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Heterozygous germ-line mutations in the DNA mismatch repair genes lead to hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer. The disease susceptibility of individuals who constitutionally lack both wild-type alleles is unknown. We have identified three offspring in a hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer family who developed hematological malignancy at a very(More)
Noncompaction of myocardium is a rare and recently defined entity that may cause cardioembolism during childhood. We report an 18-month-old girl with noncompaction of the left ventricular myocardium presenting with fatal cardioembolic stroke. The patient had a high factor VIII level, which is known to cause an increased tendency to thromboembolic events. To(More)
We respectfully commemorate Prof. Dr. Erich Frank, who pioneered landmark advances in Turkish medicine and established the predecessor of the Turkish Journal of Hematology, on the 130 th anniversary of his birth (1884-1957) (Figure 1). Dr. Frank completed his doctorate in Strasburg after graduating from the Breslau University School of Medicine and earned(More)
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is a life-threatening condition of severe hyperinflammation that results from an uncontrolled proliferation of activated lymphocytes and histiocytes secreting high amounts of inflammatory cytokines. The immediate treatment strategies include immune suppressive therapy such as corticosteriod, etaposide and cyclosporin A.(More)
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