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September FOAMed


5-year-old Willow arrives in the ED at 3 a.m.

Her mum says she has been waking up screaming on the last few nights, clutching her vulval area and saying it hurts.

Her parents have noticed she is scratching her bottom a lot, too, and they’ve had an email from school saying there are cases of threadworms in the reception class.

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Extensor Tendon Laceration

A 35-year-old right handed male with no significant past medical history presents with a deep hand laceration. The patient states they suffered a cut with a box cutter at a construction site. He presents to the ED with profound difficulty extending his middle and ring finger.

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Euglycemic DKA

A 45 year old male with a history of alcohol use disorder, diabetes on insulin, glipizide, and empagiflozin presents with chest pain and shortness of breath. 3 days ago, he drank 20 beers and then started vomiting. Last night, he developed chest pain and headache. Today, he has been feeling short of breath.

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