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dc.contributor.authorKingsley Okonkwoen_US
dc.contributor.authorKristin Wongen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheng Choen_US
dc.contributor.authorLisa Gilmeren_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-05T16:16:42Z
dc.date.available2009-05-05T16:16:42Z
dc.date.issued2009-04-20en_US
dc.identifier.citationKingsley Okonkwo;Kristin Wong;Cheng Cho;Lisa Gilmer: Testicular trauma resulting in shock and systemic inflammatory response syndrome: a case report. Cases J 2008, 1(1):4.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2271/626en_US
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION:Acute painful scrotum in children may be associated with torsion of the testis, hematocele, epididymitis and direct testicular injury with hematoma formation. More frequently, however, acute scrotum occurs without a precipitating factor. While most traumatic testicular injuries resolve with conservative management, many require surgical exploration and some are life-threatening.CASE PRESENTATION:A 13-year-old boy with a history of testicular trauma presented with severe scrotal swelling and shock. This case study examines the presentation and possible role of cytokines in the development of systemic inflammatory response syndrome in a child with acute traumatic epididymitis.CONCLUSION:Post-traumatic epididymitis presenting as shock in boys is rarely reported. We advocate early recognition of the chain of events leading to clinical presentation of shock and prompt treatment to preserve testicular viability.en_US
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dc.publisherBioMedCentralen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://www.casesjournal.com/content/1/1/4en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1757-1626-1-4.pdfen_US
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0en_US
dc.titleTesticular trauma resulting in shock and systemic inflammatory response syndrome: a case reporten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1757-1626-1-4en_US
dc.identifier.pmid19379511en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsopenAccessen_US
dc.date.captured2009-04-27en_US


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This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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