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Pediatric Nephrology Expert Opines on Delayed Diagnosis of Kidney Disease PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves an otherwise healthy teenager who came into an ER in Nebraska with a fever and stomach ache. Following a brief examination, he was given an over the counter pain medication and discharged home. Several days later, he returned to the ER …

Pediatric Surgery Experts Discuss Delayed Treatment of Ruptured Appendix PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a 5 year old girl who presented to the ER with fluid in her abdominal cavity as well as a distended stomach in Utah. An ultrasound was performed, however it was noted that it did not visualize the appendix. Because of this, and the you …

Pediatric Nephrology Experts Discuss Severe Kidney Injury During Surgery PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a young male patient in Kentucky who was seen by his pediatrician with decreased appetite, slight fever, and malaise. Laboratory testing as well as imaging studies revealed the presence of a small bowel obstruction. After conservative  …

Pediatrics Experts Opine on Lack of Treatment for Fatal Pneumonia PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a 13-year-old male patient in New Mexico who had a medical history significant for asthma. During a routine physical exam administered by his primary care physician, he was diagnosed with a sore throat and given a Z-pack. Several days l …

Physician Assistant Fails to Diagnose Bacterial Meningitis in Child PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a young girl who began complaining of a sore throat. The next day, she reportedly slept most of the day, and exhibited a fever, which became progressively worse on the next day. She was brought to her pediatricians office where she was …

Pediatric Patient Suffers Fatal Infection After Orthopedic Surgery PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a pediatric patient who had surgery for a chronic back condition. After the surgery, it was noted that the patient’s abdomen was distended, and that he was having trouble tolerating feeding. The patient developed a high fever and blood …