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Case 28: Chandler, a 7-Year-Old Boy with Eye Swelling
"Chandler, a 7-Year-Old Boy with Eye 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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Chandler is a 7-year-old boy who presents to the emergency department (ED) for evaluation of fever and redness, swelling, and pain around his left eye. In the ED, initial analgesia with oral acetaminophen and ibuprofen is provided, blood work is obtained, and he is given a dose of intravenous (IV) clindamycin for a suspected skin infection. His blood work is notable for mild leukocytosis. Due to his significant periorbital edema and erythema, you are asked to evaluate Chandler for admission so that he can undergo continued monitoring while receiving IV antibiotics.