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521. Gonorrhea (Diagnosis)

partners frequently enough to sustain the infection in a community are defined as core transmitters. Neonatal and pediatric gonococcal infection Neonatal gonococcal infection may follow conjunctival infection, which is obtained during passage through the birth canal. In addition, direct infection may occur through the scalp at the sites of fetal monitoring electrodes. In children, infection may occur from sexual abuse by an infected individual or possibly nonsexual contact in the child's household (...) of reported gonorrhea cases by age group and sex, United States, 2016. Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Infection in children is a marker for child sexual abuse and should be reported as such, although a 2007 review provided some support for nonsexual transmission between children and for transmission from adults to children related to poor hand hygiene. [ , ] Gonococcemia remains an important disease in the adolescent and young adult population, with a peak incidence

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522. Acute Abdomen and Pregnancy (Follow-up)

(CT) examination is substantially below this level. [ ] During pregnancy, perform medically indicated diagnostic radiographic procedures when needed; when possible, however, consider other imaging procedures not associated with ionizing radiation instead of radiography. [ ] Because of the possible association of antenatal radiation exposure with childhood cancer, [ ] use ionizing radiation only when medically necessary, and minimize that exposure when possible without compromising patient care (...) for urolithiasis is approximately 1:1600. [ , ] For patient education information, see the , as well as and . History and physical examination Findings in urolithiasis include the following: Pain, usually in the flank - Almost always the presenting complaint Nausea and vomiting Dysuria Urgency Fever Gross hematuria History of a prior episode - In 25% of patients [ , ] Costovertebral angle tenderness - Almost always present Abdominal tenderness - Sometimes observed Workup Patients with urolithiasis may have

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523. Acute Abdomen and Pregnancy (Overview)

(CT) examination is substantially below this level. [ ] During pregnancy, perform medically indicated diagnostic radiographic procedures when needed; when possible, however, consider other imaging procedures not associated with ionizing radiation instead of radiography. [ ] Because of the possible association of antenatal radiation exposure with childhood cancer, [ ] use ionizing radiation only when medically necessary, and minimize that exposure when possible without compromising patient care (...) for urolithiasis is approximately 1:1600. [ , ] For patient education information, see the , as well as and . History and physical examination Findings in urolithiasis include the following: Pain, usually in the flank - Almost always the presenting complaint Nausea and vomiting Dysuria Urgency Fever Gross hematuria History of a prior episode - In 25% of patients [ , ] Costovertebral angle tenderness - Almost always present Abdominal tenderness - Sometimes observed Workup Patients with urolithiasis may have

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524. Renal Calculi (Diagnosis)

at any age. Patients in whom multiple recurrent stones form usually develop their first stones while in their second or third decade of life. An initial stone attack after age 50 years is relatively uncommon. Nephrolithiasis in children has historically been rare, with approximately 5-10 children aged 10 months to 16 years being seen annually for the condition at a typical US pediatric referral center. Over the last 25 years, however, the incidence of nephrolithiasis in children has increased (...) , Laing FC, Wing VW, Hoddick W. Sensitivity of sonography in pyonephrosis: a reevaluation. AJR Am J Roentgenol . 1985 Jan. 144(1):71-3. . Schneider K, Helmig FJ, Eife R, Belohradsky BH, Kohn MM, Devens K, et al. Pyonephrosis in childhood--is ultrasound sufficient for diagnosis?. Pediatr Radiol . 1989. 19(5):302-7. . Fultz PJ, Hampton WR, Totterman SM. Computed tomography of pyonephrosis. Abdom Imaging . 1993. 18(1):82-7. . Wu TT, Lee YH, Tzeng WS, Chen WC, Yu CC, Huang JK. The role of C-reactive

