Somatostatin, a tetradecapeptide widely distributed in nervous tissue and gut, has inhibitory effects on secretion and neuromuscular activity.
A prospective study of 148 cases of neurosyphilis revealed that 85 patients exhibited a modified 'forme fruste' of the disease.
Myeloid leukaemoid reactions were observed in 18 Black adults and 20 Black children at Baragwanath Hospital, Johannesburg, during a 10-month period.
The Hill operation was used to correct chalasia of the oesophagus in 4 children under 1 year of age. Results in all 4 were good, 2 having been followed up for 2 years after surgery and the other 2 for 9 and 12 months respectively.
The prevalence of protein energy malnutrition (PEM) and nutritional anaemia was investigated in 392 Black children, aged 13 - 60 months, living in a poor rural area.
A patient who had a generalized epileptiform convulsion after intra-amniotic prostaglandin F2a administration with intravenous oxytocin infusion is descriptionbed.
This is a case report of a Black baby girl who presented at the age of 7 days with incontinentia pigmenti.