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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198698/successful-intravenous-immunoglobulin-treatment-in-pediatric-severe-dress-syndrome
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Nufar Marcus, Keren Smuel, Moran Almog, Dario Prais, Rachel Straussberg, Daniel Landau, Oded Scheuerman
BACKGROUND: Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) is a rare, potentially life-threatening delayed drug-induced hypersensitivity reaction. The most frequently reported drugs causing DRESS are aromatic antiepileptic agents. Prompt withdrawal of the offending drug and administering systemic corticosteroids is the most widely accepted and used treatment. The treatment of severe DRESS not responsive to systemic corticosteroids is uncertain. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe a case series of pediatric patients with DRESS who were treated successfully with intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIGs)...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198212/rubella-vaccination-in-india-identifying-broad-consequences-of-vaccine-introduction-and-key-knowledge-gaps
#2
A K Winter, S Pramanik, J Lessler, M Ferrari, B T Grenfell, C J E Metcalf
Rubella virus infection typically presents as a mild illness in children; however, infection during pregnancy may cause the birth of an infant with congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). As of February 2017, India began introducing rubella-containing vaccine (RCV) into the public-sector childhood vaccination programme. Low-level RCV coverage among children over several years can result in an increase in CRS incidence by increasing the average age of infection without sufficiently reducing rubella incidence. We evaluated the impact of RCV introduction on CRS incidence across India's heterogeneous demographic and epidemiological contexts...
December 4, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183824/zika-virus-infection-in-travelers-returning-from-countries-with-local-transmission-guangdong-china-2016
#3
Haimei Jia, Meng Zhang, Maoyu Chen, Zhiwen Yang, Jiansen Li, Guo Huang, Dawei Guan, Xiaoli Cen, Lijie Zhang, Qiwen Feng, Jianron Yi, De Wu, Haojie Zhong, Huilai Ma, Tie Song
BACKGROUND: Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne virus spreading rapidly in the Americas, Africa, and Asia. No indigenous ZIKV infection had been seen in China. We monitored ZIKV infection among travelers returning to Enping county from ZIKV transmitting countries from 1 March to 10 April 2016. METHODS: We analyzed data including interviews; conducted laboratory test on blood, urine, saliva, conjunctival swab or semen specimens for evidence of ZIKV infection; evaluated household for presence of Aedes mosquitoes or larvae...
November 25, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158768/acute-pancreatitis-in-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-caused-by-coxsackievirus-a16-case-report
#4
Byungsung Park, Hyuckjin Kwon, Kwanseop Lee, Minjae Kang
Coxsackievirus A16 (CA16), which primarily causes hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD), is associated with complications, such as encephalitis, acute flaccid paralysis, myocarditis, pericarditis, and shock. However, no case of pancreatitis associated with CA16 has been reported in children. We report a case of CA16-associated acute pancreatitis in a 3-year-old girl with HFMD. She was admitted because of poor oral intake and high fever for 1 day. Maculopapular rashes on both hands and feet and multiple vesicles on the soft palate were observed on physical examination...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145358/progress-in-rubella-and-congenital-rubella-syndrome-control-and-elimination-worldwide-2000-2016
#5
Gavin B Grant, Susan E Reef, Minal Patel, Jennifer K Knapp, Alya Dabbagh
Although rubella virus infection usually causes a mild fever and rash illness in children and adults, infection during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester, can result in miscarriage, fetal death, stillbirth, or infants with a constellation of congenital malformations known as congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) (1). Rubella is a leading vaccine-preventable cause of birth defects. Preventing these adverse pregnancy outcomes is the focus of rubella vaccination programs. In 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) updated guidance on the preferred strategy for introduction of rubella-containing vaccine (RCV) into national immunization schedules and recommended an initial vaccination campaign, usually targeting children aged 9 months-14 years (1)...
November 17, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141313/-tocilizumab-for-refractory-systemic-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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J M Lai, F Q Wu, Z X Zhou, M Kang, X L Huang, G X Su, S N Li, J Zhu, X N Wang
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and side effects of tocilizumab for the treatment of systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Method: In this prospective self case-control study, the children diagnosed with refractory systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis admitted to Department of Rheumatism and Immunology of Children's Hospital Affiliated to Capital Institute of Pediatrics from December 2013 to June 2016 were enrolled and information before and after treatment of tocilizumab was analyzed. The tocilizumab was introvenously guttae in a dose of 8-12 mg/kg every 2 weeks...
