My Tummy Buggies

Author: Omolola Oderinde / Editor: Yasmin Sultan / Reviewer: Srikanth Padmanabhan / Codes:  / Published: 11/09/2023

An 8-month-old baby is brought to the Emergency Department (ED) by his worried mum due to changes in behaviour. The baby looks limp and is not as active as usual. He has had 5 days of coryza symptoms followed by diarrhoea and vomiting. He has no past medical history.

On examination you find a non-blanching petechial rash on the face, capillary refill time (CRT) 3 secs, respiratory rate (RR) 50, Heart rate 170, Temperature 37.1, saturation 98 in air. The baby is drowsy and floppy.

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