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View Alla Gordina, MD, FAAP Post-adoption Vaccinations 12/15/2005 "We returned with our daughter in late July and our pediatrician has told us to get all her immunization and shots redone because he doesn't trust the Russian records. I guess it's the safe thing to do, although that means 2 needles for the next month for five months. Has anyone else encountered this?"
View Alla Gordina, MD, FAAP Pre-adoption Vaccinations 12/15/2005 The following vaccinations are strongly recommended for any person traveling to developing or Eastern European countries, including the Republics of the Former Soviet Union. Family members who do not travel to the above-mentioned countries may still need the same vaccinations because of the potential risk of the newly adopted children transmitting diseases to their families.
View Alla Gordina, MD, FAAP Scabies in internationally adopted children 6/27/2006

“I have heard that my son’s orphanage has a problem with scabies and that he is more than likely going to have them. What is the best way to be proactive about this? Should we treat him and us as soon as we meet (if he has them)? We may be traveling with our older daughter (4.5yrs) so we are worried that she would catch them.” ” My daughter came home from Russia last month with them, and after a delay in diagnosis I did the Nix treatment with her. It seemed to work well and the sores disappeared, but now it's two weeks later and new ones are appearing. A friend told me she'd heard there was a different strain of scabies in Europe that our usual medications might not treat."

View Alla Gordina, MD, FAAP What are the ramifications of Tuberculosis in Developing Countries? 12/19/2005 I will try to clarify here mysteries regarding tuberculosis in general, its testing and treatment with the help of the so called RED BOOK 2003, the report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases (American Academy of Pediatrics, 26th edition) and the MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report) by the CDC, published on 02.08.2002
View George Rogu M.D. Giardia Infection 12/19/2005 On the post-adoption medical examination, my son who was adopted from Russia had something called Giardia in the school. Why did he get this disease and how serious is it?
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