tone, delayed motor milestones, and failure to gain weight. The mother was 38 at the time of delivery, but nothing else is noteworthy about this 9-month-old.
History of Cough in an Infant and a Toddler
A 6-month-old boy with 1-week history of dry cough that worsened at night. He had been wheezing off and on for the past month and had visited the emergency department on one occasion.
Toddler With Microcephaly, Growth Delay, and Subtle Facial Changes: What Diagnosis Besides Strabismus and Developmental Delay?
A 2-year-old girl has been followed for developmental delays and slow weight gain by her pediatrician and early childhood intervention therapists. The 17-year-old, first-time mother was also a runaway and had avoided early prenatal care. More details and questions for you, here.
Infant With Persistent Fever and Cough, Worsening Rash
A 14-month-old girl presented with persistent fever, cough, and worsening rash of 5 days’ duration. On the first day of the illness, the infant was brought to an acute care clinic for evaluation.
Sacral Epidermal Anomalies in an Infant
Two-month-old boy with divot in the lower back, shown here with the gluteal crease relaxed (A) and spread (B). Infant is a product of an uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery. Nursery stay uneventful. Subsequent feeding and growth normal. Parents report no problems with urination or defecation.
Information For Parents
Parents are understandably concerned about vaccines and autism, a relationship publicized by lawsuits, alternative therapies, and claims of government cover-up.
Two Girls With Short Stature
A 14-year-old white girl whose menstrual periods have not begun presents with concerns that many of her peers are already menstruating.
Neonate With Hypotonia and Subtle Anomalies
On morning rounds in the well-baby nursery, a nurse brings your attention to a 1-day-old girl who is having trouble latching onto the breast. You examine the child and note the subtle anomalies shown in Figure 1 along with a pronounced head lag and a systolic heart murmur.
Genetic Disorders: Child With Facial Anomalies and Developmental Delay
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