Jesús Estella Aguado

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BACKGROUND Cancer and its treatment are a major cause of secondary immunodeficiency in childhood. Leukaemias are the most frequent pediatric neoplastic diseases and 80 % are lymphoblastic (ALL). The objectives of this study are to describe the epidemiology of children with ALL in our hospital and to analyse the evolution of immunoglobulins' concentration at(More)
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHI) is an infrequent disease in the pediatric age group. Its diagnosis is given by the direct antiglobulin test (DAT) or Coombs' test, which determines which type of globulin (IgG or complement) is the cause of the hemolysis. The type of globulin involved determines the etiology of AIHI, which is usually confirmed by positive(More)
A case of nephrotic syndrome associated with hereditary spherocytosis in a 22 month old girl is reported. In an attempt to explain the relationships between these two entities and alteration of lipidic metabolism, red cells count and serum cholesterol during relapses of nephrotic syndrome were compared. Until now only two cases involving this association(More)
OBJECTIVE Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) or Moschovitz' syndrome is rare and is even rarer in childhood. Clinically, it is characterized by microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, neurologic abnormalities, fever and renal dysfunction. The etiology is still unknown, although different factors such as large von Willebrand factor(More)
INTRODUCTION Cancer patients with febrile neutropenia are not a homogeneous group with respect to risk of bacterial infections. Some authors have proposed that febrile cancer patients with low risk factors of bacteraemia could be managed at home with domiciliary antibiotic treatment. The objectives are: to determine the incidence of bacteraemia in our(More)
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