Manjusha Kumar

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Griscelli syndrome (GS) is a rare inherited disease characterized by immunodeficiency and partial albinism. The microscopic findings of the skin and hair are highly suggestive of the disease. The GS locus colocalizes on chromosome 15q21 with the myosin-Va gene (MYO5a), and mutations have been identified in few patients. We describe a 2-month-old Hispanic(More)
Pregnancy in women with congenital coagulation factor deficiencies has been associated with adverse fetal outcomes. Recurrent spontaneous abortions, placental abruptions, and premature births are reported, the exact reasons for which are not clear, and management of such patients continues to be a challenge. We reviewed the outcome of four pregnancies in a(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment choice in pediatric immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is arbitrary, because few studies are powered to identify predictors of therapy response. Increasingly, rituximab is becoming a treatment of choice in those refractory to other therapies. METHODS The objective of this study was to evaluate univariate and multivariable predictors of(More)
Esthesioneuroblastoma (olfactory neuroblastoma) is a rare tumor of the olfactory epithelium. Approximately 1,000 cases have been described in the literature since the original description in 1924. It occurs in older individuals and is rare in children. The authors describe the clinicopathologic presentation in a series of five children treated with(More)
Hemophagocytic syndrome (HS) is a histiocytic reactive process often associated with infections and/or malignancies. Clonal karyotypic abnormalities have been the hallmark of several hematological malignancies and have been shown to be of clinical significance in terms of both diagnosis and prognosis. While there are limited reports of both clonal and(More)
Severe aplastic anaemia (SAA) is considered to be an autoimmune disorder affecting the haematopoietic cells and most often is idiopathic. An association between SAA and other autoimmune diseases is rare and has been described in adults for eosinophilic fasciitis, thymomas, systemic lupus erythematosus and thyroid disorders. We describe the first paediatric(More)
An 11-year-old white girl presenting with fever, dyspnea, and cough demonstrated a left pleural effusion, ascites, and a suprapubic mass on physical and radiologic examinations. Surgical resection of the mass found a stage Ic malignant mixed germ cell tumor of the ovary. The pleural effusion and ascites were benign and resolved spontaneously after complete(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to define the hematologic response to total splenectomy (TS) or partial splenectomy (PS) in children with hereditary spherocytosis (HS) or sickle cell disease (SCD). METHODS The Splenectomy in Congenital Hemolytic Anemia (SICHA) consortium registry collected hematologic outcomes of children with CHA undergoing TS or(More)
The use of hematopoietic growth factors, although well established for the management of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia, remains controversial for the treatment of aplastic anemia and inherited bone marrow failure syndromes. The most commonly used factors are granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor, and(More)
Postthrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a chronic morbidity of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in children. Information about the evolution of PTS is lacking in children. Present study was aimed to evaluate the time-course of extremity PTS in children who were serially followed in a hematology clinic. This retrospective cohort study included 69 consecutive children(More)