Question of the Week

Q. US FDA does not recommend the use of antihistaminics below 2 years of age. So please guide me on how to manage URTI i.e. children having a stuffy nose, running nose, and cough.

Teaching Files/ Grand Rounds

A 9 years old female child presented to our Pediatric Liver clinic with loss of weight of 2.5 kgs in 6 months, abdominal distension and loss of appetite for 3 months. There was no fever, bleeding manifestations, bone or joint pain, or need for any bl ...
Why did the child have normal blood counts inspite of metastatic liver involveme ...
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Diagnostic Dilemma

A 1 year 8 months old boy presented with fever and diarrhea for 3 days and vomiting for 1 day. On examination, he had dry mucosa with delayed skin turgor. Vital parameters and systemic examination was normal. He was diagnosed as gastroenteritis with some dehydration and treated with intravenous flui ...
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Q. Should the COVID-19 vaccine production be expedited for commercial use even if phase 3 studies are still pending?
  • Yes, with the pandemic worsening, the vaccine is the only preventive modality. Phase 2 should be enough to study safety
  • No, phase 3 study is required to establish proper safety and efficacy
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