The 2012 PEMpix photograph competition award winner: making a case for pringles-flavored carrots

Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Dec;30(12):900-1. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000294.


This is a case report of a 14-year-old boy with autism who presented with photophobia. Physical examination was significant for bilateral corneal ulcers. Differential diagnosis of this chief complaint and the management of the suspected condition are discussed. This case was presented at the Section of Emergency Medicine Meeting at the National Conference and Exhibition of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2012 and was awarded first place in the PEMpix photograph competition.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Autistic Disorder / complications
  • Awards and Prizes
  • Corneal Ulcer / diagnosis*
  • Corneal Ulcer / therapy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nutrition Disorders
  • Photography
  • Vitamin A Deficiency / diagnosis*
  • Vitamin A Deficiency / therapy
  • Xerophthalmia / diagnosis*
  • Xerophthalmia / therapy