Which findings on emergent physical exam of a pediatric patient with fever require further evaluation?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Hina Z Ghory, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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The presence of dyspnea, tachypnea, grunting, flaring, and retractions is noted. These findings suggest possible serious illness and require further exploration (eg, pulse oximetry, chest radiography). [32]


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