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EM@3AM: Peritonsillar Abscess

A 15-year-old male presents to the pediatric ED for worsening sore throat and fevers for 5 days. He complains of right sided throat pain, odynophagia, and a muffled voice. He is tachycardic, febrile, uncomfortable appearing, and sitting upright.  You note trismus, swollen right tonsil, erythematous and elevated soft palate, and uvula deviated towards the left tonsil. What’s the next step in your evaluation and treatment?

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EM in 5: Rapid Neuro Hand Exam

Welcome to this week’s edition of EMin5 by Dr. Anna Pickens.  Today we’ll review a few tips on how to do a rapid neurology exam of the hand, and the great thing is you can complete the whole thing with one swift motion!