Author | W. Lane M. Robson, MD

Articles

Pruritus in Children:

May 01, 2008

In children, most causes ofitching are the result of skin disease,not underlying systemic illness. The mostcommon dermatological causes of pruritusare atopic and contact dermatitis,urticaria, miliaria rubra, infections, insectbites or infestations, xerosis, and aquagenicpruritus. A careful history andphysical examination usually reveal thediagnosis. The location, chronicity, timeof occurrence, and nature of the itchingoffer important diagnostic clues, as doprecipitating factors, associated symptoms,drug use, exposure to infectious diseasesor pets, psychosocial history, past health,and family history. Treatment of the underlyingcause of itching should beaddressed whenever possible. Symptomatictreatment is essential to breakthe itch-scratch cycle.

Sternocleidomastoid Tumor of Infancy

March 01, 2007

The mother of this 5-week-old girl reports that her baby's head tilts to the right. The mother was a primigravida; unremarkable pregnancy.

Consultations & Comments: Significance of Isolated Clinodactyly?

March 01, 2007

Consultations & Comments: Significance of Isolated Clinodactyly?

Thyroglossal Duct Cyst in an 8-Year-Old Girl

January 01, 2007

Eight-year-old girl with mass in midline of neck.Mass first noted about 6 months earlier. Patient is otherwise well; past health unremarkable. No symptoms ofhypothyroidism.