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BACKGROUND The best method for prevention and control of congenital toxoplasma infection is uncertain. Prenatal screening is done in Austria and France, but the effect of treatment during pregnancy is not well documented. The aim of our study was to find out the maternofetal transmission rate and outcome in infants born to mothers who were not treated(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine if Schönlein-Henoch purpura represents an abnormal host response to microorganisms. Among 1,222 cases, representing all new Danish cases in children during the years 1977-84, there was no tendency for the cases to cluster; this means that the disease is not caused by a single, contagious agent. In a smaller sample(More)
The trabecular bone of the proximal end of the tibia was assessed as an endoprosthesis-bearing structure. The mass and mineral content as well as the activity of subchondral trabecular bone were determined in osteoarthritis knees with varus or valgus deformity. Bone specimens were taken from the lateral condyle, the medial condyle, and centrally from the(More)
Complement factor H (beta-1H globulin) is an important regulatory protein which inhibits the spontaneous complement activation via the alternative pathway. We describe a 15-year-old girl without any detectable factor H in plasma. She has had two episodes of meningococcal disease, but is otherwise completely healthy. Secondary to the factor-H deficiency, the(More)
During an 8-year period, 163 consecutive patients with spinal crush fracture osteoporosis started a 5-year treatment with a combination of sodium fluoride (60 mg/day), calcium phosphate (45 mmol/day) and vitamin D2 (18,000 IU/day), and were followed in the outpatient clinic every 3 months. Fourty-three patients completed the 5-year treatment. Mean(More)
Hypercalcemia after renal transplantation (post-T hypercalcemia) has been detected in 29 (16.7%) of 174 long-term survivors. The mean time of onset of hypercalcemia was 69 days after renal transplantation (range 3-210). In 18 patients the hypercalcemia was mild and resolved spontaneously (transient) from 2-65 months (mean 19) after onset. In 4 patients(More)
The frequency of subperiosteal erosions and soft tissue calcifications was found to be about 36 and 33 per cent, respectively, in a series of 241 patients with chronic renal failure. In patients on chronic hemodialysis and in renal transplant recipients, subperiosteal juxta-articular erosions combined with soft tissue calcifications were observed in the(More)
UNLABELLED Most infants are infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) during the first 2 y of life. The majority have only a mild upper respiratory tract infection, but 1-2% develop a more severe illness and are admitted to hospital. AIM To carry out a study of risk factors for hospital admission because of RSV infection in Denmark in children aged(More)