Pediatrics Cases & Quizzes

  • Patients with 'severe asthma' are a subset with specific treatment concerns and associated conditions. How much do you know about key aspects? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • During a newborn examination, a midline, dermal lesion is noted at the L3-L4 spinal segment of a 6-day-old boy. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Common and Not-so-Common Rashes in Kids A family physician and a dermatologist talk through the differential diagnosis for two children presenting with a primary complaint of rash.
  • Illness anxiety disorder, formerly hypochondriasis, is a difficult disorder to treat in a general medical setting. Do you know the key aspects to consider? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • A 10-year-old boy presents with splenomegaly lasting several years. Are you able to identify the correct diagnosis?
  • Status asthmaticus is an exacerbation of asthma that is unresponsive to initial treatment with bronchodilators. Test yourself on key aspects of presentation, workup, and treatment with this quiz.
  • Asthma affects around 24 million persons in the United States and is the most common chronic disease in childhood. How much do you know about this condition? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • A Boy With Suddenly Failing Vision An otherwise healthy 5-year-old boy presents after a failed vision exam. What's causing the decline in his eyesight?
  • A 15-Year-Old Girl With Palpitations: USMLE Question A 15-year-old with type 1 diabetes mellitus and hypothyroidism presents after an episode of shaking and palpitations. What is causing her symptoms?
  • A 19-year-old man presents with chief symptoms of morbid obesity and oozing skin ulcers. Can you identify the cause of his obesity and related conditions?
  • A 14-year-old boy presents with a 10-day history of progressive weakness. The patient reports rhinorrhea, cough, and malaise approximately 3 weeks before admission. What's the diagnosis?
  • Case Challenge: Acute Otitis Media in Children The principles of appropriate management of AOM in children are illustrated by Dr Gordon Sun in these clinical cases.
  • Heart failure is a worldwide problem and affects around 6.5 million Americans aged 20 years and older. Do you know key aspects of presentation, workup, and treatment? Test yourself with this quiz.
  • The Infant Who Keeps Turning His Face Leftwards A 5-month-old presents with left face turn. Can you identify what he's compensating for, and why?
  • Although much remains under investigation about probiotics, are you aware of their current uses, from common gastrointestinal disorders to other conditions? Test your knowledge with our short quiz.
  • A 12-Year-Old Boy With Repetitive Motions: USMLE Question A 12-year-old boy presents with repetitive motions such as blinking or tilting his head. What finding is commonly associated with his condition?
  • Varicocele is a well-recognized cause of decreased testicular function and occurs in approximately 15%-20% of all males and in 40% of infertile males. Test your knowledge with our quick quiz.
  • A 2-Month-Old Boy With Yellow Eyes: USMLE Question A 2-month-old boy presents with yellow eyes and 3 days of weakness. Which enzyme is most likely deficient?
  • A 5-year-old girl has a severe headache and projectile vomiting. Her mother says she is barely using her left arm and seems to have developed a limp in her gait recently. What's the diagnosis?
  • A Newborn in Acute Respiratory Distress: USMLE Question A newborn male infant is admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit with acute respiratory distress. What condition is likely associated?
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