REBEL Core Cast 126.0 – Peds Hem Onc Emergencies

Take Home Points

  • Early administration of antibiotics (within 60 min) in patients with fever and neutropenia is life saving.
  • Fever in sickle cell is an emergency and always requires cultures and antibiotics even if the child appears well.
  • Avoid sedation and lying supine and steroids in patients with mediastinal masses.
  • Red flags in patients with headaches that may suggest a brain tumor¬† include signs of increased intracranial pressure, focal neurological signs, seizures or ataxia.

Post Peer Reviewed By: Salim R. Rezaie, MD (Twitter/X: @srrezaie)

Cite this article as: Anand Swaminathan, "REBEL Core Cast 126.0 – Peds Hem Onc Emergencies", REBEL EM blog, July 10, 2024. Available at:

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