Chuhl Joo Lyu

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Three cases of hepatic Langerhans' cell histiocytosis (LCH) manifesting as periportal abnormal signal intensity on magnetic resonance images are described. One case also demonstrated intrahepatic bile duct dilatation due to secondary sclerosing cholangitis. Hepatic involvement of LCH could be included in the differential diagnosis of periportal abnormal(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of pretreatment (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) in pediatric neuroblastoma patients. METHODS The study included 50 pediatric neuroblastoma patients who underwent diagnostic work-up FDG PET before any treatment. The maximum standardized uptake value (SUV(max)) of(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperuricemia accompanying tumor lysis syndrome is a serious complication in neoplasia with rapid proliferation and destruction. To confirm the efficacy of recombinant urate oxidase (rasburicase) and its safety profile, a phase IV compassionate use prospective study was performed in Korean pediatric patients with hematologic malignancies. (More)
BACKGROUND The number of patients diagnosed with hereditary hemolytic anemia (HHA) has increased since the advent of novel diagnostic techniques that accurately identify this disorder. Here, we report data from a survey on the prevalence and characteristics of patients diagnosed with HHA in Korea from 2007 to 2011. METHODS Information on patients(More)
Two cases of vaginal endodermal sinus tumor (EST), a rare pediatric malignancy, were managed with conservative surgery followed by adjuvant chemotherapy. The first case involved a 9-month-old girl with EST of the vagina, who was treated with a partial vaginectomy and VAC regimen (vincristine, actinomycin D, cyclophosphamide) during a 2-year period. The(More)
The role of BCR/ABL isoforms and their relationship to leukemia phenotype have been of major concern. Atypical BCR/ABL mRNA transcripts lacking exon a2 have been reported in 12 cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) to date; among them, a b3a3 type transcript has been reported only once in the childhood ALL. Reported here is the case of a patient with(More)
PURPOSE Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) are associated with increased angiogenesis, growth, and metastasis in solid tumors. But, until today, the importance of theses factors on leukemia, especially childhood acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) has received limited attention. Therefore, this study examined(More)
Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) is an enzyme related to the metabolism of glutation, an antioxidant agent. Its deficiency causes hemolisis, generally well tolerated. However there are some factors including, exercise, infections and oxidants drugs that stimulate the hemolisis of the older red blood cells. We report two patients with G6PD(More)
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinico-neuroradiologic disease entity represented by characteristic magnetic resonance image (MRI) findings of subcortical/cortical hyperintensity in T2-weighted sequences, more often observed in parieto-occipital lobes, accompanied by clinical neurologic alterations. PRES is a rare central nervous(More)
BACKGROUND We analyzed a nationwide registry of pediatric patients with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) in Korea to assess the clinical and genetic features and treatment outcomes in pediatric HLH. METHODS The Korea Histiocytosis Working Party retrospectively analyzed data on 251 pediatric patients diagnosed with HLH between 1996 and 2011. (More)