Roswitha Bauerle

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We describe the molecular study in a cohort of 120 Portuguese patients with the clinical diagnosis of Gilbert syndrome and in one with the diagnosis of Crigler-Najjar syndrome type II, as well as a prenatal diagnosis of Crigler-Najjar syndrome type I. Among the 120 unrelated patients with Gilbert syndrome, 110 were homozygous for the [TA]7 allele(More)
Hereditary spherocytosis (HS) is a common inherited hemolytic anemia due to red cell membrane defects. Extramedullary hematopoiesis is a compensatory response to insufficient bone marrow blood cell production. The preferred sites of extramedullary hematopoietic involvement are the spleen, liver, and lymph nodes, but in HS the posterior paravertebral(More)
The authors studied the relative prevalence of erythroid cytoskeletal protein defects and their relationship with the clinical course of Hereditary Spherocytosis (HS) in 39 Portuguese patients of North of Portugal (25 families). This study showed that, in the North of Portugal, HS is primarily due to anquirin deficiency (72%), followed by band 3 (20%).(More)
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