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BACKGROUND/AIMS Loss-of-function mutations in the CYP24A1 gene, which encodes the vitamin D-24 hydroxylase, have been recognized as a cause of elevated 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D concentrations, hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria, nephrocalcinosis and nephrolithiasis in infants and adults. As only a case report describing 2 adult patients has been reported in(More)
BACKGROUND Schimke immuno-osseous dysplasia (SIOD, OMIM #242900) is an autosomal-recessive pleiotropic disorder characterized by spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia, renal dysfunction and T-cell immunodeficiency. SIOD is caused by mutations in the gene SMARCAL1. CASE PRESENTATION We report the clinical and genetic diagnosis of a 5-years old girl with SIOD,(More)
BACKGROUND The management of steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS) requires treatment with high-dose glucocorticoids (GCs), but GC usage causes the most frequent form of drug-induced osteoporosis. The aim of our study was to evaluate the impact of GCs on bone mineralization in patients with SSNS using two diagnostic tools, dual-energy X-ray(More)
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