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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895953/rhabdomyolysis-in-a-hospitalized-16-year-old-boy-a-rarely-reported-underlying-cause
#1
Rishika Singh, Dilip R Patel, Sherry Pejka
Rhabdomyolysis can occur because of multiple causes and account for 7% of all cases of acute kidney injury annually in the United States. Identification of specific cause can be difficult in many cases where multiple factors could potentially cause rhabdomyolysis. We present a case of 16-year-old male who had seizures and was given levetiracetam that resulted in rhabdomyolysis. This side effect has been rarely reported previously and like in our case diagnosis may be delayed.
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895952/severe-hiatal-hernia-as-a-cause-of-failure-to-thrive-discovered-by-transthoracic-echocardiogram
#2
Clint J Moore, Devan A Conley, Cristóbal S Berry-Cabán, Ryan P Flanagan
A newborn infant with failure to thrive presented for murmur evaluation on day of life three due to a harsh 3/6 murmur. During the evaluation, a retrocardiac fluid filled mass was seen by transthoracic echocardiogram. The infant was also found to have a ventricular septal defect and partial anomalous pulmonary venous return. Eventually, a large hiatal hernia was diagnosed on subsequent imaging. The infant ultimately underwent surgical repair of the hiatal hernia at a tertiary care facility. Hiatal hernias have been noted as incidental extracardiac findings in adults, but no previous literature has documented hiatal hernias as incidental findings in the pediatric population...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895951/persistent-tachypnea-and-alveolar-hemorrhage-in-an-infant-an-unexpected-etiology
#3
John Bishara, Angela Webb, Christina Valsamis, Claudia Halaby, Melodi Pirzada
Persistent tachypnea and failure to thrive during infancy have a broad differential diagnosis which includes pulmonary and cardiovascular disorders. Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) is a rare entity in children. DAH requires an extensive work-up as certain conditions may need chronic therapy. Cardiovascular disorders are included in the etiology of DAH. We present a case of an 8-month-old female with a moderate, restrictive patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) admitted to the hospital with respiratory distress and failure to thrive...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895950/endobronchial-carcinoid-and-concurrent-carcinoid-syndrome-in-an-adolescent-female
#4
Jonathan D Cogen, Jonathan Swanson, Thida Ong
Endobronchial carcinoid tumors are the most common intrabronchial tumors in children and adolescents. Common signs and symptoms include persistent cough and wheezing not responsive to bronchodilators, hemoptysis, and recurrent fever. Diagnosis is frequently made by imaging and direct visualization with flexible bronchoscopy; surgery remains the gold standard treatment, and lung-sparing resections should be performed whenever possible. Though carcinoid syndrome-characterized by flushing, palpitations, wheezing, shortness of breath, and diarrhea-has been found in association with adult bronchial carcinoid tumors, to our knowledge only one previous study has reported the presence of carcinoid syndrome in a pediatric patient with an endobronchial carcinoid...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891282/a-teenage-girl-with-acute-dyspnea-and-hypoxemia-during-red-blood-cell-transfusion
#5
U Pandee, P Tanpowpong, P Thongpo
Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) can cause morbidity and mortality. We present the case of teenager who developed dyspnea and hypoxemia few hours after red cell transfusion. After being admitted for close monitoring and oxygen therapy, her symptoms spontaneously resolved. Message: dyspnea during red cell transfusion should raise the suspicion of TRALI.
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891281/septooptic-dysplasia-with-an-associated-arachnoid-cyst
#6
Skyler V McLaurin-Jiang, Julie K Wood, David F Crudo
A 4-week-old male infant presented with hypothermia, hypoglycemia, and hyperbilirubinemia. His medical history was remarkable for hydrocephalus secondary to an arachnoid cyst, intermittent hypoglycemia, hypothermia, and poor feeding requiring nasogastric tube for nutrition. Physical exam revealed retrognathia, mild hypotonia, micropenis, and clinodactyly. Ophthalmologic exam demonstrated bilateral optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH). Laboratory data confirmed inadequate cortisol and growth hormone response to hypoglycemia, a low thyroxine level, and direct hyperbilirubinemia...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891280/lung-ultrasound-in-early-diagnosis-of-neonatal-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-before-any-radiographic-or-laboratory-changes
#7
Mohammed Ibrahim, Ahmed Omran, Mostafa Ibrahim, Nouran Bioumy, Sonya El-Sharkawy