November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095244/contribution-of-co-detected-respiratory-viruses-and-patient-age-to-the-clinical-manifestations-of-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-pneumonia-in-children
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Mi Seon Han, Ki Wook Yun, Hoan Jong Lee, Ji Young Park, Kyuyol Rhie, Joon Kee Lee, Hyunju Lee, Young Ho Kwak, Do Kyun Kim, Dong In Suh, Eun Hwa Choi
BACKGROUND: The clinical spectrum of Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia is widely variable. This study evaluated the clinical manifestations of Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia in children of different age groups and by the presence of co-detected respiratory virus. METHODS: This study included children hospitalized with M. pneumoniae pneumonia between 2010 and 2015. At the time of pneumonia diagnosis, a nasopharyngeal aspirate was analyzed for respiratory viruses by RT-PCR...
October 31, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093135/epidemiology-of-pediatric-zika-virus-infections
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Isabel Griffin, Guoyan Zhang, Danielle Fernandez, Christina Cordero, Teresa Logue, Stephen L White, Anthoni Llau, Lakisha Thomas, Emily Moore, Pedro Noya-Chaveco, Marie Etienne, Mercedes Rojas, Cynthia Goldberg, Genevie Rodriguez, Alvaro Mejia-Echeverry, Edhelene Rico, Leah D Gillis, Marshall Cone, Reynald Jean, Lillian Rivera
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: In July 2016, local transmission of Zika virus (ZIKV) was announced in Miami-Dade County, Florida. In this report, we describe the epidemiology of pediatric ZIKV infections in locally acquired and travel-associated cases. METHODS: All children aged 1 to 17 years tested for ZIKV between October 1, 2015, and March 29, 2017, were included. SAS 9.4 was used to analyze age, sex, race and/or ethnicity, origin of exposure, onset date, affiliation with a household cluster, clinical symptoms, hospitalizations, viremia, viruria, and antibody detection in specimens...
December 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081840/scarlet-fever-a-guide-for-general-practitioners
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S Basetti, J Hodgson, T M Rawson, A Majeed
There has been an increase in the incidence of scarlet fever with most cases presenting in General Practice and Emergency Departments. Cases present with a distinctive macro-papular rash, usually in children. This article aims to increase awareness of scarlet fever by highlighting key symptoms and stating potential complications if untreated. In patients who have the typical symptoms, a prescription of a suitable antibiotic such as phenoxymethylpenicillin (Penicillin V) should be made immediately to reduce the risk of complications and the spread of infection...
September 2017: London Journal of Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958731/brainstem-infarction-associated-with-hhv-6-infection-in-an-infant
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Aya Wada, Kazuhiro Muramatsu, Yasuo Sunaga, Takahisa Mizuno, Mariko Takei, Satoshi Ogasawara, Miho Uchida, Kiwako Tsukida, Masahiko Tashiro
INTRODUCTION: The relevant literature includes several case reports on cerebral infarction in children with HHV-6 infection; however, there is no report of brain stem infarction. CASE: An 11-month-old girl was hospitalized because of fever. She was unable to stand up and meet her mother's gaze. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) indicated a right pons and mid-brain lesion; a diagnosis of brainstem infarction was made. After her fever subsided, a rash developed on her trunk and limbs; blood examination results indicated a primary HHV-6 infection...
September 25, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956547/acute-localized-exanthem-due-to-coxsackievirus-a4
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Francesco Drago, Giulia Ciccarese, Lodovica Gariazzo, Margherita Cioni, Aurora Parodi
Enteroviruses are the leading cause of exanthems in children, especially during summer and autumn. Enterovirus infections may occur in epidemics or small outbreaks. A 30-year-old woman presented with a three-day history of an erythematous maculopapular skin rash with petechiae localized exclusively under the nipple of the right breast. The skin eruption was associated with an erythematous-petechial enanthem. The patient complained of low-grade fever, headache, asthenia, sore throat and arthromyalgias. IgM (1:128) and IgG (1:640) antibodies against Coxsackievirus A4 were detected by the virus neutralization test...
