A Rare Case of Chest Pain in Children

Authors

  • Nurul Liyana Osman Hospital Selayang, Selangor D. E., Malaysia
  • Gurjeet Singh a/l Harvendhar Singh Hospital Selayang, Selangor D. E., Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31674/mjmr.2022.v06i04.005

Abstract

The presentation of a paediatric patient with shortness of breath can be a common occurrence in the pediatric population presenting to the emergency departments with the majority of the illnesses in paediatric population can be attributed to shortness of breath. Recognition of life-threatening illnesses in a pediatric patient presenting to the emergency can be a challenge and thus having a low threshold of suspicion. Early recognition and treatment can be crucial and life-saving with the involvement of the right teams and the appropriate disposition of patients. In this case, we share a rare cause of shortness of breath in a child presenting to the emergency department.

Keywords:

spontaneous, pneumo, mediastinum, rare, chest pain, children, paediatrics

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Published

2022-10-01

How to Cite

Osman, N. L., & Singh, G. S. a/l H. (2022). A Rare Case of Chest Pain in Children. Malaysian Journal of Medical Research (MJMR), 6(4), 27-28. https://doi.org/10.31674/mjmr.2022.v06i04.005