Clinical Pearls: Pediatric Infectious Disease

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Albert Yan, MD

A few clinical pearls from Dr. Albert Yan’s presentation on Pediatric Infectious Disease at the 2015 Fall NPPA conference:

  • Interrupted skin integrity in premies and infants may indicate infection first and foremost
  • Epidermolysis bullosa-like neonatal presentations may indicate widespread HSV infection
  • Eczema herpeticum may recur and should be monitored for recurrences to determine if prophylaxis is needed
  • Superinfection of atopic dermatitis with fever, grouped pustules, cellulitis, facial infection can suggest group A strep infection
  • Itchy papules and blisters at sites of exposure can indicate carpet beetle dermatitis
  • Head lice infestations resistant to conventional otc agents may respond to newer pediculicide