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Racial and ethnic disparities abound in eczema careEczema affects around 11% of children overall, but only about half of minority children with severe eczema are treated for the condition. A new study looks at why these children are overlooked.
Does pediatric psoriasis increase cancer risk? (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a large retrospective cohort study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology that examined whether children with pediatric psoriasis are at increased risk of cancer and discusses 2 caveats to the findings.
Vaccine refusal impacts other routine carePatients who refuse vaccines or use alternate schedules are less likely to make routine appointments, according to a new report.
Vaccination is still key to preventing fluThe American Academy of Pediatrics stresses the importance of vaccinating all children aged older than 6 months early in the season for the best flu protection.
Teenaged girl distressed by persistent rashA 16-year-old girl presents for evaluation of an asymptomatic brown rash over her central chest and back that developed over the preceding 6 months. She is embarrassed by the appearance.
Ears, nose, and throat, oh, my!From ear infections to croup to strep, I have found that the simplest diagnosis is often the best diagnosis.
Personalized medicine: Right drug, right patient, right time
Personalized medicine: Right drug, right patient, right timeThe premise is to use a patient’s own genetic information to guide decisions for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and other health conditions.
Pediatric high-grade glioma is not one tumor type but manyStratifying tumors by their clinical characteristics and underlying biology will enable future targeting of specific therapies for glioma in children.
Treatment investigated to prevent blood-clotting disordersA new subcutaneous therapy could offer a promising solution to a bleeding disorder in both children and adults.
M pneumoniae infection hits preschoolers hardA study of Mycoplasma pneumoniae disease during an epidemic in Norway found that preschool children infected with this bacterium had a significantly higher risk of severe disease, particularly severe pneumonia, than school-aged children.

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