• 5-year-old girl temporarily paralyzed after a tick bite to her scalp

    2 monthes ago - By NBC News

    The Mississippi girl awoke one morning unable to walk or speak. Then her mom found a tick on her head.
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  • Hemodynamic Shock Caused by Tension Pneumoperitoneum in a 5-Year-Old Girl

    Hemodynamic Shock Caused by Tension Pneumoperitoneum in a 5-Year-Old Girl

    2 monthes ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Tension pneumoperitoneum is a relatively rare occurrence in the pediatric population. However, tension pneumoperitoneum is associated with significant morbidity and mortality if it is not promptly diagnosed and treated. A 5-year-old girl was admitted to emergency department with abdominal pain. She was in shock, and the radiograph film of the abdomen revealed a voluminous tension pneumoperitoneum. Aggressive fluid challenges were performed in intensive care followed by urgent laparotomy. Primary abdominal compartment due to trapped gas caused a decreased venous return and visceral...
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