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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042868/characteristics-and-prognosis-of-hepatic-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-children-10-years-of-experience-at-a-university-hospital-in-korea
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Chae-Yeon Min, Joo Young Song, Su Jin Jeong
PURPOSE: Studies on cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections in immunocompetent children are lacking, and minimal information is available in the medical literature on hepatic manifestations and complications of CMV. The aims of this study were to evaluate the clinical characteristics, laboratory data, and prognosis of children with CMV hepatitis, and to investigate its prevalence at a single medical center in Korea over a 10-year period. METHODS: One hundred thirty-two children diagnosed with CMV infection based on specific markers (anti-CMV IgM, CMV polymerase chain reaction in blood and urine, or CMV culture of urine) were included in the study...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039160/influenza-vaccines-for-preventing-acute-otitis-media-in-infants-and-children
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REVIEW
Mohd N Norhayati, Jacqueline J Ho, Mohd Y Azman
BACKGROUND: Acute otitis media (AOM) is one of the most common infectious diseases in children. It has been reported that 64% of infants have an episode of AOM by the age of six months and 86% by one year. Although most cases of AOM are due to bacterial infection, it is commonly triggered by a viral infection. In most children AOM is self limiting, but it does carry a risk of complications. Since antibiotic treatment increases the risk of antibiotic resistance, influenza vaccines might be an effective way of reducing this risk by preventing the development of AOM...
October 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035302/oligoarticular-hemarthroses-and-osteomyelitis-complicating-pasteurella-meningitis-in-an-infant
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Charles Nathan Nessle, Allison K Black, Justin Farge, Victoria A Statler
A 5-month-old previously healthy female presented with a one-week history of fever and increased fussiness. Her presentation revealed an ill-appearing infant with an exam and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) studies concerning bacterial meningitis; CSF cultures grew Pasteurella multocida. Additionally, brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated cervical osteomyelitis. Despite multiple days of antibiotic therapy, she remained febrile with continued pain; MRI showed oligoarticular effusions, and aspiration of these joints yielded bloody aspirates...
October 16, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020247/assessment-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-arterolane-maleate-piperaquine-phosphate-dispersible-tablets-in-comparison-with-artemether-lumefantrine-dispersible-tablets-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-uncomplicated-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-a-phase-3-randomized
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Offianan Andre Toure, Victor Mwapasa, Issaka Sagara, Oumar Gaye, Ricardo Thompson, Aishwarya V Maheshwar, Pitabas Mishra, Narendra Behra, Antoinette K Tshefu, Rashmi R Das, Anupkumar R Anvikar, Pradeep Sharma, Arjun Roy, Sanjay K Sharma, Amit Nasa, Rajinder K Jalali, Neena Valecha
Background: Administration of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) to infant and young children can be challenging. A formulation with accurate dose and ease of administration will improve adherence and compliance in children. The fixed-dose combination dispersible tablet of arterolane maleate (AM) 37.5 mg and piperaquine phosphate (PQP) 187.5 mg can make dosing convenient in children. Methods: This multicenter (India and Africa), comparative, parallel-group trial enrolled 859 patients aged 6 months to 12 years with Plasmodium falciparum malaria...
August 29, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016324/hemoglobin-levels-and-the-risk-of-malaria-in-papua-new-guinean-infants-a-nested-cohort-study
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Patrick Lombardo, Paul Vaucher, Patricia Rarau, Ivo Mueller, Bernard Favrat, Nicolas Senn
Studies are available that assess the risk of malaria in accordance to the body's iron store and the systematic iron supplementation of preschool children. However, only a few studies evaluated the temporal association between hemoglobin and malaria and their results are opposing. A total of 1,650 3-month-old Papua New Guinean infants were enrolled in this study and followed-up for 12 months. The risk of malaria was assessed in all children every 3 months and with each episode of fever. The incidence of clinical malaria between 3 and 15 months of age was 249 cases per 1,000 infants per year...
September 25, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989154/-influential-factors-associated-with-2-week-prevalence-of-fever-and-diarrhea-among-infants-and-young-children-at-the-age-of-6-23-months-in-poor-rural-areas
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Xu Zhou, Junqun Fang, Jiayou Luo, Hua Wang, Qiyun Du, Guangwen Huang, Binbin Feng, Qinghua Quan
To investigate the status and influential factors associated with 2-week prevalence of fever and diarrhea among infants and young children at the age of 6-23 months in poor rural areas.
 Methods: A total of 8 735 rural infants and young children aged 6-23 months in 30 poor counties of Wuling Mountains and Luoxiao Mountains in Hunan Province were selected in August 2015, and the questionnaires were used to collect information on the prevalence of fever and diarrhea, person and families, and feeding status...