Neonatal pneumonia is reported to be the primary cause of neonatal respiratory failure and one of the common causes of neonatal hospitalization and death in developing countries. Chest X-ray was considered the gold standard for diagnosis of neonatal pneumonia. Lung ultrasonography has been described as a valuable noninvasive tool for the diagnosis of many neonatal pulmonary diseases. We report a case of ventilation associated neonatal pneumonia with very early diagnosis using lung ultrasound before any significant radiographic changes in chest X-ray or laboratory findings suggestive of infection...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891279/multiple-gastric-erosion-early-after-a-3%C3%A2-v-lithium-battery-cr2025-ingestion-in-an-18-month-old-male-patient-consideration-about-the-proper-time-of-intervention
#8
Ioannis Patoulias, Christos Kaselas, Dimitrios Patoulias, Konstantinos Farmakis, Eleni Papacrivou, Maria Kalogirou, Thomas Feidantsis
Introduction. Button battery ingestion is considered an emergency situation in pediatric patients that needs to be managed promptly; otherwise, it may lead to serious and potentially lethal complications, especially when it is impacted in the esophagus. Less attention has been given in cases where the battery passes into the stomach, with guidelines for emergency intervention being based on the presence of symptoms. Case Report. We present a case of an 18-month-old male patient who presented to our emergency department after button battery ingestion...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891278/becker-s-nevus-syndrome-in-a-pediatric-female-patient
#9
Sara Hernandez-Quiceno, Esteban Uribe-Bojanini, Juan Jose Ramírez-Jiménez, Maria Victoria Lopera-Cañaveral, Martin Toro-Ramos, Yuri Usuga-Arcila, Luis Correa-Londoño, Juan Camilo Martinez, Jennifer Monroy, Juan Manuel Alfaro
Becker's nevus syndrome is part of the epidermal nevus syndromes and has been described with a phenotype that includes Becker's nevus, ipsilateral breast hypoplasia, and variable skeletal malformations. It is more frequent in males than in females (5 : 1) but is more relevant in females. The diagnosis is clinically based and the skin lesion must be present and no other numbered criteria have been established, but with more criteria being present the possibility of the diagnosis is higher. Regarding the treatment of breast hypoplasia, the use of antiandrogen medication has demonstrated adequate clinical response in a dose of 50 mg/day of spironolactone...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882258/dysmorphic-facial-features-and-other-clinical-characteristics-in-two-patients-with-pex1-gene-mutations
#10
Mehmet Gunduz, Ozlem Unal
Peroxisomal disorders are a group of genetically heterogeneous metabolic diseases related to dysfunction of peroxisomes. Dysmorphic features, neurological abnormalities, and hepatic dysfunction can be presenting signs of peroxisomal disorders. Here we presented dysmorphic facial features and other clinical characteristics in two patients with PEX1 gene mutation. Follow-up periods were 3.5 years and 1 year in the patients. Case I was one-year-old girl that presented with neurodevelopmental delay, hepatomegaly, bilateral hearing loss, and visual problems...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872783/multimodality-cardiac-imaging-in-a-patient-with-kawasaki-disease-and-giant-aneurysms
#11
Ranjini Srinivasan, Rachel Weller, Anjali Chelliah, Andrew J Einstein
Kawasaki disease is a well-known cause of acquired cardiac disease in the pediatric and adult population, most prevalent in Japan but also seen commonly in the United States. In the era of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatment, the morbidity associated with this disease has decreased, but it remains a serious illness. Here we present the case of an adolescent, initially diagnosed with Kawasaki disease as an infant, that progressed to giant aneurysm formation and calcification of the coronary arteries...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867675/a-case-of-thyroid-storm-associated-with-cardiomyopathy-and-poststreptococcal-glomerulonephritis
#12
Lisa J Underland, Gerson A Vallencia Villeda, Abhijeet Pal, Leslie Lam
Thyroid storm has a high mortality rate and is often associated with a precipitating factor such as intercurrent illness or infection. It is rare in pediatric patients. Cardiac disease in hyperthyroidism mostly manifests itself as tachycardia but more serious cardiac findings have also been described. A 5-year-old male with recent strep throat infection presented with dilated cardiomyopathy, hematuria, and symptoms and lab findings consistent with severe hyperthyroidism. He was diagnosed with thyroid storm secondary to concurrent Graves' disease and poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN)...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847667/a-swelling-over-sternum-in-a-child-reminder-of-an-uncommon-diagnosis
#13
Pradnya Joshi, Sandeep B Bavdekar, Sushma U Save
Lack of awareness about isolated tubercular osteomyelitis of the sternum resulted in a delay in diagnosing the condition in an eleven-year-old girl who presented with a gradually increasing swelling over the sternum. Radiological, histological, and microbiological investigations helped diagnose the condition and the child responded well to antitubercular therapy (ATT) and surgical debridement. The report provides a brief description about the various management options available.
