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Laundry Detergent Pod Toxicity

Laundry detergent pods may look tasty, but they can have significant toxicity if ingested, inhaled, or exposed to mucous membranes in pediatric patients. This post from Sean Fox details what you need to know.

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Fever of Unknown Origin

What do you do with the pediatric patient with fever of unknown origin? Is it infection, immunologic, drug fever, a malignancy? Dr. Sean Fox gives you what you need to know on pediatric fever of unknown origin.

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Pneumomediastinum

Every so often you encounter a patient that has a finding that catches you by surprise. Like having air in places that should not have air in them. We have discussed spontaneous pneumothorax and traumatic pneumothorax in children as well as how to detect pneumothorax in neonates and how to treat a pneumothorax, but what about pneumomediastinum? As you try to resist the urge to say “D’Oh!” let us consider Pneumomediastinum!

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Can’t Intubate Can’t Ventilate

“Can’t Intubate Can’t Ventilate” is one of the frightening statements that causes massive surges of adrenaline in everyone. Unfortunately, most neural synapses don’t function well with that large surge of adrenaline, and it is, therefore, imperative to contemplate how to manage this scenario before it arises.

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Septic Arthritis

We have discussed several entities that may lead to a child limping. We have covered osteomyelitis, plantar punctures, and toddler’s fractures. We have also touched upon Osgood Schlatter’s Disease, SCFE, osteosarcoma and even Growing Pains. Now let us review a topic that always crosses our minds when considering the painful extremity: Septic Arthritis.

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Mastoiditis

Acute Mastoiditis is the most common complication of AOM – how do you diagnose it and how does the ENT physician manage it?

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Seizure Mimics

The pediatric patient with seizure, or is it really a seizure? A host of other conditions can look just like seizure. This Peds EM Morsel provides you with some answers.

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Ovarian Torsion

Naturally, we have all been taught to think “outside the box” and know to consider conditions outside the abdominal cavity.. When we are thinking outside of the box, make sure we keep Ovarian Torsion on our DDx list for the young girls.