Pediatric Board Review Sample Question : Abdominal Pain

Pediatric Board Review Sample Question : Abdominal Pain

Posted by Stuart Silverstein, MD Author " Laughing Your Way to Passing the Pediatric Boards " on Mar 29th 2021

This Pediatric Board Review sample question involves an  8 year old boy who, according to the parents, has been experiencing excessive flatulence and abdominal pain on weekends after going out for ice cream with friends after ball games in summer time. He has been diagnosed with atopic dermatitis which is kept under control with emollient creams and he has not experienced any flare-ups in several years.

He drinks small amounts of milk and other dairy products occasionally with no difficulty, although he tends to shy away from this. The complete sample vignette and explanation excerpted from Laughing Your Way to Passing the Boards Self Assessment Clinical Vignettes is below. 

Pediatric Board Review Sample Question