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A case of paediatric simulated pneumothorax
  1. Ryan Clark1,
  2. Mike Rickards2
  1. 1Emergency Department, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Sunderland, UK
  2. 2Emergency Department, North Tyneside General Hospital, North Shields, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ryan Clark, Specialty Registrar, Emergency Department, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Kayll Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR4 7TP, UK; ryanclark82{at}

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A 3-year-old girl attended the emergency department (ED) complaining of shortness of breath and cough for the preceding 2 days. On examination there was marked subcostal and intercostal recession, an increased respiratory rate and coarse …

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