Category 2018 Morsels

Epiploic Appendagitis

Epiploic Appendicitis in Children
Abdominal pain is a challenging complaint. We have to discern between the critical abdominal conditions (ex, Appendicitis, Volvulus, Pancreatitis) from the less concerning causes (ex, CRAP, Constipation, Gastroenteritis). We also have to consider the causes that are not in the…

Multiple Sclerosis in Children

Multiple Sclerosis in Children
Evaluating children in the ED is challenging. They often have a difficult time describing specific symptoms. Moreover, the symptom description is commonly “interpreted” by a third party (that wild and crazy party otherwise known as their parents/guardians). This can make…

Cecal Volvulus in Children

Cecal Volvulus in Children
Abdominal Pain is a common complaint in children and may be due to a wide variety of conditions, both severe and benign (ex, Appendicitis, Strep Throat, Constipation, and Chronic Recurrent Abdominal Pain). It really can test our clinical skills. Is…

Pediatric Urticaria

Urticaria
Urticaria (AKA Hives) are commonly encountered in the ED. When they occur with respiratory distress, vomiting, trouble swallowing / intra-oral swelling, or hypotension we become quite aggressive (See Anaphylaxis); however, if they occur in isolation, we may become less vigilant.…