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INTRODUCTION Despite achievements in treating acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children, its burden on the psychosocial status of patients is not well defined yet. This study aims to determine the impact of childhood ALL on emotional and behavioral pattern of the patients compared to healthy peers as assessed by the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL). (More)
β-Thalassemia (β-thal) is a frequent, chronic hereditary disease, and a plausible cause for psychological disorders. In this cross-sectional study, we aimed to identify the rate and severity of depression among Iranian patients with β-thal using the Beck's Depression Inventory (BDI). β-Thalassemic patients aged 13-20 years [median age 17.2 years; 27 males(More)
BACKGROUND: Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) is known as a pediatric emergency disease with life threatening conditions. This is an exclusive report of clinical evaluation, immunological assessment, molecular analysis and outcomes of SCID patients in a tertiary referral center in Iran. METHODS During January 2006 and December 2015, in a prospective(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to compare the level of urinary transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-β1) in children with ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) with the normal peers. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this case-control study, we enrolled children with UPJO and matched normal peers. Sterile urine was collected from the subjects and urinary TGF-β1 was(More)
Congenital chloride diarrhea (CCD) is a rare autosomal recessive disease which is characterized by intractable diarrhea of infancy, failure to thrive, high fecal chloride, hypochloremia, hypokalemia, hyponatremia and metabolic alkalosis. In this case report, we present the first female and the second official case of CCD in Iran. A 15-month-old girl(More)
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