Author | Linda S. Nield, MD

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Newborn With Urinary Dysfunction

March 07, 2011

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During circumcision, a newborn is noted to have continuous dribbling of urine from his meatus and stool from his anus. After several minutes of observation, the urinary stream appears weak and remains a constant trickle. The baby boy was born at term via an uncomplicated spontaneous vaginal delivery.

Abdominal Mass in Teenage Girl: Hair's the Diagnosis

February 08, 2011

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A 14-year-old girl had fatigue, a slight sore throat, and low-grade fever for a week. The mother was concerned that she had “mono” like her older sister who had the same symptoms and in whom the illness was diagnosed 2 months earlier.

Vaccinating theImmunocompromised Child

October 02, 2009

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Given the array of childhood disorders that can adversely affect the immune system, most pediatricians at some point will care for children who are immunodeficient.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

November 01, 2008

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A 13-year-old girl presented to her primary care pediatrician for continuing evaluation of intermittent right lower quadrant and right hip pain of 7 months' duration. As part of the workup, a pediatric orthopedist had ordered an MRI scan of her pelvis. The findings were normal except for the presence of multiple ovarian follicles bilaterally (Figures 1 and 2).