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Henoch Schonlein purpura (anaphylactoid purpura)

Henoch Schonlein purpura is actually a syndrome in which multiple organs are affected simultaneously due to immune vasculitis (inflammation with antibody deposition on small blood vessels). Triggering process is performed by predilection in infection with streptococci, staphylococci rarely, vaccines, food allergens, serum therapy, insect bites. Anaphylactoid purpura is common in preschool aged children and especially in […]


March 30, 2012, Children
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis – Symptoms and Signs

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease of connective tissue, of unknown origin, is associated with joint manifestations (chronic synovitis) and extraarticular manifestations (with heart, spleen and eye disease). Regarding the epidemiology of the disease, after numerous studies, it was concluded that this pathology mainly affects females and has two peaks of incidence: between 18 […]


March 21, 2012, Children
Diarrhea treatment in children

Diarrhea treatment for children is at hand for everyone and extremely useful and may be represented by: Racecadrotil – sachets in three doses, the dose is calculated according to the child’s weight, and is administrated during 5 days Smecta – very useful irrespective of the diarrhea cause, without side effects: for nurseling, 1 sachet per […]


December 11, 2011, Children
Factors that influence child growth and development

Child growth and development are influenced by both external environmental factors (exogenous) and internal environmental factors (endogenous). Repercussions on growth and development depend on the intensity and duration of action of these factors. Thus, if these factors operate during periods of rapid growth (the first week, first month, the first years of life, puberty) the repercussions […]


December 4, 2011, Children
Nephroblastoma – Wilms tumor

Wilms tumor, nephroblastoma is a malignant renal tumor of children, with a peak of morbidity at three years. It affects both sexes equally. It is usually unilateral, but in a minority of cases (5%) may be located bilateral (affecting both kidneys). It can be accompanied by a number of genito-urinary abnormalities such as cryptorchidism (malformation consisting of incomplete […]


November 26, 2011, Children Kidney and bladder
Cystic fibrosis – symptoms, treatment

Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary metabolic disease with chronic progressive evolution. It is the most common genetic disease of white people. The condition is based on a genetic abnormality that induces a disorder of secretion and reabsorption of chloride at the cellular level. Gender distribution is fairly similar. Disease manifests multisystemic with involving the exocrine organs (respiratory, […]


November 22, 2011, Children
Common Deficiency Rickets – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Common Deficiency Rickets (vitamin D sensitive rickets) is a metabolic disorder of calcium and phosphorus deposit in matrix and growth cartilage of the bone due to activation deficiency of pro-vitamin in the skin or vitamin D deficiency in the diet. The process of collection, concentration and delivery of calcium and phosphorus necessary for calcification is under the […]


November 20, 2011, Children
Childhood diseases – measles, rubella, chickenpox

Childhood diseases present with symptoms like rash and require prompt diagnosis and correct medical care. In general the evolution of these diseases of childhood is favorable, but consult with a physician is necessary because of possible complications. Mothers, especially in particular for children integrated into society (nurseries, kindergartens) have to be alert to the child’s skin eruptions and […]


November 17, 2011, Children