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Infection with any 1 of 4 dengue viruses produces a spectrum of clinical illness ranging from a mild undifferentiated febrile illness to dengue fever (DF) to dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), a potentially life-threatening disease. The morbidity and mortality of DHF can be reduced by early hospitalization and careful supportive care. To determine its(More)
Seventeen cases of precordial "catch" are reported. The children varied in age from 8 to 16 years. The characteristics of this painful condition are discussed; in particular, the diagnostic indication of the site of the pain over an intercostal space, with the finger tip, is stressed. Anxiety in the child, or the parents, in relation to the complaint is(More)
Two children presented with sleep disturbances due to enlarged tonsils and adenoids. One child died during induction of anaesthesia, and postmortem examination showed hypertrophy of the right ventricle and atrium. As a result a prospective survey was carried out of children undergoing tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy, or both. During a nine-month period an(More)
In a patient with recurrent grade IV glioma of the brain resistant to conventional treatment an antibody guided isotopic scan showed uptake by the tumour of a monoclonal antibody (9A) that was developed against epidermal growth factor receptor but cross reacted with blood group A antigen. As a therapeutic attempt antibody labelled with 1665 MBq (45.0 mCi)(More)
An A-to-G transition in the second intron was the sole mutation detected in four Yupik Eskimo patients with salt-wasting congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to steroid 21-hydroxylase deficiency. Allele-specific hybridization should be an efficient means of performing prenatal diagnosis of the disease in this highly inbred population.
Transvenous right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy in an 11-yr-old boy with a proximal skeletal myopathy and a cardiomyopathy, has shown a major increase in mitochondrial size and numbers on electron-microscopic morphometry, with formation of unique ring-shaped mitochondria in cardiac muscle cells. The significance of this finding and the use of cardiac(More)
Persistent ductus arteriosus (PDA) complicated the clinical course in 45 (15%) of 299 babies with the respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) presenting over a 3-year period. The incidence of PDA complicating RDS rose with decreasing birthweight and was highest in babies with severe RDS as judged by the use of assisted ventilation. In babies with a birthweight(More)