SPR Unknown case # 90

Kiery Braithwaite, MD

Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Ellen Patrick, MD

Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Daniel Torrez, MD

Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta


Publication Date: 2013-06-29

History

8 month old Hispanic male presented with cough, increased work of breathing, and non-bilious emesis. Patient also has failure to thrive. Patient had just two weeks previously been admitted to our facility for fever and tachypnea, and was treated for pneumonia after an abnormal chest radiograph. Patient’s past medical history includes full term birth and a hospitalization at 3 months of age, at an outside facility, for 4 days for pneumonia. There is also a history of colic, which the family treats by giving their son olive oil by mouth. No known travel history.

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