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17-year-old boy with cystic fibrosis, intermittent fever
15 July 2013 -- A 17-year-old boy with cystic fibrosis presents with a two- to three-month history of intermittent fever, increasingly productive cough, and a weight loss of 4 kg. He is known to have chronic Pseudomonas infection and pancreatic insufficiency, and is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-positive.

6-year-old girl with fever, abdominal pain
1 July 2013 -- A 6-year-old girl presents with an 11-day fever (not responsive to antibiotic therapy), abdominal pain, and increased white blood cell count.

15-year-old boy with progressive back pain
17 June 2013 -- A 15-year-old boy with progressive back pain.

2-year-old girl with chest wall mass
27 May 2013 -- A 2-year-old girl with soft, painless chest wall mass. No signs of inflammation on the overlying skin were present. No history of previous trauma was documented.

2-year-old boy with listlessness, irritability, and vomiting
21 January 2013 -- A 2-year-old boy presents with listlessness, irritability, and vomiting.

Newborn with history of abnormal kidneys and oligohydramnios
17 December 2012 -- Male neonate born at term with an antenatal history of "abnormal" kidneys and oligohydramnios.

4-year-old boy with hip pain
10 September 2012 -- A 4-year-old boy presented with five-month right-hip pain with intermittent limp, without a history of trauma.

An infant with shortness of breath
30 July 2012 -- An infant presented to the emergency department septic and was treated empirically for a urinary tract infection. Subsequently, the child became short of breath and a chest radiograph was obtained.

7-month-old boy with firm, apparently painless mass
2 July 2012 -- A 7-month-old boy with firm, apparently painless mass in the right parotid region.

Newborn with minor respiratory distress
25 June 2012 -- After an uneventful pregnancy and delivery by caesarean section, a 2,660-gram boy showed minor respiratory distress.

Newborn with antenatal polyhydramnios, growth retardation
30 January 2012 -- Newborn infant with antenatal history of polyhydramnios and growth retardation.

10-month-old infant with respiratory tract obstruction
5 September 2011 -- A 10-month-old infant with an obstruction of the upper respiratory tract.

Neonate with respiratory distress
20 June 2011 -- Neonate with respiratory distress.

10-year-old boy with abdominal pain
13 June 2011 -- A 10-year-old boy admitted with abdominal pain.

10-year-old boy with left hypoacousia and tinnitus
2 May 2011 -- A 10-year-old boy presenting with left hypoacousia and tinnitus.

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