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Severe influenza disease strikes otherwise healthy children and remains unexplained. We report compound heterozygous null mutations in IRF7, which encodes the transcription factor interferon regulatory factor 7, in an otherwise healthy child who suffered life-threatening influenza during primary infection. In response to influenza virus, the patient's(More)
BACKGROUND Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis (IPH) is a rare cause of alveolar hemorrhage in children and its pathophysiology remains obscure. Classically, diagnosis is based on a triad including hemoptysis, diffuse parenchymal infiltrates on chest X-rays, and iron-deficiency anemia. We present the French pediatric cohort of IPH collected through the(More)
The aim of this work was to document molecular epidemiology of Rasamsonia argillacea species complex isolates from cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. In this work, 116 isolates belonging to this species complex and collected from 26 CF patients and one patient with chronic granulomatous disease were characterized using PCR amplification assays of repetitive DNA(More)
BACKGROUND Interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) in children represent a heterogeneous group of rare respiratory disorders that affect the lung parenchyma. After the launch of the French Reference Centre for Rare Lung Diseases (RespiRare®), we created a national network and a web-linked database to collect data on pediatric ILD. METHODS Since 2008, the(More)
UNLABELLED Some immune system abnormalities have been reported in cystic fibrosis, particularly the presence of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCAs). The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of these antibodies in a population of patients with cystic fibrosis and to assess their relationship with the disease progression. (More)
We underline the clinical importance of a specific eating disorder in 3 to 10 years old children, when the majority of the works about the prepubertal eating disorders focus either on the period just preceding adolescence (often between 10 and 13 years), or on the second half of the first year of the baby. Within the eating disorders described in the(More)
Fungal respiratory colonization of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients emerges as a new concern; however, the heterogeneity of mycological protocols limits investigations. We first aimed at setting up an efficient standardized protocol for mycological analysis of CF sputa that was assessed during a prospective, multicenter study: “MucoFong” program(More)
UNLABELLED Disturbances in bone mineralization are frequent in cystic fibrosis but few studies have focused on the use of biphosphonates in this indication, and none on the use of oral etidronate. We report our experience using this latter treatment. METHODS The study was retrospective and included five children and three adults with cystic fibrosis (six(More)
BACKGROUND Yellow nail syndrome (YNS) is a combination of specific nail dystrophy (yellowish or green nails, transverse ridging, increased curvature with "a hump" and distal onycholysis), lymphoedema and respiratory tract involvement (mainly bronchial hyper-responsiveness, recurrent pneumonia, bronchiectasis and pleural effusion), with or without sinusitis.(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Even though patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) are continuously improving their life expectancy, guidelines for transition to adult services have not been clearly determined yet. The aim of this study was to analyze the management of this transition in the CF care center of Angers, France. PATIENTS AND METHOD From their medical(More)