• “Black Toenail” sign

    8 monthes ago - By Pediatric Neurology

    A 11-year-old boy with genetically confirmed MELAS (mitochondrial encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes syndrome with mutation at mt.3243A> G) presented with extreme fatigue. He had elevated lactic acid of 5.2 mmol/L upon presentation. His magnetic resonance imaging scan of the brain showed progression of multifocal gyral necrosis and cerebral atrophy compared to the images done 3 years prior to presentation. He was discharged soon after his fatigue resolved in response to supportive therapy.
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  • HIV-Associated Diffuse Intracranial Aneurysmal Arteriopathy

    8 monthes ago - By The Journal of Pediatrics

    A 12-year-old boy presented with sudden weakness of his right upper and lower limbs, with facial deviation. He was HIV positive and was receiving antiretroviral therapy for 1 year. Cerebral computed tomography angiography of the brain revealed aneurysmal dilatation and dolichoectasia involving the intracranial vessels .
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  • 9-Year-Old Boy Brings A Handgun And Ammunition To School

    9-Year-Old Boy Brings A Handgun And Ammunition To School

    8 monthes ago - By Scary Mommy

    A fellow student alerted a teacher to the handgun in the boy's backpack
    This week, a nine-year-old boy was caught possessing a gun at his Las Vegas elementary school. It's 2018 and sadly, headlines about kids and guns aren't so shocking anymore - but they're always beyond disturbing, and this story is no exception.
    Fox 5 News reports that the unnamed child was found to have an unloaded handgun and ammunition in his backpack at Helen Marie Smith Elementary after reportedly showing it off to other students. One of the students alerted a teacher after seeing it.
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