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Prenatal antibiotic use could be linked to an increased risk of asthma in children
Prenatal antibiotic exposure is linked to an increased relative risk of developing asthma and wheeze in kids during childhood, as per meta-analysis. Another assessment showed that antibiotic use during pregnancy increased the risk for dermatitis/eczema and allergic rhinitis. One study revealed that prenatal antibiotic exposure increases the relative risk of food allergy.
CDC issues new details on the unknown cause of hepatitis in children in the US
About 296 children were diagnosed with mysterious hepatitis in the US between October 1, 2021, and June 15, 2022, while 11 kids died and 18 required liver transplants. Among the diagnosed kids, 44.6% were positive for adenovirus, and 10.2% of kids were positive for COVID-19. About 26% had COVID-19 history, and hepatitis started 133 days, on average, after COVID-19 diagnosis.
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IVIg therapy during pregnancy might not increase long-term NDI risk in children
Children from mothers who received intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) during pregnancy for FNAIT had no severe neurodevelopmental impairment (NDI), as per a study. However, 14% of the children after antenatal IVIg treatment had mild to moderate NDI. These findings suggest normal cognitive and behavioural development could be expected in kids born after antenatal IVIg treatment.
A case of retinoblastoma in a paediatric patient
A 3-year-old girl presented to ED with complaints of redness and pain and a white pupil in the right eye. A B-scan ultrasonography revealed tumour calcification in the right eye. Based on the clinical and lab findings, the patient was diagnosed with retinoblastoma. Her eye was enucleated due to high-risk clinical features, and she was treated with six chemotherapy cycles.
Post-tonsillectomy deaths are more in children with chronic diseases
The overall post-tonsillectomy mortality rate was 7.04 and 117.22 per 0.1 million surgeries among individuals younger than 21 and children with chronic complex health conditions, according to a study. Nearly 53% of these deaths occurred after surgical discharge. Almost 2.8% of children with complex chronic health conditions underwent tonsillectomy.
Today UK News
No gender discrimination exists in terms of autism diagnosis
Boys and girls showed similar rates of concerns of autism spectrum disorder when corrected for gender-based bias contributing to the inflated sex ratios in diagnostic instruments, according to a study. Diagnostic tools and screening processes for autism often miss a diagnosis of many girls, preventing them from receiving early intervention.
University of Minnesota
Indonesia to buy foot and mouth disease shots from other countries as cases rise
Indonesian minister said that the country would procure about 28.7 million doses of foot and mouth disease vaccine by the end of 2022. Indonesia limits livestock transportation between affected regions. The country launched a national livestock vaccination programme in 2022 June as the cases drastically raised from 0.02 million to 0.23 million across 19 provinces.
Twenty minutes of exercise could protect the heart health of teens
Adolescents who did the vigorous exercise for a minimum of 20 minutes had improved health, as per a study. Also, they experienced a reduced risk of diabetes, obesity, hypertension, poor mental health, heart disease, and death, as per a study. These findings could help develop future health guidelines for adolescents, offering more effective daily exercise goals.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Atopic dermatitis could be rarely triggered by food in kids with food allergies
Only 3% of kids with food allergies had food-triggered atopic dermatitis (AD), as per a study. Also, food-triggered AD occurred in 2%, 6%, and 4% of the patients with mild, moderate and severe AD, respectively. About 4% of the patients with IgE-mediated food allergy to one food had food-triggered AD for other food. The common allergies for food-triggered AD are eggs and peanuts.
AAP updates recommendations on safe sleep for infants
AAP recommended that children up to one year should sleep on non-inclined flat surfaces on their backs without pillows or soft bedding to decrease sleep-related infant death risk. Sitting devices, like car seats, strollers, infant carriers, swings, and infant slings, should not be used for routine sleep, especially for children younger than four months.
American Academy of Pediatrics