TITLE

Job syndrome masquerading as non-accidental injury

AUTHOR(S)
Walsh, J.; Reardon, W.
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jan2008, Vol. 93 Issue 1, p65
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Awareness of the rare condition of Job syndrome is low among both paediatricians and geneticists. Consequently, observation of the recurrent fractures in the majority of such cases can result in misdiagnosis of non-accidental injury in young children who have the syndrome. The case we report here represents an example of this diagnostic pitfall, which deserves wide recognition due to the serious consequences for children, families and paediatricians acting as experts in legal actions in such circumstances.
ACCESSION #
31220818

 

Related Articles

  • Cost factors in Canadian pediatric trauma. Dueck, Andrew; Poenaru, Dan; Pichora, David R. // Canadian Journal of Surgery;Apr2001, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p117 

    Estimates the costs of care of Canadian pediatric trauma and identifies cost predictors. Potential medical and emotional effects of trauma in children; Breakdown of total hospital costs for children admitted to the hospital with traumatic injuries; Overview on common traumatic injuries among...

  • Treatment in the pediatric emergency department is evidence based: a retrospective analysis. Waters, Kellie L.; Wiebe, Natasha; Cramer, Kristie; Hartling, Lisa; Klassen, Terry P. // BMC Pediatrics;2006, Vol. 6, p26 

    Background: Our goal was to quantify the evidence that is available to the physicians of a pediatric emergency department (PED) in making treatment decisions. Further, we wished to ascertain what percentage of evidence for treatment provided in the PED comes from pediatric studies. Methods: We...

  • Pediatric emergency medicine: a world of potential. Kissoon, Niranjan; Goldman, Ran D. // CJEM: Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine;Nov2007, Vol. 9 Issue 6, p453 

    The authors reflect on the ideas associated with pediatric emergency medicine (PEM). They denote that PEM practitioners need to consider what is expected by the community regarding the said medical service to achieve its full potential. They assert that working in a pediatric emergency...

  • Derivation of the children's head injury algorithm for the prediction of important clinical events decision rule for head injury in children. Dunning, J.; Daly, J. Patrick; Lomas, J-P.; Lecky, F.; Batchelor, J.; Mackway-Jones, K. // Archives of Disease in Childhood;Nov2006, Vol. 91 Issue 11, p885 

    Background: A quarter of all patients presenting to emergency departments are children. Although there are several large, well-conducted studies on adults enabling accurate selection of patients with head injury at high risk for computed tomography scanning, no such study has derived a rule for...

  • PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. Knight, Suzanne // Emergency Nurse;May2006, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p21 

    The article focuses on the use of a parent's kiss, a positive pressure technique which involves a parent blowing into a child's mouth while occluding the uninvolved nostril, in treating children with nasal foreign bodies (FB). Removing the offending objects either by attempting to coax them out...

  • Paediatric prehospital trauma. Jewkes, Fiona // Trauma;Apr2004, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p121 

    The commonest cause of death in children is trauma, yet few studies have been undertaken to study their needs in the prehospital setting. This article examines the problems associated with seriously traumatized children in the prehospital setting and reviews their management with reference to...

  • Health information needs of families attending the paediatric emergency department. Wahl, Holger; Banerjee, Jay; Manikam, Logan; Parylo, Craig; Lakhanpaul, Monica // Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Apr2011, Vol. 96 Issue 4, p335 

    Background The National Health Service Plan (July 2000) aimed to empower patients with more influence upon their own treatment. Provision of additional educational health information (AEHI) serves to inform families about health conditions and to allow them to manage their own health after...

  • How Will the Pediatrician Use Time Freed For Him? Hammond, Keith // Clinical Pediatrics;Jun1970, Vol. 9 Issue 6, p314 

    Comments on how the pediatrician can use the extra professional time for him. Abundance of other children who need medical attention, preventive, curative or alleviative; Need for the pediatrician to be alert to the changing patterns in demands for his services; Argument that by merely upgrading...

  • Independent Nurse: Clinical - Dealing with a thumb injury. Lovatt, Penny // GP: General Practitioner;11/6/2009, p29 

    The article presents information on a young patient with a thumb injury, who attended the minor injuries unit in Bristol. It mentions that the patient got heart by a tire that fell onto his right thumb and torn nearly the entire thumbnail from the bed. It mentions that the patient had medical...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics