Swiss Paediatric Surveillance Unit (SPSU)The Swiss Paediatric Surveillance Unit SPSU is a surveillance system for rare paediatric diseases or rare complications of more frequent diseases in hospitalized children. All 29 paediatric clinics of Switzerland are members and contribute to active case finding on a monthly basis. SPSU has been established by the Swiss Paediatric Association (SPA) and the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (SFOPH) in 1995 and is also member of the International Network of Paediatric Surveillance units INoPSU. The steering committee consists of five representatives of the SPA and SHOPH and is currently chaired by Dr. med. A. Woerner of the University childrens' Hospital in Basel. Applications for new studies are always welcome and can be submitted at any time (please see 'documents' for details).
Thank you for thinking about the notification. Currently the following studies are ongoing:
- Acute flaccid paralysis
- Invasive Infections caused by Group A Streptococci
- Vitamin K deficiency bleeding
- Varicella-Zoster Virus associated hospitalisations (incl. post infectious complications)
- Acute pediatric hepatitis of unknown origin