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Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is an important subtype of dermatomyositis characterized by inflammation of muscle, skin and gastrointestinal tract. A 14-year-old girl, with a history of fever, joint pain, easy fatigability and a rash since the age of 3 years is described. Physical examination, laboratory evaluation, electromyography (EMG) and muscle biopsy(More)
Neonatal jaundice is the yellowish discoloration of the skin and/or sclerae of newborn infants caused by tissue deposition of bilirubin. Physiological jaundice is mild, unconjugated (indirect-reacting) bilirubinaemia, and affects nearly all newborns. Physiological jaundice levels typically peak at 5 to 6 mg/dL (86 to 103 μmol/L) at 72 to 96 hours of age,(More)
OBJECTIVES To report reduction in transmission of multidrug resistant organisms from the neonatal intensive care unit after the implementation of simple risk-reduction strategies. METHODS Using a pre-and-post design, the study was carried out from June 2010 to December 2011 at the neonatal intensive care unit of Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi,(More)
Asthma is still one of the leading causes of morbidity in children. Despite the improved understanding in the disease pathogenesis and availability of the different classes of drugs, the incidence of emergency visits due to acute exacerbations and admission rates due to frequent and uncontrolled disease is fairly high. Management of bronchial asthma in(More)
Salmonella cholecystitis is a rare but important complication of Salmonella typhi infection. We are reporting an 11 years old female child who presented with complaints of high-grade fever, jaundice and right sided abdominal pain (Charcot's triad). Her examination showed tender hepatomegaly. Initial blood results revealed high white cell counts with left(More)
Neonatal Hyperbilirubinaemia is a common finding during the first postnatal week. Physiological jaundice occurs in first week of life in 60% of term and 80% of premature neonates. Non physiologic or pathologic jaundice occurs in 5-10% of newborns which require intervention. According to AAP guidelines laboratory investigation for jaundice include total(More)
INTRODUCTION Sarcoidosis is an uncommon multi-system disorder with many possible complications. Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are a rare vascular complication of sarcoidosis. CASE DESCRIPTION A 15-year-old girl presented to the Pediatric Clinic at AKUH with pulmonary, hepatic, joint, and skin manifestations. Physical examination and investigations(More)
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