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Top 10 stories in 2022

At the end of 2022, we revisit some of this year’s top articles.

10. Halobetasol propionate foam approved for treatment of plaque psoriasis in teens

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved halobetasol propionate foam, 0.05%, a potent topical corticosteroid, for the treatment of plaque psoriasis in adolescent patients. Read more.

9. Bone age assessments: What they can tell you about growth

Performing bone age assessments can assist clinicians in diagnosing central precocious puberty. Read more.

8. When amoxicillin fails

Resistance is only one reason acute otitis media may fail to respond to a first course of amoxicillin. In deciding what to do next, you'll need to take the other possibilities into account as well. Read more.

7. The toxic toddler: Drugs that can kill in small doses

Toddlers are prime candidates for accidental poisonings, and certain medications found in many households dramatically increase the risk of death from swallowing even one or two pills. Recognizing the dangers of these drugs and taking a careful history can save a child’s life. Read more.

6. Itchy black spots: Poison ivy or something else?

A 16-year-old girl presents for evaluation of a rash on her left forearm, which was 2 enlarging red areas that became increasingly pruritic and edematous. What's the diagnosis? Read more.

5. Children and headaches: Red flags, triggers, and rescue treatments

Headaches are common in children, but not all headaches are the same. This article offers a review of triggers and treatments. Read more.

4. Newborn’s rash involves eyes and nose

A healthy 11-day-old male infant is brought to the pediatric clinic for evaluation of rash. The rash started with a 2-mm papule on the left medial epicanthal fold 4 days before the clinic visit. A day before coming to the clinic, the rash had spread to the upper left eyelid and the nasal bridge. What's the diagnosis? Read more.

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

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? Read more.

2. Chronic cough: Watch for "red flags"

As complex as it is common, chronic cough in children presents diagnostic and treatment challenges that are complicated by a dearth of solid data and, often, the anxieties of well-meaning parents. Read more.

1. A concise history of infant formula (twists and turns included)

Finding an acceptable alternative to breast milk has proved to be a complicated quest that continues today. Read more.