Matityahu Erlichman

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BACKGROUND Nasal colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the community is being increasingly reported, but there is a general lack of data on MRSA colonization in children in chronic care institutions and on colonization rates in Israeli children. OBJECTIVES To define the rate of MRSA nasal colonization in a generally healthy(More)
BACKGROUND Minipuberty describes transient activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis occurring during the first few months of life. Hormone levels during minipuberty were described in only a few Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) infant boys and have not been reported in PWS infant girls. OBJECTIVES To measure gonadotropins and gonadal hormones in(More)
A 6-week-old infant was admitted because of fever and decreased appetite. He was the first of twins delivered at 34 weeks because of premature contractions. His birth weight was 1.8 kg. Immediately following his birth he was admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for observation; his stay there was unremarkable except for hyperbilirubinemia(More)
A perforated peptic ulcer in a child is a rare entity. Severe abdominal pain in an ill-appearing child with a rigid abdomen and possibly with signs of shock is the typical presenting feature of this life-threatening complication of peptic ulcer disease. We present a case of a 14.5-year-old adolescent girl who developed abdominal and shoulder pain that(More)
OBJECTIVE To ascertain whether thyroxine (T4)-based screening programs for congenital hypothyroidism (initial measurement of total T4 [tT4] followed by thyroid stimulating hormone [TSH] measurement in patients with tT4 <10th percentile) identifies congenital hypothyroidism in all neonates with Down syndrome. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study of 159(More)
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