Athanassios Chatzimichael

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Introduction: Macrodystrophia lipomatosa (MDL) is a non-hereditary congenital developmental anomaly characterized by localized gigantism due to overgrowth of all mesenchymal elements. Case Report: The authors describe a case of macrodystrophia lipomatosa (MDL) with involvement of the median nerve in a 10-year-old girl and review the pathologic,(More)
Isovaleric acidemia is a rare branched-chain organic acidemia. The authors describe a 3.5-year-old girl with isovaleric acidemia and acute abdominal pain associated with bilious emesis. Elevated serum amylase and abdominal ultrasonography demonstrating an enlarged and edematous pancreas, along with the presence of peripancreatic exudates, confirmed the(More)
Propranolol has emerged as a new treatment option for infantile hemangiomas. We describe a 20-month-old boy with a large right parotid hemangioma diagnosed at the age of 37 days. Starting at the age of 2.5 months, he received oral propranolol for 6.5 months. Although the mass regressed, it recurred when propranolol was discontinued. He was successfully(More)
OBJECTIVE Childhood asthma is a frequent cause of absenteeism that affects school performance. We aimed to investigate the impact of asthma on absenteeism and school performance level of elementary and high school students. METHODS Data about sociodemographics, absenteeism, and academic achievement were obtained from 1539 students attending 98 schools in(More)
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