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Mutations in the gene gap junction beta 2 (GJB2), the gene for the connexin 26, are the most common cause of pre-lingual deafness worldwide. The mutation 35delG within GJB2 is prevalent in Europe. To date, there are no data about GJB2 mutation spectrum and frequencies from the Czech population. We investigated and report here the spectrum and frequencies of(More)
OBJECTIVE Orexin A (OXA) is a hypothalamic neuropeptide involved in regulation of food intake and nutritional status. There are multiple disturbances of neuropeptide signaling described in girls with anorexia nervosa (AN), but OXA levels have not been addressed in this population to date. Therefore, we analyzed OXA levels of AN girls in this study. METHOD(More)
Mutations in SLC26A4 cause Pendred syndrome (PS) - hearing loss with goitre - or DFNB4 - non-syndromic hearing loss (NSHL) with inner ear abnormalities such as Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct (EVA) or Mondini Dysplasia (MD). We tested 303 unrelated Czech patients with early hearing loss (298 with NSHL and 5 with PS), all GJB2-negative, for SLC26A4 mutations(More)
With the aim of characterizing the loss of high frequency hearing sensitivity in children, hearing thresholds and otoacoustic emissions were measured in a group of 126 normal hearing children and adolescents aged from 6 to 25 years. The subjects were divided into four 5-year age groups. Hearing thresholds over a range of 125 Hz-12.5 kHz were similar in all(More)
The most frequent hereditary hearing loss is caused by mutations in the GJB2 gene coding for the gap junction beta 2 protein Connexin 26 (Cx26). In contrast to many studies performed in patients with bi-allelic mutations, audiometric studies on heterozygotes are sparse and often contradictory. To evaluate hearing function in heterozygous carriers of the(More)
PURPOSE PFAPA syndrome is a benign, recurrent inflammatory disease of childhood. Tonsillectomy is one of the therapeutic options with a yet unexplained biological mechanism. We tested whether specific lymphocyte subsets recruited from blood to human tonsils participate in PFAPA pathogenesis. METHODS Paired tonsils/peripheral blood (PB) samples were(More)
Mutations in the GJB2 gene are the most common cause of prelingual, autosomal recessive, sensorineural hearing loss worldwide. Nevertheless, 10% to 50% of patients with prelingual nonsyndromic deafness only carry one mutation in the GJB2 gene. Recently a large 342 kb deletion named Delta(GJB6-D13S1830) involving the GJB6 gene was reported in Spanish and(More)
A tumor of the tongue with features consistent with the diagnosis of fetal cellular rhabdomyoma was seen in an 18-month-old infant. The tumor recurred 10 and 22 months after initial resection. The histologic condition of the first recurrence was similar to the original tumor except for some increased nuclear irregularities and mitotic activity. No(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined a cohort of pediatric patients treated for suspected corrosive injury of the oesophagus in the ENT department between 1994 and 2003. METHODS During the study period we examined 337 patients. All patients were treated according to an individual diagnostico-therapeutic protocol that included: foremost, early rigid(More)