Dr. Tina Q. Tan shares the stories from the December 2021 issues of Contemporary Pediatrics that she considers must reads.
Annular scars with hyperpigmentation
An 18-month-old girl presents with ringed scars with hyperpigmentation on the right side of her buttocks and back. What's the diagnosis?
What we now know about the COVID-19 Delta variant
Experts answer pediatricians’ and parents’ top questions about this COVID-19 strain’s impact on children.
What’s new in children’s drugs
This past year has seen several important new drug approvals and labeling updates for children. Here is what you should know.
Lower-extremity nodules in a 2-year-old girl
A 2-year-old girl presents with an itchy, bilateral leg rash. Additionally, the child had several bruises that felt like "hard welts" and were warm to the touch. What's the diagnosis?
Examining the seasonal shift of RSV
The jury is out on whether testing or exposure better explains the unseasonable surge of respiratory syncytial virus.
NASPAG provides clinical opinion on vulvar lichen sclerosus
The North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG) has provided guidance for diagnosing and managing vulvar lichen sclerosus in pediatric patients.
Prolonged, isolated AST elevation is likely benign
A study examines where prolonged, elevated aspartate aminotransferase (AST) when it's in isolation is indicative of liver disease or not a significant occurrence.
When can athletes return to sports after AIS surgery?
What's the proper timing for return to sports after posterior spinal fusion to treat adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS)? A recent study offers insight into how surgeon volume and experience may impact patient recommendations.
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