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PFAPA syndrome is the most common autoinflammatory disorder in childhood with unknown etiology. The aim of our study was clinical evaluation of PFAPA patients from a single tertiary care center and to determine whether variations of AIM2, MEFV, NLRP3, and MVK genes are involved in PFAPA pathogenesis. Clinical and laboratory data of consecutive patients with(More)
Benign familial neonatal convulsions (BFNC) is a rare, clinically and genetically heterogenous epileptic disorder. Two voltage gated potassium genes, KCNQ2 and KCNQ3, have been identified as genes responsible for BFNC1 and BFNC2 respectively. While as many as 73 mutations of KCNQ2 have been described up to date, only 4 mutations in KCNQ3, 3 of them(More)
An abnormal regulation of immune responses leads to autoimmune and inflammatory manifestations in patients with primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs). The objective of our study was to evaluate the frequency of non-infectious and non-malignant manifestations in a large cohort of patients included in the Slovenian national PID registry and to assess the time of(More)
BACKGROUND The Mediterranean fever (MEFV) gene codes for protein pyrin, one of the regulators of inflammasome activity in innate immune cells. Mutations in this gene are considered the primary cause of Familial Mediterranean fever, but are also found in other monogenic and multifactorial autoinflammatory diseases. The aim of the study was to determine if(More)
BACKGROUND Short-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (SCADD) is a rare inherited mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation disorder associated with variations in the ACADS (Acyl-CoA dehydrogenase, C-2 to C-3 short chain) gene. SCADD has highly variable biochemical, genetic and clinical characteristics. Phenotypes vary from fatal metabolic decompensation to(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the influence of folate pathway polymorphisms on high-dose methotrexate (HD-MTX) related toxicity in paediatric patients with T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). PATIENTS AND METHODS In total, 30 NHL patients were genotyped for selected folate pathway polymorphisms. RESULTS Carriers of at least one MTHFR 677T allele had(More)