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Pancreatic infiltration with leukemic cells is a rare manifestation of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. There are only a few reported cases. We report the clinical and radiologic findings of a 4-year-old boy with mature B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and pancreatic involvement. A computed tomography scan of his abdomen demonstrated diffuse hypodense(More)
Recent studies have emphasized the presence of airway hyperreactivity (AHR) in children with sickle cell disease (SCD). However, various tests for the detection of AHR have yielded distinctly different results in these patients. This study identified AHR via a methacholine challenge test (MCT) in a group of children with SCD (31 patients; age range, 6-16(More)
Mowat-Wilson syndrome (MWS) is characterized by moderate to severe intellectual disability and distinctive facial features in association with variable structural congenital anomalies/clinical features including congenital heart disease, Hirschsprung disease, hypospadias, agenesis of the corpus callosum, short stature, epilepsy, and microcephaly. Less(More)
Acute myelofibrosis is characterized by pancytopenia of sudden onset, megakaryocytic hyperplasia, extensive bone marrow fibrosis, and the absence of organomegaly. Acute myelofibrosis in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia is extremely rare. We report a 4-year-old boy who was diagnosed as having acute massive myelofibrosis and acute lymphoblastic(More)
This study was conducted to analyze the incidence of and risk for thrombosis in thrombotic children monitored in the Department of Pediatric Hematology of our hospital at the time of diagnosis, in addition to the clinical characteristics of those patients. The clinical and laboratory findings of 122 patients diagnosed with thrombosis from 1997 to 2006 were(More)
We report our experience with the use of recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) during cardiac surgery in a 4.5-year-old boy with severe congenital FXI deficiency and a congenital heart disease. After weaning the patient from cardiopulmonary bypass, the first intravenous dose of rFVIIa (90 μg/kg) was administered. This same dosage was repeated eight more(More)
Mowat-Wilson syndrome (MWS) is a genetic disease caused by heterozygous mutations or deletions of the ZEB2 gene and is characterized by distinctive facial features, epilepsy, moderate to severe intellectual disability, corpus callosum abnormalities and other congenital malformations. Epilepsy is considered a main manifestation of the syndrome, with a(More)
Despite the relatively recent introduction of propranolol in the treatment of infantile hemangiomas, there can be little doubt of its efficacy. With regard to safety issues, there are no prior data for very low weight infants. In this study, we used propranolol in preterm and very low weight infants. We used clinical criteria to assess the response to the(More)
BACKGROUND Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-dependent Cushing syndrome (CS) in the presence of leukemic central nervous system infiltration is very rare. CASE A 3.8-year-old girl who had been treated for B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) for 1.5 years was admitted to our hospital with excessive weight gain and depression for the last 2 months.(More)
An 18-month-old boy was consulted to a pediatric clinic with a 5-month history of purpuric macules and nodules on the scalp. He had a history of trauma (falling down from a chair) to the scalp about 6 months before the consultation. He had been brought to an emergency department after the trauma. Cranial computed tomography revealed a small crack on the(More)