Cases in Pediatric Gastroenterology from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

 
 

Cases in Pediatric Gastroenterology from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

  • 11-Month-Old Boy With Chronic Diarrhea, Failure to Thrive, and Hepatomegaly The patient was admitted to the hospital for a history of chronic diarrhea and severe failure to thrive. Read the case report and make the diagnosis.
  • A 10-Year-Old Boy With a 6-Month History of Gingival Bleeding and Epistaxis A 10-year-old boy presented to the ED with a 6-month history of gingival bleeding, followed by epistaxis in the week preceding presentation. Read the case report and make the diagnosis.
  • A 14-Year-Old Girl With Abdominal Pain and Emesis A 14-year-old Vietnamese-American girl presented with a 4-day history of abdominal pain; nonbloody, nonbilious emesis; and decreased urinary output. Read the case report and make the diagnosis.
  • A 2-Year-Old Boy With Emesis and Facial Edema A 2-year-old boy presented with an 8-day history of emesis and a 1-day history of facial edema. Read the case report and make the diagnosis.
  • A 2-Year-Old Girl With Chronic and Recurrent Emesis This patient presented for a second opinion with the chief complaint of abdominal pain of 5 days' duration and vomiting for 1 day. Read the case report and make the diagnosis.
  • A 2-Year-Old Girl With Persistent Ascites The patient's medical history was unremarkable until she presented to her pediatrician with abdominal distension and mild constipation at age 15 months. Read the case report and make the diagnosis.
  • A 2-Month-Old With Persistent Diarrhea The patient was admitted to the hospital for dehydration associated with persistent diarrhea. Read the case report and make the diagnosis.
  • A 14-Month-Old Boy With Hematochezia This patient presented to the emergency department with a 3-day history of dark red blood in his stool and no associated abdominal pain, emesis, or fevers. Read the case report and make the diagnosis.
  • A 14-Year-Old Boy With Jaundice and Pruritus This patient presented to his pediatrician with a 3-week history of jaundice, diffuse pruritus, and fatigue. He was referred to a gastroenterologist for further evaluation.
  • 5-Year-Old Girl With Massive Hepatosplenomegaly, Fever, and Rash This previously healthy young girl presented to her primary pediatrician with a 1-week history of intermittent fever to 38.9 degrees Celsius, fatigue, cough, congestion, and a diffuse skin rash.