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525. Reactive Arthritis (Diagnosis)

of Poncet's disease. From the description of 198 cases found in the literature. Clin Rheumatol . 2013 Jul. 32(7):929-35. . Prati C, Bertolini E, Toussirot E, Wendling D. Reactive arthritis due to Clostridium difficile. Joint Bone Spine . 2010 Mar. 77(2):190-2. . Durand CL, Miller PF. Severe Clostridium difficile colitis and reactive arthritis in a ten-year-old child. Pediatr Infect Dis J . 2009 Aug. 28(8):750-1. . Macía Villa C, Sifuentes Giraldo W, Boteanu A, González Lanza M, Bachiller Corral J (...) (2):121-3. . Simonini G, Taddio A, Cimaz R. No evidence yet to change American Heart Association recommendations for poststreptococcal reactive arthritis: comment on the article by van Bemmel et al. Arthritis Rheum . 2009 Nov. 60(11):3516-8; author reply 3518-9. . Moorthy LN, Gaur S, Peterson MG, Landa YF, Tandon M, Lehman TJ. Poststreptococcal reactive arthritis in children: a retrospective study. Clin Pediatr (Phila) . 2009 Mar. 48(2):174-82. . Siala M, Gdoura R, Younes M, Fourati H, Cheour I

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526. Pregnancy, Urinary Tract Infections (Diagnosis)

mucosal vaccine for urinary tract infections. J Urol . 2003 Sep. 170(3):867-9. . Mann JR, McDermott S. Are Maternal Genitourinary Infection and Pre-Eclampsia Associated With ADHD in School Aged Children?. J Atten Disord . 2010 Sep 13. . Sun Y, Vestergaard M, Christensen J, Nahmias AJ, Olsen J. Prenatal exposure to maternal infections and epilepsy in childhood: a population-based cohort study. Pediatrics . 2008 May. 121(5):e1100-7. . Kazemier BM, Koningstein FN, Schneeberger C, Ott A, Bossuyt PM, de (...) and childhood neurologic consequences. For patient education information, see the and , as well as , , , and . Definitions of key terms Urinary tract infection UTI is defined as the presence of at least 100,000 organisms per milliliter of urine in an asymptomatic patient, or as more than 100 organisms/mL of urine with accompanying pyuria (> 7 white blood cells [WBCs]/mL) in a symptomatic patient. A diagnosis of UTI should be supported by a positive culture for a uropathogen, particularly in patients

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527. Epididymitis (Follow-up)

a selective approach to antibiotic therapy in pediatric epididymitis. They suggest treating all young infants, regardless of urinalysis results, and older boys who have a positive urinalysis or culture. It is also recommended to presumptively treat sexually active adolescents with epididymitis for sexually transmitted infections. This study excluded boys with recent urologic surgery and known lower urinary tract anomalies. [ ] Antibiotics Empiric coverage varies with the patient's age and sexual history (...) between older and younger patients with epididymitis?. Investig Clin Urol . 2017 May. 58 (3):205-209. . Cristoforo TA. Evaluating the Necessity of Antibiotics in the Treatment of Acute Epididymitis in Pediatric Patients: A Literature Review of Retrospective Studies and Data Analysis. Pediatr Emerg Care . 2017 Jan 17. . Boettcher M, Bergholz R, Krebs TF, Wenke K, Treszl A, Aronson DC, et al. Differentiation of Epididymitis and Appendix Testis Torsion by Clinical and Ultrasound Signs in Children

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528. Schistosomiasis (Diagnosis)

endemic areas are rising. In the complete absence of routine presymptomatic screening of these groups in developed countries, it is increasingly likely that patients with acute or chronic schistosomiasis will present to emergency departments (EDs) with a variety of complaints in nonendemic areas. [ , ] Pediatric and adolescent patients who have traveled or lived in endemic areas are at the highest risk for exposure to schistosomes and are at risk for serious long-term complications. These patients (...) . [ ] Acutely, patients with schistosomiasis may present with the following: Pruritic rash due to cercarial penetration into the skin Nonspecific symptoms such as fever, myalgias, and malaise Right upper quadrant abdominal pain Diarrhea Dysuria or hematuria Important laboratory findings include (1) eosinophilia and (2) hematuria and proteinuria, which is associated with urinary schistosomiasis. Manifestations of chronic schistosomiasis can also months or years after acute infection. Symptoms are nonspecific

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529. Shock, Septic (Diagnosis)

