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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)
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 compared the influence of age and immunization status on symptoms in pediatric patients with pertussis. The files of 60 children, aged 7 to 18 years and 20 infants aged up to 6 months, admitted to our pediatric hospital with a diagnosis of pertussis were reviewed. There were no between-group differences in day and night cough or vomiting. The(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate the clinical presentation and prognosis of recurrent facial nerve palsy (RFNP) in children. The files of 182 patients referred to the Schneider Children's Medical Centre of Israel for neurological evaluation of isolated peripheral facial nerve palsy between October 1992 and December 1998 were reviewed. RFNP was found(More)
A 16-year-old female presented with unilateral blindness in her right eye 2 months after blunt head trauma. Optic nerve edema was demonstrated by funduscopic examination, ultrasonography, and magnetic resonance imaging and failed to respond to medical treatment. Delayed post-traumatic blindness may be a severe complication of head trauma. The late(More)
BACKGROUND An estimated 10% of all children are subject to recurrent attacks of abdominal pain of unknown origin. When no organic cause is found, the working diagnosis is usually functional abdominal pain. OBJECTIVES To investigate the possible causative role of occult constipation. METHODS We defined occult constipation as the absence of complaints of(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.
This study evaluated the effectiveness of nonpharmacologic measures combined with low-dose propranolol or amitriptyline for treating severe pediatric migraine. Data were collected from the medical files of 118 patients (mean age, 12.54 ± 3.14 years S.D.). All were treated with nonpharmacologic measures. In addition, 93 children received propranolol (mean(More)
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND Arachnoid cysts are generally identified incidentally on brain imaging, although they occasionally cause symptoms because of expansion or bleeding. This study aims to describe patients in whom an arachnoid cyst was identified on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study performed for the evaluation of headache in a pediatric headache(More)
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 initiated. In most(More)