A 15-year-old girl is fatigued, flushed, and cannot remember anything. She went from As to Fs in school and was seen by her mother putting groceries away in her clothing drawer.
Explore this issueMarch 2009
A 12-year-old boy had his appendix out last week. Now he is behaving oddly and his parents have brought him to the emergency room (ER) because he won’t stop swearing—and he undresses in public.
A 15-year-old boy with lupus suddenly has a grand mal seizure. CT of the brain shows a large stroke.
A 17-year-old girl recently diagnosed with lupus nephritis presents to the ER after a bout of diarrhea because her “legs won’t work.” She is admitted to the hospital for the treatment of acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.