T. Priyakumari

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OBJECTIVE To study the clinical profile and outcome of langerhans cell histiocytosis in children upto 2 years of life. DESIGN Retrospective analysis. METHODS Medical records of Children upto 2 years of age with a diagnosis of langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) were analyzed. Their clinical pattern, treatment modalities and outcome were studied. The(More)
Pediatric testicular germ cell tumors are rare. Fifteen children, all less than 5 years of age, were evaluated and treated during February 1987 to July 1996. The median age was 18 months (range, 4-60 months). All were staged according to the Pediatric Oncology Group/Children's Cancer Study Group staging system. Seven patients had stage III disease.(More)
The use of intensive chemotherapy and incorporation of prophylactic treatment of the central nervous system have dramatically improved the outcome of children with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). The authors analyzed retrospectively the disease characteristics and survival data of 34 children with NHL during a 7-year period. There were 26 boys and 8 girls(More)
PURPOSE To compute diagnostic test properties of C-reactive protein (CRP) and serum procalcitonin (PCT) levels in bloodstream infections in children with cancer and suspected sepsis, in comparison with blood culture as the gold standard. METHODOLOGY Consecutive paediatric cancer patients, aged ≤14 years, with clinically suspected bloodstream infections(More)
A 3-day-old baby was referred to our institution with seizures since birth and a presumptive diagnosis of cerebral tumor detected by prenatal ultrasound. Computed tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging performed immediately after birth revealed the presence of an enhancing mass in the left cerebral hemisphere. The possibility of a congenital(More)
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