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EM@3AM: Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP)

A 6-year-old male presents with rash, joint pain, and abdominal pain. VS are normal, and exam reveals palpable purpura in the lower extremities. His abdomen is not tender to palpation, and his testicles are normal. Platelets and coagulation panel are normal. What is the diagnosis?

Peds EM Morsels

Electrical Injury

One of the most ubiquitous potential hazards is electricity. Now let us take a minute to digest a morsel of information about Electrical Injury.

Peds EM Morsels

Epinephrine for SHOCK

Unfortunately, some children in SEPTIC shock will be refractory to your initial therapies, and another question will be encountered: Which pressor should we start: Epinephrine or Dopamine?

Peds EM Morsels

Leukemia Clues

Leukemia can be difficult to diagnose in the pediatric patient. This Pediatric EM Morsels from Sean Fox gives you some clues.