Fillers A memorable patient

The unconscious schoolgirl

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7568.590 (Published 14 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:590
  1. Sue Carvill, locum consultant psychiatrist
  1. Learning Disability Service, Wolverhampton

    I was the on-call paediatric senior house officer when I received a call from the accident and emergency department asking me to see a 5 year old girl who had been brought in by ambulance having been found unconscious in the school playground. Examination had failed to pin point the problem, so I came down to investigate. No one was available to give a collateral or eye witness account. …

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