William A. Storm

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Adenylosuccinase deficiency is an autosomal recessive inherited defect of purine synthesis. In enzyme deficient patients, two normally undetectable compounds, succinylaminoimidazole carboxamide riboside and succinyladenosine, accumulate in urine, cerebrospinal fluid and, to a minor extent, in plasma. Analysing 150 highly selected urine specimens from(More)
Counterimmunoelectrophoresis is described as a rapid and specific method for the early detection of causative organisms in bacterial meningitis. This technique was applied to CFS samples from 213 patients in whom neonatal septicaemia and/or meningitis or bacterial meningitis was suspected. Out of 14 patients with meningitis all but one bacterial organism(More)
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia usually causes severe respiratory distress presenting in the first hours of life. There is, however, a group of patients who may be asymptomatic during the perinatal period, but manifest the abnormality after days, weeks and even years. We report a delayed onset of left-sided diaphragmatic hernia in a three weeks old newborn(More)
In previous reports, deficiencies in serum vitamin A were considered a frequent finding in persons with Down's syndrome. Based on this assumption, the regular determination of both serum carotene and vitamin A has been recommended for the preventive care of this population. In the author's preventive medicine clinic for children with Down's syndrome, we(More)