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Children suffering physical abuse are at risk for abdominal trauma. When the abdominal trauma is not evident clinically and remains occult, the child's condition can rapidly deteriorate before the diagnosis is made, and delay may occur in the activation of child protective services. The use of markers for abdominal trauma in the evaluation of cases of child(More)
The diagnosis of bacterial meningitis depends on a lumbar puncture (LP). Sometimes, antibiotics are administered before a LP that is delayed owing to prior need for computerized tomography (CT) scan, technical problems, inability to obtain consent, or an unstable patient. We examined the accuracy of blood culture, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Gram's stain, and(More)
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