Child with Fever Differential Diagnosis Mnemonic – USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics

Child with Fever Differential Diagnosis:

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Physical Examination for Child with Fever:
NOTE: Make sure to wash your hands or wear gloves before you start physical examination. Make sure to ask for permission before you start each physical exam. Make sure to use proper draping (don’t forget to tie back patient’s gown). Make sure to explain each physical examination in layman’s term to your patient. Do NOT repeat painful maneuvers.

  • None! No child will be present during USMLE Step 2 CS examination.
Differential Diagnosis for Child with Fever:
  • Acute Otitis Media
  • Scarlet fever
  • Sepsis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Meningitis
  • Measles
  • Mumps
Diagnostic Work-up for Child with Fever:
  • Pneumatic otoscopy
  • Tympanometry
  • Lumbar Puncture and CSF analysis
  • Platelets, PT/PTT, D-dimer, fibrin split products, fibrinogen
  • CBC with differential, blood culture,
  • Throat culture
  • CXR
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Serum antibody titers
  • Urine analysis and urine culture
  • Renal Ultrasound
  • Voiding cystourethrogram
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