M. Badawi

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INTRODUCTION 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(More)
In order to estimate the risk of tuberculosis infection among employees in the funeral service industry, we conducted a risk-assessment study of a convenience sample of funeral home employees. Study participants completed a risk-assessment questionnaire and underwent tuberculin skin testing. Of 864 employees tested, 101 (11.7%) had a reactive tuberculin(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 (99m)Tc DMSA renal scan findings of acute pyelonephritis were prospectively studied with the same imaging modality 6(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)
A detailed radiologic and anatomic study of a 20-week-old fetus is presented. In addition to conventional radiography, various contrast medium injection techniques were used. The findings were followed up at autopsy. The fetus showed multiple congenital abnormalities comprising phocomelia, horseshoe lung, horseshoe kidney, urethral stenosis with megacystis,(More)
A detailed radiologic and anatomic study of one horseshoe lung syndrome has already been published from this centre. A further case of horseshoe lung, which was also diagnosed prospectively by radiology, is described. Alongside, this is a set of a group of three conditions: we describe a right accessory lung with a peculiar feeding arterial branch(More)
An 8-year-old boy presented with a widespread cutaneous eruption featuring macules, papules, nodules, and ulcers. The histologic infiltrate showed T lymphoblasts, but there was no sign of systemic involvement, so aleukemic leukemia cutis was diagnosed. Two months later, he developed leukemia in peripheral blood and bone marrow that was characterized as(More)
BACKGROUND Screening all blood donors for human T-cell lymphotropic viruses 1 and 2 (HTLV 1 and HTLV 2) is mandatory in Saudi Arabia. The aim of this study is to evaluate the results and costs associated with the current testing policy for HTLV 1 and HTLV 2 in blood donors at King Abdulaziz University Hospital (KAUH), Jeddah. STUDY DESIGNS AND METHODS(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)