Arani V. Sridhar

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Peripheral neuropathy is an uncommon complication in paediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We report the case of a 10-year-old Chinese girl who developed peripheral neuropathy within 3 months of the onset of SLE and presented with bilateral foot drop and sensory symptoms of both hands and feet. There was no involvement of the central nervous system(More)
We report an adolescent girl who had left-sided neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) due to impingement of the scalenus anterior muscle with bilateral changes on nerve conduction studies and responded well to surgical decompression. A 13-year-old Caucasian girl presented with intermittent pain, swelling, erythema, tingling and numbness of the palmar(More)
A 4-yr-old female was referred by her general practitioner with history of recurrent cough of 18 months duration. The cough was predominantly nocturnal with no associated wheeze, fever or systemic symptoms and no symptoms of gastrooesophageal reflux. There were no exercise-induced symptoms. Asthma was suspected and she had been treated with inhaled(More)
Delayed herniation of the abdominal contents through a congenital diaphragmatic hernia may occur beyond the neonatal period. The case is reported of a 9 month old child presenting with acute respiratory distress secondary to tension gastrothorax. The chest radiograph showed a tension gastrothorax. Nasogastric tube placement confirmed herniation of the(More)
UNLABELLED Pulmonary thromboembolism is rarely recognized in young children, even in hospital settings. All current management decisions for children with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are directly extrapolated from treatment recommendations for adults with no further validation. We report the case of a 6-y-old child presenting with deep vein thrombosis of the(More)
UNLABELLED Candida peritonitis is a rare but potentially fatal complication of early dislodgement of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding tube. We report the case of 12-year-old boy who developed Candida peritonitis subsequent to early dislodgement of PEG tube. PEG tubes may be prone to accidental dislodgement or removal by patients or carers.(More)
UNLABELLED Papillary fibroelastoma is a benign tumour of the cardiac valve apparatus. We present an unusual case of life-threatening pulmonary haemorrhage and disseminated intravascular coagulation in a neonate associated with this benign cardiac tumour. Papillary fibroelastoma of the tricuspid valve rarely presents in children and, to our knowledge, this(More)
Infantile hemangiomas are the most common tumors of childhood. They have a well-defined self-limiting natural history. In about 10% of patients, the hemangioma threatens or potentially threatens life or function during the proliferative phase. The most common treatments for such endangering hemangiomas are intralesional and/or oral steroids. Although(More)
BACKGROUND Currently inhaled corticosteroids are the main stay in the maintenance treatment of chronic asthma in children. Although inhaled corticosteroids play a crucial role in the management of childhood asthma, the long-term side effects of inhaled corticosteroids used in the management of chronic asthma in children are not clearly known. OBJECTIVES(More)
We report an unusually high number of cases (n = 26) of parechovirus infections in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of neonates and infants admitted with sepsis in the United Kingdom during 8 May to 2 August 2016. Although such infections in neonates and infants are well-documented, parechovirus has not been routinely included in many in-house and commercial(More)