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Wilms’ Tumor

Wilms' Tumor

Despite being able to ignore many odd occurrences in the house, there are several things that will classically attract acute attention from a parent: fever; a child “not eating;” not pooping for a day; lumps and bumps; and rashes. The…

Renal Trauma

Renal Trauma in Children

Seeing blood in a child’s urine will catch a parent’s attention. We’ve discussed several causes of blood in the urine (ex, Microscopic Hematuria, Sickle Cell Trait, Kidney Stones, UTI), but the one that deserves special attention is Abdominal Trauma. Since accidental…

Endocarditis in Children


Many conditions may present subtly in children (ex, Inborn Errors of Metabolism, HUS, Pneumonia), but the subtle presentations of cardiac disease are often the most attention grabbing. We have previously discussed Subtle Signs of Heart Failure and Myocarditis.  Let us take a…