Pediatric Presentation

26 Apr

2-131115150520392A patient presents in your pediatric office with her 5 yo son. She reports that he recently had a cold with a fever and still doesn’t look right after several days and has reduced micturition. He has obvious noticeable as puffiness around the eyes, and upon examination you find that he has a taut belly, and swelling of the hands and feet, which you interpret as generalized edema, or anascara.

You run some tests and find that he has hypoalbuminemia and proteinuria.

What is your diagnosis? And explain the bold type symptoms. (2pts)


Posted by on April 26, 2015 in Uncategorized


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5 responses to “Pediatric Presentation

  1. Tayler

    April 26, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Pediatric Nephrotic Syndrome
    * reduced micturition~ decrease in urine
    *anascara~ general swelling in the body, considered massive edema.
    *hypoalbuminemia~ low albumin, less than 3.4
    *proteinuria~ urine has an abnormal amount of protein in it

  2. Nicki Tschantz

    April 27, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    It’s pediatric pnephritis
    decrease in urin, swelling of the body, low albumin level


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