Ágnes Várkonyi

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The aim of the present study was to investigate the oxidative status of lymphocytes from children (n=7) and adults (n=18) with Down's syndrome (DS). The basal oxidative condition, the vulnerability to in vitro hydrogen peroxide exposure, and the repair capacity were measured by means of the damage-specific alkaline comet assay. Significantly and(More)
Summary: From 1989 to 2001, 1 336 145 newborns were screened for biotinidase deficiency in Hungary. Fifty-eight children with the disorder were identified as enzyme-deficient. We have characterized the clinical and biochemical features and mutations of 20 of these children. Eleven children had profound biotinidase deficiency, 7 had partial biotinidase(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to evaluate the incidence, baseline disease characteristics, and disease location based on the Paris classification in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the Hungarian nationwide inception cohort. In addition, 1-year follow-up with therapy was analyzed. METHODS From January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2009, newly(More)
Primary lymphoedema associated with chylous reflux is a very rare clinical entity. We report a 3-year-old girl with unilateral lymphoedema, xanthomatosis and vaginal lymphorrhoea. Biopsy also revealed intestinal lymphangiectasia. This paper also presents a brief review of the literature and draws attention to the significance of the xanthomatous eruption in(More)
AIM To investigate the frequency of the common NOD2/CARD15 susceptibility variants and two functional polymorphisms of OCTN cation transporter genes in Hungarian pediatric patients with Crohn's disease (CD). METHODS A cohort of 19 unrelated pediatric and 55 unrelated adult patients with Crohn's disease and 49 healthy controls were studied. Genotyping of(More)
Leukocyte scintigraphy (LS) was performed in 20 pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD: 10 with ulcerative colitis, 2 with indeterminate colitis, and 8 with Crohn disease) in different stages of clinical activity. Leukocytes were separated from 15 to 60 ml venous blood and were labeled in vitro with [99mTc]HM-PAO. The segmental extent(More)
BACKGROUND, AIMS According to Porto Criteria upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopy is recommended in patients with suspected inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Nevertheless, previous studies revealed frequent involvement of UGI tract even in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). The aim of the present study was to determine the diagnostic role of(More)
Colorectal carcinoma rarely affects children and has a dismal prognosis with 5-year survival rates as low as 2.5%–7% despite apparently radical surgery. Here we report the case of an adenocarcinoma of the sigmoid colon in a 15-year-old girl preceded by uncertain abdominal complaints of 5 years' duration. Pathological work-up revealed a tumour with lymph(More)
AIM Effects of supplementing prebiotic oligosaccharides to formula for healthy infants were studied in this placebo controlled, randomised, double blind study. METHODS Ninety-seven infants were included into the study; among them 42 breast-fed infants, 14 infants fed formula supplemented with 0.4 g/100ml oligosaccharides (9 to 1 mixture of galacto- and(More)
Activities of the specific enzymes of the inherited hyperammonemic syndromes (carbamoyl-phosphate synthetase CPS), ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC), arginine-succinate-synthetase (ASS), arginine-succinate-lyase (ASL) and arginase (ASE) were measured in a liver biopsy specimen of a 2 years-old girl suffering from chronic hyperammonemia and in the(More)