Category Archives: Pediatrics

Steroids in Pediatric Asthma

Asthma exacerbation is a common complaint seen in the emergency department. The cornerstone of treatment consists of short acting beta agonists (albuterol), respiratory anticholinergics (ipratropium bromide), and steroids. Lets talk about steroid treatment in children with mild to moderate asthma … Continue reading

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Fever in unvaccinated children

An 11 month old male is brought into the ED by his mother with fever as high as 104.5° Fahrenheit (40.3 C) and vomiting for the last 12 hours.  He has made fewer-than-usual wet diapers today and has vomited after … Continue reading

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Treatment of Croup

Croup is a very common upper respiratory infection in children characterized by stridor, hoarseness, and a barking cough.  The age range is 6 months to 6 years of age, with one to two years old being the most common range.  … Continue reading

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Stress Hyperglycemia in Children

A previously healthy 3 year old is brought to the ED with 2-3 days of febrile illness (maximum temp 102.9 rectally), decreased activity and frequent urination without other focal complaints.  The patient is PO tolerant and has been asking for … Continue reading

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