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One out of three pediatric sepsis deaths in high income countries occur in previously healthy children. Primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) have been postulated to underlie fulminant sepsis, but this concept remains to be confirmed in clinical practice. Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) is a common bacterium mostly associated with health care-related(More)
The incidence and outcome of group B streptococcal (GBS) sepsis were assessed prospectively between September 2011 and February 2015 in all tertiary care pediatric hospitals of Switzerland. We describe a low incidence of GBS early-onset sepsis (0.12/1000 livebirths) and a predominance of GBS late-onset sepsis (0.36/1000 livebirths), a pattern that has not(More)
Platelets from patients with acute myocardial infarction exhibit an increased sensitivity to the aggregatory effect of PAF, in vitro, the first 48 h after the onset of the symptoms. This sensitivity, expressed as PAF EC50 values, seems to be transient after the 2 day period. Also, a remarkable decreased sensitivity to the inhibitory effect of PGI2 against(More)
BACKGROUND Vaccination with 2 doses of > 95% of the population is necessary to eliminate measles. In Switzerland and especially in the central part, vaccine coverage is low (2006: 65%). This led 2006-2009 to a measles epidemic with thousands of cases and high costs. One death was noted in a formerly healthy 12 year old girl. PATIENTS AND METHODS All(More)
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