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Fever in children and infant

Li-Hong Shang, Li-Jing Xiong, Li-Rong Liu, Xiao-Zhi Deng, Xiao-Li Xie
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the epidemiological and clinical features of calicivirus-associated diarrhea in hospitalized children in Chengdu, China in recent years. METHODS: The clinical data of 267 children with calicivirus-associated diarrhea aged <5 years who were hospitalized in Chengdu Women and Children's Central Hospital (the only sentinel hospital for sample collection of pediatric viral diarrhea in Chengdu, Sichuan) between January 2012 and December 2014 were retrospectively studied...
October 2016: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
Matthew P Lungren, Will S Lindquester, F Glen Seidel, Nishita Kothry, Eric J Monroe, Giri Shivaram, Anne E Gill, Matthew C Hawkins
PURPOSE: To describe and assess the technical success and safety of ultrasound guided liver biopsy with gelatin sponge pledget tract embolization technique in infants less than 10 kg across three tertiary pediatric hospitals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: There were 67 pediatric patients weighing less than 10 kg (36 males; 31 females; average age 202 days; average weight 6 kg, range 1.5 kg to 9.9 kg) referred for liver biopsy performed with ultrasound guidance and gelatin sponge pledget tract embolization during a two year period...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Soo-Hong Kim, Yong-Hoon Cho, Hae-Young Kim
PURPOSE: Spontaneous colon perforations are usually encountered as necrotizing enterocolitis in the neonatal period, but occur rarely in infants and children without pathological conditions. This study was conducted to describe its clinical implication beyond the neonatal period. METHODS: Cases of spontaneous colon perforation confirmed after the operation were reviewed retrospectively and the clinicopathological characteristics were analyzed. Clinical data were compared according to the presence of pneumoperitoneum as initial findings...
September 2016: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Ousseny Zerbo, Berwick Chan, Kristin Goddard, Ned Lewis, Karin Bok, Nicola P Klein, Roger Baxter
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: We describe the establishment of a dynamic database linking mothers to newborns with the goal of studying vaccine safety in both pregnant women and their children and provide results of a study utilizing this database as a proof of concept. METHODS: All Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC) live births and their mothers were eligible for inclusion in the pregnancy database. We used the medical record number (MRN), a unique identifier, to retrieve information about events that occurred during the pregnancy and at delivery and linked this same MRN to newborns for post-partum follow up...
October 7, 2016: Vaccine
J Arístegui, J Ferrer, I Salamanca, E Garrote, A Partidas, M San-Martin, B San-Jose
BACKGROUND: Rotavirus is acknowledged as an important cause of paediatric gastroenteritis worldwide. In Spain, comprehensive data on the burden of rotavirus disease was lacking. METHODS: A prospective, multicenter, observational study was carried out, during the winter season, from October to April 2014 in selected areas of Spain (Catalonia, Basque Country, Andalusia) to estimate the frequency and characteristics of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) and rotavirus gastroenteritis (RVGE) in children ≤3 years of age seeking medical care in primary care and emergency department centres...
October 10, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
Khuen F Ng, Kah K Tan, Zhi H Sam, Grace Ss Ting, Wan Y Gan
AIM: The aim of this study is to describe epidemiology, clinical features, laboratory data and severity of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) in Malaysian children and to determine risk factors associated with prolonged hospital stay, paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission and mortality. METHODS: Retrospective data on demographics, clinical presentation, outcomes and laboratory findings of 450 children admitted into Tuanku Jaafar Hospital in Seremban, Malaysia from 2008 to 2013 with documented diagnosis of RSV ALRI were collected and analysed...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Samia Hamouda, Karima Chraiet, Fatma Khalsi, Imen Bel Hadj, Ines Brini, Hanen Smaoui, Sihem Barsaoui, Azza Samoud, Saida Ben Becher, Najla Ben Jaballah, Amel Kechrid, Faten Tinsa, Khadija Boussetta
Background Community-acquired pleuropneumonia (CPP) is a common complication of pneumonia in children. It is serious given its high morbidity and significant mortality. Aim To study clinical and paraclinical features of CPP in children and to establish a common therapeutic strategy. Methods Our retrospective study included patients who were hospitalized for CPP between 2004 and 2012. All data were collected from patients' medical files. Statistical analysis was made by Epi-Info 6. Results One hundred and sixty four patients were registered...
