Lhermitte-Duclos Disease or Neoplasm?June 1st 2007
A 5-month-old girl was brought to her local emergency department because she displayed increasing fussiness and back arching for 3 days. She vomited once and was febrile on the day of presentation. Meningitis was suspected. A lumbar puncture was performed. It revealed a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) protein level of 120 mg/dL and a CSF white blood cell count of 10/µL, with 50% polymorphonuclear cells. Antibiotics were empirically administered, and the infant was transferred to a tertiary care facility for further treatment.
Adverse Effects of Antiepileptic Medications in Children: A Case Report and ReviewJuly 1st 2005
On physical examination, the patient appeared well, except for the obvious diffuse rash. Erythematous macules, papules, and patches covered his extremities, face, trunk, palms, and soles. His conjunctivae, mucous membranes, and joints were normal, as were the results of cardiac, pulmonary, abdominal, and neurologic examinations. Several anterior and posterior cervical lymph nodes (0.5 to 1 cm) were present bilaterally.