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843666/recurring-facial-erythema-in-an-infant
#14
Sam Hassan, Mary Jacqueline Saviour
Causes of facial rashes and erythema in infants are many but rarely only happen during feeding times which are commonly and sometimes wrongly attributed to food allergy. There is a rare condition called Auriculotemporal nerve syndrome that is characterized by recurrent episodes of gustatory facial flushing and sweating along the cutaneous distribution of Auriculotemporal nerve: the so-called Frey syndrome. This condition is most frequently observed in adults usually after parotid surgery. It is rare in children and is mostly attributed to forceps assisted delivery...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843665/a-dog-is-a-doctor-s-best-friend-the-use-of-a-service-dog-as-a-perioperative-assistant
#15
Shannon Tew, Brad M Taicher
Service dogs are beneficial in providing assistance to people with multiple types of disabilities and medical disorders including visual impairment, physical disabilities, seizure disorders, diabetes, and mental illness. Some service animals have been trained as a screening tool for cancer. We review a case involving a 6-year-old female with a history of mast cell mediator release and immediate hypersensitivity due to the urticaria pigmentosa variant of cutaneous mastocytosis who underwent a cystourethroscopy...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843664/minimally-invasive-treatment-of-mirizzi-syndrome-a-rare-cause-of-cholestasis-in-childhood
#16
Ahmet Ali Tuncer, Sezgin Yilmaz, Mustafa Yavuz, Salih Çetinkurşun
Mirizzi syndrome is the compressive blockage of the cystic or choledochal duct caused by a biliary stone occupying the cystic canal or Hartmann's pouch. This occurrence is rare and, in English literature, three cases defined in children have been observed. In order to draw attention to this rare occurrence, we preferred a 14-year-old male patient with Mirizzi syndrome. In this case, ERCP was performed preoperatively and the diagnosis was carried out with the help of clear visualisation and identification of the tissue structures as well as the stent placed in bile duct; so we protected the patient from the possible iatrogenic injury occurring during surgery...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843663/a-child-with-severe-malaria-presenting-with-acute-surgical-abdomen-duodenal-perforation
#17
Tika Ram Bhandari, Sudha Shahi, Rajesh Poudel, Nagendra Chaudhary
Plasmodium falciparum, the commonest cause of severe malaria in children, is an important cause of mortality in developing nations like Nepal. Duodenal perforation in a case of complicated malaria, although a rare entity, can occur in children. Early diagnosis, proper medical treatment, and early surgical repair can be a lifesaving measure in such cases. Here, we report a case of a 5-year-old male child with falciparum malaria complicated by a duodenal perforation that was successively managed with appropriate antimalarial drugs and early surgical repair...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27840760/mitochondrial-disorder-aggravated-by-metoprolol
#18
Cheryl Samuels, Mary Kay Koenig, Mariana Hernandez, Aravind Yadav, Ricardo A Mosquera
Beta-adrenergic blocking agents or beta-blockers are a class of medications used to treat cardiac arrhythmias and systemic hypertension. In therapeutic dosages, they have known adverse outcomes that can include muscular fatigue and cramping, dizziness, and dyspnea. In patients with mitochondrial disease, these effects can be amplified. Previous case reports have been published in the adult population; however, their impact in pediatric patients has not been reported. We describe a pediatric patient with a mitochondrial disorder who developed respiratory distress after metoprolol was prescribed for hypertension...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833773/a-fatal-case-of-congenital-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-with-disseminated-cutaneous-lesions-in-a-premature-neonate
#19
Michio Inoue, Yoko Tomita, Tsuyoshi Egawa, Tomoaki Ioroi, Masaaki Kugo, Shinsaku Imashuku
Background. The outcome of neonates with congenital cutaneous Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is variable. Observations. We report a case of LCH in a female premature neonate born at 33-week gestation. She had disseminated cutaneous lesions, which consisted of hemorrhagic papules and vesicles, with sparse healthy skin areas, and the hands and feet were contracted with scarring and blackened. She was in respiratory failure although no apparent pulmonary or bone lesions on X-rays were noted. Skin biopsy confirmed a diagnosis of LCH due to observation of CD1a(+) Langerhans cells, which lacked expression of E-cadherin and CD56...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830102/the-usefulness-of-t1-weighted-magnetic-resonance-images-for-diagnosis-of-acute-leukemia-manifesting-musculoskeletal-symptoms-prior-to-appearance-of-peripheral-blood-abnormalities
#20
Toshihide Yoshikawa, Akihiko Tanizawa, Koji Suzuki, Nanae Tanaka, Taihei Hayashi, Masayo Tsuda, Genrei Ohta, Naoko Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Okamoto, Takehiko Sakai, Yoshihiro Taniguchi, Yusei Ohshima
The patients with acute leukemia occasionally present with musculoskeletal symptoms initially, including bone pain, joint pain, muscular pain, and functional impairment. Without abnormal findings of peripheral blood cell counts or smear, the correct diagnosis tends to be delayed. Magnetic resonance imaging is often performed to examine musculoskeletal abnormalities; it can simultaneously reveal the bone marrow composition with high anatomical resolution and excellent soft tissue contrast. We present 4 pediatric patients who were initially diagnosed with acute pyogenic osteomyelitis or arthritis, based on the elevated white blood cell counts and/or C-reactive protein in addition to the localized high signal intensity on T2-weighted magnetic resonance images...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
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