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Defects in pituitary gland organogenesis are sometimes associated with congenital anomalies that affect head development. Lesions in transcription factors and signaling pathways explain some of these developmental syndromes. Basic research studies, including the characterization of genetically engineered mice, provide a mechanistic framework for(More)
Enzyme replacement therapy with α-galactosidase A has been used to treat Fabry disease since 2001. This article reviews the published evidence for clinical efficacy of the two available enzyme preparations. We focused on heart, kidney, and nervous system manifestations, which impact both quality of life and overall prognosis. A literature search was(More)
The larynx is the third most commonly involved organ in paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM). While a few studies have evaluated laryngeal sequelae, there have not been any investigations of voice abnormalities in PCM patients. To evaluate persistent dysphonia and laryngeal lesions, we studied 15 normal subjects and 30 post-treatment PCM patients, i.e., 15 with(More)
PURPOSE Fabry disease is a progressive multiorgan, multisystem disorder that is caused by a deficiency in the lysosomal enzyme α-galactosidase A. Serious renal, cardiac, and cerebrovascular involvement are responsible for much of the morbidity and premature mortality associated with Fabry disease, and neuropathic pain, gastrointestinal problems, and(More)
Fabry disease is a multisystem X-linked disorder resulting from α-galactosidase A (α-GalA) gene mutations leading to the accumulation of globotriaosylceramide mainly in endothelium compromising heart, kidney, and brain. In Fabry patients, progressive renal failure is frequently treated with angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. We were(More)
At present, few data are available on the prevalence and antifungal susceptibility of Candida parapsilosis complex isolates from HIV-infected individuals. The C. parapsilosis complex comprises three species, C. parapsilosis sensu stricto, C. metapsilosis and C. orthopsilosis. Fifteen of 318 Candida isolates were identified as members of the C. parapsilosis(More)
OBJECTIVE PROP1 mutations are the most common cause of genetic combined pituitary hormone deficiency (CPHD). The aim of this study was to investigate the PROP1 gene in two siblings with CPHD. DESIGN Pituitary function and imaging assessment and molecular analysis of PROP1. PATIENTS Two siblings, born to consanguineous parents, presented with GH(More)