April 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
Ezra Cohen, Robert Sundel
Importance: Kawasaki disease (KD) is the most recognized vasculitis of childhood. The condition's characteristic high fever, rash, mucositis, conjunctivitis, lymphadenopathy, and extremity changes are superficially unexceptional, and resolve spontaneously within a mean of 12 days. It is the acuity and the potential for life-changing damage to the coronary arteries that distinguish KD from conditions that mimic it and exemplify the unique aspects and challenges of vascular inflammation in children...
September 26, 2016: JAMA Pediatrics
Kumara V Nibhanipudi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in infants and children (4 months to 6 years of age) with febrile diarrhea, as outpatients. METHODS: This was a prospective institutional review board-approved study. patients (between 4 months and 6 years of age) were enrolled in the study who presented to the pediatric emergency room with a complaint of fever (rectal temperature 101°F or more) and diarrhea (watery stools >3 in number)...
2016: Global Pediatric Health
Eda Haznedaroglu, Ali Mentes
OBJECTIVES: Parents are increasingly searching the Internet to gather information about their children's health care. This study compared infant teething information obtained from publically employed pediatricians in Istanbul with that obtained from different Turkish websites (parenting, health, professional, news and commercial). METHODS: This study had two parts. The first part used a descriptive design, with two checklists to assess the quality and comprehensiveness of the teething-specific content on 62 parenting or health websites...
August 2016: Clinics
Devang J Desai, Brent Gilbert, Craig A McBride
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) commonly occur in children. An estimated 8% of girls and 2% of boys will have at least one episode by seven years of age. Of these children, 12-30% will experience recurrence within one year. Australian hospital admission records indicate that paediatric UTIs represent 12% of all UTI hospital admissions. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to review the pathogenesis, clinical assessment and management of UTIs, and prevention strategies in children...
August 2016: Australian Family Physician
Lubaba Shahrin, Mohammod Jobayer Chisti, Sayeeda Huq, Md Munirul Islam, Shafiqul Alam Sarker, Mahmuda Begum, Shukla Saha, Tahmeed Ahmed
INTRODUCTION: Streptococcus pneumonia is the most common and intimidating cause of childhood meningitis. Its delayed diagnosis may be associated with hyponatremia and hypernatremia with fatal outcome. CASE PRESENTATION: A previously healthy nine-month-old Bangladeshi female infant was diagnosed with diarrhea, pneumonia, and convulsion due to hypernatremia. Pneumonia was confirmed by respiratory distress and radiological findings. Routine cerebrospinal fluid study detected pneumococcal meningitis...
2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
Sumit Mehndiratta, Ritika Singhal, Krishnan Rajeshwari, Anand P Dubey
Dengue fever has classically been described as a disease of children and young adults. Infants are naturally protected by virtue of maternally derived immunoglobulins, especially in endemic countries. The resurgence of dengue, coupled with the availability of early and sensitive diagnostic methods and a high degree of clinical suspicion, has led to an increasing number of infants being diagnosed. There is a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations, particularly in infancy. Here we describe three cases presenting with diverse clinical features, their subsequent management and outcome...
August 30, 2016: Tropical Doctor
Beatriz Galatas, Caterina Guinovart, Quique Bassat, John J Aponte, Lídia Nhamússua, Eusebio Macete, Francisco Saúte, Pedro Alonso, Pedro Aide
BACKGROUND: After the decrease in clinical malaria incidence observed in Mozambique until 2009, a steady resurgence of cases per year has been reported nationally, reaching alarming levels in 2014. However, little is known about the clinical profile of the cases presented, or the possible epidemiological factors contributing to the resurgence of cases. METHODS: An analysis of surveillance data collected between July 2003 and June 2013 in the high malaria-transmission area of Ilha Josina Machel (Southern Mozambique) through a paediatric outpatient morbidity surveillance system was conducted to calculate hospital-based clinical malaria rates, slide-positivity rates, and minimum community-based incidence rates (MCBIRs) and incidence rate ratios per malaria season in children younger than 15 years of age...
