Wheeze must be one of the most common paediatric presentations to the emergency department and up till now most of us have been reassuring parents and sending them away without treatment. But should we be doing more? A paper, released just last week, suggests that we could.
This year I was asked to give not one, but two talks at the Victorian branch of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting. It takes place on the picturesque Mornington peninsula. With specific streams for doctors in training as well as fully fledged FACEMs I have tasked with providing a little bit…
Ella is a 3 year old girl, who presents with bilateral lower leg oedema and facial puffiness. Dipstick of her urine shows 3-4+ of protein. Her BP is normal.
A 4 year old girl presents with bruising over her legs, trunk and face. Mum has noticed them appear over the last week.