Pediatrics Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • Health Proverbs: A Kernel of Truth or Just Plain Corny? If health proverbs aren't true, why have they hung around for so long? See what you think of these long-standing aphorisms.
  • A Newborn Male With a Saclike Lesion: USMLE Question A 7.5-lb male is born with a protruding saclike lesion on his lower back. What is the most appropriate next step in his management?
  • A 13-year-old girl presents with 2 months of worsening shortness of breath, malaise, fever, and loose stools after returning from a trip to Mexico. Are you able to make the diagnosis?
  • A teenager presents with a headache, nausea, vomiting, and diplopia. She feels dizzy and cannot walk. She has a history of severe episodic headaches during the past 2 weeks. What is the diagnosis?
  • An 18-Year-Old Woman With Scabs on Her Arms An 18-year-old woman with a history of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder presents with multiple scabs on her arms. What's the diagnosis?
  • Iron deficiency anemia occurs when stores of iron are too low to support normal red blood cell production. Are you familiar with this condition? Test your knowledge with our quick quiz.
  • Incidental Fundus Finding in a Child With Cataract A 1-year-old child has an anomaly in the back of the eye. What is your diagnosis?
  • A 13-year-old athletic boy with no past medical history is transferred for inpatient management of a complication associated with pneumomediastinum. Do you know how best to help him?
  • A 17-year-old male has a 2-day history of headache. He returned to the United States 2 days ago after 3 weeks in Nigeria. He has fevers and intermittent sweats, mostly at night. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 12-year-old boy with declining grades is disruptive at school, forgetful at home, and upset by tasks that are time consuming or cognitively demanding.
  • A 17-year-old girl presents with a history of oral fungal infections, diarrhea, recurrent abdominal pain, vomiting, dizziness, darkening of the skin and oral cavity, and fever. What is the diagnosis?
  • In the United States, the incidence of binge-eating disorder may be as high as 3.5% in women and 2% in men. Do you know the characteristics, workup, and treatment? Test yourself with our quick quiz.
  • A 4-year-old girl develops a swollen leg after admission to the hospital after presenting with frequent urination, excessive thirst, and new-onset enuresis. Can you solve this unusual case?
  • Although most patients with dental health issues are easily treated, complications are important to recognize. Test yourself on key aspects of dental abscesses and infections with this short quiz.
  • A Child With Pigmentation of the Eye A 15-month-old patient's discoloration spreads from his left eye to the surrounding skin. Can you determine the cause?
  • Many trauma patients are intoxicated at the time of presentation, and more than 8 million Americans are alcohol dependent. Test yourself on key aspects of alcohol intoxication with our short quiz.
  • A 4-Year-Old Boy With Puffy Eyes A 4-year-old boy is brought into the pediatrician's office because his mother says that his eyes have started to 'look puffy' over the past week. What laboratory findings are most likely?
  • Child With Increased Tearing in Right Eye An otherwise healthy 5-year-old child has increased tearing and discharge from one eye. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Although many people associate allergies with spring and summer, allergic symptoms are extremely common in the fall as well. Test your knowledge on causes, workup, and treatment with our short quiz.
  • Classrooms are breeding grounds for learning, socialization, and various illnesses in young children. Test your knowledge of key aspects of presentation, workup, and treatment with our short quiz.