It's not a pleasant topic... but somebody's got to talk about it... nose bleeds.
The good thing about nose bleeds in children is that they are rarely serious... but the bad thing is that they are scary, messy, and frequently recurrent.
Every parent of a small child this season involves winter flu symptoms and whether their baby is "too sick" with cough and nasal congestion and/or runny nose.
Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common virus that most people haven't heard of.
Most every one will catch CMV at some time in their life and never know they have it.
If a woman gets CMV for the first time while she is pregnant, she can be in a potentially dangerous situation. CMV infects almost 1 out of every 100 newborns in the country and is the most common congenital infection.
Would you see a cardiologist for your foot problem?
Would you see a surgeon if you had the flu?
The answer to these two questions is most likely "no". Yet, every day, we see parents willing to have their child's radiologic examinations and procedures (X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, Ultrasounds) interpreted and performed by
a radiologist who is not specialized in pediatric radiology.