Doyle et al report a series of ICU admissions for vaccine preventable infections. The toll was considerable. Among the 39 children in the study there were 5 deaths. There were 4 deaths from pneumococcal disease and 1 death from pertussis. Other complications encountered in the cohort were skin loss, digit loss, and neurological injury.
Quinn et al describe a cohort of 832 patients with DSH. The predominant group was female, under 25 years, with a history of cutting (73%). Suicide ideation (42%) and suicide attempt (35%) were common associations.