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Oh, this is always such a fun topic!  It leavens the intensity of
flu/respiratory volume we're seeing.

OK, my favorite chief complaint also involved a perfectly well looking
five year old with the chief complaint of "missing testicles".  Quoth the
mom, who came in one cold winter morning in Cincinnati, "I gave him a
bath, so I know they were there last night!"

Jay Fisher <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>Back in the Mesozoic Period I helped start up a Peds ED in a suburban 
>community. I was a little nervous about it's viability and became even
>more 
>so when I the first patient in the dept's history.
>
>It was a diaper.
>
>A father brought in his child's diaper for me to examine (child at home 
>sleeping comfortably).
>
>It was urate crystals.
>
>Talk about an inauspicious beginning.
>
>Jay
>
>Jay D. Fisher MD FAAP
>Director of Pediatric Emergency Services
>Emergency Physicians Medical Group
>University Medical Center, Las Vegas NV
>St. Rose Sienna Hospital, Henderson NV
>
>For more information, send mail to [log in to unmask] with the
>message: info PED-EM-L
>The URL for the PED-EM-L Web Page is:
>                 http://listserv.brown.edu/ped-em-l.html
>



Amy Baxter MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Associates
404 371-1190


For more information, send mail to [log in to unmask] with the message: info PED-EM-L
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                 http://listserv.brown.edu/ped-em-l.html