Gerhard Dockter

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AIM To evaluate the safety and efficacy of Vitamin E in children with chronic hepatitis B. METHODS We randomly assigned patients with chronic hepatitis B, positive for hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg), to receive either Vitamin E or placebo once daily for 6 mo in a 3:1 ratio and double-blind manner. The primary end point was HBeAg seroconversion, defined as(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is caused by mutations in genes encoding nicotinamide dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase subunits. CASE REPORT A boy was diagnosed as having juvenile sarcoidosis because he presented with cervical and pulmonary lymphadenopathy with epitheloid cells and granuloma formation and high angiotensin converting(More)
Two cases of partial trisomy 2q are described, both resulting from a balanced translocation in one of the parents. In one case the chromosomes 2 and 11 were involved [paternal karyotype: 46,XY,t(2;11)(q33;q23)]; in the second case, chromosomes 2 and 8 [paternal karyotype: 46,XY, t(2;8(q32;p23)]. When the two patients were compared to the few cases reported(More)
We report about an 8-year-old girl with signs of elevated intracranial pressure. X-ray, CT and MRT scan showed an inner hydrocephalus as well as an intracranial calcification. By western blot analysis a Taenia solium cysticercosis could be diagnosed. In spite of spontaneous remission of the symptoms we treated with Praziquantel. Resection of the cyst was(More)
A photometric method to determine chymotrypsin in stool, equivalent to the titrimetric analysis, was developed. The chymotrypsin concentrations found in healthy children and those with gastrointestinal and pancreatic disease permit the same clinical conclusions as the titrimetrically determined results. In view of its lower technical requirements, this(More)
The activity levels of phosphoglyceromutase, Glucose-6-P-dehydrogenase. 3-P-Glyceratkinase and Glutathionreductase of the erythrocytes as well as 2,3-Diphosphoglycerate were determined in a total of 263 children suffering from juvenile diabetes mellitus. They were divided into two groups: 103 diabetics with a good state of metabolic control and 103(More)
Fecal chymotrypsin (FCT) was determined in stool specimens of healthy children and those with gastro-intestinal disease, by a new photometric method. The values are comparable with chymotrypsin concentrations found by pH-stat method. The new test is cheap, reliable and easy to perform. For this reasons and for the sensitivity of all tubeless pancreatic(More)