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The incidences of human diseases vary from place to place, and this is also likely to be so for the risk of people developing many of them. We have analysed the spatial distribution of childhood cancer in the West Midland Health Authority Region of England from 1980 to 1984. This is a rare disease which is considered to be noncontagious. The observed(More)
Congenital malformations have been investigated in a consecutive series of 445 monozygotic twin pairs coming from two twin surveys numbering 1,424 pairs. Concordant malformations were found in 6 pairs, discordant in 20 pairs. The significance of these findings is briefly discussed. The methodology of the prospective twin studies is described. The diagnosis(More)
The purpose of this study is to describe the incidence and survival of childhood cancer in the West Midlands for the period 1980-1984. Proportional breakdown by Asian subgroup is also considered. A total of 587 patients were registered, 49 of them of Asian origin. Breakdown to Asian versus non-Asian subgroups by diagnosis revealed comparatively high rates(More)
Congenital defects and other disorders have been reported in association with malignant liver tumours. In order to assess their significance, a population-based survey was undertaken on children aged less than 15 years diagnosed with malignant liver tumours during the 30 years 1957-1986. The cases were identified from information collected by the West(More)
An electron-microscopic (EM) study of the non-sclerotic glomeruli was made in 96 children with the nephrotic syndrome in whom light microscopy had shown minimal change, focal global glomerulosclerosis or segmental glomerulosclerosis. EM showed a variety of alterations. Foot process fusion, duplication and crenation of the lamina densa, and granular and(More)
A child receiving busulphan treatment for adult-type chronic myeloid leukaemia responded well for four years before the onset of complications leading to "busulphan lung'. Pulmonary function tests (PFT) were useful in monitoring the development of this condition and we recommended regular PFT for patient receiving busulphan treatment.
Five boys and two girls from a large consanguineous British Muslim family of Pakistani origin are described. All presented from infancy to early childhood with progressive moderate to severe developmental delay, postnatal microcephaly, spastic quadriplegia, refractory seizures, and visual handicap. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pleocytosis was present in three(More)
Forty carcinoid tumours of the appendix were identified in children under 15 years of age between 1957 and 1986 from the records of the West Midlands Regional Children's Tumour Research Group. A significant excess of girls was observed (P = 0.02). All tumours were discovered incidentally and two patients underwent further surgery. Twenty-two of the 29(More)