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A Toddler With Vomiting, Abdominal Pain, and Alopecia

DeRidder, Catherine A. MD; Berkowitz, Carol D. MD

Pediatric Emergency Care:
doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e3182a62fc0
Illustrative Cases

Abstract: A previously healthy toddler presented to the emergency department with nonspecific gastrointestinal complaints. Laboratory studies were consistent with pancreatitis, and imaging studies demonstrated a pancreatic transection. Alopecia felt to be related to traction was also noted. There was no history of any witnessed trauma, and nonaccidental trauma was diagnosed.

Author Information

From the Department of Pediatrics and Division of General and Emergency Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Torrance, CA.

Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Catherine A. DeRidder, MD, 2010 Zonal Avenue, OPD 3P-61, Los Angeles, CA 90033 (e-mail:

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