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BACKGROUND Identifying toddlers at increased risk of developing persistent wheeze provides an opportunity for risk-reducing interventions. House dust mite (HDM) allergen sensitization might identify this group of high-risk children. OBJECTIVE We examined whether a positive skin prick test (SPT) to at least 1 of the 3 HDMs in wheezing toddlers, would serve… (More)
To the Editor, We report a 9 year-old Chinese girl, born full term with no family history of recurrent infections or immunodeficiency. She had received hepatitis B and BCG vaccinations at birth without complications. She had multiple infections in infancy including Klebsiella pneumoniae urinary tract infection at 1 month and another two episodes of… (More)
Gianotti-Crosti syndrome (GCS) is a sporadic dermatosis affecting mainly children. It is characterized by multiple, confluent, monomorphic and pruritic pink to red-brown papules or papulovesicles, distributed symmetrically on the face, extensor surfaces of the extremities and buttocks, commonly sparing the trunk, palms and soles. This can be preceded by a… (More)
The original version of this article unfortunately contained mistakes in Figure e where part of the immunoblot is missing. The correct version is presented below.