Settembre 2002 - Volume XXI - numero 7

Medico e Bambino


Pagine elettroniche

Studio sull’epidemiologia dell’infezione da HIV e sulle malattie a trasmissione sessuale in una consulta prenatale a Luanda

Anna Rita Centonze

Hospital “Divina Providéncia” - Golf 2-a, Municipio do Kilamba Klaxi- Luanda, Angola; Dipartimento Pediatrico “Aiuto Materno”, Palermo

STUDY ON EPIDEMIOLOGY OF HIV INFECTION AND SEXUALLY TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASES AT A PRENATAL CONSULTING ROOM IN LUANDA (ANGOLA)

Key words: HIV prevalence, Epidemiology, Angola, Mother-newborn transmission

This study was performed on 1000 pregnant women who consecutively referred to two Health Units in a poor district of Luanda (Angola), inhabited for at least 50% by refugees from rural areas because of civil war. It was a serological research aimed at determining the prevalence of 3 sexually transmissible diseases (syphilis, type B hepatitis and HIV infection) with the following goals: a) to help affected women and their children; b) to extend the knowledge on the distribution of these diseases in the Angolan population; c) to evaluate the opportunities for an action aimed at stopping the vertical transmission of AIDS. The prevalence of syphilis was 1.7%; the prevalence of type B hepatitis was 8.5%; and the prevalence of HIV infection was 1.2%. In the light of this last figure, which was much lower than expected, an action aimed at stopping the vertical virus transmission can be realistically conceived.

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Studio sull’epidemiologia dell’infezione da HIV e sulle malattie a trasmissione sessuale in una consulta prenatale a Luanda. Medico e Bambino 2002;21(7):459-460 https://www.medicoebambino.com/?id=0207_459.pdf

Pagine elettroniche

Meningoencefalite da Listeria in oncologia pediatrica

Barth E, Bruno L, Longo B, Petaros P, Busetti M, Zanazzo GA, Rabusin M, Tamaro P

UCO Clinica Pediatrica, UO Emato-Oncologia, Istituto di Igiene, IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Università di Trieste

LISTERIA-INDUCED MENINGOENCEPHALITIS IN PAEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY

Key words: Listeria, Meningoencephalitis, Paediatric oncology

Report on two cases of Listeria-induced meningoencephalitis in a child aged 19 months with pre-B lymphatic leukemia, slightly neutropenic, and a child aged 15 years with T lymphatic leukemia, not neutropenic but lymphopenic. The disease rapidly evolved with hydrocephalus in the first case (derivation) and coma in the second case. Listeria is to be considered amongst the main diagnostic hypotheses in immunodepressed children. Moreover, it should be recalled that it is resistant to cephalosporins and sensitive to penicillin and ampicillin.

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Meningoencefalite da Listeria in oncologia pediatrica. Medico e Bambino 2002;21(7):460 https://www.medicoebambino.com/?id=0207_459.pdf


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