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In a group of 46 patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) we studied the presence of circulating immune complexes (CIC) and the alterations in the complement system. Our results showed the presence of CIC in 43.5% of the patients studied, reduced levels of the complement components C3 and C4 (p less than 0.001), and of the haemolytic activity CH50 (p less(More)
We report a case of congenital hypothyroidism (CH) with neurological and respiratory alterations due to a heterozygotic c.374-1G > A mutation of TITF1/NKX2-1. The hypothyroidism was detected using a neonatal screening protocol in which the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) threshold is re-set each day on the basis of within-day variability and between-day(More)
BACKGROUND There are several known autosomal genes responsible for Ras/MAPK pathway syndromes, including Noonan syndrome (NS) and related disorders (such as LEOPARD, neurofibromatosis type 1), although mutations of these genes do not explain all cases. Due to the important role played by the mitochondrion in the energetic metabolism of cardiac muscle, it(More)
A group of 54 patients with primary retinitis pigmentosa were studied and the following findings are described: response of lymphocytes to stimulation by phytohaemagglutinin (PHA); response of lymphocytes to stimulation by xenogenic retinal extract; distribution of T and T-active lymphoid populations; total suppressor activity induced by concanavalin-A(More)
We report on the outcome of children with advanced primary myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) transplanted from an HLA-matched sibling (MSD) or an unrelated donor (UD) following a preparative regimen with busulfan, cyclophosphamide and melphalan. Ninety-seven patients with refractory anemia with excess blasts (RAEB, n=53), RAEB in transformation (RAEB-T, n=29)(More)
To address the prognostic value of minimal residual disease (MRD) before unrelated cord blood transplantation (UCBT) in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), we analyzed 170 ALL children transplanted in complete remission (CR) after myeloablative conditioning regimen. In all, 72 (43%) were in first CR (CR1), 77 (45%) in second CR (CR2) and 21(More)
HLA matching is a critical determinant of outcomes for patients who have undergone umbilical cord blood transplantation (UCBT). Data have been published on the importance of donor/recipient HLA mismatch direction on UCBT outcomes. HLA mismatch in the graft-versus-host (GVH) direction is defined as a donor homozygous at an HLA locus, while the recipient(More)
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