This educational guide provides a much-needed subspeciality-specific learning resource for pediatric hospital medicine. Featuring 50 of the most commonly presenting topics encountered by pediatric hospitalists, this book brings readers into the morning meeting and walks them through patient presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and resolution, providing realistic examples in an engaging case-based format. Available for purchase at https://shop.aap.org/pediatric-hospital-medicine-a-case-based-educational-guide-paperback/
Case 21: Katelyn, a 4-Year-Old Girl with Fever and Neck Swelling
"Katelyn, a 4-Year-Old Girl with Fever and Neck Swelling", 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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Katelyn is a 4-year-old girl with no significant medical history who was accepted for direct admission to the acute care unit from her pediatrician’s office, where she was seen for worsening fever and swelling on the right side of her neck. Her pediatrician has been treating her with amoxicillin-clavulanate for the past 3 days without improvement. The pediatrician requested admission for administration of intravenous (IV) antibiotics, imaging, and possible surgical consultation. You meet Katelyn and her family once they arrive to the acute care floor.