Friday, August 22, 2008

No Longer Seen

A young child presents with non-specific symptoms of nausea, vomiting, headache, excitability, delirium, and combativeness. It slowly progresses to coma. The only other remarkable finding was a recent chickenpox infection that the parents treated with this:
Challenge: What is your diagnosis?

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Alex said...


Craig said...

No Longer Seen

The image shown is a molecular structure of aspirin. Aspirin should not be given to children for influenza or chickenpox because of the association with Reye Syndrome, which is described here.

Sources: UpToDate; Wikipedia.