A Constant Cough

A 9 week old female infant presents to Paediatric A&E at 2200 hrs with a history of coughing, difficulty in breathing, lethargy and reduced feeding…

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It’s ALL very vague

A young child presents to your Emergency Department with non specific upper respiratory tract symptoms. Youve seen him before on a previous visit.…

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To PE or not to PE?

An 80-year-old woman presents to your Emergency Department with shortness of breath on minimal exertion. She flew back from Singapore two days ago.…

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It’s all in the kiss

Is love in the air? or is it the kissing disease? It was only a kiss, how did it end up like this? A teenage boy got more than he was bargaining for after an innocent kiss with his girlfriend but do y…

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Cheer up buttercup

Not one, but two teeny tiny yellow wailing babies present to your Paediatric ED! Their worried parents ask you: “why have the twins turned yellow?”…

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Decompression Illness

Diving-related problems can present in many ways and their appropriate and timely management is essential for good outcomes and patient safety.…

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Mellow Yellow

What will you do when your weekend shift in the Paediatric Emergency Department turns into seeing a stream of yellow babies?…

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Lemons and Lymes

In late June, whilst on a school trip visiting a local nature reserve centre, a group of children were having a picnic and drinking lemonade after their play time.…

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Bronchi Baby

Diagnosing and managing acute bronchiolitis: when to investigate and how to decide if a child can be cared for at home or in hospital.…

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