Age/DOB/Place of Birth: 9 years old/09/04/2008/Cuba
Historian: Patient and her mother
Present Concerns/CC: “My throat is being hurting for the last 3 days and I start having fever since last night”
Child Profile: (Sexual History (If appropriate); ADLs (age appropriate); Safety Practices; Changes in daycare/school/after-school care; Sports/physical activity; Developmental Hx)
9 years old male A+ student. He has met all his milestone timely. He actively engaged in sports, currently playing basketball in the school team. He likes to eat fast food but his mother reports that he tried to reinforce him to eat balanced meals including fruits and vegetables every day as well as maintaining an adequate hydration status throughout the day by drinking water and Gatorade while practice basketball. Patient sleeps an estimate of 8 to 9 hours at night. Denies problems falling or staying asleep. No indications of bullying at school. He wears seatbelt always. Mother reports smoke alarm at home denies guns possession at home.
HPI: (must include all components)
Patient with no significant PMH. Presented to the clinic c/o cough, sore throat for 3 days and fever since last night. He stated when he swallows, the pain is worse and only feels some relief with cold drinks. Mother stated that his max Temp was 1011. last night and she gave him Ibuprofen OTC for the fever. Pain is described as feeling a raw throat.
Medications: (List with reason for med)
Ibuprofen OTC 12.5 ml every 4 hours as needed for fever.
Medication Intolerances: None
Chronic Illnesses/ traumas: none
Immunizations: All immunizations up to date, except for FLU vaccine for this year.
Family History ( Please identify all immediate family)
Mother and father are alive and healthy.
Maternal grandfather died at 60 years old from a car accident. Maternal grandmother alive suffering from generalized OA.
Paternal Grandfather alive suffering from BPH and TIA. Paternal Grandmother alive suffering from HTN.
Social History Education level, occupational history, current living situation/partner/marital status, substance use/abuse, ETOH, tobacco, and marijuana. Safety status
Patient is only child who lives with his parents in peaceful house environment. He is described by his mother as an excellent son and student always willing to help in the house. Both parents are professionals who work full time. Patient can watch TV for 1 hours a day. Mother denies exposure to alcohol, drugs, or smoking. Safety at home with smoke and CO2 detectors, alarm, and cameras.
Denies malaise, weakness, or night sweats. Positive for fever up to 101 F and decreased appetite
Denies chest pain, heart murmurs or leg swelling
Denis petechiae, bruises, wounds, or ecchymosis
Report cough. Denies hemoptysis, difficulty breathing or SOB
Denies eye pain, discharge, or visual problems
Denies nausea, vomiting, constipation, or diarrhea, pyrosis, or epigastric pain. Report anorexia
Report ear pressure. Denies vertigo or tinnitus
Denies cloudy urine, urgency, or incontinence
Report sore throat and difficulty swallowing. Denies for hoarseness, nasal congestion, or nose bleeds
Denies joint pain or stiffness
Denies headaches, numbness, tingling or syncope
Denies fatigue, anemia, cold/heat intolerance or enlarged lymph nodes
Denies depression, insomnia, or nightmares
OBJECTIVE (plot height/weight/head circumference along with noting percentiles) Attach growth chart
80 lbs (59th percentile)
4’10” (19th percentile)
General Appearance and parent‐child interaction:
Healthy appearing child in NAD with normal ambulation and interaction with mother and healthcare provider
Skin is warm, dry, clean, and intact. No rashes or lesions noted.
Head is non-traumatic. EOMs intact. Pupils PERRLA. Neck is supple without JVD. Tympanic membranes clear of fluid without redness. Nose with patent nares and midline septum. Throat is very erythematous with inflamed uvula, tonsils, and pharynx. No lesions or exudates present. Neck supple with full ROM.
Normal heart rate and sounds. Pedal pulses 2+ bilaterally. No cyanosis, clubbing or edema of the lower extremities
Breathing effort within normal limits. Lungs clear to auscultation bilaterally
Bowel sounds active x 4 quadrants. No rigidity or guarding.
No bladder distention or CVA tenderness
Erect posture. Stable joints without pain or tenderness to palpation
Speech clear. Balance stable; gait normal.
Normal mood, affect and interaction. AAO x3. No signs of suicidal intentions
In-house Lab Tests – document tests (results or pending)
Rapid strep throat group A: positive
Pediatric/Adolescent Assessment Tools (Ages & Stages, etc) with results and rationale
For adolescents (HEADSSSVG Assessment)
HEADSSSVG was conducted and no evidence of depression was found. Patient lives with parents at home. Reports having a happy life. No concerns currently.
. Differential diagnosis-
. Streptococcal pharyngitis (J02.0): According to the Columbian Electronic Encyclopedia (2017), this condition mainly occurs in children and typical signs and symptoms include fever and sore throat
. Acute tonsillitis (J03.90): Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the tonsils. It can be caused by viral or bacterial infections (Gahleitner et al., 2016). It typically causes throat pain, difficulty swallowing and loss of voice.
. Viral pharyngitis (J02.9): When no bacteria is found, it’s referred as viral pharyngitis. This can cause all the same symptoms including sore throat, dysphagia, fever and redness
. J02.0: Streptococcal pharyngitis
Plan including education
· Bicillin L-A 1,200,000 units/2ml per syringe. Administer 1.2ml IM in the office. This is indicated for treatment of Group A streptococcal infection (Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 2017).
· F/U in the office in 72 hours if no improvement
· Call 911 if patient developed symptoms of difficulty breathing, lip cyanosis or inability to open the mouth. This can be indicative of serious life-threatening condition or allergic reaction and emergent treatment is needed.
· Increase fluid intake. This will help fight the fever the infection while preventing dehydration
· Use cold compresses to decrease fever.
· Use light clothing when fever is high to allow the body to cool down
· Wait 24 hours before returning to school
· Call office if symptoms do not improve within 48 hours.
Gahleitner, C., Hofauer, B., Stark, T., & Knopf, A. (2016). Predisposing factors and management of
complications in acute tonsillitis. Acta Oto-Laryngologica, 136(9), 964-968.
Sore throat, streptococcal. (2017). Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Edition, 1.
*ALL references must be Evidence Based (EB)