A popular claim in the antivaccination movement that too many vaccines can set children up for poor immunity overall has been refuted in a new study.
Stressing dieting over healthy eating in teenagers can cause lifelong weight and diet problems than can extend for generations.
A change in the H1N1 component may have solved efficacy problems from prior formulations of the intranasal vaccine.
Infection with human rhinovirus (HRV) confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) does not decrease the likelihood of concurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) in infants aged from 1 to 90 days old, according to a study in well-appearing febrile infants in this age group.
A 5-month-old previously healthy, full-term female presented to a pediatric emergency department with 2 weeks of left leg swelling. Her parents denied any history of trauma, pain, fevers, weight loss, and easy bruising or bleeding, and family history was negative for cancer. The patient had been feeding and eliminating well.
Urinalysis is extremely sensitive and specific for screening for urinary tract infections (UTIs) in febrile infants aged 60 days and younger, especially when the UTI is associated with bacteremia, a recent study showed.
A meta-analysis of 12 studies of the risk of death after a brief resolved unexplained event (BRUE) found that such an event does not increase an infant’s risk of dying during his or her first year. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) introduced BRUE, a sudden alteration in an infant’s breathing, color, tone, or responsiveness, as a replacement for “apparent life-threatening event” (ALTE) in a 2016 clinical practice guideline.
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An 11-month-old boy was brought to the doctor by anxious parents for the evaluation of persistent diaper dermatitis. Despite trying multiple barrier creams and over-the-counter antifungal products, the rash did not resolve.
Pediatricians need a better understanding of the effects of early puberty for girls beyond adolescence into adulthood.