Jok Macfarlane

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In the UK an accelerated schedule for immunisation against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (injections at 2, 3, and 4 months of age) was introduced in 1990 to replace the more widely spaced schedule of 3, 5, and 9 months. There is concern, however, that the new schedule may be less immunogenic and therefore less protective than the old schedule. We have(More)
Efficacy of the Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccine PRP-T (Pasteur-Merieux) was evaluated in a controlled community intervention study in the Oxford region, UK. PRP-T was offered to infants from May 1, 1991 in three of the region's eight districts and from July 1, 1991, in a fourth district. It was given by separate injection in addition(More)
Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis is characterized by recurrent episodes of painful swollen lesions of the bone and overlying skin with radiographic changes and an elevated sedimentation rate. It resembles infectious osteomyelitis but with negative findings on bacterial culture and no response to antibiotics. We treated a 13-year-old girl with(More)
The immunogenicity and safety of a new Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine, PRP-T, was studied in 107 infants from the Oxford district. The vaccine was given concurrently with diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and polio vaccines at 2, 3, and 4 months of age. Symptoms after immunisation were recorded by a parent. Sera were obtained before the first(More)
To find out whether measurements of height made by health visitors are sufficiently accurate for use in routine screening of children we carried out an interobserver and intraobserver reliability study. Height measurements were made on a group of 10 children aged 3 years old and 10 aged 4.5 years old by two sets of four health visitors. They used a(More)