R A Bushnaq

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Between 1978 and 1988 congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) was diagnosed in 60 children in Kuwait with an estimated prevalence of 1∶9,000 livebirths, which is higher than that reported from Europe and Canada. In addition, there was presumptive evidence of CAH resulting in the death of 20 other children, giving a prevalence figure of 1∶7000. There were 41(More)
We report a sibship of two brothers and one sister with the osteoporosis-pseudoglioma syndrome and congenital heart disease. They presented in infancy with visual impairment and psychomotor retardation. Major features included bilateral cataracts, generalised osteopenia, severe platyspondyly, borderline mental retardation, muscular hypotonia, joint laxity,(More)
An 8-year hospital-based retrospective study on the epidemiology of juvenile chronic arthritis (JCA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and other connective tissue diseases among children in Kuwait is described. There were 108 children with JCA, 20 children with SLE, 23 children with other connective tissue diseases and 24 children with arthritis of(More)
A 9-year-old Somali girl was referred to the Paediatric Diabetic Clinic, Al-Amiri Hospital for control of her diabetes. On physical examination, she was found to have several somatic abnormalities and acanthosis nigricans. Biochemical and hormonal investigations revealed no major abnormalities apart from that of glucose metabolism. Insulin resistance was(More)
Presents the results of a medical audit of the records of 199 children diagnosed as diabetic and admitted to Al-Amiri Hospital, Kuwait. Uses the measurement of glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1) to indicate the levels of control achieved. Finds that the degree of glycaemic control compares favourably with studies done in other hospitals, but unfavourably with(More)
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