Case 6: Coin rubbing

Matthew M. Leonard, Bryant Cameron Webb, Adetolu Olufunmilayo Oyewo, Marcus L. Martin

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


A young Asian mother brings her 5-year-old daughter to the Emergency Department (ED) for evaluation of a fever and cough. As you introduce yourself, the mother smiles and maintains little eye contact. The mother and patient speak very little English and most of the history is obtained from a family friend. The family friend informs you that the patient has been sick for a long time. When you ask if she has taken any medicine for the fever, the friend replies "yes, pills." Despite further questioning, you are unable to obtain any history regarding the identity or quantity of pills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDiversity and Inclusion in Quality Patient Care
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783319228402
ISBN (Print)9783319228396
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Bruising
  • Cai gio
  • Child abuse
  • Coin rubbing
  • Coining
  • Ecchymotic lesions
  • Fever
  • Gua sha
  • Rash
  • Vietnamese medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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