Rita Calado

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The nutcracker syndrome is associated with left renal vein compression in its passage between the abdominal aorta and superior mesenteric artery. This phenomenon can cause left renal vein hypertension manifested by abdominal pain, hematuria, and pelvic congestion syndrome. The diagnosis is essentially clinical, supported by imaging and necessarily one of(More)
We report a case of meningitis due to Haemophilus influenzae serotype d strain in an infant. As far as we know, this is the first report of a serotype d strain, responsible for childhood invasive disease in Europe, demonstrating an emerging of H. influenzae non-b serotype, in the post-vaccination era.
A 13-year-old boy presented with spontaneous skin and mucosal bleeds 3 weeks after acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology. Laboratory analyses revealed pancytopenia and bone marrow biopsy that confirmed the diagnosis of aplastic anaemia. Other causes of congenital and acquired aplastic anaemia were excluded. He was diagnosed with hepatitis-associated aplastic(More)
AIM Review of transient idiopathic dystonia cases to improve knowledge on this entity, in relation to frequency, characterization and evolution. METHODS Retrospective review and characterization of clinical cases seen in paediatric neurology consultation, diagnosed with transient idiopathic dystonia, between February 2001 and June 2009, using clinical(More)
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