Lidia Kasprzak

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A 7-year-old boy with deficient activity of methylmalonyl coenzyme A mutase (mut-methylmalonic acidemia) was seen in severe metabolic crisis. After hemodialysis and clearance of toxic metabolites, severe lactic acidosis persisted with multiorgan failure. Glutathione deficiency was noted and high-dose ascorbate therapy (120 mg/kg) commenced. Glutathione(More)
Lynch syndrome is one of the most common autosomal dominantly inherited cancer syndromes. Mutations in MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, and PMS2 account for greater than 98% of reported mutations in Lynch syndrome families. It has been reported that large genomic deletions in MLH1 and MSH2 are a frequent cause of Lynch syndrome in certain populations. Using a multimodal(More)
We describe a French Canadian hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) kindred which carries a novel truncating mutation in hMLH1. Interestingly, the I1307K APC polymorphism, associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, is also present in this family. The I1307K polymorphism has previously only been identified in individuals of(More)
Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) is a dominantly inherited cancer syndrome caused by a mutation in one of the mismatch repair genes, most frequently MLH1 or MSH2. The rate of mutation detection is influenced by many factors, including the diagnostic methods used. Large deletions, which occur frequently in MLH1 and MSH2, are not detected by(More)
BACKGROUND Sarcomas in adults can be associated with hereditary cancer syndromes characterized by early-onset predisposition to numerous types of cancer. Because of variability in familial presentation and the largely unexplained genetic basis of sarcomas, ascertainment of patients for whom a genetics evaluation is most indicated poses challenges. We(More)
We have studied two brothers with submicroscopic 22q11 deletion. One brother had findings suggestive of DiGeorge syndrome, while the other had milder anomalies, including polydactyly. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) showed a minor cell line with deletion 22q11 in the mother. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a deletion of 22q11 in two(More)
BACKGROUND Primary prevention of breast cancer through prophylactic mastectomy can reduce the risk of malignancy in high-risk individuals. No type of mastectomy completely removes all breast tissue, but a subcutaneous mastectomy leaves more tissue in situ than does a simple mastectomy. CASE PRESENTATION We report a case of invasive breast cancer in a(More)