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Three cases of visceral leishmaniasis are presented: two children who got the disease in Florence and the imported case of a girl coming from Albania with her disease in act. The diagnosis was made showing Leishmania in bone marrow specimen. Therapy with melglumine antimonate was effective and well borne, leading the three children to a complete healing. In… (More)
The authors review the origins and the metabolism of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids and particularly consider the implications of desaturase's deficiency and of the usual imbalanced supply of fatty acids in the diet of children. The peculiarity of the fatty acids is to be, while proteins express the genome, the expression of the diet on the cell's… (More)
Infectious diarrhea is a common disorder in children in Italy, which may lead to hospitalization especially during infancy. In order to obtain data about epidemiology and clinic pictures of acute diarrhea, the carts of 1295 paediatric outpatients, hospitalized for this pathology in the time between 1990-1996 at the Children's Hospital "Meyer" of Florence,… (More)
The authors suggest an executive protocol for the infections due to the sting of a tick in a child. They report the experience they had observing 92 children in the period between spring and autumn in the year 1996.
Our experiences at the "Centro di Profilassi Antirabbica" of the "Dipartimento di Pediatria" suggest to us some thoughts: though the seriousness of the lesions is important also for the patient's aestethics, mostly for girls, the physician must always take into consideration the infectious consequences of the bite itself. Among these bacterial infections… (More)
The Authors describe a case of a post rubella encephalitis in a six year old child complicated by severe haemorrhagic episodes due to a duodenal stress ulcer. Despite H2 receptors antagonist therapy, surgery has been required to control the repeated bleeding episodes.
The authors report the method used and long-term results for 61 acetabular reimplantations involving screwed truncated-conical acetabula and bone grafts. Mean follow-up was 6.3 years. From a clinical point of view the cases classified as excellent were 14 (24.1%), good 26 (44.8%), fair 12 (20.7%), and poor 6 (10.4%). As for radiographic evaluation, the… (More)
Twelve children of age ranged from 4 to 34 months with Haemophilus influenzae type b meningitis treated at Meyer Hospital of Florence, were retrospectively reviewed. Eight patients had subdural effusion demonstrated with TC, RM and transfontanellar ultrasonography. All patients are cured without sequelae.
The clinical and radiological characteristics of idiopathic scoliosis with onset in the first year of life is described. The importance of a careful objective examination of nurslings with respect to scoliosis is stressed.