Marijke Proesmans

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BACKGROUND Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare disorder with variable disease progression. To date, mutations in more than 20 different genes have been found. At present, PCD subtypes are described according to the ultrastructural defect on transmission electron microscopy (TEM) of the motile cilia. PCD with normal ultrastructure (NU) is rarely(More)
We investigated, by means of in situ hybridization with a digoxigenin-labelled RNA probe, the expression of the low-affinity p75 nerve growth factor receptor (NGFR) in the developing pituitary primordium of the rat. In 13-day pc embryos, intense staining of p75 NGFR mRNA was present in the cytoplasm of all cells of Rathke's pouch. In day-17 pc embryos p75(More)
The widespread use of prenatal ultrasound has made the fetus a patient. A number of conditions diagnosed as such may require therapy prior to birth. Herein we describe past, current and potential future procedures designed to treat pulmonary conditions in the antenatal period. When congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM) is -associated with fetal(More)
BACKGROUND Bronchitis obliterans is a severe and extremely rare complication of respiratory tract infections in children and is characterized by massive atelectasis and collapse of the affected lung. Of the rare cases reported in the literature all surviving children underwent surgical resection of the collapsed lung. CASE PRESENTATION We report an infant(More)
BACKGROUND Varicella universal vaccination (UV) has been implemented in many countries for several years. Nevertheless, varicella UV remains debated in Europe and few data are available on the real burden of infection. We assessed the burden of varicella in Belgium through analysis of hospitalised cases during a 1-year period. METHODS Data on children(More)
Background. Systemic steroids and adjunctive antifungal therapy are the cornerstone in treating allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) in the context of CF. Aim. Evaluate the use of inhaled amphotericin B (iAMB) as antifungal agent in this context. Methods. Report of 7 CF patients with recurrent or difficult to treat ABPA and failure to taper(More)
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