Case Study

CHIEF COMPLAINT: "My stomach hurts."

History of Present Illness

Mariah is a 10-year old who is brought to the emergency room by her mother because she has complained of abdominal pain and had a fever of 101°F at home. Mariah's mother notices that she has had a decreased appetite for the past day. Mariah admits to feeling nauseous. She vomited just before being brought to the clinic. She has not had diarrhea. The pain started out as all over the stomach, and has now gone into the bottom right side of her stomach. It does not go anywhere else. She has not started her period yet. She denies dysuria.

Mariah is normally healthy. She has never had any surgeries. She does not smoke. She has never tried illegal drugs.

Her mother is healthy. Her father is healthy.

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