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Several closely related disease entities make up the idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES). The syndrome is manifest by persistent and prolonged eosinophilia with organ damage. A group of 14 patients had hematologic, cardiac, and neurologic abnormalities attributable to this disease. Patient survival and response to chemotherapy was significantly(More)
We report the survival of a 15-year-old girl in whom clinical rabies developed one month after she was bitten by a bat. Treatment included induction of coma while a native immune response matured; rabies vaccine was not administered. The patient was treated with ketamine, midazolam, ribavirin, and amantadine. Probable drug-related toxic effects included(More)
Chronic nodular pneumonia is unusual in children. Three children are described who presented with diffuse nodular pulmonary disease and in whom lung biopsy demonstratedAspergillus infection. One child was known to have chronic granulomatous disease of childhood (CGD) and further investigation demonstrated CGD in the other two patients as well. These cases(More)
Five cases of childhood pyogenic hepatic abscess at Milwaukee Children's Hospital and 61 cases in the literature were reviewed. Hepatic abscess occurred most often in infants who had sepsis or umbilical infection. Cases in older children were associated with underlying host defense defects, particularly chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) and leukemia.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the apparent increase in the diagnosis of Lemierre syndrome (LS) and other Fusobacterium necrophorum infections at a large children's hospital. Infections with F necrophorum ranged from peritonsillar abscess to potentially fatal LS. LS is an oropharyngeal infection characterized by septic thrombophlebitis of head and neck veins,(More)
Two adult men with recurrent pyoderma due to Staphylococcus aureus and a selective deficiency of immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibody synthesis are described. An analysis of each patient's polymorphonuclear leukocyte chemotaxis, phagocytosis and killing of Staph. aureus, serum opsonizaiton of Staph. aureus, and serum and lymphocyte-mediated responses to(More)
During the spring of 1993 an estimated 403000 residents of the greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin area experienced gastrointestinal illness due to infection with the parasite Cryptosporidium parvum following contamination of the city's water supply. To define the clinical, laboratory and epidemiologic features of outbreak-associated cryptosporidiosis in children,(More)