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Infantile malignant autosomal recessive osteopetrosis is a genetically heterogeneous disease caused by the inability of OCLs to resorb and remodel bone, resulting in generalized osteosclerosis and obliteration of marrow spaces and cranial foramina. The classical clinical features are pathological fractures, visual impairment, and bone marrow failure. Two(More)
BACKGROUND Familial tumoral calcinosis (FTC) is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterised by the development of multiple calcified masses in periarticular soft tissues; GALNT3 gene mutations have recently been described in an African American and in a Druse Arab family with FTC. OBJECTIVE To report the clinical and histological features caused by a(More)
Pulmonary toxicity occurs in approximately 10 to 50% of patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Bacterial pneumonia very commonly affects patients within the first 6 months post-BMT. Etiologic factors include neutropenia and the presence of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Pulmonary fungal infections, due to candida and aspergillus, may(More)
Children undergoing magnetic resonance imaging examination frequently experience anxiety and fear before and during the scanning. The aim of the present study was to assess: i) whether and to what extent psychological interventions might reduce anxiety and fear levels; ii) whether the intervention is related to a decrease in the need for sedation. The(More)
Chronic pericardial effusions are a major cause of morbidity in some clinical settings. Although the treatment of choice for acute symptomatic pericardial effusions (tamponade) is pericardiocentesis, the long-term management of symptomatic chronic pericardial effusions provides a greater challenge. The aim of this review is to provide insight into the(More)
McCune-Albright syndrome consists of polyostotic fibrous dysplasia, precocious puberty and cafè-au-lait skin lesions. Bone lesions are characterized by the presence of fibrous connective tissue with a characteristic whorled pattern and containing trabeculae of immature non-lamellar (woven) bone. They may be solitary (monostotic) or multiple (polyostotic).(More)
Skin dysplasia, as café-au-lait spots, bone fibrous dysplasia and peripheral endocrinopathies are the main clinical features of McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS). This illness is due to activating mutations of the Gsalpha protein and is spread with a mosaic pattern in affected tissues that consist of intermixed areas of normal and mutated cells. Peripheral(More)
A girl with oral, facial, and digital anomalies presented at birth with a large cleft palate filled by a nasopharyngeal mass and was found later to have several vertebral anomalies and mental retardation. A similar phenotype has been previously reported in a sporadic male patient [Gabrielli et al., 1994: Am J Med Genet 53:290-293], suggesting a new variant(More)