Elizabeth A. Monk

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Tactics aimed at reducing perinatal transmission of HIV are proving ineffective at accomplishing complete eradication: a group of women with HIV remain at very high risk for transmitting the virus to their newborns. This study engaged a uniquely high-risk group of HIV-infected mothers as expert informants on childbearing with HIV to inform strategies to(More)
Hearing impairment has long been recognized as a common feature in osteogenesis imperfecta. The figures in some publications could be taken to imply that, with increasing age, the proportion of osteogenesis imperfecta patients with hearing impairment approaches 100 per cent. The incidence of hearing loss in a large survey of 1394 patients with osteogenesis(More)
Temporary brittle bone disease has been described since 1990. It is a syndrome characterised by multiple unexplained fractures in early childhood. There is growing evidence that it has natural causes and does not represent inflicted trauma. We report the clinical and laboratory features of 104 patients investigated personally between 1985 and 2000. These(More)
We report 20 infants aged between 1 month and 6 months found to have subdural bleeding and also multiple unexplained fractures in a pattern similar to that described earlier as temporary brittle bone disease. Child abuse seemed unlikely as a cause of the fractures as in no case was there clinical evidence of injury commensurate with the fracturing, as some(More)
There is a wide differential diagnosis for the child with unexplained fractures including non-accidental injury, osteogenesis imperfecta and vitamin D deficiency rickets. Over the last 20 years we and others have described a self-limiting syndrome characterised by fractures in the first year of life. This has been given the provisional name temporary(More)
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