Vol 37 No 10

Bruise-like marks on a healthy teenage male’s back

October 09, 2020

A 15-year-old male first noticed the marks on his back during a recent vertical growth spurt. On exam there are multiple horizontal violaceous linear striae on his back. He is otherwise healthy and denies any history of back injury or exposure to topical or systemic steroids. What's the diagnosis?

The Rx of ADHD

October 14, 2020

Following the diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the next step is treatment, which can include parent behavior management training, school-based interventions, and medication. Here's a look at the latest in ADHD treatments.

Vesical fissure in a newborn female: A variant of bladder exstrophy

October 13, 2020

During a newborn's initial examination, doctors discovered a non-erythematous, midline, suprapubic dimple located 5 cm below the level of the umbilicus. The remainder of the examination was unremarkable. On the second day of life, the newborn had a wet diaper with urine appearing to originate from 2 separate sources, including the dimple. What's the diagnosis?

The Dx of ADHD

October 15, 2020

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was first recognized over 100 years ago, but the diagnostic criteria has changed over the years. Here's a look at the latest guidance for diagnosing ADHD.