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BACKGROUND The increasing proportion of skin diseases encountered in general practice represents a substantial part of morbidity in children. Only limited information is available about the frequency of specific skin diseases. We aimed to compare incidence rates of skin diseases in children in general practice between 1987 and 2001. METHODS We used data(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to investigate incidence rates of urinary tract infections in Dutch general practice and their association with gender, season and urbanisation level, and to analyse prescription and referral in case of urinary tract infections. METHOD During one calendar year, 195 general practitioners in 104 practices in the Netherlands registered(More)
Instruments for measuring pain-related problems in adolescents with chronic pain are sparse, especially those based on the personal experiences of these adolescents. This study aimed to develop and test such an instrument, the pain-related problem list for adolescents (PPL). A sample of 129 adolescents with chronic pain without documented physiological(More)
BACKGROUND Sepsis or bacteraemia, however rare, is a significant cause of high mortality and serious complications in children. In previous studies skin disease or skin infections were reported as risk factor. We hypothesize that children with sepsis or bacteraemia more often presented with skin diseases to the general practitioner (GP) than other children.(More)
INTRODUCTION Chronic inflammation combined with glucocorticoid treatment and immobilization puts juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients at risk of impaired growth and reduced bone mineral density (BMD). Conventional methods for evaluating bone age and BMD are time-consuming or come with additional costs and radiation exposure. In addition, an(More)
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