September Week 1: Visual Diagnosis
A lethargic infant is brought to you in clinic by a mom whose boyfriend had been babysitting. What is this that you see on otoscopic exam?
Answer: Retinal hemorrhages seen in trauma such as child abuse or shaken baby.
The medical student you are working with comes to present to you in clinic after seeing a newborn baby. He is concerned that the parents may be abusing the baby as there are “bruises on his back”. After examining the child, are you equally concerned?
Answer: Of course not! You correctly identify this as a Mongolian spot.