Publications by authors named "Abubakar Sani Lugga"

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A four-year-old Nigerian boy with battered child syndrome: implications for public health.

Pan Afr Med J 2020 18;35:47. Epub 2020 Feb 18.

Department of Pediatrics, Federal Medical Centre, Katsina, Katsina State, Nigeria.

Battered child syndrome (BCS) is a form of physical abuse that is characterised by multiple injuries and potentially fatal outcome. Despite the high prevalence of physical abuse in developing countries, BCS is rarely reported. Hence, this report highlighted a four-year-old Nigerian boy who suffered multiple injuries (scalp haematoma, bruises, right clavicular fracture, and burns) from the paternal uncle's wife. This case report is discussed along the line of public health approach for curbing the social menace.
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December 2020

Diabetic-ketoacidosis in a nine-year-old child with homozygous sickle cell anaemia: a rare case report.

Pan Afr Med J 2019 7;33. Epub 2019 May 7.

Department of Paediatrics, Federal Medical Centre, Katsina State, Nigeria.

Sickle cell anaemia (SCA) and type 1 diabetes mellitus (type 1 DM) are chronic medical conditions whose co-existence is uncommon in childhood. Furthermore, complications of SCA such as mesenteric crisis typically present with abdominal pain, which is also common in children with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and this may possess diagnostic challenge. Herewith in, we report a rare case of a nine-year-old child with homozygous sickle cell anaemia, who presented with features of mesenteric crisis and diabetic ketoacidosis. The DKA was diagnosed based on the presence of hyperglycaemia (32.2 mmol/L), ketonaemia (4.6 mmol/L) and acidosis (11.6 mmol/L). The fluids deficit was corrected over 24 hours, with improvement in the vaso-occlusive crises (VOC) without precipitating cerebral oedema.
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July 2019