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Otorrhoea is a marker for symptomatic disease in HIV-infected children
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2007)
Background. Chronic otorrhoea occurs commonly in HIV-infected children. However, there are few data on incidence and severity. Objective. To document the prevalence of otorrhoea in the clinic attendees. Methods. A retrospective ...
Management of upper respiratory tract infections in children
(Taylor & Francis, 2008)
Upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) occurs commonly in both children and adults and is a major cause of mild morbidity. It has a high cost to society, being responsible for absenteeism from school and work and unnecessary ...
Antiretroviral therapy for the management of HIV in children
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2014-12)
Since 2004, when antiretroviral therapy (ART) was first available to children through the National Department of Health, there has been significant progress in preventing and treating paediatric HIV. Large cohort studies ...
BCG vaccination in South African HIV-exposed infants : risks and benefits
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2009-02)
Neonatal and paediatric bloodstream infections : pathogens, antimicrobial resistance patterns and prescribing practice at Khayelitsha District Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2018)
Background. The epidemiology of neonatal and paediatric community-acquired and healthcare-associated bloodstream infections (BSI) at South African (SA) district hospitals is under-researched. Objective. Retrospective ...
Paediatric ART outcomes in a decentralised model of care in Cape Town, South Africa
(AOSIS Publishing, 2014-01-05)
Background. Although subSaharan Africa faces the world’s largest paediatric HIV epidemic, only 1 in 4 children has access to combination antiretroviral therapy (ART). A decentralised approach to HIV care is advocated, but ...
Unexplained HIV-1 infection in children : documenting cases and assessing for possible risk factors
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2004-03)
Background. In the year 2000 we reported possible horizontal transmission of HIV-1 infection between two siblings. An investigation of three families, each with an HIV-infected child but seronegative parents, permitted ...
Guideline for the prevention, diagnosis and management of cryptococcal meningitis among HIV-infected persons : 2013 update
Six years after the first Society guidelines were published, cryptococcal meningitis (CM) remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality among HIV-infected adults in South Africa. Several important developments have ...
Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine and the COVID-19 pandemic : responsible stewardship is needed
(The Union, 2020)
We believe that responsible stewardship of the bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic is urgently needed. Live attenuated BCG is currently the only licensed vaccine to protect against ...