Case Studies

Pleuropulmonary blastoma in an adolescent

August 10, 2021

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.

A newborn with fever and tremors

July 12, 2021

In a newborn nursery, a newborn boy shows signs of irritability, high tone, and tremors on day of life 1. His mother’s past medical history is significant for preeclampsia, previous opiate and cocaine abuse, and current tobacco use and she was incarcerated during the pregnancy. What's the diagnosis?

Shoulder pain following a hornet sting in a 2-year-old

June 15, 2021

A 2-year-old girl with a 36-hour history of left shoulder redness and pain. She developed a fever 24 hours prior to presentation. She was stung by a hornet on multiple areas of her left upper extremity 10 days earlier. What’s the diagnosis?

Six-year-old male with acute eye swelling and drainage

February 09, 2021

A 6-year-old boy presented to his pediatrician with clear drainage from his left eye for 1 to 2 days. He denied itchiness, pain, vision changes, nasal congestion, or history of allergies. What's the diagnosis?

Red papulonodule with central crusting on a neonate’s cheek

January 14, 2021

A newborn boy born via normal vaginal delivery at 38.6 weeks gestation to a 33-year-old G5P2022 mother presented at birth with an asymptomatic 8-mm red, papulonodule with central crusting on the right cheek. What's the diagnosis?