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Case 23: Finn, a 2-Year-Old Boy with Fever and Leg Pain
"Finn, a 2-Year-Old Boy with Fever and Leg 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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You have just finished morning rounds when you are asked to evaluate Finn, a 2-year-old boy who is being seen in the emergency department (ED) for fever and left lower extremity pain. The physician caring for him in the ED tells you that Finn has been sick for 2 days with fever and woke up this morning crying in pain. Since that time, he has been refusing to move his left lower extremity or ambulate. The ED team has started a preliminary evaluation, and consultation with the orthopedic surgeon is pending. After speaking to the physician caring for Finn in the ED, you begin your evaluation.