Anja Poulsen

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Health behaviour during pregnancy was examined before and after a comprehensive health campaign targeted at pregnant women in Odense, Denmark. Furthermore, lifestyle habits were compared before and during the campaign with similar habits in Aalborg, Denmark. All 13,815 pregnant women (equal numbers from each city) were enrolled in the study, and 11,980 gave(More)
Each year approximately 400 internationally adopted children (IAC) come to Denmark from countries with high prevalences of infectious diseases. Former studies of IAC have shown that approximately 1% of the IAC are infected with Hepatitis A, 3-6% with Hepatitis B, mostly asymptomatic infections. 8-27% have gastrointestinal parasites and 1-7% have(More)
Health staff and elementary school teachers are key persons in prophylactic activity which is based on personal contact between the advisor and recipient. It is conceivable that their own habits play a part in how prophylactic information is distributed. This investigation describes how groups such as these consume alcohol and tobacco during pregnancy. As(More)
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a rare condition, but important to consider in case of thrombocytopenia and haemolysis. It is imperative to proceed with the correct treatment, in order to ensure a satisfactory outcome. TTP is either acquired or idiopathic. This case report shows that a 14-year-old boy has acquired TTP due to an infection with(More)
Terlipressin is a vasopressin analogue. The clinical effect is attributable to affinity to vasopressin-1a receptors. However, it also has affinity to renal vasopressin-2 receptors, which can lead to water retention and dilutional hyponatraemia. We report a case of severe hyponatraemia secondary to terlipressin treatment. A 60-year-old woman with bleeding(More)
Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) is rare and associated with diarrhoea, gastrointestinal polyps, malnutrition, weight loss, alopecia, skin- and nail changes. The patient was hospitalized with dehydration, diarrhoea and weight loss. Objectively emaciated, skin changes, poor nail status and alopecia. Biochemistry compatible with malnutrition. Gastroscopy(More)