. (See , , , and .) This article does not cover sepsis of the neonate or infant. Special consideration must be given to neonates, infants, and small children with regard to fluid resuscitation, appropriate antibiotic coverage, intravenous (IV) access, and vasopressor therapy. (See , , , , and .) Shock Classification, Terminology, and Staging Shock is identified in most patients by hypotension and inadequate organ perfusion, which may be caused by either low cardiac output or low systemic vascular (...) and gastrointestinal (GI) infections – Diarrhea, abdominal pain, abdominal distention, guarding or rebound tenderness, rectal tenderness or swelling Pelvic and genitourinary (GU) infections – Pelvic or flank pain, adnexal tenderness or masses, vaginal or urethral discharge, dysuria, frequency, urgency Bone and soft-tissue infections – Localized limb pain or tenderness, focal erythema, edema, swollen joint, crepitus in necrotizing infections, joint effusions Skin infections – Petechiae, purpura, erythema

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530. Toxicity, Ciguatera (Diagnosis)

Painful paresthesias of the extremities Paradoxical temperature reversal (eg, cold objects feel hot and hot objects feel cold; classic symptom) Dental pain (teeth feel loose) Pruritus Arthralgias Myalgias Weakness Ataxia, vertigo Respiratory paralysis Coma In children, irritability may be the only presenting neurologic symptom. Cardiovascular findings may reflect the following: Bradycardia Hypotension Pulmonary edema Other general symptoms include the following: Dysuria Chills Sweating Painful (...) , Harvard Medical School Dana A Stearns, MD is a member of the following medical societies: Disclosure: Nothing to disclose. Jeffrey R Tucker, MD Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Connecticut Children's Medical Center Disclosure: Merck Salary Employment John T VanDeVoort, PharmD Regional Director of Pharmacy, Sacred Heart and St Joseph's Hospitals John T VanDeVoort, PharmD is a member of the following medical

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531. Urinary Tract Infection, Female (Follow-up)

genitourinary tract; who have no history of recent instrumentation; and whose symptoms are confined to the lower urinary tract. Uncomplicated cystitis is most common in young, sexually active women. Patients usually present with dysuria, urinary frequency, urinary urgency, and/or suprapubic pain. Treatment regimens for uncomplicated cystitis in nonpregnant women are provided in Table 1, below. Table 1. Treatment Regimens for Uncomplicated Cystitis in Nonpregnant Women [ ] First-line therapy trimethoprim (...) these agents have relatively poor efficacy and high rates of resistance. [ ] Previous Next: Adjunctive Therapy Patients with intense dysuria may obtain symptomatic relief from a bladder analgesic, such as phenazopyridine, to be used for 1-2 days. Avoid long-term use, as this agent may mask symptoms of therapeutic failure or recurrence. Many authors advise stressing the intake of plenty of fluids to promote a dilute urine flow. Previous Next: Fungal Infection In catheterized patients, removal

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532. Urinary Tract Infection, Male (Follow-up)

filtration rate < 50). Treat the symptom of dysuria with phenazopyridine. [ , , , ] Unfortunately, the prevalence of uropathogens resistant to TMP-SMZ, nitrofurantoin, and first-generation cephalosporins has continued to rise. There are data that suggest overall resistance to TMP-SMZ is approximately 25% (range, 10-45%), based on the area of the country, and resistance to nitrofurantoin is slightly higher. Although studies have indicated that resistance to fluoroquinolones has been acceptably low, more (...) in childhood and repeated in late adolescence. Cystitis For the few men with uncomplicated cystitis, TMP-SMZ can be used in areas where resistant E coli number less than 20%; alternatively, a fluoroquinolone can be used. The length of treatment should be 7-10 days. Urethritis For urethritis, ceftriaxone (125mg IM as a single dose) treats penicillinase-producing N gonorrhoeae. Treatment for nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) should also be given (doxycycline 100mg PO bid for 7 days). Sexual partners should also