September 1, 2017: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953009/borrelia-lymphocytoma-mimicking-butterfly-rash-in-a-pediatric-patient
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Mar Llamas-Velasco, Bruno Emilio Paredes
A 5-year-old girl presented with a facial butterfly rash that persisted for 5 months without arthralgia, fever, malaise, photosensitivity, or other symptoms. Lupus erythematosus was clinically suspected. All blood tests were negative or within normal values. Skin biopsy showed a dense nodular superficial and deep inflammatory infiltrate of lymphocytes that reaches subcutaneous tissue. The most striking histopathological finding was plasma cells with some perifollicular accentuation. Borrelia polymerase chain reaction assay of the tissue was positive, and we made the diagnoses of borrelia lymphocytoma mimicking butterfly rash of lupus erythematosus...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951104/detection-of-human-parvovirus-b19-in-serum-samples-from-children-under-5-years-of-age-with-rash-fever-illnesses-in-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo
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Tony Bokalanga Wawina, Olivier Mbaya Tshiani, Steve Mundeke Ahuka, Elisabeth Simbu Pukuta, Michel Ntetani Aloni, Christopher Jacob Kasanga, Jean-Jacques Tamfum Muyembe
BACKGROUND: It has been demonstrated that infection with human parvovirus B19 (B19V) is associated with rash-fever illnesses. The present study aimed to investigate B19V as an aetiological agent of rash-fever syndromes in Congolese children confirmed as measles and rubella IgM-negative. An ELISA IgM test and PCR were performed to screen for B19V. METHODS: A total of 177 archived serum samples were randomly selected from the measles biobank of the National Institute for Biomedical Research (INRB)...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942420/unique-manifestations-and-risk-factors-of-jarisch-herxheimer-reaction-during-treatment-of-child-congenital-syphilis
#14
Caiying Wang, Shuxin He, Hongling Yang, Yuhuan Liu, Yang Zhao, Lin Pang
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this retrospective study was to summarise the clinical manifestations of, and to analyse the incidence and risk factors of, Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction (JHR) during the treatment of children with symptomatic congenital syphilis. METHODS: Clinical data of 60 children with clinically and laboratory diagnosed congenital syphilis, hospitalised in Beijing Ditan Hospital between January 2010 and November 2015, were collected and analysed. RESULTS: A total of 11 patients with congenital syphilis (11/60, 18...
September 23, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937791/web-based-surveillance-of-illness-in-childcare-centers
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Natalie Schellpfeffer, Abaigeal Collins, David C Brousseau, Emily T Martin, Andrew Hashikawa
School absenteeism is an inefficient and unspecific metric for measuring community illness and does not provide surveillance during summertime. Web-based biosurveillance of childcare centers may represent a novel way to efficiently monitor illness outbreaks year-round. A web-based biosurveillance program ( sickchildcare.org ) was created and implemented in 4 childcare centers in a single Michigan county. Childcare providers were trained to report sick children who required exclusion or had parent-reported absences due to illness...
September 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881549/-study-on-the-immunogenicity-and-safety-of-recombinant-b-subunit-whole-cell-cholera-vaccine-infused-with-antacids-in-healthy-population-at-ages-of-2-6-years
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T Huang, R C Li, D P Liu
Objective: To assess the immunogenicity and safety of recombinant B-subunit/whole cell cholera vaccine (rBS/WC) oral cholera vaccine (Ora Vacs) infused with antacids in healthy population at ages of 2-6 years. Methods: Between December 2009 and January 2010, we recruited 900 volunteers aged 2-6 years od through giving out recruitment notice for the eligible children's parents from different vaccination clinics of Chongzuo city in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. This study was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, and subjects were randomly (2∶1) assigned to receive Cholera vaccine infused with antacids or placebo, and observed for safety...
September 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866699/a-sudden-paediatric-death-due-to-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-the-importance-of-vigilance
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R Rahimi, E Omar, T S Tuan Soh, S F A Mohd Nawi, S Md Noor
BACKGROUND: Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is caused by enteroviruses such as Coxsackie virus A16 (CVA16) and Enterovirus 71 (EV71). The diagnostic hallmarks are oral ulcers and maculo-papular or vesicular rash on the hands and feet. Severe form of this disease can lead to death due to neurological and cardiopulmonary complications. This case report aims to describe a fatal case of HFMD with minimal oral and skin manifestations. CASE REPORT: A four-year-old girl was brought to a hospital after suddenly becoming unresponsive at home...
August 2017: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845042/factors-determining-parents-decisions-to-bring-their-children-to-the-pediatric-emergency-department-for-a-minor-illness
#18
Sigita Burokienė, Juozas Raistenskis, Emilija Burokaitė, Rimantė Čerkauskienė, Vytautas Usonis
BACKGROUND The number of children visiting Emergency Departments (EDs) is increasing in Lithuania; therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the factors influencing the parental decision to bring their child to the ED for a minor illness that could be managed in a primary healthcare setting, and to compare parents' and medical professionals' attitudes toward a child's health status and need for urgent care. MATERIAL AND METHODS A prospective observational study was performed at the tertiary-level teaching Children's Hospital in Vilnius...
August 28, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770976/non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-nsaids-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Christopher Eccleston, Tess E Cooper, Emma Fisher, Brian Anderson, Nick Mr Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization guidelines for pharmacological treatments for children's persisting pain acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. While in the past pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, views on children's pain have changed over time, and relief of pain is now seen as important...
August 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737843/non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-nsaids-for-cancer-related-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
#20
REVIEW
Tess E Cooper, Lauren C Heathcote, Brian Anderson, Marie-Claude Grégoire, Gustaf Ljungman, Christopher Eccleston
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for pharmacological treatments for persisting pain in children acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. Views on children's pain have changed over time and relief of pain is now seen as important. In the past, pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, and it was assumed that children quickly forgot about painful experiences...
July 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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