Category 2013 Morsels

Wet Purpura and ITP

We have discussed ITP (Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura) previously, but given that it is a common pediatric hematologic disorder, it is worth a repeat visit.  Here are a few quick interesting morsels to keep in mind: ITP is not a platelet…

ProBiotics for AGE

Probiotics for Acute Gastroenteritis (AGE) We are all very familiar with the battle that is waged daily in pediatric emergency departments everywhere: the battle against dehydration due to vomiting and diarrhea!  We are well versed in the determination of degrees…

Toddler’s Fracture

The limping toddler offers the opportunity for us to contemplate a wide differential that includes some significant pathologic processes.  Does this child have avascular necrosis of the femoral head?  Is there slipped capital femoral epiphysis? Is there evidence of rheumatologic…