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Psychotropic prescriptions for toddlers increase as ADHD cases, psychiatric conditions rise

Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2016

Despite the lack of AAP guidelines for treatment and diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder among toddlers, approximately 194,000 children aged 2 to 5 years have a current diagnosis, with a significant portion of these cases being treated with stimulant medication, according to the CDC.

Previously published numbers, which reference IMS Health industry data from 2013, also suggest that a surprising number of children aged younger than 3 years are being treated with other psychotropic drugs not currently indicated for use in young children, such as antianxiety and antipsychotic medications.

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A 4-month-old girl presents with papules on her heels

Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2016
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A 4-month-old female was seen in the clinic for evaluation of papules on her heels that had been present since birth. The lesions were symmetrically located on both…
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Experts: Promotion of HPV vaccination must focus on cancer prevention

Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2016
In December 2014, the FDA approved a next-generation HPV vaccine that protects against nine HPV types among females aged 9 through 26 years and males aged 9 through 15…
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ADHD medication: How young is too young?

Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2016
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Unexplained, painful bruising in a teenage female

Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2016
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A 13-year-old previously healthy female is seen by her primary for evaluation of some unexplained painful bruising of her upper extremities that began about 2 weeks…
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LASIK for Hyperopia Using an Aberration-Neutral Profile With an Asymmetric Offset Centration

Journal of Refractive Surgery, February 2016, Volume 32 Issue 2
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