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Susan S. Baker, MD, PhD




Henoch-Schönlein purpura with gastric wall thickening

August 09, 2010

For 3 days, a 7-year-old girl had severe, generalized abdominal pain. The patient described the pain as sharp and achy without radiation; she denied any relieving or aggravating factors. She also reported decreased appetite and energy for the past week.

Two Teens With Retrosternal Chest Pain and Odynophagia

August 01, 2008

A previously healthy 14-year-old girl presented with retrosternal chest pain, odynophagia, and dysphagia of 10 days' duration. Her medical history was unremarkable. Results of an ECG and a chest radiograph were normal. An upper GI series revealed an abnormality at the level of the mid esophagus. She was treated with lansoprazole and sucralfate for a week; however, her symptoms persisted and perhaps worsened slightly. She lost 2.3 kg (5 lb) during her illness and was referred to a pediatric gastroenterologist.