Marijan Merkler

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FINDINGS BMI was increased (>25) in 22% of young healthy subjects. Increased cholesterol values (>5.0 mmol/L) were found in 23% of subjects, LDL-C (>3.0 mmol/L) in 23%, triglycerides (>1.7 mmol/L) in 11% of subjects. We found statistically significant differences in subjects' weight (p = 0.015), BMI (p = 0.023), and waist-hip ratio (WHR) (p = 0.015) in(More)
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) occurs either in a congenital form caused by ADAMTS13 gene mutations, or is acquired and most often due to ADAMTS-13 inhibitory autoantibodies. In congenital TTP siblings are often affected while acquired TTP occurs sporadically and familial clustering has not been described so far. We report identical twin sisters(More)
The clinical picture of classical homocystinuria is diverse. This is the first report of an adult homocystinuric patient with non-traumatic spontaneous small bowel perforation. A 47-year old man presented with abdominal rebound tenderness, hypotension and tachycardia, anemia, and elevated markers of inflammation. Other routine laboratory tests were normal.(More)
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