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Four distinct Kawasaki disease subgroups identified

Distinct subgroups exist among children with Kawasaki disease, say researchers in findings that provide some clues to the clinical variability of the disease.

This independent news story was supported by an educational grant from L’Institut Servier, Suresnes, France.

Early surgery improves survival for children with drug-resistant epilepsy

Study findings highlight the importance of a multidisciplinary comprehensive approach to drug-resistant epilepsy in children, with the consideration of both medical and surgical treatment options.

This independent news story was supported by an educational grant from L’Institut Servier, Suresnes, France.

Urinary DKK3 signals declining kidney function and treatment response in children

Increased urinary Dickkopf-related protein 3 levels could indicate declining kidney function in children with chronic kidney disease and be a marker of treatment response, report researchers in The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health.

This independent news story was supported by an educational grant from L’Institut Servier, Suresnes, France.

Multimodal genome-wide analysis pinpoints hard-to-diagnose developmental disorders

The Deciphering Developmental Disorders study has provided genetic diagnoses for thousands of children with severe developmental disorders in the UK and Ireland, report the investigators in The New England Journal of Medicine.

This independent news story was supported by an educational grant from L’Institut Servier, Suresnes, France.

AAV2 blamed for acute hepatitis outbreak in children

Three papers published in Nature have linked infection with adeno-associated virus 2 to the recent outbreak of acute severe hepatitis in children.

This independent news story was supported by an educational grant from L’Institut Servier, Suresnes, France.

LAMP2: Atropine eyedrops may reduce myopia incidence in children

Children using nightly atropine eyedrops have a significantly lower incidence of myopia during 2 years of use than those using placebo, show the findings of the LAMP2 randomised trial.

This independent news story was supported by an educational grant from L’Institut Servier, Suresnes, France.

Impaired motor development flags psychosis risk in susceptible children

Children with a high familial risk of psychosis have an increased risk of motor impairments, which are stable over time and linked to the likelihood of having psychotic experiences, research shows.

This independent news story was supported by an educational grant from L’Institut Servier, Suresnes, France.