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Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) is an inherited disorder characterized by QT prolongation and polymorphic ventricular tachycardia known as torsade de pointes. The underlying cellular mechanism is prolonged ventricular repolarization caused by mutations in genes encoding cardiac ion channels or membrane adaptors. The disease can be diagnosed at any age(More)
To the Editor, Kawasaki disease (KD) is a self-limited systemic vasculitis that occurs predominantly in children. It is diagnosed by using a clinical case definition that requires fever (≥5 days) together with 4 of 5 principal clinical criteria including changes in extremities, polymorphous exanthem, bilateral bulbar conjunctival injection without exudate,(More)
Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis (PAM) is a rare genetic disease caused by mutations in sodium-phosphate co-transporter (SLC34A2), which encodes a type 2b sodium phosphate co-transporter. Disease is characterized by intra-alveolar microlith formation of phosphate. Turkey has a high prevalence of PAM. Herein, we report the clinical and radiological findings(More)
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis are two rare but life-threatening diseases characterized by detachment of epidermis, bullous skin lesions and mucous membrane erosions. Anti-epileptic drugs are highly suspected to be the causative agents. Although carbamazepine (CBZ) is the most associated anti-epileptic drug, oxcarbazepine(More)
A 3-year-old boy presented with recurrent infections. Physical examination revealed hepatosplenomegaly, bilateral cervical lymphadenopathy, silvery gray hair, and bilateral nystagmus. Giant granules in lymphocytes, monocytes, and granulocytes were seen on blood smear (Figure A). Bone marrow aspirate exhibited erythrophagocytosis and numerous giant granules(More)
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