In case you missed it: March 14 to 18

A look at what the Contemporary Pediatrics team covered this week.

This week’s top articles included:

How common are penicillin allergies in pediatrics?

Drug allergies can impact what plan of care is developed for an ill child. An investigation discusses what leads to children receiving a penicillin allergy label in their electronic health records.

Scrutinizing the psychosocial impact of skin diseases

Acne, molluscum, atopic dermatitis, and other dermatological disorders can be detrimental to quality of life for children and their families.

How pediatricians can help mitigate the mental health crisis

Now that major medical organizations have declared a youth mental health crisis, what can pediatricians do to advocate for change?

CDC, AAP update developmental surveillance tools

The “Learn the Signs, Act Early” Program, an effort of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), updates developmental surveillance tools to promote timely surveillance and intervention.