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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 recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) is an unusual inflammatory process involving multiple osseous sites, often recurrently. The authors recently diagnosed CRMO in an 8-year-old girl who had complained of toe pain for several weeks. A number of other involved, asymptomatic areas were discovered by bone scan. Biopsy of the lesions did not reveal(More)
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)
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)
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation has been unsuccessful as therapy for genetically determined bone marrow disorders. In patients prepared for transplantation with drugs alone long-term hematopoietic engraftment is not achieved due to the overgrowth of the infused donor bone marrow cells by residual recipient hematopoietic stem cells. Utilizing a(More)
We report the histopathologic and dermatologic manifestations of eight patients with hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES). Skin lesions occurred in eight patients (53%) in a group of 15 patients with HES, and were generally of two types: (1) erythematous pruritic papules and nodules, or (2) urticaria and angioedema. As HES was treated with appropriate therapy,(More)
BACKGROUND In 2009, pandemic H1N1 influenza caused significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. We describe the clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of children and adolescents hospitalized for 2009 H1N1 infections in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from April 2009 to August 2009. METHODS We conducted retrospective chart reviews of hospitalized patients with(More)
Over a 5-year period, 8 (4.7%) of the 170 children diagnosed at Milwaukee Children's Hospital as having Hemophilus influenzae type b (HITB) meningitis developed cerebral infarction. Compared with children who did not develop infarcts or with children who developed other neurologic complications, such as subdural effusion, empyema, or meningoencephalitis,(More)