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A group of children, aged 8 to 13 years, presenting to their pediatricians with multiple medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS) were compared with a control group of children from the identical age range who were, according to their pediatricians, free of unexplained physical symptoms. The groups were compared on both self-reported and… (More)
Nasopharyngeal secretions from 30 infants and children presenting with respiratory tract infection, were tested for rotavirus antigen. Two of 30 children with signs and symptoms of seromucoid nasal secretions, cough, and low grade fever were positive for the antigen. Nasopharyngeal secretions may play a role in the spread of this infection.
Infections with Mycobacterium marinum are uncommon in children but should be considered by a physician confronted with chronic, poorly healing skin lesions. A case of such an infection in a 4-year-old child is presented. Presenting signs and symptoms, differential diagnosis, and treatment of these infections are discussed.
Throat swabs for Group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus were obtained from 98 patients, ages 4 to 17 years, both by their parents and by physician investigators. Compared with results obtained by physicians, there was a false negative rate of 32% (P less than 0.001) for the parents. The discrepancy was greater in the youngest age group (38% false negative… (More)