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Case 10: Ilyas, a 6-Year-Old Boy with Acute Abdominal Pain
"Ilyas, a 6-Year-Old Boy with Acute Abdominal Pain", Pediatric Hospital Medicine: A Case-Based Educational Guide, American Academy of Pediatrics, Melissa G. Cossey, MD, FAAP, Lauren K. Gambill, MD, MPA, FAAP
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Ilyas, a 6-year-old boy with no significant medical history, presents to the emergency department (ED) with acute abdominal pain. In the ED, he undergoes laboratory and imaging studies, and a pediatric surgery consultant determines that his abdominal pain does not require surgical intervention. Ilyas’ pain is severe but improved with a small dose of morphine, and his parents are unsure whether they will be able to manage his pain at home. The ED physician agrees with their concerns and requests evaluation for admission by the pediatric team. You are called to the ED to evaluate Ilyas.