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Further examination of Chloe's abdomen


What signs from the video above would reassure you that there is no acute abdominal pathology?

Our impression is that there is nothing seriously wrong with Chloe. One of the traps some people fall into is any child with chronic pain where no organic diagnosis has been made is just as likely as any other child to develop an acute problem. Can you think of a possible diagnosis in Chloe that would merit further medical attention?

Can you identify any other barriers to communication in this scenario?

Have a think about these questions and discuss with the group.

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