Hidradenitis SuppurativaThe FDA expanded the indication for adalimumab for hidradenitis suppurativa to include adolescents aged 12 years or older, based on evidence from adequate and well-controlled studies in adults.
MacroglossiaUsing the Kids’ Inpatient Database, a study reported congenital macroglossia to be present in 4.63 per 100,000 births, with 48.1% of cases being isolated and 51.9% being syndromic.
Quiz: Otitis ExternaAlthough otitis externa rarely causes serious complications, the infection is responsible for acute morbidity. Prompt diagnosis and therapy cures most cases. Test yourself with our quick quiz.
Case: Weight Loss & Stomach Pain?A 68-year-old woman presents with nausea, vomiting, and diffuse abdominal pain. She reports a 30-lb weight loss over the past 3 to 4 weeks. What is the diagnosis?
Recent Drug Updates
elotuzumab (Empliciti)FDA approved combination therapy with pomalidomide and dexamethasone for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma
Animal Bites: What You Need to KnowAnimal bites contribute significantly to US emergency department visits each year. Learn about the most common animal bites, risk factors for infection, and patient and bite wound management.
Cerebrovascular Accident: A Stroke of MisfortuneStroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the US. Learn more about recognizing its variable presentation and instituting effective and urgent treatment.
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