September 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965695/-evaluating-a-child-after-a-febrile-seizure-insights-on-three-important-issues
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S Auvin, M Antonios, G Benoist, M-A Dommergues, F Corrard, V Gajdos, C Gras Leguen, E Launay, A Salaün, L Titomanlio, L Vallée, M Milh
Febrile seizures (FS) are the most common seizures seen in the paediatric population in the out-of-hospital and emergency department settings, and they account for the majority of seizures seen in children younger than 5 years old. An FS is a seizure accompanied by fever, without central nervous system infection, occurring in children between 6 months and 5 years old. Five criteria have been used and taught to classify any FS as simple or complex FS. These factors do not bear the same significance for clinical practice, in particular, the decision to perform a lumbar puncture for cerebrospinal fluid analysis to rule out an intracranial infection...
September 28, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962118/clinical-characteristics-and-electroencephalogram-analysis-of-levetiracetam-in-the-treatment-of-children-with-febrile-seizure-recurrence
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Xue-Chao Li, Ling-Ling Lu, Jian-Zhong Wang, Miao Wang, Yu Gao, Ye-Xin Lin, Zhong-Hou Han
Febrile seizure is the most common neurologic disorder in infants and children. This study aimed to elaborate safe and effective therapy for preventing FS recurrence by levetiracetam (LEV). A prospective study was performed in two groups of children, the no treatment group (n=51, 24.1±9.0 months) and the LEV treatment group (n=45, 23.3±8.9 months). The findings demonstrated that a significant difference (P<0.01) was observed between the no treatment group 51.0% (26/51) and LEV treatment group 15.5% (7/45) in terms of FS recurrence after 50 weeks...
September 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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/28946922/nbas-mutations-cause-acute-liver-failure-when-acetaminophen-is-not-a-culprit
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Pier Luigi Calvo, Francesco Tandoi, Tobias B Haak, Andrea Brunati, Michele Pinon, Dominic Dell Olio, Renato Romagnoli, Marco Spada
BACKGROUND: Pediatric acute-liver-failure due to acetaminophen (APAP) administration at therapeutic dosage is rare, while viral infections and metabolic defects are the prevalent causes. Yet, as acetaminophen is routinely used in febrile illnesses, it may be mistakenly held responsible for the acute liver damage. CASE PRESENTATION: An 11 month old boy had been on acetaminophen for 10 days (total dose 720 mg = 72 mg/kg) when he developed acute-liver-failure with encephalopathy...
September 25, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
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 22, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928611/brugada-syndrome-in-children-stepping-into-unchartered-territory
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REVIEW
Shashank P Behere, Steven N Weindling
Brugada syndrome (BrS) is an autosomal dominant inherited channelopathy. It is associated with a typical pattern of ST-segment elevation in the precordial leads V1-V3 and potentially lethal ventricular arrhythmias in otherwise healthy patients. It is frequently seen in young Asian males, in whom it has previously been described as sudden unexplained nocturnal death syndrome. Although it typically presents in young adults, it is also known to present in children and infants, especially in the presence of fever...
September 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912993/bilateral-peritonsillar-abscess-in-an-infant-an-unusual-presentation-of-sore-throat
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Mariana Manzoni Seerig, Letícia Chueiri, Janaina Jacques, Maria Fernanda Piccoli Cardoso de Mello, Martin Batista Coutinho da Silva, Daniel Buffon Zatt, Rosana Cristine Otero Cunha, Andre Souza de Albuquerque Maranhão
INTRODUCTION: Peritonsillar abscess is considered a suppurative complication of acute tonsillitis. It is usually unilateral and clinically evident bilateral presentation is uncommon. The condition affects mainly children older than 10 years and young adults. Herein we present a rare case of bilateral peritonsillar abscess in an infant. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 1-year-old boy presented with a two-day history of worsening sore throat, loss of appetite, vomiting, and fever...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887788/the-clinical-and-serological-profile-of-pediatric-dengue
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Sujatha Ramabhatta, Saravanan Palaniappan, Navya Hanumantharayappa, Shaik Vajidunnisa Begum
OBJECTIVE: To classify suspected dengue into dengue, dengue with warning signs and severe dengue, based on clinical features as per the revised WHO guidelines with special emphasis on serology. METHODS: It was a prospective cross-sectional study for five years from 2011-2016 in a tertiary care medical college hospital in Bangalore. All cases of fever of three to five days duration with symptoms like dengue were enrolled for the study. They were categorized into three groups as per the Revised WHO 2012 criteria...
