Květa Bláhová

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Mutations of LAMB2 typically cause autosomal recessive Pierson syndrome, a disorder characterized by congenital nephrotic syndrome, ocular and neurologic abnormalities, but may occasionally be associated with milder or oligosymptomatic disease variants. LAMB2 encodes the basement membrane protein laminin beta2, which is incorporated in specific(More)
Using the immunomagnetic separation procedure, we isolated sorbitol-fermenting (SF) Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157:H(-) strains from two patients, one with hemolytic-uremic syndrome and the other with diarrhea, and from a dairy cow epidemiologically associated with the patients. The phenotypic and genotypic characteristics of all(More)
PURPOSE To study the ocular phenotype of Pierson syndrome and to increase awareness among ophthalmologists of the diagnostic features of this condition. DESIGN Retrospective, observational case series. METHODS A multicenter study of 17 patients with molecularly confirmed Pierson syndrome. The eye findings were reviewed and compared to pertinent findings(More)
The presence of verotoxin-producing strains of Escherichia coli (VTEC) was examined in six children with haemolytic uraemic syndrome and one child with haemorrhagic colitis. Stools were screened for strains of serogroup O157 on sorbitol-MacConkey agar for VTEC of other serogroups by serotyping. Verotoxin (VT) was tested on Vero cell monolayers: the(More)
Congenital nephrotic syndrome (CNS) is a heterogeneous group of diseases with different causes and prognoses. Two thirds of cases of NS in the first year of life are caused by mutations in four genes (NPHS1, NPHS2, WT1, and LAMB2). The mutation of WT1 gene can lead to Denys-Drash syndrome (DDS). We report on female monozygotic twins with CNS presenting at 7(More)
We report on a male infant presenting at 4 months of age with failure to thrive, dehydration, hypotonia, lethargy, and vomiting. Laboratory and imaging tests revealed severe hypercalcemia (5.8 mmol/l), suppressed parathyroid hormone (0.41 pmol/l), hypercalciuria (8.0 mmol/mmol creatinine), elevated 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (over 600 nmol/l), and(More)
A cluster of four cases of haemolytic uraemic syndrome in children occurred in Northern Bohemia, Czech Republic, between 15 June and 7 July, 1995. All the cases had significantly elevated titres of anti-O157 lipopolysaccharide (LPS) antibodies as detected by the indirect haemagglutination assay. All but one of them had drunk unpasteurized goat's milk from(More)
Two sorbitol-fermenting (SF) Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157:H- strains were isolated from patients with hemolytic-uremic syndrome in the Czech Republic in 1995. Their phenotypic and genotypic characteristics and genomic DNA fingerprints were identical or closely related to those of SF STEC O157:H- strains isolated in Germany in 1988 to(More)
Multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK) is one of the most common congenital renal anomalies. Arterial hypertension is a potential complication of MCDK. Blood pressure (BP) has so far been measured only casually and the frequency of hypertension has been estimated to be between 0%–8%. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) provides more precise(More)