The child with a neck swelling

Kayleigh is a 13-year-old girl who has recently noticed a neck swelling. Please examine her.

Stage: 2 of 13

From the end of the bed, you notice a well-looking teenage girl with an obvious neck swelling.


Introduce yourself. Then ask the child which school and which grade she is in.

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