Febrile neutropenia

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Febrile neutropenia, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.2912You’re working as the paeds reg overnight at a regional centre when ED phones you about an incoming patient – Josef, 8 – who’s in a delayed intensification cycle of his treatment for ALL and has a fever of 38.6oC….

ITP – Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Cite this article as: Davis, T. ITP – Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.2865A 4-year-old girl presents with bruising over her legs, trunk and face.  Mum has noticed them appear over the last week.  She has been completely well with no other symptoms.  There is no history of trauma.  After…

Single ventricle physiology – functionally univentricular heart, parallel circulation

Cite this article as: Anders, M. Single ventricle physiology – functionally univentricular heart, parallel circulation, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3443Definition: either natural or palliated situation where blood to the pulmonary circulation is supplied in parallel rather than serial to the systemic circulation by the same pumping chamber(s).

Pertussis

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Pertussis, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.2722 Winston, a 4-month-old boy, presents to your emergency department after his mother noticed, during his last feed, that he appeared to stop breathing for around 15 seconds and turned blue. He restarted breathing spontaneously. Further history reveals a two-day history…