A 5 year old girl is unable to walk and is becoming progressively weaker. She also complained of a lump on her head. Can you make the diagnosis?
There has been an avalanche of new recreational drugs hitting the streets recently. Apart from a few anecdotal reports, most of the information available to clinicians comes from those involved in drug culture. Given these limitations, treatment of toxicity from these new recreational drugs should be guided by the clinical manifestations and the known pharmacology of these agents. They’re coming to an ED near you soon – are you ready?
A 3 year-old boy ingested 50 mg/kg elemental iron 2 hours ago. You are called for advice about the management of iron poisoning from a remote hospital.
A child has scooped up crystals from a sink and put them in his mouth, resulting in immediate distress. How will you manage this corrosive injury?
A 5 year-old boy is ‘off his face’ after drinking what looked like a nice bottle of cordial. It was actually radiator coolant. You are called for advice.