Author | Milton Fowler, MD


Supracondylar Process

February 08, 2011

A 10-year-old boy injured his left elbow during football practice. He subsequently had pain with normal range of motion of the elbow.

Nickel Dermatitis

October 01, 2008

For the past few weeks, a 10-year-old boy had a pruritic abdominal rash that had not responded to over-the-counter topical medications. The rash had appeared around the time he started wearing a new belt (shown). The child was otherwise healthy. There was a family history of asthma.

Erythema Nodosum

June 01, 2008

Results of a complete blood cell count (CBC), measurements of electrolyte concentrations, and urinalysis were normal. A rapid streptococcal test result was negative. The C-reactive protein level was elevated at 3.3 mg/L (normal, less than 1 mg/L); the erythrocyte sedimentation rate was 58 mm/h (normal, 4 to 20 mm/h).

Bullous Impetigo in a Neonate

March 01, 2008

Multiple tender flaccid bullae (about 2 mm to 2 cm) were present on the perineum. There was no associated discharge. The ruptured blisters had marked erythema in the center and a scaly rim at the periphery. The Nikolsky sign could not be elicited. The infant was afebrile. The remainder of the examination findings were normal.