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The effect of corticosteroid therapy on growth in Black South African children with nephrotic syndrome.
The most useful drugs in the management of nephrotic syndrome are the corticosteroids. These drugs are as well known for their adverse effects as they are for their therapeutic advantages. The two most common paediatric ...
Aids for the early diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis (TBM)
Mortality and morbidity rates associated with tuberculous meningitis (TBM) are substantial. The average duration of the untreated disease from onset to death is about 17 days. The prognosis of TBM is known to correlate ...
Human immunodeficiency virus-1 infection and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in African children : natural history from birth to early childhood.
Background: in 1987, the first child with HIV-1 infection was identified in the paediatric wards at King Edward VIII Hospital in Durban. This made paediatricians aware that the epidemic had spread to the children of ...
Nephrotic syndrome in African and Indian children in South Africa.
There are comprehensive accounts of the nephrotic syndrome in childhood in temperate countries. Many of the important features of this disease have been known for close on to two decades. The causal link between malaria ...
Transmission rates of HIV-1 and the mortality rate in high risk infants exposed to HIV, in the PMTCT programme, at the Neonatal Unit, of King Edward VIII Hospital , Durban, South Africa.
Introduction. Previous studies have established that infants born to mothers with advanced HIV disease and co-infections are smaller, premature and have rapidly progressive HIV disease and an early death. King Edward ...
Neutralizing antibody responses and viral evolution in a longitudinal cohort of HIV subtype C infected antiretroviral-naïve individuals.
Background: HIV-1 envelope (Env) diversity is arguably the most significant challenge for the development of an efficacious vaccine. An ideal vaccine would elicit the production of broadly neutralizing antibodies (nAb), ...
The oxygen consumption in tetanus neonatorum.
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Hepatitis B virus-associated membranous nephropathy.
Glomerulonephritis as an extra hepatic manifestation of chronic HBV infection has now been well documented [1,2,3,4,5]. HBV-associated nephropathy has been described in areas of both high and low endemicity . In Africa ...
The interaction between human leucocyte antigen-G and natural killer cells at the placental interface in HIV-1 infected pregnant women and the significance, if any, to in utero transmission.
This study was undertaken to investigate the relationship between Natural Killer cells and HLA-G at the placental barrier in HIV-I infected pregnant women and to establish the significance, if any, to in utero infection. ...
Pertussis vaccination of African infants using acellular and whole-cell vaccines.
Conventional pertussis vaccine prepared from killed whole cell B. pertussis organisms has been in widespread use since the early 1950's. Despite marked reductions in the incidence of pertussis, the use of the vaccine has ...