Does mastoiditis always present with the classic triad of swelling behind the ear, otalgia, and protrusion of the auricle? Do you need to get a CT to make the diagnosis? What is the exact relationship with acute otitis media? Can swimmer's ear turn into mastoiditis? These questions and more are why I recorded his episode of PEM Currents: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast.
Warning - swimming pool related puns ahead...
Though the PEMPix presentation is scheduled for Saturday 9/16/17 at the AAP NCE in Chicago there were so many great cases this year that I decided to share three of them online prior to the conference. This is the third case "Little Circle." All three cases will also be available at PEMPix.com.
Learn about recognition and management of peritonsillar abscesses in this edition of PEMBlog Briefs.