Barbara Edewele Otaigbe

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BACKGROUND Intestinal helminthiasis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in infants and children particularly in the tropics and subtropics. This report highlights the possibility of hookworm infestation in infancy. METHOD A case report of hookworm infestation in a three-month old infant who was managed in the University of Port Harcourt Teaching(More)
BACKGROUND Some authors demonstrate that exclusively breastfed infants have growth patterns comparable with the NCHS standards while others conclude that exclusively breastfed infants grow slower. These conflicting results informed the need for this study to aid the paediatricians and health workers to justify or condemn the recommendation of exclusive(More)
BACKGROUND Kartagener Syndrome (KS) a rare genetic disorder belongs to a group of disorders referred to as primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) where the cilia covering the respiratory epithelium is either immotile or beat in an uncoordinated fashion. It is characterized by a triad of dextrocardia (with or without situs inversus), chronic sinusitis and(More)
BACKGROUND Foreign body (FB) injury in children is becoming increasingly common in developing countries. Children tend to be curious and exploratory hence the easily accessible orifices tend to be at risk of this form of injury. This study is to determine the prevalence, treatment outcome and complication of foreign body injury to the ear, nose and throat(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) is defined clinically as an illness usually manifesting in infancy, resulting from rubella infection in utero with certain specific signs and symptoms. Confirmed CRS is a clinically consistent case which is laboratory confirmed. A report of a 3 month old male diagnosed with confirmed congenital rubella is here(More)
BACKGROUND Kocher-Debre-Semelaigne (KDS) syndrome is a myopathy of hypothyroidism associated with pseudohypertrophy in infancy or childhood. There are few reported cases of KDS syndrome in the literature. STUDY DESIGN We present a 5-year-old boy with poor growth and delayed dental and motor development. There was no family history. On examination he had(More)
BACKGROUND Epidermolysis bullosa is a rare non scaring autosomal dominant disorder characterized by recurrent blistering of the skin and mucous membrane. The skin is fragile and minor rubbing may cause blistering. It's epidemiology in our environment is unknown probably because of paucity of information on the clinical presentation and management with(More)
  • B E Otaigbe
  • 2006
BACKGROUND Increasingly, a wrong diagnosis is made and wrong investigations and treatment ordered, because the doctor uses one or two symptoms to jump into a premature conclusion, without consideration of the totality of a patient's presentation. This is not forward clinical reasoning. Forward clinical reasoning is based on a systematic approach to(More)
Dyna Indapamide SR. Each sustained release tablet contains 1,5 mg indapamide. Background: Facilities for Holter electrocardiography (ECG) monitoring in many Nigerian hospitals are limited. There are few published works in Nigeria on the use of 24-hour Holter ECG in cardiac arrhythmic evaluation of patients with cardio-vascular diseases. Objective: To study(More)
BACKGROUND Enterocutaneous fistulae (ECFs) after typhoid perforation have been previously recorded postoperatively due to repair leak or new perforation. Spontaneous ECF formation due to primary intra-abdominal pathologic processes has been attributed to infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and Crohn's disease. A review of the literature has shown no(More)