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THEME 43 - Diagnosis of acute vomiting in a child

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Multiple Choice Test



1) A three day old breast fed infant is vomiting after each feed.An abdominal x-ray demonstrated a ‘’double bubble’’.

One answer only.
A Acute appendicitis
B Cyclical vomiting
C Duodenal atresia
D Gastro-oesophageal disease
E Gastro-enteritis
F Meconium ileus
G Mesenteric adenitis
H Meningitis
I Overfeeding
J Pancreatitis
K Psychogenic vomiting
L Pyloric stenosis
M Urinary tract infection
N Whooping cough





2) A six week old breast-fed boy has had projectile vomiting after each feed for the past two weeks. He is now lethargic, dehydrated and tachypnoiec.

One answer only.
A Acute appendicitis
B Cyclical vomiting
C Duodenal atresia
D Gastro-oesophageal disease
E Gastro-enteritis
F Meconium ileus
G Mesenteric adenitis
H Meningitis
I Overfeeding
J Pancreatitis
K Psychogenic vomiting
L Pyloric stenosis
M Urinary tract infection
N Whooping cough



3) A four month old baby boy is thriving,but has persistent vomiting,which is occasionally bloodstained and is associated with crying.

One answer only.
A Acute appendicitis
B Cyclical vomiting
C Duodenal atresia
D Gastro-oesophageal disease
E Gastro-enteritis
F Meconium ileus
G Mesenteric adenitis
H Meningitis
I Overfeeding
J Pancreatitis
K Psychogenic vomiting
L Pyloric stenosis
M Urinary tract infection
N Whooping cough



4) An eight-year-old girl shows signs of moderate dehydration. She has vomited all fluids for 24 hours and the vomit isn’t bile stained. Her abdomen is now soft and non-tender. She has had two similar episodes in the past year.

One answer only.
A Acute appendicitis
B Cyclical vomiting
C Duodenal atresia
D Gastro-oesophageal disease
E Gastro-enteritis
F Meconium ileus
G Mesenteric adenitis
H Meningitis
I Overfeeding
J Pancreatitis
K Psychogenic vomiting
L Pyloric stenosis
M Urinary tract infection
N Whooping cough



5) A 12-week-old thriving baby is vomiting after every feed. She is developmentally normal and is fed by the bottle at 280ml/kg/day.

One answer only.
A Acute appendicitis
B Cyclical vomiting
C Duodenal atresia
D Gastro-oesophageal disease
E Gastro-enteritis
F Meconium ileus
G Mesenteric adenitis
H Meningitis
I Overfeeding
J Pancreatitis
K Psychogenic vomiting
L Pyloric stenosis
M Urinary tract infection
N Whooping cough


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