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OBJECTIVE To ascertain the efficacy of chloroquine as first line agent in treatment of uncomplicated malaria -caused by Plasmodium vivax in children---and to determine its current treatment practice in Pakistan. METHODS This pilot study was conducted at the Paediatrics Department of Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Lahore, Pakistan. Forty-eight children… (More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse various parameters of sepsis screen singly and in combination to formulate a guideline for the diagnosis of neonatal sepsis. DESIGN A cross-sectional analytical study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY The neonatal intensive care unit at the Paediatric Department, Military Hospital, Rawalpindi, over a period of seven months from 1st June… (More)
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) remains a problem in areas of the world where measles virus is prevalent because of a lack of commitment to universal vaccination. We recently studied 89 cases compatible with a clinical diagnosis of SSPE and tested for antibody in serum or cerebrospinal fluid for measles virus. Eleven cases were confirmed to be… (More)
A study was carried out on 391 cases of bronchiolitis and pneumonia from different paediatric units in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Pakistan. A clear winter spike of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) was noted. It was found that there was a substantial increase of 30-50% in the positivity of RSV from December to February.