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There are approximately 6000 rare diseases, and 80% of them are genetic. In Europe, a disease is considered rare when it affects no more than one person in 2000. In France, two to three million people are affected, while nearly 30 million others are affected across Europe (5-8% of the whole European population). The majority of rare diseases are poorly(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY To assess the place of ibuprofen in the treatment of fever in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS An anonymous self-questionnaire was submitted to the parents of 156 children aged less than 15 years and 3 months consulting for a fever in a pediatric emergency care unit. Questions related antipyretic drugs availability at home and their(More)
AIM This study investigated the health of gypsy children, aged 0-6 years. We focused on pregnancy, birth, medical care, growth, and vaccinations. PATIENTS AND METHODS This study was conducted between May and December 2004, comparing a gypsy population group (GP) to a sedentary control group with a relatively low socioeconomic level. Both groups were(More)
Streptococcus pneumoniae is responsible for many infectious conditions but probably with an underestimated incidence especially because of the fragility of the bacteria. The present study has evaluated a new test which detects a pneumococcal antigen in urine (Now S.p Binax). Urine samples from 181 children and 40 adults have been tested. All the patients(More)