Pediatrics

Seborrheic Dermatitis – Friday Pop Quiz 11/6
eborrheic dermatitis
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An infant is referred by their pediatrician for further evaluation of seborrheic dermatitis refractory to standard therapy. What is the most appropriate intervention? A. Prescribe clobetasol solution B. Obtain bacterial culture C. Obtain fungal culture D. Obtain complete blood count E. Obtain skin biopsy To find out the correct answer and read the explanation, click here.  Br …
Radiologic Findings – Friday Pop Quiz 6/19
Sturge-Weber syndrome
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What is the classic radiologic findings associated with this disorder? A. Dural calcifications B. Calcifications of the falx-cerebri C. Tram-track calcifications of the temporal and occipital cortex D. Osteopatha striata E. Osteopoikilosis To find out the correct answer and read the explanation, click here. Brought to you by our brand partner Derm In-Review.  A product of San …
Wound Care Series – Part 3: Wound Care in Pediatric Patients
Wound-Care-Series questions
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PART 3 Wound Care in Pediatric Patients For the concluding installment in our wound care series, I spoke with Kalyani Marathe, MD, MPH.  Dr. Marathe is a pediatric dermatologist practicing at Children’s National Medical center, and an assistant professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  Through her training and her years as a pediatric dermatolog …
5 Ways to Make Pediatric Patients Feel Comfortable
pediatric patient
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1. Use child-friendly language. A blood pressure check could be “giving the arm a hug.” A swab could be a “silly tickle test.” 2. Biopsy ideas: Apply topical lidocaine under occlusion for 15-20 minutes before injection. Use buffered lidocaine (1:10 ratio of sodium bicarbonate to lidocaine). Suggestions for distraction: infants, use sweet-ease® sugar syrup on a pacifier; for o …
10 Steps to a Pleasant Interaction with Your Pediatric Dermatology Patient
pediatric dermatology
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The field of pediatric dermatology is wonderfully rewarding; however children do funny things when they are anxious, scared or sense strangers. The following are 10 tips I suggest to reduce the stress of a pediatric visit for your patients and yourself. Some of these I learned myself, some from mentors. 1. Address the child by their first name Make sure you know how to pronounce the name before …