[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Nine children with chronic refractory immune thrombocytopenic purpura and moderate to severe episodes of bleeding were treated with Danazol in an attempt to increase their platelet counts and improve clinical hemostasis. Only one patient experienced an excellent response while a good response was obtained in another. Cessation of bleeding episodes was observed in two other children with only marginal increases in platelet counts. Four of the nine patients failed to show any clinical or hematological improvement. The drug was well tolerated but its efficacy in childhood ITP needs further evaluation.
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 02/1990; 7(2):193-8. · 0.90 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Branhamella catarrhalis, a well known commensal of the normal respiratory flora, is being increasingly implicated as an aetiological agent in various acute respiratory and non-respiratory infections. B. catarrhalis has demonstrated a particular predilection for turning pathogenic in the immunocompromised host. Bacterial tracheitis, presenting as an acute airway obstruction, is commonly caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Haemophilus influenzae. The unusual occurrence of a fulminant B. catarrhalis bacterial tracheitis in a previously normal and healthy Indian child is the subject of this communication.
Annals of Tropical Paediatrics International Child Health 02/1990; 10(2):221-2. · 0.92 Impact Factor