• Parotitis on Ultrasound: The Pomegranate Sign

    1 month ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    The differential diagnosis for facial swelling is broad and can be a diagnostic challenge in the pediatric emergency department. We describe the first pediatric case of acute parotitis with sialolithiasis where the diagnosis was facilitated by point-of-care ultrasound.
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  • Diagnosis and Management of Neonatal Herpes Simplex Infection in the Emergency Department

    Diagnosis and Management of Neonatal Herpes Simplex Infection in the Emergency Department

    1 month ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

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  • Diagnosis and Management of Neonatal Herpes Simplex Infection in the Emergency Department

    Diagnosis and Management of Neonatal Herpes Simplex Infection in the Emergency Department

    1 month ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Neonatal herpes simplex virus infection is rare in neonates, with an estimated global incidence of 10 per 100,000 live births. Neonatal HSV is challenging to diagnose due to often vague signs and symptoms. Untreated, the mortality of some HSV subtypes exceeds 80%. Overtesting and overtreatment can result in prolonged hospitalizations and expose neonates to medication toxicity. In contrast, prompt evaluation and use of empiric antiviral therapy before the results of definitive testing can improve outcomes for infants with HSV. A wide degree of practice variation exists with respect to...
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