This post will not make you itchy. Hopefully. Most patients you will see with scabies will present with a pruritic rash of an uncertain etiology. The way that this rash manifests differs depending on the age of the child, and in general, because treatment is [...]
With the record temperatures outside now is as good a time as any to revisit this episode of PEM Currents.
It's that time of year again, and though many of you started before today, and many will do so afterwards I wanted to wish you all a Happy Medical New Year's Day. I also wanted to share some words of wisdom on this day of actual and symbolic change.
What happens when kids jump of things and don't land smoothly? They break things. Sometimes those things are their arms. Learn more about a very common pediatric fracture in this edition of Fracture Fridays.
We don't yet have a consensus on how we assess pneumonia severity. This systematic review attempts to provide some clarity.
Serotonin syndrome and Neuroleptic malignant syndrome aren't really the same thing are they? But what if they are? No they're not. Maybe?
Learn about another type of elbow fracture encountered in athletes in this edition of Fracture Fridays.
Does giving a dose of a corticosteroid make a difference in pharyngitis? R.E.B.E.L. EM has a great succinct post on the topic.
Per a large, multicenter study the upper limit for WBC in CSF in infants with fever ≤28 days is 15 cells/mm3 and 29–60 days: 9 cells/mm3.
Kawasaki Disease, AKA Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome, is one of the most common vasculitides of childhood. The hallmark is fever ≥5 days plus 4/5 of the following; mucous membrane changes, conjunctivitis, polymorphous rash, extremity changes and lymph node enlargement. It can also lead to coronary artery aneurysms, which is why its so important to make an accurate diagnosis.