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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731669/-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-with-vertebral-involvement-and-soft-tissue-extension-clinical-case
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Tai C Luong, Adriana Scrigni, Marcela Paglia, Mariano Garavaglia, Nuria Aisenberg, Hernán Rowensztein, Claudia Sampor
Langerhans cell histiocytosis is a heterogeneous disease of unknown etiology characterized by proliferation of Langerhans cells. It is a rare disease. Bone involvement is common but vertebral disease is rare. We present a 4 year old patient with abdominal pain and neurologic symptoms. Magnetic resonance showed vertebra plana in D9 with involvement of paravertebral soft tissues. The child underwent surgery for decompression and biopsy. Biopsy confirmed Langerhans cell histiocytosis. She was treated with vinblastine and prednisone during 6 months following LCH-III with complete recovery of neurologic symptoms...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726663/-peculiarities-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-children-with-neurological-pathology
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O Zubarenko, G Kopiyka, T Kravchenko, L Koval, K Gurienko
Neurological disorders in children highly affect the course of pneumonia, its outcome and the development of possible complications. The aim of the study was to reveal clinical and paraclinical features of community-acquired pneumonia in younger children with neurologic pathology infantile cerebral palsy. Under observation were 37 children with community-acquired pneumonia aged 1 to 3 years that suffered from spastic forms of infantile cerebral palsy. The comparison group consisted of 30 children with community-acquired pneumonia without any concomitant neurological pathology...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723825/feasibility-of-conducting-autism-biomarker-research-in-the-clinical-setting
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Laura Sices, Katherine Pawlowski, Laura Farfel, Deirdre Phillips, Yamini Howe, David M Cochran, Roula Choueiri, Peter W Forbes, Stephanie J Brewster, Jean A Frazier, Ann Neumeyer, Carolyn Bridgemohan
OBJECTIVE: Recruitment and completion of research activities during regular clinical care has the potential to increase research participation in complex neurodevelopmental disorders. We evaluated the feasibility, and effect on clinical care, of conducting biomarker research within a subspecialty clinical visit for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). METHODS: Children, aged 5 to 10 years, were recruited by providers in ASD clinics at 5 institutions. Biomarkers collected were growth measurements, head circumference, neurologic and dysmorphology examinations, digit ratio (2D:4D) measurement, and platelet serotonin and urinary melatonin sulfate excretion levels...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719391/pediatric-and-congenital-hand-transplantation
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Sandra Amaral, L Scott Levin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We review the approach and challenges associated with pediatric hand transplantation, including new knowledge gleaned from our recent case of bilateral hand-forearm transplantation in an 8-year old child. RECENT FINDINGS: Bilateral heterologous hand-forearm transplantation was performed in a child with a prior kidney transplant in July 2015. The initial surgery necessitated a large team of experts in microvascular surgery, transplant surgery, orthopedics and plastic surgery as well as pediatric anesthesia...
July 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714631/-velopharyngeal-insufficiency-in-children
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Anthony De Buys Roessingh, Oumama El Ezzi, Céline Richard, Céline Béguin, Chantal Zbinden-Trichet, Giorgio La Scala, Igor Leuchter
Velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) represents an incomplete closure between the soft palate and the posterior pharyngeal wall. Its etiology can be anatomical (cleft palate), neurologic, or iatrogenic (after adenoidectomy). The evaluation of a VPI begins with a through speech and language assessment and can be complemented by instrumental investigations. VPI treatment relies on its early identification, followed by a specific speech therapy management. Surgery is performed in case of no improvement with speech therapy or in case of an anatomical defect not allowing the child to improve...
February 15, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713667/absent-congenital-cervical-pedicle-nearly-misdiagnosed-as-a-facet-dislocation-a-case-report
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Scott Safir, Jonathan Rasouli, Jeremy Steinberger, Branko Skovrlj, Amish Doshi, Konstantinos Margetis, Saadi Ghatan
BACKGROUND: Cervical spinal injury encompasses up to 1.5% of all pediatric injuries. Children, and more specifically infants, are a difficult subset of patients to obtain neurological exam in the setting of trauma, thus necessitating the use of cervical X-rays, CT scans, and MRI imaging. CASE DESCRIPTION: A healthy, 15-month-old boy had an unwitnessed fall down a flight of stairs and received a CT scan of the head and cervical spine in the emergency department due to cephalohematoma and mechanism of injury...
