Rikki R. John

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Ifosfamide is commonly used as a chemotherapeutic agent in children. The authors report a 4-y-old boy who developed proximal renal tubulopathy with florid rickets a year after completion of ifosfamide therapy for Ewing's sarcoma. After initiation of treatment, there was complete healing of rickets and he did not need supplements beyond 18 mo. Growth(More)
Systemic dissemination of intracranial germ cell tumors (GCTs) occur only in 3% of cases and the common sites are bone, lungs, and lymph nodes. Metastasis to the liver is rare. As far as we could find, only six cases of liver metastasis of intracranial GCTs have been reported so far. We report an adolescent girl who presented with hepatic relapse 2½ years(More)
Ghosal hematodiaphyseal dysplasia (GHDD) is a recently recognized cause of steroid-responsive anemia. We would like to report 3 cases of GHDD who presented in early childhood with moderate to severe anemia, splenomegaly, and a hypocellular marrow with increased reticulin. They were easily diagnosed with long-bone x-rays showing diaphyseal and metaphyseal(More)
Multiple lytic bone lesions in a child can be a manifestation of various diseases like Langerhans cell histiocytosis, metastatic neuroblastoma, leukemia, hyperparathyroidism, multifocal osteomyelitis and histoplasmosis. Disseminated histoplasmosis caused by Histoplasma capsulatum var. duboisii is well known to present with multiple osteolytic lesions in(More)
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