Itzhak Varsano

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We describe 2 Arab patients, both offspring of unrelated consanguineous matings, with unusual facial appearance, severe mental retardation, microcephaly, cortical atrophy, seizures, hypotonia, dwarfism, and recurrent infections with neutrophilia. Neutrophil motility was markedly decreased but the opsonophagocytic activity was normal. Both patients lack the(More)
Recent studies have indicated possible changes in the incidence of acute mastoiditis. A retrospective review of children discharged with a diagnosis of acute mastoiditis was undertaken to describe the epidemiology, clinical presentation, microbiology, and treatment of acute mastoiditis over past years. Demographic historic, clinical, and laboratory data(More)
Herpetic gingivostomatitis is the most common specific clinical manifestation of primary herpes simplex infection in childhood. The aim of the present study was to describe the clinical signs, symptoms, viral shedding, serologic findings, and complications in community-acquired gingivostomatitis. We prospectively followed children with herpes simplex type 1(More)
One hundred and seven chronically wheezing infants, aged 6 months to 3 years, completed a double-blind placebo controlled multicenter study. After a two-week baseline period the patients were randomized into two groups receiving twice daily either ketotifen or placebo for a period of 12 weeks. The ketotifen dosage was 0.5 mg for children younger than one(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the efficacy of aciclovir suspension for treating herpetic gingivostomatitis in young children. DESIGN Randomised double blind placebo controlled study. SETTING Day care unit of a tertiary paediatric hospital. SUBJECTS 72 children aged 1-6 years with clinical manifestations of gingivostomatitis lasting less than 72 hours; 61(More)
BACKGROUND Sudden onset of daytime urinary frequency of a small amount of urine in a previously toilet-trained child can be a disturbing problem. Psychosocial problems, problems at school, or problems within the family have to be taken into consideration. METHODS Fifteen children with sudden onset of isolated daytime urinary frequency were evaluated and(More)
During the years 1987-1988, an outbreak of mumps was reported among the paediatric population in Israel. Mumps immunization in Israel was not universal at that time and most of the population had not been immunized. During that period, 66 children with evidence of recent mumps parotitis with several complications, i.e. meningo-encephalitis, cerebellar(More)
Helicobacter pylori was found in a gastric biopsy specimen of a child with protein-losing gastropathy. Through erythromycin therapy, clinical and ultrasonographic recovery was associated with the disappearance of the pathogen on repeated biopsy. The association of H. pylori with protein-losing gastropathy has been reported only once in children, to our(More)
Inhaled budesonide has been demonstrated to be effective and safe when it is used in the prophylaxis of severe asthma in adults and school-age children but has not been studied in younger patients with asthma. Sixteen children, aged 3 1/2 to 7 years, with severe asthma, were treated with budesonide aerosol, 200 micrograms daily, via a spacer for 1 year in(More)