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533. Reactive Arthritis (Follow-up)

of Poncet's disease. From the description of 198 cases found in the literature. Clin Rheumatol . 2013 Jul. 32(7):929-35. . Prati C, Bertolini E, Toussirot E, Wendling D. Reactive arthritis due to Clostridium difficile. Joint Bone Spine . 2010 Mar. 77(2):190-2. . Durand CL, Miller PF. Severe Clostridium difficile colitis and reactive arthritis in a ten-year-old child. Pediatr Infect Dis J . 2009 Aug. 28(8):750-1. . Macía Villa C, Sifuentes Giraldo W, Boteanu A, González Lanza M, Bachiller Corral J (...) (2):121-3. . Simonini G, Taddio A, Cimaz R. No evidence yet to change American Heart Association recommendations for poststreptococcal reactive arthritis: comment on the article by van Bemmel et al. Arthritis Rheum . 2009 Nov. 60(11):3516-8; author reply 3518-9. . Moorthy LN, Gaur S, Peterson MG, Landa YF, Tandon M, Lehman TJ. Poststreptococcal reactive arthritis in children: a retrospective study. Clin Pediatr (Phila) . 2009 Mar. 48(2):174-82. . Siala M, Gdoura R, Younes M, Fourati H, Cheour I

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534. Schistosomiasis (Follow-up)

endemic areas are rising. In the complete absence of routine presymptomatic screening of these groups in developed countries, it is increasingly likely that patients with acute or chronic schistosomiasis will present to emergency departments (EDs) with a variety of complaints in nonendemic areas. [ , ] Pediatric and adolescent patients who have traveled or lived in endemic areas are at the highest risk for exposure to schistosomes and are at risk for serious long-term complications. These patients (...) . [ ] Acutely, patients with schistosomiasis may present with the following: Pruritic rash due to cercarial penetration into the skin Nonspecific symptoms such as fever, myalgias, and malaise Right upper quadrant abdominal pain Diarrhea Dysuria or hematuria Important laboratory findings include (1) eosinophilia and (2) hematuria and proteinuria, which is associated with urinary schistosomiasis. Manifestations of chronic schistosomiasis can also months or years after acute infection. Symptoms are nonspecific

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535. Urinary Incontinence (Overview)

lesions make up the next category of pediatric incontinence disorders. These include spinal dysraphism, tethered spinal cord, and spinal cord tumors. Nonstructural causes account for most cases of pediatric incontinence. [ ] Infection and inflammation may be the source. Dysfunctional voiding habits can develop even at a young age. Some children may become so preoccupied with activities that voiding is delayed until capacity is reached and accidents result. Some believe that certain children develop (...) . The impeded flow of urine may fill the vagina. The vagina empties when the child stands. Nocturnal enuresis is the most common pediatric incontinence disorder. For discussion of this topic, see . Previous Next: Etiology Even in an individual patient, urinary incontinence may have multiple etiologies, with varying degrees of contribution to the overall disorder. Structural and functional disorders involving the bladder, urethra, ureters, and surrounding connective tissue can contribute. In addition

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536. Urethritis, Male (Overview)

intermittent catheterization suffer urethritis; however, use of latex instead of silicone catheters significantly increases this risk. Symptoms of urethritis ( ) can also be due to sensitivity to chemicals in spermicidal or contraceptive jellies or foams. Idiopathic urethritis of childhood is of uncertain cause, perhaps related to dysfunctional elimination syndrome, [ ] and presents as blood-stained urethral discharge, bleeding between micturition, or dysuria in the 5- to 15-year-old male, and can result (...) characteristics of men with nongonococcal urethritis differ by etiology: a case-comparison study. Sex Transm Dis . 2011 Mar. 38(3):180-6. . Herz D, Weiser A, Collette T, Reda E, Levitt S, Franco I. Dysfunctional elimination syndrome as an etiology of idiopathic urethritis in childhood. J Urol . 2005 Jun. 173(6):2132-7. . Eradi B, Ninan GK. Intravesical steroid instillation--a novel therapeutic intervention for idiopathic urethritis of childhood. Eur J Pediatr Surg . 2009 Apr. 19(2):105-7. . Henderson L

