What was making her son so sick? A doctor is frustrated by the diagnostic process.
On Dec. 1, 2012, Zachary Fox developed a high fever that lasted for several days, his paediatrician diagnosed influenza. Then came a violent spasmodic cough, after which he would vomit. Doctors thought he had bronchitis and prescribed steroids. When the cough continued unabated they suspected pertussis. He began taking antibiotics, but the whooping cough test was negative. In mid-December, after eating a bite of bread at dinner, Zach suddenly complained of severe pain on the right side of his abdomen. He rested for an hour, but the pain worsened. An EGD found nothing. The doctors found a duodenal ulcer - unusual in children - But Zach’s vomiting worsened despite ulcer treatment. A child psychiatrist had been brought in to consult but he couldn’t find a psychological cause. What was causing the condition?
Option 1: Appendicitis
Option 2: Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction
Option 3: Crohn’s disease
Option 4: Rumination