The following case studies are not actual patients. They combine elements from different cases to emphasize important aspects
HISTORY: Patient Presentation
A four-year-old African American male diagnosed with sickle cell disease in the newborn period was admitted to the hospital with abdominal pain. Two days prior to admission, he was seen in the emergency room for abdominal pain and sent out on pain medicine.
Height 100 cm (25th percentile on growth chart)
Weight 15 kg (25th percentile on growth chart)
Heart Rate: 135
Respiratory Rate: 40
Blood Pressure 100/60 mmHg
Oxygen Saturation Level: 87% (normal range: 92%-98%)
HEENT: Normocephalic, pupils reactive, tympanic membranes clear, oropharynx clear
Neck: No adenopathy
Chest: Mild subcostal retractions. Audible rales at lung bases.
Heart: Tachycardic with III/VI murmur
Abdomen: Mild distension, diffusely tender to palpation
Genitourinary: Circumcised male, no priapism
Neurologic: Crying, alert boy. Face was symmetric. Moved all extremities.
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