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537. Urinary Tract Infection, Female (Overview)

of estrogen with attendant changes in vaginal flora (notably, loss of lactobacilli), which allows periurethral colonization with gram-negative aerobes, such as E coli; and higher likelihood of concomitant medical illness, such as diabetes. Of neonates, boys are slightly more likely than girls to present with UTI as part of a gram-negative sepsis syndrome. The incidence in preschool-aged children is approximately 2% and is 10 times more common in girls. UTI occurs in 5% of school-aged girls, but it is rare (...) infection) represents the majority of these infections (see the image below). Related terms include pyelonephritis, which refers to upper urinary tract infection; bacteriuria, which describes bacteria in the urine; and candiduria, which describes yeast in the urine. Plain radiograph in a 63-year-old patient with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus shows emphysematous cystitis. Signs and symptoms Symptoms and signs of UTI in the adult are as follows: Dysuria Urinary urgency and frequency

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538. Tuberculosis (Overview)

to coma over a period of days to weeks Low-grade or absent fever Symptoms of skeletal TB may include the following: Back pain or stiffness Lower-extremity paralysis, in as many as half of patients with undiagnosed Tuberculous arthritis, usually involving only 1 joint (most often the hip or knee, followed by the ankle, elbow, wrist, and shoulder) Symptoms of genitourinary TB may include the following: Flank pain Dysuria Frequent urination In men, a painful scrotal mass, prostatitis, orchitis (...) considerations for drug therapy in children include the following: Most children with TB can be treated with isoniazid and rifampin for 6 months, along with pyrazinamide for the first 2 months if the culture from the source case is fully susceptible. For postnatal TB, the treatment duration may be increased to 9 or 12 months Ethambutol is often avoided in young children Special considerations for drug therapy in HIV-infected patients include the following: Dose adjustments may be necessary [ , ] Rifampin

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539. Urinary Tract Infection, Male (Overview)

to the normal male urinary tract’s many natural defenses to infection, many experts consider UTIs in males, by definition, to be complicated (ie, more likely to be associated with anatomic abnormalities, requiring surgical intervention to prevent sequelae). Signs and symptoms Dysuria is the most frequent chief complaint in men with UTI. The combination of dysuria, urinary frequency, and urinary urgency is about 75% predictive for UTI, whereas the acute onset of hesitancy, urinary dribbling, and slow stream (...) organisms can retard ureteral peristalsis. E coli is responsible for approximately 25% of cases in males, with and causing many remaining infections; , Pseudomonas , , and are less frequent. Bacterial cystitis Bacterial cystitis without concomitant infection in other portions of the genitourinary tract is believed to be a rare event in males. The abrupt onset of irritative voiding symptoms (eg, frequency, urgency, nocturia, dysuria) and suprapubic pain are clinically diagnostic. Most cases of bacterial

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540. Reactive Arthritis (Overview)

of Poncet's disease. From the description of 198 cases found in the literature. Clin Rheumatol . 2013 Jul. 32(7):929-35. . Prati C, Bertolini E, Toussirot E, Wendling D. Reactive arthritis due to Clostridium difficile. Joint Bone Spine . 2010 Mar. 77(2):190-2. . Durand CL, Miller PF. Severe Clostridium difficile colitis and reactive arthritis in a ten-year-old child. Pediatr Infect Dis J . 2009 Aug. 28(8):750-1. . Macía Villa C, Sifuentes Giraldo W, Boteanu A, González Lanza M, Bachiller Corral J (...) (2):121-3. . Simonini G, Taddio A, Cimaz R. No evidence yet to change American Heart Association recommendations for poststreptococcal reactive arthritis: comment on the article by van Bemmel et al. Arthritis Rheum . 2009 Nov. 60(11):3516-8; author reply 3518-9. . Moorthy LN, Gaur S, Peterson MG, Landa YF, Tandon M, Lehman TJ. Poststreptococcal reactive arthritis in children: a retrospective study. Clin Pediatr (Phila) . 2009 Mar. 48(2):174-82. . Siala M, Gdoura R, Younes M, Fourati H, Cheour I

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