Meningeal signs and facial edema in a child with sickle cell disease

Gauthier, Marie; Winikoff, Rochelle
July 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/13/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 10, p1069
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which focuses on a five-year-old girl, who has sickle cell disease. It says that the patient was admitted to hospital many times due to fever associated with urinary tract infections and pneumonia. It states that aside from morphine prescription, the patient underwent treatment with intravenous ceftriaxone despite the absence of the specific cause of her fever. The results of her physical examination have no indication of cervical adenitis and tonsillopharyngitis.


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