Author | Robert P. Blereau, MD


Perianal Pinworms (Enterobiasis)

January 13, 2012


The mother of a 4-year old girl complained that the child had been "pulling at her bottom" for several weeks, presumably imitating her younger brother. Visual inspection of the area revealed the real problem.

Scarlet Fever Rash

July 28, 2011


Rarely encountered these days, scarlet fever is believed to be caused by sensitization to an erythrogenic toxin produced by strains of group A beta-hemolytic streptococci.


July 22, 2011


A right parietal cephalhematoma was first noted on this 2-week-old girl 2 days after her birth.

Scarlet Fever

June 21, 2011


A 2-day history of fever and sore throat and an erupting rash prompted the mother of a 5-year-old boy to bring her son into the office for evaluation.