Tine Van Ackere

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An increased occurrence of complicated parapneumonic effusions in children has been reported from the UK and USA. Data from mainland Europe are scarce. We investigated the incidence of complicated parapneumonic effusion and empyaema in children admitted to the University Hospital of Leuven between 1993 and 2005, an era when pneumococcal conjugated(More)
Phalangeal microgeodic syndrome is a rare but benign disorder that affects the fingers of children. This condition was originally described by Maroteaux in 1970. We present two patients who consulted a pediatrician with swelling of the digits of one or both hands. Both lacked additional clinical or biochemical signs. Radiological examination showed multiple(More)
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