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DICER1 is crucial for embryogenesis and early development. Forty different heterozygous germline DICER1 mutations have been reported worldwide in 42 probands that developed as children or young adults, pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB), cystic nephroma (CN), ovarian sex cord-stromal tumors (especially Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor [SLCT]), and/or multinodular(More)
AIM The purpose of our study was to evaluate and analyse the prevalence and association of acute kidney injury (AKI) as defined by paediatric Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss of kidney function and End-stage kidney disease (pRIFLE) and Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN) classifications in a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU). METHODS A prospective analysis(More)
In order to determine the role of levels of acute phase proteins (APPs) for the development of amyloidosis in familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) patients, the levels of serum amyloid A (SAA), C reactive protein (CRP), fibrinogen and erythrocyte sedimentation rate were measured in paired sera of 36 FMF patients during and in between acute attacks, 39 of(More)
The diagnosis of polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is often delayed because patients present with diverse clinical symptoms, but with less disease-specific signs. However, early diagnosis and treatment of PAN is necessary to prevent serious organ damage. Herein, we present a boy in whom the diagnosis of classical PAN was established rapidly with ultrasound and(More)
Mutations in the Na+-HCO3- co-transporter (NBC1) cause permanent proximal renal tubular acidosis (pRTA) with ocular abnormalities. However, little has been known about the relationship between the degree of NBC1 inactivation and the severity of pRTA. This study identified three new homozygous mutations (T485S, A799V, and R881C) in the common coding regions(More)
Neurologic manifestations can accompany systemic diseases, and primary disease can be identified with a careful history, physical examination, and laboratory investigations. A 14-year-old girl with paraplegia and absence of deep tendon reflexes in the lower extremities after 2 days of vomiting and diarrhea was referred to our pediatric neurology department(More)
OBJECTIVES Several sets of criteria mainly for adults have been proposed for the diagnosis of FMF. The aim of the present study is to validate the most widely used diagnostic 'Tel Hashomer' criteria in children and to establish a new set of criteria for use in childhood. METHODS The study group consisted of 170 recently diagnosed FMF patients who had(More)
Childhood renal osteodystrophy (ROD) is the consequence of disturbances of the calcium-regulating hormones vitamin D and parathyroid hormone (PTH) as well as of the somatotroph hormone axis associated with local modulation of bone and growth cartilage function. The resulting growth retardation and the potentially rapid onset of ROD in children are different(More)
METHODS We aimed to clarify arteriosclerotic risk and to document possible relationships between cardiovascular risk factors and echocardiographic parameters in paediatric peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. M-mode/Doppler/tissue Doppler echocardiographic studies and lipid/lipoproteins, homocysteine, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (HS-CRP) levels and(More)