Peritonsillar abscesses are one of the most important complications of strep pharyngitis. Those of you who work in general Emergency Departments see them all the time. They are less common in Pediatric Emergency Departments. Nevertheless, recognition is clinical and we all need to know what to do with a PTA.
2020 marks the return of Briefs - focused cases that tackle the basics. This edition features a classic rash that we all should know.
Bed bugs are common, and may actually be the sole presenting compliant in the Pediatric Emergency Department.
Serotonin syndrome and Neuroleptic malignant syndrome aren't really the same thing are they? But what if they are? No they're not. Maybe?
Primary herpetic gingivostomatitis patients have ulcerative lesions of the gingiva and mucous membranes. Learn more abut it in this edition of Briefs.
If you work long enough in the Pediatric Emergency Department - like half a shift - you will see a child with complaints of dental pain. This edition of Briefs focuses on odontogenic infections, including management and complications.
This post will just scratch the surface in its exploration of the diagnosis and management of corneal abrasions.
In order to get the best possible ultrasound you'll want to have your patient ready, either with an empty stomach or a full bladder.
Neonatal mastitis is a rare, but potentially dangerous infection in newborns. Learn more about the workup and treatment in this PEMBlog Brief.