Vomiting and diarrhoea is a common presenting complaint in paediatrics. Most often it is due to a benign and self-limiting infectious illness. Here, we explore the diagnostic journey of a 7-month-old infant with these symptoms presenting in a secondary care hospital and the overnight clinical problem solving involved in tackling the unexpected complexities.
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Contributors EJ, JES and SA are all contributing authors by ICMJE criteria. SA is the guarantor.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.