A fatal case of colic

Pediatr Emerg Care. 1992 Jun;8(3):171-2. doi: 10.1097/00006565-199206000-00016.


The potential causes of excessive, prolonged crying in early infancy represent a broad range of conditions. The underlying etiology causing an acute episode of crying may not be recognized in a single emergency department encounter. An adverse outcome may result when an infant with unexplained crying is discharged with a diagnosis of colic.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child Abuse / diagnosis*
  • Colic / diagnosis*
  • Crying*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Diagnostic Errors
  • Emergencies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant