Participate in "What's Your Diagnosis" live this fall.

Saturday: 1:25 pm – 2:25 pm
Sunday: 1:10 pm – 1:55 pm

Don’t miss two days of the popular What’s Your Diaganosis case questions and answers sessions at IDC New York 2018. Join us for a weekend in New York City and see whether you can make the correct diagnoses on challenging and mysterious illnesses and infections that specialists have recently encountered in their practices.

Catch a glimpse of the real case presentations for 2018:

Case #1
A previously healthy 4-year-old female presents with acute-onset mouth ulcers and discrete skin lesions (Figure 1). The other mucous membranes are clear and there has been no fever or other complaints. She was admitted to the hospital for IV fluids for dehydration.

Case #2
A previously healthy 3-year-old female developed a growing lesion on her posterior thigh. It may have been preceded by an undocumented injury. It initially appeared to be an abrasion, but soon developed a bullous appearance (Figure 2), and eventually dried out while being treated with trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole.
Courtesy of Goddy Corpuz, MD

Case #3
An 11-year-old male has a 2-month history of chronic sores on both lower legs. These skin lesions seem to cycle from nodular to pustular to scabbing (Figure 3). Multiple attempts to recover an organism failed and multiple courses of various topical and systemic antimicrobials failed to improve the problem.

Case #4
A 15-year-old male noticed the onset of an erythematous lesion on the sole of his left foot. The affected area has some pruritic, but no pain. On the exam, the lesion has a serpiginous-shaped, erythematous streaking (Figure 4), with some evidence of scratching. The only relevant history was a recent family vacation to Jamaica, returning about 1-2 weeks prior to the onset of the problem.

Case #5
A 3-year-old female known to have atopic dermatitis, is admitted to the hospital with dehydration due to multiple, painful oral ulcers, and the inability to swallow oral fluids. It is noticed that in addition to the stomatitis, she has a large, bloody scab covering her entire philtrum (Figure 5). Five days prior, it was noted that there was a “pimple” on her mid-upper lip.

Case #6
A 16-month female is seen in the PICU because of concerns for sepsis. However, she was soon moved to general pediatric service due to vast improvements. Her most notable findings are several various sized, black cutaneous lesions, the largest being in the superior gluteal cleft (Figure 6). She is afebrile and her appetite and activity are essentially age-appropriate. The main complaint is some pain associated with these lesions.