Volker Vetter

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BACKGROUND Acute Otitis Media (AOM) is an important and common disease of childhood. Bacteria isolated from cases of clinically problematic AOM in German children were identified and characterized. METHODS In a prospective non-interventional study in German children between 3 months and less than 60 months of age with Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist(More)
Lens sorbitol dehydrogenase activity was assayed in patients with congenital cataracts, senile cataracts, without cataracts and in one fetal lens. In patients with congenital cataracts we did not observe any abnormality of galactose and sorbitol metabolising enzymes in erythrocytes. In one of these patients with inexplicable congenital cataracts lens(More)
This study compared intramuscular and subcutaneous administration of two doses of measles–mumps–rubella–varicella (MMRV) combination vaccine (Priorix-Tetra™, GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals) in children. Healthy children (N = 328) were randomised to receive MMRV either intramuscularly or subcutaneously. Reactogenicity was similar between treatment groups for(More)
BACKGROUND The rising incidence of pertussis amongst adults and adolescents in industrialized countries could be reduced by replacing tetanus and diphtheria (Td) boosters with reduced-antigen-content dT-acellular pertussis (dTpa)vaccines. Repeated administration of a dTpa-IPV (dTpa-inactivated poliomyelitis; BoostrixTM Polio, GlaxoSmithKline)booster to(More)
Hintergrund. Hauptmerkmale der hereditären Hyperekplexie sind in der frühen Säuglingszeit eine flexorenbetonte Muskelhypertonie, im späteren Kindes- und Jugendalter eine übersteigerte Reaktion auf Schreckreize mit Hinstürzen unter Verlust der Schutzreflexe. Ursache ist eine durch Mutationen auf Chromosom 5q bedingte Dysfunktion des strychninsensitiven(More)
Unfortunately, the original version of this article [1] contained missing infromation. In the study procedures it was mentioned that samples were to be inoculated onto chocolate agar (otorrhea samples were inoculated onto chocolate agar with bacitracin), blood (with gentamycin) and MacConkey agar. Instead, the samples have been routinely plated on Columbia(More)
A 2-year-old girl was admitted to hospital because of urinary stasis. The girl had been born of an uncomplicated full-term pregnancy and delivery, with a birth weight of 3.5 kg. Her early growth and development were normal. She was in excellent health until 2 weeks before admission, when dysuria and frequency developed. Five days before admission, a(More)
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