Cordula Reitz

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OBJECTIVES To determine the incidence, clinical manifestations and risk factors for immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) in young children initiating highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). DESIGN A prospective cohort of antiretroviral-naïve HIV-infected children less than 24 months of age enrolled in a treatment strategies trial in(More)
Caripito itch, a pruritic dermatosis rarely seen in the United States, is caused by contact with moths of the genus Hylesia--specifically, with urticating abdominal hairs of the adult female moth. The purpose of this study was to investigate an outbreak of Caripito itch that occurred in thirty-four of thirty-five crew members of a British oil tanker who(More)
BACKGROUND South African guidelines recommend protease-inhibitor-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) with lopinavir-ritonavir for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected children <36 months of age. We investigated factors associated with viral suppression and mortality among young children initiating ART. METHODS Treatment-naive, ART-eligible,(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW In developing countries where replacement feeding is generally not feasible or safe, hundreds of thousands of infants acquire HIV infection during breastfeeding. Data from recently completed studies provide insight into the safety and hazards of different feeding approaches as well as the use of antiretroviral therapy to prevent postnatal(More)
Between the 17/1/2000 and the 31/3/2000 a study was carried out in 5000 general practitioners in the management of patients with acute maxillary sinusitis. The general practitioners filled out a questionnaire in 2 parts: the first part about their management (diagnosis-treatment) and the second part included 1 case study. According to the results of the(More)