Browsing: Pediatric EM

Behind typhoid fever and urinary tract infections, cat-scratch disease is the third most common cause of fever of unknown origin in pediatric patients. CSD should be high on the diagnostic radar whene
Ovarian torsion, marked by pelvic and abdominal pain and considered a surgical emergency, can be difficult to diagnose but should not be overlooked, especially among pediatric patients.
Currently, there are no definitive guidelines or robust clinical evidence on which to base the duration of CPR in pediatric drowning cases. However, we make the case that in select drowning patients,
Rare, but possible, diagnosis of epidural abscess must be considered when a pediatric patient presents with back pain. When diagnosed, carefully evaluate the risks and benefits of medical versus surgi
Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) remains the most common tachyarrhythmia in children. But the presenting symptoms of SVT can vary dramatically, even within similar age groups, posing a tremendous ch
The process of filing a child abuse report in the emergency department can be daunting. With this article, we hope to provide a simple framework for the evaluation of suspected abuse and the role of s
Adrenal insufficiency (AI) is a rare diagnosis in childhood and adolescence; however, it can become a major cause of morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients.
Kawasaki Disease and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) can be challenging to distinguish, especially because COVID-19 infections can be asymptomatic. Ongoing studies are helping emergency phys
Point-of-care ultrasound can be used to detect Meckel’s diverticulum as the underlying etiology of lower abdominal pain in pediatric patients. In the following case, bedside family-centered teaching a
Periappendiceal abscesses are a rare complication of pediatric appendicitis. In this case presentation, the little-seen consequence was identified by point-of-care ultrasound.