Pisespong Patamasucon, MD


A fever, liver abnormalities, and pancytopenia

A previously healthy 5-week-old former term newborn male presented to the emergency department with the chief complaint of fever ranging from 101-104°F for 2 days. He also had been fussy and not been eating well. The infant remained febrile despite his mother’s administration of Infant Tylenol every 4 hours at home. His mother denied any cough, rhinorrhea, bleeding or bruising, diarrhea, vomiting, and reported stool and urine had been normal. What's the diagnosis?

Marina Z. Joel, BS, MS2


Facial birthmark and new-onset seizures in infant

The parents of a 3-month-old girl seek medical advice regarding recent seizures and a facial birthmark. What’s the diagnosis?

Neelima P Theella, MD


A case of terra firma—forme dermatosis

During the evaluation of a healthy 7-year-old boy, an asymptomatic brown “dirt-like” rash is found on the anterior neck. It has progressed over the last 2 months and does not clear with routine bathing and aggressive scrubbing by his mother with soap and water.

Emma Batchelder, MD


Pleuropulmonary blastoma in an adolescent

A previously healthy 16-year-old female patient presents with intermittent pleuritic chest pain and shortness of breath. The night before her symptoms started, she hit her chest on a door after a "fainting" episode.

Amin J. Barakat, MD, FAAP


The history of vaccination

Sharing how vaccinations first began and were implemented can be a useful tool in educating families of their importance.

Kayla M. Bridges, DCN, RD-AP, CNSC, FAND


Help parents navigate food trends and labels

Guidelines provided by the government and nutrition watchdog organizations can help practitioners teach caregivers about wholesome foods for their children.

Emily T. Cupelli, DNP, CPNP, BCB-PMD


Safe return to school: A call to action

As fall approaches, one of the biggest questions is: Can children return to school and be in classroom environments that assure health and well-being for all?

Elaine M. Apperson, MD


Approaching Prevention and Management of Diabetes

Dr Elaine M. Apperson shares diabetes prevention strategies and mitigating disease complications in the pediatric population as well as advice for health care practitioners managing the disease.

Paul A. Offit, MD


Take-Home Points About COVID-19 Vaccines for Pediatric Patients

Dr Muller and Dr Offit provide take-home messages about COVID-19 vaccines for pediatric patients.

Sheela N. Magge, MD, MSCE


Obesity in children and the impact of COVID-19

As we begin to emerge from the national lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many pediatricians may find that the already widespread problem of youth-onset obesity is worse than ever.

Joshua A. Jakum, MD, FAAP


Mental health concerns in student athletes after injury

What are the psychosocial implications when a student athlete can no longer play their chosen sport?

Rebekah Bernard, MD


How to recognize and help a physician colleague in emotional distress

Although it may be hard for us to admit, physicians face the same types of mental health conditions as our patients.

Hope Rhodes, MD, MPH


How are our children doing right now?

Two pediatric health care providers assess the mental and academic health of our pediatric population as we mark year 3 of the pandemic.

Chris Mazzolini


Regulation needed for health care AI

Good machine learning practices’ are needed to address the unique social, legal, and ethical concerns potentially raised by artificial intelligence (AI).

Sarah Lowry, MD


Eating habits of children during COVID-19

Disruptions to routines and economic troubles have affected the diets of families. Here’s how to foster better nutrition.

Dermatology Times Staff


Caregivers worry about impact of severe acne on teens

More than 90% of respondents to a recent survey expressed concern about acne’s effect on their adolescent’s mental health and social life.

Fernanda Bellodi Schmidt, MD


Teenage boy with asymptomatic brown plaque on back of thigh

An adolescent boy developed an asymptomatic brown plaque on the back of his leg. He recently noted the growth of coarse hairs within the lesion.

Joshua Zeichner, MD


Take-Home Points

Joshua Zeichner, MD; Brittany Craiglow, MD; Elizabeth Swanson, MD; Vikash Oza, MD; and Raj Chovatiya, MD, PhD, provide take-home messages for dermatologists treating pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis.

Rutvik Joshi, PharmD, BCPS


Recommendations for compounded hand sanitizers during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic led to a shortage of hand sanitizers and a push to make up the gap with compounded hand sanitizer ensued. Recommendations were released to ensure their efficacy.

Skylar Jeremias


Pandemic offers insight into potential cause of Kawasaki disease

Given the high prevalence of Kawasaki disease during the pandemic, Japanese investigators determined that droplet or contact transmission of pathogens is likely not a major route causing the development of the disease.

Patty Weasler, RN


Helping children with ADHD readjust to in-person learning and socializing

Now that all children have returned to in-school learning and playing with their peers, some practical solutions to help those with ADHD achieve optimal academic and social success.

Siddharth Gupta, MD


Adjunctive medications for epilepsy

Examining 2 of the medications that can be used as an adjunctive treatment for epilepsy.

Lorerky Ramirez-Moya, MD


Telehealth’s calming effect on autism

Here’s how online appointments are lowering anxiety among patients and families.

Josh Weiner


Improving patient experience to tackle "The Great Resignation"

Staffing shortages and patients’ expectations for high-touch care go hand-in-hand in today’s unconventional market.

Lisa Hunter Romanelli, PhD


Helping pediatric families through the holidays

For this first holiday season of live events since COVID-19 hit, tips on how to address a broad spectrum of mental health issues, including those children who have lost a loved one to the pandemic.

Mary Scoviak


Master pain-free dermatology

Learn to discern the best pain-mitigation strategies for each patient, based on research and personal experience.

Justine Englanoff


Persistent foot and leg swelling in a 17-year-old female

A 17-year-old girl presents with a 2-year history of unilateral swelling of the left lower extremity as well as a poorly healed ankle sprain of the affected extremity 3 years prior that slowly resolved but left persistent swelling. What's the diagnosis?

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