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Four female Mexican-American infants, two siblings, had widespread deposit of hyaline material in skin, gastrointestinal tract, adrenals, urinary bladder, ovaries, skeletal muscles, thymus, parathyroids, and other loci. Clinical features included thickness and focal nodularity of skin, relatively short limbs and neck, gum hypertrophy, hypotonia and reduced(More)
The relative fraction of neural tissue in the plane of the myenteric (Auerbach) plexus (MEP) of ileum and colon of patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis was analyzed by point-count morphometric analysis of microdissected flat-mount ("circuit diagram") preparations of the plexus. Increase in the relative fraction of neural tissue (myenteric(More)
Renal lesions found in 21 autopsied patients with hemosiderosis, 18 with beta-thalassemia, two with Blackfan-Diamond anemia, and one with aplastic anemia included: cellular glomeruli with increased mesangial matrix; hemosiderin deposit in visceral and parietal glomerular epithelial cells; greater hemosiderin deposit in terminal straight portions of proximal(More)
The pathological findings in the lungs and related organs of 26 patients (21 female, 5 male) with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), with onset of disease before age 20 years, were reviewed. Several categories of lung lesions were found. Chronic interstitial pneumonitis was present in all 26 patients and was severe in 5. Acute pneumonia was present in 20,(More)
As newer treatment modalities become available for patients with severe lupus nephritis, it becomes increasingly important to identify patients at risk for renal failure. In this study, the records of 90 children presenting with systemic lupus erythematosus over a 13-year period were reviewed. Nineteen were lost to follow-up prior to completion of the(More)
A review of the gastrointestinal tracts of 26 autopsied cases of childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE) showed the single most common pathologic finding to be chronic nonspecific mucosal infiltration (96%). The most frequent general category was ischemic bowel lesions, attributable to vascular lesions of SLE (60%) or to nonocclusive causes of(More)
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