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Nineteen children with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) were studied in the Department of Pediatric Hematology, Hacettepe University. Patients were divided into two groups. Group 1: Thirteen patients were classified as having a genetic etiology (7 familial, 6 presumed familial) on the basis of an affected sibling and consanguinity. There was a… (More)
The clinical features of three children with Griscelli syndrome and autopsy findings of two are presented. The patients were 5 years, 9 months, and 3 months old, respectively. Clinical features included partial albinism, hepatosplenomegaly, and various neurological symptoms. Light and electron microscopic studies of the skin were compatible with Griscelli… (More)
Congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) is a heterogeneous group of disorders which is associated with more or less degrees of cerebral involvement. There are four separate entities within CMD nosology. Among these Fukuyama's CMD (FCMD) is highly prevalent in Japan, whereas the classic form with normal or subnormal intelligence, also known as the occidental… (More)
Two siblings, ages 20 and 19 presented with more than 10 yr history of spinal rigidity and scoliosis. The parents were first cousins. Muscle biopsies were consistent with nemaline myopathy. This has been the first association between a familial rigid spine syndrome and nemaline myopathy.
Eleven cases of intracardiac thrombi caused by different factors including protein-C deficiency are presented for discussion of the etiology and predisposing factors of intracardiac thrombi during infancy and childhood, and to stress the importance of protein-C deficiency as an etiological factor. Thrombi were localised in the left heart in five patients… (More)
In this report, the histologic criteria for the diagnosis of type Ia glycogen storage disease (GSD) in a wide age range were studied. Liver needle biopsies of 44 patients with type Ia GSD confirmed by enzyme analysis were re-evaluated and compared. Fatty change, nuclear hyperglycogenation (NH), and fibrosis were examined and graded. The second biopsies of… (More)
Two siblings, an eight-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy with lipid storage disease, most likely non-neuropathic Niemann-Pick disease (NPD) with sea-blue histiocytes, are presented. Both of them had foamy and sea-blue histiocytes in their bone marrow smears and reticulo-nodular appearance of both lungs on their chest X-rays. Case 1 had diffuse,… (More)
A 4-year-old boy with mesenteric panniculitis diagnosed after laparotomy and biopsy is reported. It is stressed that during the childhood, the frequency of disease might be higher than reported.
Chest wall hamartoma is a very rare mass lesion of the chest wall that is manifest at birth or in early infancy with deformity of the thoracic wall and/or varying grades of respiratory distress. The authors report on an 11-month-old infant presenting with chest wall hamartoma who was treated by en bloc excision of the lesion including the involved ribs.… (More)