Dr Zipkin is assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, Division of Hospital Medicine, and assistant residency program director, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, California.
Infant’s leg swelling could be malignancy
A 5-month-old previously healthy, full-term female presented to a pediatric emergency department with 2 weeks of left leg swelling. Her parents denied any history of trauma, pain, fevers, weight loss, and easy bruising or bleeding, and family history was negative for cancer. The patient had been feeding and eliminating well.
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