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Unformatted text preview: . Intussesception A report of severe colicky abdominal pain in a healthy thriving child between 3 and 17 months of age is the
classic presentation of intussusception. Typical behavior includes screaming and drawing the knees up to the chest. Options 2, 3,
and 4 are important aspects of a health history but are not specific to the diagnosis of intussusception.
Scoliosis is defined as an abnormal lateral curvature in any area of the spine. The region of the spine most
commonly affected is the right thoracic area, where it results in rib prominence. Scoliosis does not occur as a sequela of
inflammation. Option 1 describes kyphosis, which also is known as ³humpback.´ Option 2 describes lordosis, which usually is
exaggerated during pregnancy, in obesity, or in persons with large tumors.
294. Safety If a poisoning occurs, the poison control center should be contacted immediately. Vomiting should not be induced if the
victim is unconscious or if the substance ingested was a strong corrosive or a petroleum-based product. Calling the pediatrician
would not be the immediate action because this would delay treatment. Additio...
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