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Pandemic influenza A infection (2009 H1N1) was associated with a worldwide outbreak of febrile respiratory infection. Although usually it results in a mild illness, certain patient groups are at increased risk for complications. The authors reviewed their experience in a pediatric hematology-oncology unit to determine the outcome of this disease in children(More)
OBJECTIVE T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) is associated with recurrent chromosomal aberrations andabnormal ectopic gene expression during T-cell development. In order to gain insight into the pathogenesis of T-ALLthis study aimed to measure the level of expression of 7 T-cell oncogenes (LMO2, LYL1, TAL1, TLX1, TLX3, BMI1, andCALM-AF10) in(More)
A 7-year-old boy with pica presented with a diagnosis of leukemia. He did not have hepatosplenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, or infection. Laboratory results were as follows: hemoglobin (Hb): 6.9 g/dL; mean corpuscular volume (MCV): 66 fL; red cell distribution width (RDW): 20.3%. Iron studies results were consistent with iron deficiency, as follows: serum iron:(More)
AIM An important life-threatening complication of intensive chemotherapy administered in children with leukemia is febrile neutropenia. The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical features and consequences of febrile neutropenia attacks in children who were treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. MATERIAL AND METHODS Nighty-six children who(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the well-known common translocations and FLT3 mutations in childhood acute myelogenousleukemia (AML) patients in Turkey. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 50 newly diagnosed patients in which t(15;17), t(8;21), and inv(16)chromosomal translocations were identified using real-time PCR and FLT3 gene mutations were identified via(More)
UNLABELLED A boy with no previous history of bleeding presented with ecchymoses and splenomegaly. He was followed up for thrombocytopenia and micromegakaryocytes for 20 months till clinically malignancy was diagnosed. Micromegakaryocytes must always be treated with suspicion, as they may provide an important clue for dyshematopoesis. KEY WORDS(More)
Gaucher-like cells (GLC) are sometimes indistinguishable from real Gaucher cells. GLC can be detected in various diseases. We present a 4.5 year old boy with massive cervical lympadenopathy and an intraabdominal mass mimicking lymphoma. Many GLC were seen in the fine needle aspiration material of an enlarged lymph node. Ziehl-Neelsen stain of the aspirate(More)
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