Passing the TORCH

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Passing the TORCH, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.85416 year old Ella has been sent home from school as she has been itching all day.  When her mum, Val, picked her up she noticed a few spots and thought she better get them checked out.  You see…

Parechovirus

Cite this article as: Smith, A. Parechovirus, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.8851 A 2 week old baby, Isabelle, is rushed into the emergency department by her frantic parents. She is tachycardic to 220bpm, febrile to 39.5°C, with a widespread, blanching red rash. She is screaming and looks very unwell. She is rushed…

Measles – A brief historical & clinical review

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Measles – A brief historical & clinical review, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7413 Bella, 11m, is brought to your emergency department by her parents. She’s had 3 days of cough with fears over 40oC, conjunctivitis and just today has developed a bright red rash along her…

Williams on Emerging Viral Infections

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Williams on Emerging Viral Infections, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/apls-pac-williams/The DFTB team are really excited to announce an upcoming video series…We have teamed up with APLS to share the videos from their Paediatric Acute Care Conferences. These videos have never been open access before, so if…

Dark red stools – could it be another intussusception?

Cite this article as: Yamamoto, L. Dark red stools – could it be another intussusception?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/dark-red-stools-another-intussusception/A 7-month old male infant arrived in the ED at 7:45 a.m. after passing a dark maroon colored stool with clots at 7:00 a.m. He has passed small amounts of blood in his…

Tuberculosis - cough

Tuberculosis

Cite this article as: Hotton, P. Tuberculosis, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.5410 Jamie is a 4 year old with ongoing pyrexia for a couple of weeks.  He has a mild cough but nothing else.  The family mention in passing that grandad recently had TB. Is this common in the developed world?  How…

Infantile botulism

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Infantile botulism, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.5172Milla is a 4 month old girl, brought into ED by her parents.  She’s been quieter than normal for the last couple of days and today seems really weak and not sucking on the breast any more.  On examination she…

Fever and a limp

Cite this article as: Sell, T. Fever and a limp, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.4540 2 1/2 year old John is brought into the emergency department by his mother.  He has been refusing to weight bear for four days. 

Do rigors indicate serious bacterial infection?

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Do rigors indicate serious bacterial infection?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.4674We often see children with pyrexia and have to decide on whether or not they have a serious underlying bacterial infection.  When the parent describes, or uses the word ‘rigors’ we all get a bit twitchy…

Finding the fever

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Finding the fever, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.4641Jed is a thriving 8 month old brought in by his parents with a fever of 38.8oC; he’s tachycardic and grumpy. His fever began twelve hours ago, and aside from crankiness, he is otherwise well. He is fully immunised…