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,…

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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…

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Features of the course of secondary pulmonary hypertension in a child
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a heterogeneous, often multifactorial condition that can be either an independent, isolated pathology, or a complication of a wide range of diseases, including congenital heart…

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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, of course, establishes a connection with the outside world (and this is the “loophole”, thanks to which we can help him overcome the developmental delay and establish feedback with others), but makes it accessible to him.

For example, he can play toys, but without the plot development of the game, without its symbolic construction – let’s say, he will drive the machine monotonously left and right. An autistic child will be in the sandbox with the children, but will not enter into direct contacts, will not continue their game, because he is not able to emotionally “get involved” in someone else’s symbolic order. Autists cannot emotionally “approach” another person, figuratively try on themselves his joy or physical pain. An autistic child hears and sees, but does not understand the meaning of emotions. Continue reading

Levocarnitine in pediatric practice

Currently, in pediatrics and pedopsychiatry there is a relentless search for adequate methods of treatment and prevention of neuropsychiatric disorders of children, especially at an early age. In particular, such therapy methods include the use of ergotropic drugs, the active principle of which is levocarnitine (L-carnitine), akin to the B vitamins.
As presented in the reviews of I.L. Brina, V.M. Cousin
and other authors, carnitine was discovered in 1905 by Russian scientists V.S. Gulevich and R. Krinberg, who discovered it in the tissues of the striated muscles of mammals, and in the 1950s. established its vitamin-like effect. Continue reading

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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Childhood diseases
When we raise babies, one of the most difficult trials is their illness. And questions always arise, how to relate to this, how to withstand it. Especially if there are…

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Autism or developmental features?
Last time, we talked about violations in the intellectual and emotional development of the child and what prerequisites provoke these violations. Perhaps one of the most controversial cognitive disorders is…

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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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