Nancy N Fajman

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OBJECTIVE Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) reveals nonhemorrhagic posttraumatic infarction hours to days before conventional computed tomographic scanning or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We evaluated the diagnostic utility of DWI in children with nonaccidental head trauma. METHODS The medical records and imaging examinations obtained between January(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections in children suspected of sexual abuse is challenging due to the medico-legal implications of test results. Currently, the forensic standard for diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) infections is culture. In adults, nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) are superior(More)
Trichomonas vaginalis infections are usually asymptomatic or can result in nonspecific clinical symptoms, which makes laboratory-based detection of this protozoan parasite essential for diagnosis and treatment. We report the development of a battery of highly sensitive and specific PCR assays for detection of T. vaginalis in urine, a noninvasive specimen,(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiology of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Trichomonas vaginalis, Treponema pallidum, HIV, and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection diagnosed by culture or by serologic or microscopic tests and by nucleic acid amplification tests in children who are evaluated for sexual(More)
OBJECTIVES To characterize the epidemiology of genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in children without previous consensual sexual activity, comparing HPV prevalence by certainty of child sexual abuse (CSA). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients presenting for evaluation of CSA in 8 sites in Atlanta, Houston, Harrisburg, and New York City were recruited(More)
BACKGROUND In 2002, Georgia had the United States' eighth highest number of persons living with AIDS. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission as a result of sexual abuse is uncommon but definitely occurs. In certain circumstances of sexual abuse, antiretroviral post-exposure prophylaxis (ARV-PEP) has been suggested as a means to decrease the risk of(More)
We report a case of a 10-year-old boy, being treated for seizures with carbamazepine, who developed acute liver failure within four days of initiation of therapy for suspected tuberculosis with isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol. Isoniazid-induced liver disease was diagnosed. The likely role of carbamazepine and rifampin in potentiating the(More)
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