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Paediatric Virology: A rapidly increasing educational challenge (Review)

  • Authors:
    • Ioannis N. Mammas
    • Maria Theodoridou
    • Anna Kramvis
    • Prakash Thiagarajan
    • Sharryn Gardner
    • Georgia Papaioannou
    • Angeliki Melidou
    • Maria Koutsaki
    • Georgia Kostagianni
    • Vassilis Achtsidis
    • Chryssie Koutsaftiki
    • Marcos Calachanis
    • Apostolos Zaravinos
    • Anne Greenough
    • Demetrios A. Spandidos
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  • Published online on: December 23, 2016     https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2016.3997
  • Pages: 364-377
  • Copyright: © Mammas et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.

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Abstract

The ‘2nd Workshop on Paediatric Virology’, which took place on Saturday the 8th of October 2016 in Athens, Greece, provided an overview on recent views and advances on Paediatric Virology. Emphasis was given to HIV‑1 management in Greece, a country under continuous financial crisis, hepatitis B vaccination in Africa, treatment options for hepatitis C virus in childhood, Zika virus in pregnancy and infancy, the burden of influenza on childhood, hand‑foot‑mouth disease and myocarditis associated with Coxsackie viruses. Other general topics covered included a critical evaluation of Paediatric Accident and Emergency viral infections, multimodality imaging of viral infections in children, surgical approaches of otolaryngologists to complex viral infections, new advances in the diagnosis and treatment of viral conjunctivitis and novel molecular diagnostic methods for HPV in childhood. A brief historical overview of the anti‑vaccination movement was also provided, as well as presentations on the educational challenge of Paediatric Virology as a new subspecialty of Paediatrics. This review highlights selected lectures and discussions of the workshop.

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Mammas, I.N., Theodoridou, M., Kramvis, A., Thiagarajan, P., Gardner, S., Papaioannou, G. ... Spandidos, D.A. (2017). Paediatric Virology: A rapidly increasing educational challenge (Review). Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, 13, 364-377. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2016.3997
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Mammas, I. N., Theodoridou, M., Kramvis, A., Thiagarajan, P., Gardner, S., Papaioannou, G., Melidou, A., Koutsaki, M., Kostagianni, G., Achtsidis, V., Koutsaftiki, C., Calachanis, M., Zaravinos, A., Greenough, A., Spandidos, D. A."Paediatric Virology: A rapidly increasing educational challenge (Review)". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 13.2 (2017): 364-377.
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Mammas, I. N., Theodoridou, M., Kramvis, A., Thiagarajan, P., Gardner, S., Papaioannou, G., Melidou, A., Koutsaki, M., Kostagianni, G., Achtsidis, V., Koutsaftiki, C., Calachanis, M., Zaravinos, A., Greenough, A., Spandidos, D. A."Paediatric Virology: A rapidly increasing educational challenge (Review)". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 13, no. 2 (2017): 364-377. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2016.3997