About children's immunity, frequent acute respiratory viral infections and the treatment of diseases
Winter is a traditional peak in the incidence of SARS and influenza, and not only among children who go to kindergarten and school, but also among adults. The Village asked…

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Acute Mesadenitis: A Pediatrician's Look
Mesadenitis, or mesenteric lymphadenitis, mesenteritis - inflammation of the lymph nodes of the mesentery - is often the cause of acute pain abdominal syndrome in children. Diagnosis and treatment of…

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How does an autistic child communicate with others?
Speaking about the violation of contact with the outside world, we do not mean that the autistic child is completely isolated from his environment in terms of perception. The autist,…

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Children and immunity

Immunity is passive in nature and is provided by maternal antibodies. At the same time, its own immune system is in a state of suppression. The phagocytosis system is not developed. The newborn shows little resistance to opportunistic, pyogenic, gram-negative flora. A tendency to generalization of microbial-inflammatory processes, to septic conditions is characteristic. The child is very sensitive to viral infections, against which he is not protected by maternal antibodies. Approximately on the 5th day of life, the first cross in the white blood formula takes place and the absolute and relative predominance of lymphocytes is established.

The second critical period is due to the destruction of maternal antibodies. The primary immune response to infection penetrates through the synthesis of class M immunoglobulins and leaves no immunological memory. Continue reading

Children need to be sick

And this paradoxical thing once became a discovery for me. That a child needs to survive about 50 snot episodes to form a mature immune system. Fifty! Necessary!

That is, the immune system is trained, tuned, tested by these snot. Take away the test material from her – she will not be able to tune. We are so afraid of any snot, we are so worried about them that we are preventing children from being healthy. A little snot – drops in the nose. A little temperature – which also sets up the immune system and teaches it to fight viruses – we get an antipyretic. For us, the normal state of the child is without snot at all. That generally never and for nothing.

But if we understand that this is an important stage, that it is better to get chickenpox in childhood, as well as measles, then we can give children much more health – for a future life. Is it not the hardest thing for a mother to let her children get sick? Today, many of their diseases seem to us a tragedy. But if you look at them in the future, they can become healing. Now he will train the immune system, and then he will be able to survive in the flu epidemic. Is it not valuable? Continue reading

Measles: the war on childhood plague continues

Thanks to routine immunization, we managed to forget about the many incredibly contagious and dangerous diseases. Nevertheless, it’s too early to relax: if group immunity decreases due to refusal of vaccination, terrible epidemics can return, and these are not just words. In 2018, the media anxiously reported frequent cases of measles, or the “childhood plague,” as it is called. In this article of the “Vaccination” special project, we will tell you why measles is dangerous, how to deal with it, and why it is still not defeated.

Vaccination
The invention of vaccines has radically changed the life of mankind. Many diseases that claimed thousands, or even millions of lives annually, are now almost never encountered. In this special project, we not only talk about the history of vaccines, the general principles of their development and the role of vaccine prevention in modern healthcare (the first three articles are devoted to this), but we also talk in detail about each vaccine included in the National vaccination calendar, as well as flu vaccines and human papillomavirus. You will learn about what each of the causative agents of the disease is, what vaccine options exist and how they differ, and we will touch upon the topic of vaccine-related complications and the effectiveness of vaccines. Continue reading

Pills are not toys
The term "antibiotic" in the literal translation looks very ominous: "anti" - against, "bio" - life. Opponent of life, in short. Fortunately, this is not about life in general, but…

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An integrated approach to the treatment of acute respiratory viral infections
Acute respiratory viral infections (ARVI) remain the most common diseases in the world, including among the children's population. In the Russian Federation, acute respiratory viral infections occupy a leading place…

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Results of an international multicenter study of release-active antibodies to interferon gamma in the treatment of influenza and acute respiratory viral infections in children
Influenza and other acute respiratory viral infections (SARS) are the most common diseases in the child population. Annual ARVI outbreaks are caused by respiratory viruses of 5 groups, including more…

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Is it possible to prevent the consequences of congenital cytomegalovirus infection?
Congenital CMVI is one of the most common intrauterine infections in the world and occurs on average in 0.2–2.5% of live births, and in developed countries, in 0.6–0.7% of newborns.…

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