You Give Me Fever

Sathya

This month’s case is a guest post by Dr. Sathyaseelan Subramaniam, a 2nd year PEM fellow from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.

 

 

It is the morning after a GOP debate and you are reading a recent tweet about vaccinations…

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… when a well appearing, completely vaccinated (you hear yourself sigh with relief), 5-year-old male with sickle cell disease (HbSS) presents for 6 days of fever and new onset cough that started today. He had seen his pediatrician 4 days ago, was diagnosed with right ear otitis media and prescribed amoxicillin for treatment. He has been taking his medication over the last 3 days but his mother is concerned about the persistent fever and new cough. You decide to ultrasound his lungs before he goes for his chest X-ray.

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Lorraine Ng

Lorraine Ng

Assistant Clinical Professor and the Fellowship Director of the Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center
Lorraine's academic interests are in emergency ultrasound and medical education. She is the editor for the Ultrasound Image of the Month series for PEMNetwork.
Lorraine Ng
Lorraine Ng

Lorraine Ng

Lorraine's academic interests are in emergency ultrasound and medical education. She is the editor for the Ultrasound Image of the Month series for PEMNetwork.

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