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The aim of the present work was to analyse clinical picture of rotaviral diarrhoea and its incidence in children from Tri-city. The study was conducted on 773 children aged 1 month-11 years, who were treated in selected hospitals in 1997 due to acute diarrhoea. Apart from physical examination and collecting patients' medical history, each child was(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY We analysed the compliance of current recommendations concerning rickets prevention in Poland. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study group consisted of 65 infants hospitalised because of emergency problems. In each case, the medical history included prophylaxis of rickets and feeding pattern. In most cases (80%) we measured calcium, phosphate,(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY The paper explores the possible role of chronic chlamydial infection in childhood bronchial asthma. MATERIAL AND METHODS Sera of 51 asthmatic children and 36 controls were examined by ELISA in search for specific IgA anti-Chlamydia pneumoniae and anti-Chlamydia trachomatis. RESULTS Results were positive for Chlamydia pneumoniae in 7/51(More)
Malnutrition is a major problem in patients with chronic renal failure, especially in children in the first three years of life. Meeting high energy needs in these patients may be difficult because of anorexia and vomiting, which are common in predialysis renal failure. Nutritional support for children with chronic renal failure often involves the use of(More)
Children with nephrotic syndrome (NS) are at increased risk of Streptococcus pneumoniae infections. Streptococcus pneumoniae carrier state in the nasopharynx is an early stage of this infections. The aim of the study was to assess carriage rate and characterise bacterial isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae among children with NS in a prospective(More)
THE AIM OF THE STUDY Comparison of clinical outcome of lower respiratory tract infections in small children treated or not treated with antibiotics. MATERIAL AND METHODS Eighty seven children aged from 2 months to 5 years admitted to hospital with mild to moderate bronchitis and/or pneumonia were randomly allocated to one of two groups: group A children(More)
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