Children and immunity

How to protect a child from the most common childhood infections
There are a number of infectious viral diseases that are commonly referred to as childhood diseases, since they are ill mainly in childhood. We are talking about the most common,…

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Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) Strategy for Children Under Five
More than 7.5 million children worldwide die each year before they reach the age of five. Most of them come from poor communities and live in the poorest countries. These…

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Respiratory diseases in children
The structure of the human respiratory system The human respiratory system consists of tissues and organs providing pulmonary ventilation and pulmonary respiration. In the structure of the system, it is…

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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

HISTORY OF DESCRIPTION OF KAWASAKI’S DISEASE. TOMISAKU KAVASAKI – FAMOUS JAPANESE PEDIATRIC, AUTHOR OF SYSTEMIC VASCULITIS IN CHILDREN

Kawasaki disease is a systemic vasculitis of unknown etiology, acute onset in infancy or early childhood, with a primary lesion of the coronary arteries. Syndrome or Kawasaki disease is more often observed in children under the age of 5 years and is recognized as the leading cause of acquired heart diseases in children – primarily the pathology of the coronary arteries, which in some cases can persist throughout the patient’s life, leading to coronary heart disease and myocardial infarction in children and young age. Currently, the number of adults with coronary artery disease due to childhood Kawasaki disease, who are hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction for coronary artery bypass grafting or interventional procedures, is increasing. Dilation (ectasia) or aneurysm of the coronary arteries develops in 25% of children who have not received adequate therapy. Treatment, begun in the first 10 days of the disease with the use of immunoglobulin for intravenous administration, reduces this risk to 3-5%. In this regard, two problems of this disease are important: Continue reading

Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) Strategy for Children Under Five

More than 7.5 million children worldwide die each year before they reach the age of five. Most of them come from poor communities and live in the poorest countries. These children are more likely than others to suffer from malnutrition and from infectious diseases such as neonatal sepsis, measles, diarrhea, malaria and pneumonia.

Effective strategies for the prevention and treatment of sick children are available, but do not reach them. One reason for this is that medical services are often too far away or too expensive. Medical institutions in these conditions are often insufficiently equipped and do not have well-trained medical personnel. In addition, sick children can have several diseases at the same time, and this can cause difficulties for health workers in the diagnosis and treatment. Continue reading

Respiratory diseases in children

The structure of the human respiratory system The human respiratory system consists of tissues and organs providing pulmonary ventilation and pulmonary respiration. In the structure of the system, it is possible to distinguish the main elements – the airways and lungs, as well as auxiliary – elements of the musculoskeletal system. The airways include: nose, nasal cavity, nasopharynx, trachea, larynx, bronchi and bronchioles. The lungs consist of alveolar sacs, bronchioles, as well as arteries, capillaries, veins of the pulmonary circulation. Elements of the musculoskeletal system associated with breathing include ribs, intercostal muscles, the diaphragm, and auxiliary respiratory muscles. Numerous studies carried out in various countries have shown a significant increase in respiratory diseases over the past 10 years.

Types of respiratory diseases. Bronchitis is an infectious disease accompanied by diffuse inflammation of the bronchi. The main symptom of the disease is a cough. If the disease lasts less than three weeks, they speak of acute bronchitis. Continue reading

Center for Pediatrics

Kidney diseases are treated using modern methods – according to the latest literature. Pediatric nephrologists take part in scientific studies, write popular science articles on children’s kidney diseases, and have already completed internships in several centers of pediatric nephrology in Western Europe.

Pediatric endocrinologists who advise children and adolescents on issues of endocrinological diseases have the opportunity to perform various hormonal studies: stimulated hormone secretion is studied in patients with small stature, dynamic hormone samples are taken, and modern methods of insulin therapy are used for patients with type I diabetes.

The Department of Pediatrics of the Children’s Hospital has been treating and advising many Lithuanian children suffering from rheumatic and heart diseases for more than a decade. Continue reading

Children's botulism
Overview Foodborne botulism is a serious, potentially fatal, but relatively rare disease. This is intoxication, usually caused by the consumption of highly active neurotoxins, botulinum toxins formed in contaminated foods.…

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Combined acute intestinal infections in children: clinical features, treatment approaches
Acute intestinal infections (acute intestinal infections) remain an important public health problem due to their mass, severe course and the associated economic damage. OCI occupy the 2nd place in the…

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Phenotypic classification of rhinitis and basic principles of therapy
It is well known that the nose performs respiratory, protective, resonant and olfactory functions. Free nasal breathing causes positive and negative pressure in the chest and abdominal cavities. When breathing…

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Combined acute intestinal infections in children: clinical features, treatment approaches
Acute intestinal infections (acute intestinal infections) remain an important public health problem due to their mass, severe course and the associated economic damage. OCI occupy the 2nd place in the…

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