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Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever are mosquito-borne viral diseases. Dendritic cell-specific ICAM-3 grabbing nonintegrin (DC-SIGN1, encoded by CD209), an attachment receptor of dengue virus, is essential for productive infection of dendritic cells. Here, we report strong association between a promoter variant of CD209, DCSIGN1-336, and risk of(More)
Thalassemia/hemoglobinopathy is a hereditary disease that causes chronic anemia and increased erythropoiesis. Consequently, an expansion of bone marrow spaces may contribute to osteopenia/osteoporosis. However, the pathogenesis of bone changes is not yet known. We, therefore, carried out the study on bone histomorphometry and biochemical and hormonal(More)
BACKGROUND The leakage of plasma during febrile episodes in dengue-infected patients is a severe condition leading to dengue shock syndrome. Alteration of cytokines/chemokines is suspected to be a major cause of endothelial cell damage in these patients. The study was designed to demonstrate the alteration of cytokines and chemokines in dengue-infected(More)
BACKGROUND Children with dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) are at risk to develop dengue shock syndrome (DSS) for which neither marker has been demonstrated. OBJECTIVE The study was designed to investigate the markers of vascular endothelial cell injuries and dysfunction that might be used as early predictors of the subsequent manifestation of DSS. METHODS(More)
The case of a preterm infant weighing 1120 g who successfully received recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) without complication for control of a life-threatening bleeding event resulting from a ruptured umbilical artery is reported. After performing an exploratory laparotomy at 27 hours of age, hemorrhage from the surgical wound and various sites(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the use of dengue nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) antigen for the early diagnosis during the febrile stage in patients with dengue infection. METHODS A total of 445 sera obtained from 165 patients [dengue fever (DF): 42, dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) grade I: 50, II: 63, III and IV: 10] and 8 other febrile illnesses 5-15 years of(More)
A 14-year-old Thai boy presented because of a history of headache, mandibular swelling, and facial nerve palsy. A microorganism identified as Pythium insidiosum was cultured from the mandibular abscesses. Despite treatment with amphotericin B, iodides, ketoconazole, and surgery, the infection progressed. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic(More)
BACKGROUND High-dose methotrexate (HD-MTX) is recognized as an efficient component of therapy against pediatric osteosarcoma in combination with other drugs such as cisplatin (CDP), carboplatin (CBDCA), doxorubicin (ADM), etoposide (VP-16) and ifosfamide (IFO). OBJECTIVES To demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of the HD-MTX/CDP/DOX/VP-16/IFO(More)
OBJECTIVE Thalassaemia/haemoglobinopathy is a hereditary disease causing increased erythropoiesis and expansion of the bone marrow cavity. As a consequence, there is a reduction in trabecular bone tissue resulting in osteopenia/osteoporosis. The present study was performed to assess bone mineral density (BMD) in children and adolescents with(More)
The outcome of 8 episodes of intracranial hemorrhage in 7 patients (4 males, 3 females) with congenital factor VII deficiency was evaluated. Their levels of factor VII clotting activity (FVII:C) were less than 1 per cent (n = 3) and ranged from 1.7 to 2.3 per cent (n = 4). The onset varied from the first week (n = 2), first month (n = 3), and at the ages of(More)