September 2017: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery: Advanced Techniques and Case Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708086/celiac-disease-presenting-with-peripheral-neuropathy-in-children-a-case-report
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Alessandra Pacitto, Alessandra Paglino, Lorenza Di Genova, Alberto Leonardi, Edoardo Farinelli, Nicola Principi, Giuseppe di Cara, Susanna Esposito
Background: Clinically relevant neurological manifestations in children with celiac disease (CD) are unusual, especially when they are considered as signs of the onset of the disease. In this paper, a case of Guillain-Barrè syndrome (GBS) as the first manifestation of CD in a 23-month-old child is reported. Case presentation: We describe a case of CD onset with peripheral neuropathy in a 23-month-old Bulgarian boy presenting with a sudden refusal to walk and absence of deep tendon reflexes in both lower limbs...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695492/patterns-of-acute-poisoning-with-pesticides-in-the-paediatric-age-group
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Kavinda Chandimal Dayasiri, Shaluka F Jayamanne, Chamilka Y Jayasinghe
BACKGROUND: Pesticides are identified as one of the dangerous poisons globally in children and are associated with increased short- and long-term morbidity. Pesticide poisoning is the most common method of self-poisoning among adults in rural Sri Lanka, and the clinical management is associated with significant healthcare costs to the country. There is however little data published on acute pesticide poisoning among children in rural Sri Lanka. The current study aimed to comprehensively evaluate clinical profiles, harmful first aid measures, emergency clinical management, complications and outcomes related to acute pesticide poisoning among children in the rural community of Sri Lanka...
December 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694635/symptomatic-vertebral-hemangioma-in-a-young-child
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William Martin, Ravi Rajmohan, Muhittin Belirgen
Vertebral hemangiomas (VHs) are the most common benign vertebral neoplasm and typically are asymptomatic, only to be discovered incidentally on imaging from the fourth to fifth decade of life. Seldom do they enlarge to a point of compression, causing pain and focal neurologic deficits. We present the rare case of an 8-year-old female who presented with paraparesis after a fall. Imaging revealed a pathological fracture of the T8 vertebra with retropulsion and spinal cord compression from both fracture and epidural tumor tissue...
July 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687558/seizure-management-in-children-requiring-palliative-care-a-review-of-current-practice
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Nicola Harris, Megumi Baba, Charlotte Mellor, Rebekah Rogers, Kirsty Taylor, Antonia Beringer, Peta Sharples
OBJECTIVES: Controlling seizures in children approaching death can be difficult, and there is a limited evidence base to guide best practice. We compared current practice against the guidance for seizure management produced by the Association of Paediatric Palliative Medicine (APPM). METHODS: Retrospective case note review of episodes of challenging seizure management in children receiving end-of-life care over a 10-year period (2006-2015) in the south-west region of England...
July 7, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668218/-severe-nutritional-rickets-in-young-children-resurgence-of-an-old-disease
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S Estrade, C Majorel, N Tahhan, Y Dulac, C Baunin, I Gennero, Y Chaix, J-P Salles, T Edouard
Nutritional rickets remains a significant public health issue for children worldwide. Although it has almost disappeared in industrialized countries following routine vitamin D supplementation, recent evidence suggests an increasing incidence, especially in young children. In addition to the classical clinical consequences on bone and the growth plate, rickets may also be associated with life-threatening neurological and cardiac complications in the most severe forms. Consequently, early screening and treatment are required...
June 28, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667183/occipital-headaches-and-neuroimaging-in-children
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Joshua J Bear, Amy A Gelfand, Peter J Goadsby, Nancy Bass
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the common thinking, as reinforced by the International Classification of Headache Disorders, 3rd edition (beta), that occipital headaches in children are rare and suggestive of serious intracranial pathology. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review cohort study of all patients ≤18 years of age referred to a university child neurology clinic for headache in 2009. Patients were stratified by headache location: solely occipital, occipital plus other area(s) of head pain, or no occipital involvement...
June 30, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659361/parenting-stress-trajectories-in-mothers-of-very-preterm-infants-to-2-years
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Peter H Gray, Dawn M Edwards, Kristen Gibbons
OBJECTIVE: To examine levels of parenting stress in mothers of preterm and term infants when the children were 2 years old; to determine the trajectory of stress over three time periods and to examine the association of maternal and neonatal factors and developmental outcomes with parenting stress. DESIGN: It is a prospective longitudinal study to determine parenting stress in mothers of preterm and term infants with outcomes having been previously obtained at 4 and 12 months...
June 28, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653514/-at-the-intersection-of-neurology-and-psychiatry-the-impact-of-the-differential-diagnosis
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K Ackerman
Psychotic symptoms in the context of a neurological pathology, like a multiple sclerosis have been described for the first time by Cottrell and Wilson in 1926. The differential diagnosis between organic disease and psychiatric illness, when confronted to the onset of psychotic symptoms is essential. The somatic examination is essential to guide the best clinical care. The implications of a delay in diagnosis are both medical, psychological but also prognostic. This article will discuss the situation of a young 16 years old patient, cannabis user, with atypical psychotic symptoms for several months, for which the diagnosis ofmultiple sclerosis was finally established, after an hospitalization in a child and juvenile psychiatry unit...
