Author | Justine H. S. Fong, MD

Articles

Pseudostrabismus (Pseudoesotropia)

February 01, 2006

The parents of this 5-month-old boy were concerned that his eyes wereturned in toward the nose. The infant was otherwise healthy. Physical findingswere normal. In particular, when a light source was projected onto theeyes, the light reflex was centered in both eyes.

Congenital Melanocytic Nevus on Upper Back of a 5-Year-Old Girl

November 01, 2005

This black lesion had been present on the upper back of a 5-year-old girl since birth. The lesion had gradually enlarged to its current size of 1.5 cm. In the past year, 3 satellite black macules had developed in the surrounding area.

Maxillary Sinusitis

September 14, 2005

A 10-year-old boy had a headache, fever, cough, and nasal discharge for 2 days. His temperature was 38°C (100.4°F). Mucopurulent, yellow nasal discharge, fetid breath, and tenderness over the maxillary area were noted.

Hirschsprung Disease

September 14, 2005

This 8-month-old girl presented with chronic constipation, which had begun during the neonatal period. She had her first bowel movement at 72 hours of age. Since then, she has had bowel movements once every 3 to 4 days. Her stools are pelletlike. Results of thyroid function tests done when she was a neonate were normal.

Jumping to Conclusions About Appendicitis

September 14, 2005

A male infant was born to a 29-year-old woman (gravida 3, para 2), following an uncomplicated pregnancy and normal vaginal delivery. At birth, a brownish 1-cm nodule was noted on the right side of the upper abdomen. The infant was otherwise healthy.

Follow-up on Patient With Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism

September 14, 2005

Two years ago, Dr Alexander K. C. Leung reported on a case of pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism. The patient was a 13-year-old girl with short stature, short fourth metacarpals and metatarsals, mild mental retardation, and no identifiable biochemical abnormalities.

Reaction to Chickenpox Vaccine

September 14, 2005

Two weeks after the subcutaneous injection of 0.5 mL of varicella vaccine in a 2-year-old girl's left arm, a nonpruritic rash developed on the child's upper abdomen and left forearm. She had no fever. The lesions subsided after 5 days.

Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome

September 14, 2005

Following an uncomplicated pregnancy, a 30-year-old gravida 2, para 1 mother delivered a term infant boy. The neonate's Apgar scores were 7 at 1 minute and 9 at 5 minutes. Birth weight was 3.2 kg (7.1 lb); length, 50 cm (19.7 in).

Ulcerative Colitis in a 6-Year-Old Boy

September 14, 2005

A 6-year-old boy presented with bloody diarrhea; fatigue; decreased appetite; weight loss; and occasional, mild abdominal pain for the past 2 months. The child had 6 to 8 bowel movements daily, 1 or 2 of which occurred at night.

Ulcerative Colitis in a Young Boy

September 14, 2005

A 6-year-old boy is brought for evaluation of bloody diarrhea, fatigue, decreased appetite, weight loss, and occasional, mild abdominal pain of 2 months' duration. The child had 6 to 8 bowel movements daily, 1 or 2 of which occurred at night.