2016: Malaria Journal
Bo Feng, Zhong Chen
Febrile seizures (FSs) occur commonly in children aged from 6 months to 5 years. Complex (repetitive or prolonged) FSs, but not simple FSs, can lead to permanent brain modification. Human infants and immature rodents that have experienced complex FSs have a high risk of subsequent temporal lobe epilepsy. However, the causes of FSs and the mechanisms underlying the subsequent epileptogenesis remain unknown. Here, we mainly focus on two major questions concerning FSs: how fever triggers seizures, and how epileptogenesis occurs after FSs...
October 2016: Neuroscience Bulletin
Esther M Ellis, Tyler M Sharp, Janice Pérez-Padilla, Liza González, B Katherine Poole-Smith, Emmaculate Lebo, Charlotte Baker, Mark J Delorey, Brenda Torres-Velasquez, Eduardo Ochoa, Brenda Rivera-Garcia, Hector Díaz-Pinto, Luis Clavell, Anabel Puig-Ramos, Gritta E Janka, Kay M Tomashek
BACKGROUND: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare, potentially fatal disorder characterized by fever, pancytopenia, hepatosplenomegaly, and increased serum ferritin. HLH is being increasingly reported as a complication of dengue, a common tropical acute febrile illness. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: After a cluster of pediatric dengue-associated HLH patients was identified during the 2012-2013 dengue epidemic in Puerto Rico, active surveillance and a case-control investigation was conducted at four referral hospitals to determine the incidence of HLH in children and identify risk factors for HLH following dengue...
August 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Alexandra M Vinograd, Mark R Zonfrillo, Barbara Pawel
Fever is a common presenting chief complaint in the pediatric emergency department. We report the case of a well-appearing 11-month-old female with 2 weeks of daily fevers who was found to have an extensive retropharyngeal abscess with mediastinal and extrapleural extension. We review the literature on retropharyngeal abscesses and mediastinitis in children and note that this patient is unusual as she presented with such extensive disease with minimal symptoms. This case demonstrates the importance of a thorough history and broad differential diagnosis when evaluating children presenting prolonged fevers...
August 20, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
Theodore E Macnow, Mark L Waltzman
Approximately 5000 children present to the emergency department annually with unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning. Children may be more vulnerable to carbon monoxide poisoning because of their increased metabolic demand and their inability to vocalize symptoms or recognize a dangerous exposure, and newborn infants are more vulnerable to carbon monoxide poisoning because of the persistence of fetal hemoglobin. Mild carbon monoxide poisoning may present as viral symptoms in the absence of fever. While headache, nausea, and vomiting are the most common presenting symptoms in children, the most common symptom in infants is consciousness disturbance...
September 2016: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
Mercedes de la Torre, Nieves de Lucas, Roberto Velasco, Borja Gómez, Santiago Mintegi
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown changes in the aetiology of serious bacterial infections in febrile infants ≤ 90 days of age. The aim of this study was to describe the current microbiology and outcomes of these infections in Spain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sub-analysis of a prospective multicentre study focusing on febrile infants of less than 91 days of life, admitted between October 2011 and September 2013 to Emergency Departments of 19 Spanish hospitals, members of the Spanish Paediatric Emergency Research Group of the Spanish Society of Paediatric Emergencies (RISeuP/SPERG)...
August 16, 2016: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
Oana Falup-Pecurariu, Sorin C Man, Mihai L Neamtu, Gratiana Chicin, Ginel Baciu, Carmen Pitic, Alexandra C Cara, Andrea E Neculau, Marin Burlea, Ileana L Brinza, Cristina N Schnell, Valentina Sas, Valeriu V Lupu, Nancy François, Kristien Swinnen, Dorota Borys
Prophylactic paracetamol administration impacts vaccine immune response; this study ( : NCT01235949) is the first to assess PHiD-CV immunogenicity following prophylactic ibuprofen administration. In this phase IV, multicenter, open-label, randomized, controlled, non-inferiority study in Romania (November 2010-December 2012), healthy infants were randomized 3:3:3:1:1:1 to prophylactically receive immediate, delayed or no ibuprofen (IIBU, DIBU, NIBU) or paracetamol (IPARA, DPARA, NPARA) after each of three primary doses (PHiD-CV at age three/four/five months co-administered with DTPa-HBV-IPV/Hib at three/five and DTPa-IPV/Hib at four months) or booster dose (PHiD-CV and DTPa-HBV-IPV/Hib; 12-15 months)...
August 19, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
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