Petronela Rachieru

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The Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome is a rare genetic disorder due to mutations in the WAS gene situated on chromosome X. It is comprised of microthrombocytopenia, eczema and immunodeficiency. However, the phenotypical presentation may vary as to the number and intensity of its manifestations. A milder form of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome is known as the X-linked(More)
High dose of cytosine arabinoside is usually used in treatment of acute myelogenous leukemia. Here we report 1 case of a child who developed neurologic toxicity and rapidly improved after flushing out of cerebral spinal fluid, suggesting it could be treatment in the acute phase of toxicity. Efficacy of this treatment could be explained by reducing cytosine(More)
Background: Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a childhood disorder that is often life-altering for children and their parents. Health related quality of life (HRQL) has never been chronologically monitored in children with ITP. We initiated a prospective study to assess HRQL from diagnosis to six months and define factors that influence this outcome in(More)
The authors report a case of nasal-type natural killer/T (NK/T)-cell lymphoma in a 15 years old girl, with rapid fatal evolution. NK/T proliferations are very rare and only a few cases have been described in children, most of them NK/T-cell lymphoma or leukemia, but not nasal-type NK/T-cell lymphoma. Clinical and biologic characteristics of these diseases(More)
Neuropathic pain exists in children and its incidence is often underestimated due to the lack of knowledge on the existence and the diagnosis of this pain. Although the semiological characteristics can be compared to those of the adult (allodynia, hypoesthesia, burning and stabbing sensations), their etiology often differs, and pain treatments are more(More)
OBJECTIVES The benefits of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) have been clearly demonstrated in pediatrics. In palliative care, NIV can improve the level of comfort and quality of life and can decrease dyspnea. The objective was to survey pediatricians' opinions and practices regarding NIV in palliative care in France. DESIGN A mail survey was conducted among(More)
BACKGROUND Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a childhood disorder that is often life-altering for children and their parents. Health related quality of life (HRQL) has never been chronologically monitored in children with ITP. We initiated a prospective study to assess HRQL from diagnosis to six months and define factors that influence this outcome in(More)
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