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Skin Diseases

Cellulitis-Adenitis From Late-Onset Group B Streptococcus Infection

February 07, 2013

A 2-month-old infant had right submandibular swelling with inflammation and induration up to the nape of neck. Ultrasonography showed multiple enlarged lymph nodes with soft tissue swelling. Blood cultures grew Gram-positive cocci, which were identified as group B streptococci. Late-onset GBS infection is acquired from colonized household contacts.

Granuloma Annulare and Bell Palsy

December 13, 2012

Test your skills in this 5-question quiz.QUESTION 1: A 16-year-old boy presented with an extremely pruritic rash on the elbows, at the wrists, and on the top of the hands. This is classic for granuloma annulare.  Courtesy of Ted Rosen, MD

Child Abuse and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

November 13, 2012

A 6-month-old girl was brought to the ED with fever, cough, and irritability; she appeared well-hydrated. She was born prematurely and had a long, complicated stay in NICU, where she received CPR on 2 occasions. There was concern about lung "congestion." The ED physician made a diagnosis of pneumonia. Rib fractures were also noted, but there was no history of fractures at the time of discharge from the NICU.