September 8, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871368/infected-multilocular-hydrocephalus-treated-by-rigid-and-flexible-endoscopes-with-electromagnetic-guided-neuronavigation-a-case-report
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Ryuji Ishizaki, Yuzuru Tashiro
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic surgery assisted by a navigation system has greatly aided treatment of infected multilocular hydrocephalus, especially in children. CASE REPORT: We describe a 2-year-old boy with multilocular hydrocephalus caused by repeated shunt infection, presenting with fever and vomiting. Magnetic resonance images (MRI) showed extraventricular cysts and severe ventricular deformity. There were three ventriculoperitoneal shunts and one residual ventricular catheter...
September 4, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855716/a-genome-wide-association-analysis-identifies-nmnat2-and-hcp5-as-susceptibility-loci-for-kawasaki-disease
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Jae-Jung Kim, Sin Weon Yun, Jeong Jin Yu, Kyung Lim Yoon, Kyung-Yil Lee, Hong-Ryang Kil, Gi Beom Kim, Myung-Ki Han, Min Seob Song, Hyoung Doo Lee, Kee Soo Ha, Sejung Sohn, Todd A Johnson, Atsushi Takahashi, Michiaki Kubo, Tatsuhiko Tsunoda, Kaoru Ito, Yoshihiro Onouchi, Young Mi Hong, Gi Young Jang, Jong-Keuk Lee
Kawasaki disease (KD), a systemic vasculitis of infants and children, manifests as fever and mucocutaneous inflammation. Although its etiology is largely unknown, the epidemiological data suggest that genetic factors are important in KD susceptibility. To identify genetic variants influencing KD susceptibility, we performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) and replication study using a total of 915 children with KD and 4553 controls in the Korean population. Six single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in three loci were associated significantly with KD susceptibility (P<1...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836701/bsaci-guideline-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-peanut-and-tree-nut-allergy
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G Stiefel, K Anagnostou, R J Boyle, N Brathwaite, P Ewan, A T Fox, P Huber, D Luyt, S J Till, C Venter, A T Clark
Peanut nut and tree nut allergy are characterised by IgE mediated reactions to nut proteins. Nut allergy is a global disease. Limited epidemiological data suggest varying prevalence in different geographical areas. Primary nut allergy affects over 2% of children and 0.5% of adults in the UK. Infants with severe eczema and/or egg allergy have a higher risk of peanut allergy. Primary nut allergy presents most commonly in the first five years of life, often after the first known ingestion with typical rapid onset IgE-mediated symptoms...
June 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830224/testing-ecological-and-universal-models-of-body-shape-and-child-health-using-a-global-sample-of-infants-and-young-children
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Craig Hadley, Daniel J Hruschka
AIM: To test whether a risk of child illness is best predicted by deviations from a population-specific growth distribution or a universal growth distribution. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Child weight for height and child illness data from 433 776 children (1-59 months) from 47 different low and lower income countries are used in regression models to estimate for each country the child basal weight for height. This study assesses the extent to which individuals within populations deviate from their basal slenderness...
August 22, 2017: Annals of Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813007/the-efficacy-of-bifidobacterium-longum-bori-and-lactobacillus-acidophilus-ad031-probiotic-treatment-in-infants-with-rotavirus-infection
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Myeong Soo Park, Bin Kwon, Seockmo Ku, Geun Eog Ji
A total of 57 infants hospitalized with rotavirus disease were included in this study. The children were randomly divided into the study's two treatment groups: three days of the oral administration of (i) a probiotics formula containing both Bifidobacterium longum BORI and Lactobacillus acidophilus AD031 (N = 28); or (ii) a placebo (probiotic-free skim milk, N = 29) and the standard therapy for diarrhea. There were no differences in age, sex, or blood characteristics between the two groups. When the 57 cases completed the protocol, the duration of the patients' diarrhea was significantly shorter in the probiotics group (4...
August 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799220/c-reactive-protein-concentrations-can-help-to-determine-which-febrile-infants-under-three-months-should-receive-blood-cultures-during-influenza-seasons
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Weiran Li, Shuanghong Luo, Yu Zhu, Yang Wen, Min Shu, Chaomin Wan
AIM: We explored whether C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations could indicate which infants with fever without source (FWS) should receive undergo blood culture tests during influenza seasons. METHODS: This retrospective study focused on patients under three months of age with FWS who had received blood culture tests at the West China Second University Hospital Paediatric Emergency Department during the influenza seasons from June 2013 to January 2015. The statistical analysis comprised: specificity, sensitivity, multilevel likelihood ratios, receiver operating characteristic analysis and a multivariate logistic regression model...
August 11, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
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