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Question of the Week

Q. Should we give inhaled corticosteroids to a child who has frequent wheezing sometimes with fever and sometimes without fever? No other allergic symptoms and no family history of allergy.

Teaching Files/ Grand Rounds

A 7-year-old boy presented with abdominal pain for 2 days. He was diagnosed to have extrahepatic portal hypertension with portal cavernoma at the age of 1 year. At that time, he had hematemesis and malena. However, colonoscopy and esophagogastroscopy ...
What is the cause of duodenal and jejunal polyps?
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Diagnostic Dilemma

A 2½ months old boy born of non-consanguineous marriage presented with fever and staring look. He was admitted in a hospital and CSF was suggestive of pyomeningitis. He was treated with IV antibiotics. However on 7th day of illness was found to have hypernatremia (serum sodium = 184 mEq/L). He was g ...
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Q. The data, released by South Africa's National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), shows that 52 infants under age 2 were a..
  • Pediatric vaccinations & testing should be prioritized.
  • No action should be taken till we gather more data on the clinical presentation, severity and to better understand the epidemiology of the disease in children with Omicron variant.
  • Travel restriction should be implemented to protect pediatric age groups.
  • Implementation of nonpharmaceutical interventions, discourage community and mass gatherings involving young people
  • To increase maternal vaccination, vaccination among eligible adolescents, adults who encounter infants/young children especially with underlying conditions placing them at increased risk of infection
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