Alexandru Pîrvan

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AIMS Pill-induced esophagitis has been recognized in adults, but rarely in children. The aim of this article is to discuss endoscopic features, drugs implicated, prevention and treatment in pill-induced esophagitis in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS Over a period of 4 years, 26 patients presented at our clinic with drug-induced esophageal ulcerations. All(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to asses the prevalence of atrophic gastritis in children. We also wanted to compare the clinical manifestation, endoscopic appearance and the degree of the gastric atrophy in children and to identify the possible causes which determine gastric atrophy. METHODS We evaluated 247 children with chronic gastritis(More)
Anti-actin antibodies are found in 52-85% of patients with autoimmune hepatitis or chronic active hepatitis and in 22% of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis. In patients with celiac disease, anti-actin antibodies correlate with the degree of villous atrophy. Studies on their involvement in celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis in Romania have not(More)
Diagnosis of celiac disease in a patient with lactose intolerance has special importance having implications for the treatment of both diseases. The authors present the case of a 2 years old girl, first diagnosed with enterocolitis, but her clinical evolution revealed a complex situation: both celiac disease and secondary lactose intolerance. We present the(More)
BACKGROUND According to the 2008 celiac disease working group run by Dr. A. Fassano under the auspices of the Federation of International Societies of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, celiac disease is a chronic immune-mediated enteropathy characterized by gluten sensitivity, which can affect any organ or system, having a wide range of(More)
Partial trisomy 9q represents a rare and heterogeneous group of chromosomal aberrations characterised by various clinical features. Associated clinical features include learning disability and pyloric stenosis. In this paper we present a 5 months old female patient with different dysmorphic features due to excess of genetic material on the long arm of(More)
Last consensus in celiac disease in 2008 conducted under the aegis of the European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition jointly with North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition reveals the following: "celiac disease is a chronic immune-mediated enteropathy characterized by sensitization to(More)
The latest consensus on celiac disease in 2008, under the auspices of the International Societies of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, shows that HLA DQ2/DQ8 typing indicates the highest negative predictive value for celiac disease, which would exclude the diagnosis of celiac disease. In Romania, there are no studies on the implication(More)
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