Category Name: Peds EM Morsels

Peds EM Morsels

Renal Trauma

Seeing blood in a child’s urine will catch a parent’s attention.

Peds EM Morsels

Sentinel Bruising & Abusive Injury

A common theme amongst the Ped EM Morsels is remaining vigilant while maintaining a reasonable approach to the care of children. Many devastating conditions can be quite subtle in their initial presentation.

Peds EM Morsels

Hyperbilirubinemia

Jaundice can be a normal part of the neonatal period (certainly both of my kids looked like the Yellow M&M for a short period in their beginnings). However, hyperbilirubinemia also generates the concern for the development of kernicterus!

Peds EM Morsels

Acute Cerebellar Ataxia

Let us take a moment to review one of the “zebras” in children - Acute Cerebellar Ataxia

Peds EM Morsels

Infectious Diarrhea

Diarrhea is no joking matter (although it can be the butt of many jokes – see what I did there?).

Peds EM Morsels

Omphalitis

Omphalitis – is that a normal umbilical stump or something serious?

Peds EM Morsels

Orbital Cellulitis

In diagnosing sinusitis, we need to remember to be vigilant for the more complex entity: Orbital Cellulitis.