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Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a serious complication of organ transplantation, with a reported incidence between 0.8% and 32%. The incidence of PTLD mainly depends on the transplanted organ, the immunosuppressive drugs, the viral serology, and the age of the recipient. The aim of our study was to analyze our patients diagnosed with(More)
Fusarium species are saprophytic molds which cause disseminated or localized infections in humans. Disseminated Fusarium infection can cause significant morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients. We present a case of disseminated fusariosis caused by Fusarium verticillioides in a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and successfully treated(More)
OBJECTIVES This is a prospective, randomized, and open-label clinical trial that examines the efficiency and safety of PIP/TAZO monotherapy in comparison to cefepime (CEF), for the empirical treatment of pediatric cancer patients with neutropenia and fever. METHODS One hundred thirty-one consecutive febrile episodes in 70 neutropenic pediatric cancer(More)
Hypercalcemia in a 4-year-old boy with non-Hodgkin lymphoma treated with pamidronate is presented. The child had relapsed disease with bone metastasis. Hypercalcemia is rare in children, and bisphosphonates are relatively new agents for the treatment of hypercalcemia. Information concerning their use in the treatment of hypercalcemia in childhood is(More)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). We evaluated high-dose acyclovir (HDACV) and pre-emptive ganciclovir to prevent CMV disease in 76 children who underwent peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) and were at risk for CMV(More)
Congenital amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia (CAMT) is an unusual cause of thrombocytopenia without radial or other congenital anomalies in the newborn. Generalized bone marrow dysfunction developing later in life has been reported. We present a 13-month-old girl who was diagnosed as having congenital amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia and was successfully(More)
We aimed to assess early-onset chronic progressive cardiotoxicity in the left and right ventricles with increasing cumulative anthracycline doses. We evaluated 72 patients within the first year after doxorubicin and/or daunorubicin treatment (median 1.3 months; range 0.3-11.5) and 31 healthy controls. Pretreatment and posttreatment QT interval analyzes were(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate children followed as having both Hodgkin's disease (HD) and nephropathy and discuss the factors which might play roles in the pathogenesis of this association by reviewing the pertinent literature. Our experience among 661 children with HD revealed ten cases (1.5%) with nephropathy; eight of these were biopsy(More)
Objectives of this study were to determine the extend of soluble Fas (sFas) and soluble FasL (sFasL) at the time of diagnosis and to evaluate its prognostic relevance under chemotherapy in childhood lymphoproliferative malignancies. The authors measured the circulating sFas and sFasL by ELISA in 25 children with newly diagnosed either ALL or NHL, as well as(More)