Amal S Al-Seraihy

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BACKGROUND Knowledge concerning the clinical and biological presentation, as well as the outcome of treatment, of biphenotypic acute leukemia in children is limited. DESIGN AND METHODS This retrospective review analyzes the clinical features and outcome of children with biphenotypic acute leukemia diagnosed and treated over an 8-year period. According to(More)
Mucopolysaccharidosis VI (MPS VI, Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome) is one of approximately 50 known lysosomal storage disorders. MPS VI is characterized by an absence or deficiency of N-acetylgalactosamine 4-sulfatase (arylsulfatase B) resulting in accumulation of dermatan sulfate. Prior to the availability of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT), the clinical(More)
Major histocompatibility complex class II (MHC II) deficiency is a rare combined immunodeficiency disease. Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the only curative treatment. Between June 1994 and February 2007, 30 children with MHC II deficiency underwent a total of 33 HSCT procedures. Median age at HSCT was 27 months. The stem cell(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have an increased incidence of thromboembolic events. This risk may be caused by an increased frequency of thrombophilic mutations such as factor V Leiden G1691A (FVL), prothrombin G20210A (PT), or methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase C667T (MTHFR). Prevalence rates of heterozygous mutations in FVL,(More)
Primary immunodeficiencies (PID) are a group of heterogeneous diseases. Epidemiological studies from databases worldwide show geographical variation. In this study the objective is to determine the spectrum of PID in Saudi Arabia by analyzing the database in a referral tertiary hospital. This is a prospective data collection by interviews and medical chart(More)
Patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) infrequently present in blast crisis (BC). While most BC are of myeloid origin, megakaryocytic BC is rare, especially at the time of CML diagnosis. We describe the first pediatric patient presenting with megakaryocytic leukemia and having BCR-ABL1 translocation as the single chromosomal abnormality. Clinical(More)
Medical records of 82 patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who underwent hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) at our institution from 2005 to 2011 were reviewed. Forty-five patients were male (54.8%). The median age at HCT was 7.46 years (range, 0.98 to 14.31 y), the median time to HCT after diagnosis was 12.56 months. Ten patients were(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT) offers the best chance of cure and long-term survival for children with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). DESIGN AND SETTING Retrospective analysis of pediatric patients with primary MDS treated with allogeneic SCT at a single institution treated between January 1993 and December 2008. (More)
Results of second-line therapy for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) remain suboptimal, particularly for high-risk groups identified using timing and site of relapse. We report results of prospectively collected data for pediatric patients with ALL who received risk adjusted second-line therapy. The 59 patients who failed first-line ALL therapy(More)
Leukocyte adhesion deficiency type 1 is a rare autosomal recessive immunodeficiency disorder. The severe phenotype is fatal unless hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is performed. A retrospective analysis was performed in 11 patients with leukocyte adhesion deficiency type 1 who underwent HSCT and monitoring over a period of 19 years at our(More)