Pediatric Patient with Fever and Jaw Pain – Clinical Patient Case of the Week

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Pediatric Emergency Medicine - Signs and Symptoms - Pediatric Patient with Fever and Jaw Pain

Pediatric Patient with Fever and Jaw Pain - Clinical Patient Case of the Week

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Try this case and test your knowledge of pediatric fever and jaw pain.

A 4-year-old female presents with increased fever, jaw pain and irritability for 2 days.

She presented to her PCP 5 days earlier with cough, rhinorrhea and ear pain and was started on amoxicillin for acute otitis media.

For the past day, she has had persistent fever to 39ºC, more frequent crying, and decreased level of activity.

She had 2 episodes of non-bloody, non-bilious emesis in the morning.

Her T is 39.1ºC, HR 150, RR 24, and pOx 99%.

On PE, she is tired appearing but cooperative.

On otoscopy, you note a bulging right tympanic membrane filled with purulent, yellow fluid.

Her external exam is shown as follows:

Pediatric Patient with Fever and Jaw Pain case

Question:

Which of the following is a known complication of this disease process?

Answer Options:

Cranial nerve III palsy

Dental abscess

Orbital cellulitis

Cavernous sinus thrombosis

Dural sinus thrombosis

See the Answer:

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