Emergency!

November 1, 1999

Emergency!

Emergency!

CLINICIAN'S CROSSWORD

By Hanan Tanuos, MD

ACROSS

1. Acetaminophen toxicity causing liver damage usually occurs this many days after ingestion.

2. Postinfectious glomerulonephritis is a common cause of the acute form of this condition.

3. Pain and erythema are a prominent feature of this degree burn.

4. The most common electrolyte abnormality in acute theophylline overdose.

5. This degree burn is often painless.

6. Most likely diagnosis in a 2-week-old infant with lethargy, acidosis, hyponatremia, and hyperkalemia (acronym).

7. Hemotympanum following head trauma suggests fracture of this bone.

8. The most common cause of blood-streaked stools in a healthy neonate (two words).

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9. This number of chest compressions per minute is performed on an infant receiving CPR (two words).

10. Most common cause of acute testicular pain.

11. When a penetrating injury to the foot becomes cellulitic after 24 hours and the child develops a fever, this is most likely the offending organism (two words) .

12. Glasgow coma score of this number or lower indicates that tracheal intubation should be considered.

13. Overdose of this group of drugs causes respiratory and central nervous system depression as well as miotic pupils.

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THE AUTHOR is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/ New Jersey Medical School, Newark.



Hanan Tanuos. Emergency!. Contemporary Pediatrics 1999;11:159.