Katarzyna Broll-Waśka

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To our knowledge anorexia nervosa (AN) adversely influences bone density, but whether qualitative characteristics of bone are also affected is not known. For this reason we investigated prospectively the changes in skeletal status in a population of 18 adolescent girls with AN aged 11.5-18.1 years (mean 15.9+/-1.9 years) using both dual-photon X-ray(More)
OBJECTIVES The pathogenesis of anorexia nervosa (AN) remains still unclear. It has been reported that neuropeptides may play a role in the control of appetite and hormone release contributing to hormonal disturbances in AN. However the question if neuropeptide alterations are consequence or cause of malnutrition is still unresolved. METHODS Serum leptin,(More)
The aim of the study was to show the growing problem of poisoning with easily accessible shrub Datura stramonium among children and young people. 21 children with the symptoms of poisoning with this plant were treated in The Silesian Centre for Children's Diseases in Zabrze in the years 1999-2001. The majority of patients were boys (18 cases) at the age(More)
Since 1937, when familial precocious puberty (FPP) was described for the first time, only few reports on FPP have been published. The majority of them is concerned with the most investigated form of FPP, occurring only in male --testotoxicosis (male-limited precocious puberty -- MLPP). Recently another form of FPP -- familial hyperestrogenism (aromatase(More)
The problem of intracranial calcifications in children has not been widely discussed in the literature yet. The aim of this study is to emphasise different clinical aspects of intracranial calcifications found in subcortical nuclei and cerebellum in children with disturbed calcium metabolism. We report three different cases of hypoparathyroidism in children(More)
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is thought to appear predominantly in girls and young women. Twenty years ago the incidence of AN was considered as 1 boy to 10-15 girls. Recent data suggest that the girls to boys rate is 4:1. The most frequently AN in boys begins during puberty. Boys and young men reluctantly apply for help to medical professionals trying to hide(More)
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