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Peds EM Morsels

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.

Peds EM Morsels

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!

PEM Playbook

PEM Playbook – Please Stop Limping

“She won’t walk“, or “He just looks like he’s limping“. So many things can be going on — how do we tackle this chief complaint? You’re dreading a big work-up. You almost want to tell the kid: please, STOP LIMPING…