If you shake a baby so violently that the head is thrown back and forth, the blood vessels under the hard meninges are torn… Read More »Never shake a baby – Shaken Baby Syndrome
In the mother’s womb, a baby does not need to be able to breathe. Oxygenation occurs through the placenta. Once the umbilical cord is cut,… Read More »When a newborn has trouble breathing, is my child deprived of oxygen?
Facts and advice about measles. Written by pediatricians for parents. Measles is one of the world’s most contagious diseases. The disease is rare in Sweden,… Read More »Measles – symptoms, transmission, treatment
What is TBE? Facts and advice about TBE in children. TBE is short for Tick-Borne Encephalitis, or tick-borne meningitis. The virus is usually transmitted to… Read More »TBE in children – symptoms, infection, treatment
Meningitis is a feared infection in children. Bacterial meningitis is life-threatening and requires immediate care. Viral meningitis is rarely life-threatening but may require hospitalization. Symptoms… Read More »Meningitis in children – fever, neck stiffness, sore neck