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We describe 2 Arab patients, both offspring of unrelated consanguineous matings, with unusual facial appearance, severe mental retardation, microcephaly, cortical atrophy, seizures, hypotonia, dwarfism, and recurrent infections with neutrophilia. Neutrophil motility was markedly decreased but the opsonophagocytic activity was normal. Both patients lack the… (More)
Levetiracetam has been authorized for use in Israel as an add-on therapy for intractable epilepsy since May 2006. The aim of the present study was to document its effectiveness for this indication in children, adolescents, and young adults. The medical files of 78 patients aged 0.5-39 years (mean, 14.2 years) treated at our center for intractable epilepsy… (More)
INTRODUCTION Extraventricular hydrocephalus (EVOH), defined as the enlargement of all CSF compartments in the absence of an obstructing lesion, is usually associated with an increased head circumference and a relatively benign clinical course. Occasionally, because of concern about increased intracranial pressure (ICP), treatment with diuretics is… (More)
Nonketotic hyperosmolar diabetic coma is well known in adults, but infrequently reported in children. This syndrome is associated with a 20-70% mortality rate. We report the successful treatment of a 12.5 year old girl with a hyperglycemic (1,800 mg/dl glucose) nonketotic hyperosmolar diabetic coma and summarize the reported cases in the literature.
AIM Migraine is known to run in families and has long been considered a strongly heritable disorder. This study sought to evaluate the relationship between age at onset of pediatric migraine and family history of migraine. METHODS Review of the medical files of the headache clinic of a tertiary pediatric medical center yielded 344 children with migraine… (More)
BACKGROUND Nontuberculous mycobacteria can cause a chronic localized cervicofacial lymphadenitis in immunocompetent children. The recommended treatment is total excision of the affected lymph node. The aim of this study was to describe our experience with an observational approach. METHODS Children with chronic nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) cervical… (More)
This study was conducted in order to evaluate a possible protective role of seborrheic complexion and a history of acne on the development of basal cell epithelioma (BCE). For this purpose, 77 patients with this tumor were examined and asked to fill out a questionnaire. The questionnaire included demographic data and questions about skin type, eye and hair… (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of nonpharmacologic treatment for migraine in children younger than age 6 years. BACKGROUND The mean age of onset of migraine in children is 7.2 years for boys and 10.9 years for girls. Treatment consists of individually tailored pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions. However, data on migraine management… (More)
BACKGROUND In our experience, secondary enuresis nocturna is a common complaint among children after a motor vehicle accident. However, as these children are often brought for examination as part of an insurance compensation claim, this complaint is not always reliable. OBJECTIVE To describe a series of children in whom secondary enuresis occurred after a… (More)
Allodynia is a central sensitization state characterized by a perception of pain to normally nonpainful stimuli. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of allodynia in children with migraine and to identify clinical features specific to this patient group.