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dc.contributor.authorVan Damme, Karlijn
dc.contributor.authorPeeters, Natasja
dc.contributor.authorJorens, Philippe G
dc.contributor.authorBoiy, Tine
dc.contributor.authorDeplancke, Marjan
dc.contributor.authorAudiens, Hilde
dc.contributor.authorWojciechowski, Marek
dc.contributor.authorDe Dooy, Jozef
dc.contributor.authorTe Wierik, Margreet
dc.contributor.authorVlieghe, Erika
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-04T06:18:16Z
dc.date.available2018-04-04T06:18:16Z
dc.date.issued2017-09-29
dc.identifier.citationFatal diphtheria myocarditis in a 3-year-old girl-related to late availability and administration of antitoxin? 2017:1-5 Paediatr Int Child Healthen
dc.identifier.issn2046-9055
dc.identifier.pmid28959916
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/20469047.2017.1378796
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10029/621731
dc.description.abstractSporadic cases of diphtheria are very rare throughout Europe. A 3-year-old incompletely vaccinated girl was admitted with pharyngotonsillitis caused by diphtheria. On day 9 of her illness, renal and cardiac failure with a third-degree AV-block occurred. Unfortunately, she died within 36 h of admission to intensive care, despite pacemaker placement, the administration of antibiotics and diphtheria antitoxin. The delayed antitoxin administration 7 days after admission to hospital was related to a lack of availability and knowledge of its availability in Europe and this is likely to have contributed to the unfavourable outcome.
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dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccessen
dc.titleFatal diphtheria myocarditis in a 3-year-old girl-related to late availability and administration of antitoxin?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalPaediatr. Int. Child Health 2018 ; 38(4):286-9en
html.description.abstractSporadic cases of diphtheria are very rare throughout Europe. A 3-year-old incompletely vaccinated girl was admitted with pharyngotonsillitis caused by diphtheria. On day 9 of her illness, renal and cardiac failure with a third-degree AV-block occurred. Unfortunately, she died within 36 h of admission to intensive care, despite pacemaker placement, the administration of antibiotics and diphtheria antitoxin. The delayed antitoxin administration 7 days after admission to hospital was related to a lack of availability and knowledge of its availability in Europe and this is likely to have contributed to the unfavourable outcome.


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