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Early diagnosis of primary immunodeficiency disorders (PID) is critical so life saving interventions can be implemented to avoid significant morbidity and mortality. Unfortunately, they are frequently misdiagnosed, which results into significant delay in diagnosis. This study aimed to determine the knowledge and practice of pediatricians in Kuwait about(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of renal scarring in a group of Kuwaiti Arab children with their first documented acute pyelonephritis (APN). Eighty-two Kuwaiti Arab children (10 males and 72 females) who had abnormal 99mTc DMSA renal scan findings of acute pyelonephritis were prospectively studied with the same imaging modality 6(More)
We studied Guillain-Barré syndrome, affecting children 12 years old or less, throughout Kuwait, in the period between January 1, 1992, and March 31, 1997. Nineteen children had the diagnostic criteria of Guillain-Barré syndrome, with an overall annual incidence rate of 0.95/100,000 population at risk. Female patients outnumbered male patients with a sex(More)
The prevalence of vesicoureteric reflux (VUR) in children with urinary tract infection (UTI) varies among different racial groups. The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of VUR and associated renal changes in a group of Arab Kuwaiti children with their first documented febrile UTI and to compare our findings with those reported from other(More)
A 9-year-old female child who was a known case of Fanconi anemia was admitted to hospital because of fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. Blood culture at the time of admission yielded growth of Gram-negative curved rod that was identified as Vibrio cholerae (non-O1, non-O139), whereas repeated fecal cultures were negative for enteropathogens. To our(More)
BACKGROUND Bartter's syndrome (BS) is an inherited disease of renal potassium wasting characterized by hypokalemic alkalosis, normal blood pressure, vascular insensitivity to pressor agents and elevated plasma concentrations of renin and aldosterone. It is caused by generalized hyperplasia of the juxtaglomerular apparatus at the site of renin production(More)
Congenital chloride diarrhoea (CCD) is a recessively inherited disorder of chloride transport in the distal ileum and colon. Congenital chloride diarrhoea is a common metabolic disorder in Kuwait with an incidence of 1/3200. Clinical findings in 14 children with CCD are reported over a period of 4 years. Maternal polyhydramnios, abdominal distension, watery(More)
We report nine Bedouin children from Kuwait with persistent hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia (PHHI) seen over a 13-year period in two regional hospitals. The incidence of PHHI in this inbred community is high (1:20,000); five of them came from two families. All the children presented with seizures associated with severe and recurrent hypoglycaemia, eight(More)
AIM To assess the risk factors for nutritional rickets among children in Kuwait. METHODS One hundred and three children with rickets and 102 control children matched for age and socioethnic characteristics were recruited over a 2 year period (January 1995 to January 1997) in Al-Adan Hospital in Kuwait. Diagnosis was made on clinical, radiologic and(More)