Caroline Pajot

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OBJECTIVE To document more fully the characteristics of chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) in pediatric patients, to collect data on the outcomes and management of the disease, and to define prognostic factors. METHODS One hundred seventy-eight patients were included (123 female patients and 55 male patients), with a mean ± SD age at(More)
BACKGROUND Alopecia areata (AA) occurring in childhood is associated with a poorer prognosis than adult AA and may severely affect quality of life. The efficacy of methotrexate (MTX) was reported in adults with AA but there is little information about its use in children. OBJECTIVES We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of MTX in severe childhood AA.(More)
In recent years, the management of chemotherapy-induced emesis in children has been greatly modified by the introduction of a new therapeutic class: serotonin antagonists. Based on a better knowledge of mechanisms, the treatment now uses combinations of different drugs. These treatments need to be carefully adapted to the patient and to the emetic risk of(More)
AIM Epidemiological analysis of accidents related to babywalker use admitted to a pediatric emergency department. METHODS Retrospective, descriptive study of injuries related to babywalkers admitted to the pediatric emergency department between January 1st, 2003 and December 31st, 2005. RESULTS One hundred and seventy-eight children were admitted due to(More)
Results The average number of lesions per patient detected before diagnosis was 3.5 ± 2.9 [1-26]. The mean number of lesions was 1 ± 0.9 by radiographs, 2.45 ± 1.7 by isotopic bone scan and 3.12 ± 1.33 by MRI. A total of 193 radiographic lesions were detected with the following distribution: tibia (n = 44), the clavicle (n = 34), the femur (n = 23), the(More)
Methods Centers specializing in PedBD have been called to collaborate documenting their patients into a single online database. An international expert committee has defined inclusion criteria as follows: first sign before 16 years, new patient or patient followed since less than 3 years, patient followed 4 years, consent obtained, and recurrent oral(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the causes and to quantify the benefits obtained from further diagnostic investigations in children presenting with a non infectious inflammatory fever. METHODS The records of 62 children aged from two-months to 15 years (median: four years) admitted to a paediatric department between 1990 and 2000 for the evaluation of a fever(More)
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