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Drooling child: Assessment in accident and emergency

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V Prabhu, Miss Stephanie J Edwards
Foundation Years Journal, volume 7, issue 1, p.20 (123Doc Education, London, January 2013)


Presentation of a drooling child in acute setup is not uncommon and is a serious airway problem. The majority of these cases are managed by senior doctors in the respective department i.e. paediatrics, accident and emergency, anaesthetics and otorhinolaryngology.

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V Prabhu

Singleton Hospital

Miss Stephanie J Edwards

Singleton Hospital


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