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Localized basal meningeal enhancement in tuberculous meningitis
Background: Focal basal meningeal enhancement may produce a confusing CT picture in children with suspected tuberculous meningitis (TBM). Objective: To demonstrate the incidence, distribution and appearance of localized ...
DNA haplotypes of the complement C6 and C7 genes associated with deficiencies of the seventh component; And a new DNA polymorphism in C7 exon 13
Eight common DNA polymorphisms have been described for the linked C6 and C7 genes. We now describe a ninth polymorphism in C7 exon 13 which is located in a tight cluster with two previously reported markers. We have used ...
Tuberculosis in oncology patients
Background: There is a dearth of studies addressing the incidence and clinical presentation of tuberculosis (TB) in children with cancer. Aim: To evaluate the incidence of TB in paediatric oncology patients at Tygerberg ...
Current evaluation of cardiac stab wounds
Background. Patients with penetrating cardiac injuries may be stable or only mildly shocked, especially if the laceration has sealed off and the patient has been aggressively resuscitated. Clinical signs, chest roentgenograms, ...
Is tube caecostomy safe in the surgery of Hirschsprung's disease?
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Laparoscopy for the non-palpable testis - Look before you cut!
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Poverty and human immunodeficiency virus in children: A view from the Western Cape, South Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa is the region affected worst by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), with the most southern countries, including Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, and South Africa, carrying the highest disease burden. This ...
Hodgkin's disease in children in Southern Africa: Epidemiological characteristics, morbidity and long-term outcome
We reviewed 39 children < 15 years of age treated for Hodgkin's disease (HD) from 1973 to 1996. There were seven black, 12 white and 20 coloured children (of mixed ethnic origin). The M:F ratio was 2.9:1 and the median ...
Reagent strips in the evaluation of cerebrospinal fluid glucose levels
The value of Visidex II®, Haemo-Glukotest 20-800R®, Multistix® and Dextrostix® reagent strips-the latter alone or in combination with a glucometer- in the determination of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) glucose levels has been ...
Isoniazid pharmacokinetics in children treated for respiratory tuberculosis
Aims: To define the pharmacokinetics of isoniazid (INH) in children with tuberculosis in relation to the N-acetyltransferase 2 (NAT2) genotype. Methods: The first order elimination rate constant (k) and area under the ...