Using a questionnaire based survey of children from Scandinavia, these authors correlated asthma, eczema, and rhino-conjunctivitis, and found lower rates of these outcomes in those who hand washed as opposed to those who machine washed their dishes.
This newborn was noted to have these facial lesions at time of birth. On further exam there is some erythema on the nape of the neck. The parents indicate that the color seems to be more or less prominent at various times. The pregnancy and delivery were otherwise uncomplicated.
"If it tastes good, it must be bad for you" is an adage frequently espoused by mothers everywhere in efforts to influence what their children eat. Chocolate, ice cream, bacon, cheeseburgers, and French fries are just some of the foods I remember, which would evoke such a sentiment expressed by my mother during childhood.
A 59-year-old male with a history of hypertension and type 2 diabetes is admitted by you foratrial fibrillation found on routine examination. He indicates that the only symptoms he has experienced is tiredness for the last few weeks and mild dyspnea on exertion. He has not had any previous episodes of AF.