Pediatric Musculoskeletal Infections: Managing the Significant Organisms
Musculoskeletal infections in children include osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, and pyomyositis. Most of these infections are bacterial.
A 10-year-old boy injured his left elbow during football practice. He subsequently had pain with normal range of motion of the elbow.
Child Near Expulsion From Preschool: Is Medication the Answer?
My 3-year-old son slaps and bites other children at preschool. His teacher says he is too hyperactive and needs medicine to calm him down.
Abdominal Mass in Teenage Girl: Hair's the Diagnosis
A 14-year-old girl had fatigue, a slight sore throat, and low-grade fever for a week. The mother was concerned that she had “mono” like her older sister who had the same symptoms and in whom the illness was diagnosed 2 months earlier.
Is This Brown, Scaly Rash Related to Obesity?
This obese 18-year-old has had a brown, scaly rash for 4 years. Over that time, the rash has spread from his neck, where it initially developed, to his chest and back.
Unilateral Laterothoracic Exanthem
This erythematous, blanching papular rash developed on the trunk of a 20-month-old boy 3 days after he became ill with a low-grade fever (temperature of 38.3ºC [101ºF]) and mild upper respiratory tract infection symptoms.
Young Girl With “Bumpy” Red Eye
Five-year-old girl with redness and light sensitivity of the right eye of 2 days' duration. She denied any significant pain or decreased vision. She initially presented to an urgent care clinic, where application of polymyxin B/trimethoprim eye drops 4 times a day was prescribed.
The bump on this 5-year-old girl's left wrist had been gradually enlarging. The child could not remember how long it had been present.
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