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Megacystis-microcolon-intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome is a rare congenital disorder characterized by megacystis and hypoperistalsis of the gastrointestinal tract. About 80 cases have been reported, predominantly in females. We present a female newborn with typical features of the syndrome associated with megaesophagus.
Tissue calcification is a well-recognized common metabolic disease, but calciphylaxis still remains an enigmatic rarity. The latter may be induced experimentally and acquired naturally in human diseases. Although many chronic azotemic or end stage renal disease patients (ESRD) with hyperparathyroidism (HPT) are at risk of calciphylaxis not all of them do… (More)
BACKGROUND Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common pediatric problem. Guidelines recommend obtaining a renal ultrasonogram (RUS) for young children after a first UTI. Our aim was to assess the value of routine RUS in the management of children hospitalized with a first episode of UTI. METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of the medical records of… (More)