Children who are overweight or obese, especially girls, face an increased risk for developing gallstone disease compared with their normal-weight peers, according to research by Kaiser Permanente Southern California.
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You are called to the emergency department to evaluate a 2-year old boy with a fever for 5 days and a rapidly spreading rash on his face, arms, and legs for 2 days. The rash was made up of 3-mm to 6-mm diameter elongated vesicles on a red base. He is irritable and not eating well. There was another child at his day care with a similar rash, and his mother is worried that his 8-month old brother will develop the same illness.
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You are doing a pediatric nephrology rotation. It is late in the evening, and you're just about to leave for home when your pager goes off. You answer the call and learn about a 5-week-old girl who was seen in the orthopedic clinic that afternoon for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH).