Category 2016 Morsels

Hyphema

Traumatic Hyphema
Injuries to the face are commonly encountered when caring for children. We have previously reviewed several facial injury topics (see, Mandibular Fractures, Dental Trauma, Tongue Lacerations, and Eyelid Lacerations).  Eye injuries can sometimes be under appreciated, especially when there are other associated injuries. One…

Moyamoya

Puff of Smoke
One of the refreshing aspects of taking care of children is that, generally, they don’t have a mile long list of medications or an extensive known past medical history, unlike their adult counterparts.  Unfortunately, this generality can lead us to become…

Rabies

Rabies in the ED
There are many conditions that are rarely encountered, but warrant great concern due to the level of morbidity and mortality associated with them.  HSV comes to mind. RMSF is another good example.  Some of these conditions were once more common,…

Parotitis and Sialadenitis

sialadenitis
Caring for children in the ED can be challenging for certain.  Managing the critically ill child requires a lot of skill and action (ex, Can’t Intubate, Can’t Ventilate and Hypercyanotic Spell).  Remaining vigilant for the subtly sick takes a lot of…

Endocarditis in Children

Endocarditis
Many conditions may present subtly in children (ex, Inborn Errors of Metabolism, HUS, Pneumonia), but the subtle presentations of cardiac disease are often the most attention grabbing. We have previously discussed Subtle Signs of Heart Failure and Myocarditis.  Let us take a…