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Infections récurrentes des voies respiratoires inférieures de l'enfant : quand et comment les investiguer ?

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Published in Revue médicale suisse. 2005, vol. 1, no. 7, p. 493-8
Abstract Children with recurrent lower respiratory tract infections are often a challenge for their physicians. This article reviews the differential diagnosis of recurrent cough, bronchopneumonia and/or pneumonia in children and emphasizes on the necessity of preventing long-term complications of these infections. It also suggests a step-wise immunological work-up, which includes investigating a possible immune maturation delay or deficiency which could explain these symptoms. This work-up focuses on measuring antibody responses to pneumococci, followed by immunization when necessary, to rule out B cell dysfunction. Finally, this article also describes an upcoming study in Switzerland which will evaluate in 2005 the clinical and immunological outcome of these young patients.
Keywords Antibodies, Bacterial/analysisChildCough/complicationsHumansRecurrenceRespiratory Tract Infections/complications/etiology/immunology
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PMID: 15790017
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Research groups Centre de Vaccinologie et d'Immunologie néonatale (177)
Groupe Posfay-Barbe Clara (pédiatrie générale) (853)
Facteurs influençants le développement pulmonaire: étude translationnelle chez l'animal et l'homme (182)
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POSFAY BARBE, Clara, BARAZZONE, Constance, SIEGRIST, Claire-Anne. Infections récurrentes des voies respiratoires inférieures de l'enfant : quand et comment les investiguer ?. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2005, vol. 1, n° 7, p. 493-8. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:48436

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