2017: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649563/symptomatic-congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-children-of-seropositive-women
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Ines Mack, Marie-Anne Burckhardt, Ulrich Heininger, Friederike Prüfer, Sven Schulzke, Sven Wellmann
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most frequent congenital virus infection worldwide. The risk of congenital CMV (cCMV) transmission is highest in seronegative women who acquire primary CMV infection during pregnancy. A growing body of evidence indicates that secondary CMV infections in pregnant women with preconceptual immunity (either through reactivation of latent virus or re-infection with a new strain of CMV) contribute to a much greater proportion of symptomatic cCMV than was previously thought. Here, we describe a case of symptomatic cCMV infection in the newborn of a woman with proven immunity prior to pregnancy...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649320/food-allergy-in-a-child-with-de-novo-kat6a-mutation
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Varpu Elenius, Tuire Lähdesmäki, Marja Hietala, Tuomas Jartti
Crying combined with miscellaneous gastrointestinal symptoms are typical symptoms of infant with food allergy, but are also common among children with abnormal neurological development. Mutations in KAT6A gene is known to cause a syndrome characterized by developmental delay, hypotonia, cardiac defects, microcephaly, specific facial features and early feeding problems. However, these feeding problems have not earlier been specified. We present the first reported case of a DBPCFC confirmed food allergy in a child with KAT6A mutation whose feeding problems resolved with elimination diet...
2017: Clinical and Translational Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645047/neurological-condition-assessed-with-the-hempel-examination-and-cognition-and-behaviour-at-4years
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Pamela Schendelaar, Jorien Seggers, Maas Jan Heineman, Mijna Hadders-Algra
AIM: To investigate associations between neurological condition, assessed with the Hempel examination, in terms of minor neurological dysfunction (MND) and neurological optimality, and cognition and behaviour at 4years. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional analyses within a prospective, assessor-blinded follow-up study. SUBJECTS: Four-year-old singletons born to subfertile parents (n=235; 120 boys). OUTCOME MEASURES: Outcome parameters were complex minor neurological dysfunction (complex MND) and the neurological optimality score (NOS)...
June 20, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640217/suboptimal-iodine-concentration-in-breastmilk-and-inadequate-iodine-intake-among-lactating-women-in-norway
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Sigrun Henjum, Anne Marie Lilleengen, Inger Aakre, Anna Dudareva, Elin Lovise Folven Gjengedal, Helle Margrete Meltzer, Anne Lise Brantsæter
Breastfed infants depend on sufficient maternal iodine intake for optimal growth and neurological development. Despite this, few studies have assessed iodine concentrations in human milk and there is currently no published data on iodine status among lactating women in Norway. The aim of this study was to assess iodine concentrations in breast milk (BMIC) in lactating women and estimate iodine intake. Five Mother and Child Health Centres in Oslo were randomly selected during 2016, and 175 lactating women between 2nd and 28th weeks postpartum participated...
June 22, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637781/detecting-optic-nerve-head-swelling-on-ultrasound-and-optical-coherence-tomography-in-children-and-young-people-an-observational-study
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Annegret Hella Dahlmann-Noor, Gillian W Adams, Moritz Claudius Daniel, Alison Davis, Joanne Hancox, Melanie Hingorani, Patricia Ibanez, Becky McPhee, Himanshu Patel, Marie Restori, Clare Roberts, Maria Theodorou, James Acheson
BACKGROUND: Following high-profile cases, referrals for evaluation of 'suspicious optic discs' to eye clinics in the UK have sharply increased, asking ophthalmologists to reliably distinguish between true and pseudopapilloedema. Optic nerve sheath dilatation (ONSD) on ocular ultrasound (US) is considered a reliable sign of true papilloedema, but this test is not widely available. Recently, anterior bowing of Bruch's membrane (BM) and increased retinal nerve fibre layer thickness on optical coherence tomography (OCT) have emerged as indicators of intracranial hypertension, and OCT is widely available...
June 21, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626543/cerebral-stroke-in-a-teenage-girl-with-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria
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Francesco Gervasi, Lucia D'Amelio, Antonino Trizzino, Fabrizia Ferraro, Delia Russo, Giuseppe Santangelo, Francesca Cardella, Angela Trizzino, Floriana Di Marco, Piero Farruggia
We report a case of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) in a 14 year-old girl presenting a cerebral arterial thrombosis. The initial diagnosis was carential anemia due to menarche following identification of slight macrocytic anemia, leucopenia and mild thrombocytopenia at routine blood analysis. The child was eventually referred to a children's hospital after the onset of progressive fatigue, anorexia and paleness. Severe anemia (hemoglobin 6 g/dL) with negative Coombs test, mild leucopenia (white blood cells 4...
June 1, 2017: Hematology Reports
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