Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases - Volume 2, issue 4
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Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases is a peer-reviewed medical journal, publishing articles in the field of child infectious diseases. The journal provides an in-depth update on new subjects and current comprehensive coverage of the latest techniques in diagnosis and treatment of childhood infectious diseases.
The following articles will be considered for publication: editorials, original and review articles, rapid communications, case reports, letters to the editor and book reviews.
The aim of the
Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases is to share and disseminate knowledge between all disciplines that work in the field of pediatric infectious diseases.
Abstract: Streptococcus pneumoniae is a rarely recognized cause of neonatal sepsis. A case of early-onset neonatal sepsis due to penicillin susceptible pneumococci and maternal endometritis is herein described. A male infant was born at 33 weeks of gestation. The baby developed S. pneumoniae bacteraemia and recovered completely following treatment with antibiotics. Four days after partum, the mother was readmitted with fever. S. pneumoniae was recovered from an endometrial sample. Isolates from mother and child were…both serogroup 1 and confirmed to be identical on the basis of BOX-polymerase chain reaction typing and pulse-field gel electrophoresis. Perinatal transmission of S. pneumoniae had probably occurred due to ascending infection from the maternal genital tract.
Keywords: Streptococcus pneumoniae, neonatal sepsis, box-typing, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, endometritis
Abstract: We describe an 18-month-old boy with Guillain-Barré syndrome and serological evidence of both Lyme disease and infectious mononucleosis. Only rare manifestations of these infections were present. After treatment with penicillin and immunoglobulin, the boy had a protracted, but complete recovery. In patients with severe non-characteristic neurological symptoms, it is important to include an expanded panel of investigations, including serological tests. However, the validity of these may be limited. In conclusion, neuroborreliosis may…present as Guillain-Barré syndrome in children.
Abstract: We report a patient who presented with symptoms and signs of brucellosis and pseudotumor cerebri. Brucellosis is a common and endemic disease in Isfahan. Different patterns and manifestations, which are seen in this disease, may complicate the diagnosis. Pseudotumor cerebri has been reported in limited number of articles as an early sign for brucellosis. We report more details about the patient's signs, symptoms and serologic diagnosis of this condition in this article. We treated our patient…with rifampin and doxycycline and gentamicin for 6 months. She had a complete recovery after 3 months.