An 8-month-old girl with shortness of breath and wheezing (2007)An 8-month-old girl with shortness of breath and wheezing
Maarten Blanken, Louis Bont*
Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital, Utrecht, Division Pediatric Infectious Diseases
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An 8-month-old girl was admitted to the emergency department of a secondary hospital for recurrent episodes of shortness of breath. She had been referred to the hospital by the general practitioner after 3 days of gradually worsening symptoms of difficult breathing, cough and expiratory wheeze. No medication had been given.
Physical examination on admission showed a well-developed, well-nourished infant. There were no congenital abnormalities. The patient had a normal weight and length.
On admission she received humidified oxygen by mask and intravenous saline infusion.
* Which information do you further require to get a good clinical picture of this infant? *