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Infection

This section considers studies regarding the epidemiology, pathology, prevention, and control of infectious diseases in children and adolescents.

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  1. Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common cause of pediatric admission to hospital. The objectives of this study were twofold: 1) to describe the clinical characteristics of CAP in children admitted to a ...

    Authors: Anne Rowan-Legg, Nicholas Barrowman, Nazih Shenouda, Khaldoun Koujok and Nicole Le Saux

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:133

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Group A Streptococcus (GAS) causes acute tonsillopharyngitis in children, and approximately 20% of this population are chronic carriers of GAS. Antibacterial therapy has previously been shown to be insufficient a...

    Authors: Amity L Roberts, Kristie L Connolly, Daniel J Kirse, Adele K Evans, Katherine A Poehling, Timothy R Peters and Sean D Reid

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:3

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Studies of the apoptosis mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of tuberculosis have suggested that Mycobacterium tuberculosis can actively interfere with the apoptosis of infected cells. In vivo studies have be...

    Authors: Paola Di Carlo, Alessandra Casuccio, Amelia Romano, Daria Spicola, Lucina Titone, Nadia Caccamo, Francesco Dieli, Caterina Mammina, Elisabetta Pace, Mark Gjomarkaj, Mario Melis and Manlio Tolomeo

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2011 11:108

    Content type: Research article

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