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Case Reports in Pediatrics

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523199/de-novo-pten-mutation-in-a-young-boy-with-cutaneous-vasculitis
#1
Angela Mauro, Ebun Omoyinmi, Neil James Sebire, Angela Barnicoat, Paul Brogan
Phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) is the protein encoded by the PTEN gene (10q23.3). PTEN mutations are related to a variety of rare diseases referred to collectively as PTEN hamartoma tumor syndromes (PHTS), which include Cowden Syndrome, Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome, Proteus Syndrome, and Proteus-like syndrome. These diseases are associated with an increased risk of malignancy and for this reason an accurate and early diagnosis is essential in order to institute cancer surveillance. PTEN is a regulator of growth and homeostasis in immune system cells, although there are limited data describing immune dysregulation caused by PTEN mutations...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512591/sporadic-insulinoma-as-a-rare-cause-of-recurrent-hypoglycemia-in-children
#2
Hedyeh Saneifard, Ahmad Khaleghnejad Tabari, Maryam Kazemi Aghdam, Mohadese Musavi Khorshidi, Ali Sheikhy
Insulinoma is a rare pancreatic tumor in children and adolescents. As a result of insulin hypersecretion, signs and symptoms are more commonly consequences of the pathophysiologic responses to hypoglycemia. According to rarity of this tumor in children and nonspecificity of clinical presentations, diagnosis of insulinoma in this group of patients is usually delayed. Early diagnosis is very important for preventing neurologic damage. In this case report, we present the case of a 10-year-old boy with signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia and final diagnosis of insulinoma...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503337/complete-ectopia-cordis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#3
Simon Pius, Halima Abubakar Ibrahim, Mustapha Bello, Mohammed Bashir Tahir
Ectopia cordis is a congenital heart exposure defined as complete or partial protrusion of heart through ventral defect in the thoracoabdominal wall alone or with other viscera in cases of pentalogy of Cantrell. This condition was first described by Haller et al. in 1706; since then many advances have been made. Diagnosis of ectopia cordis is done prenatally in well-equipped health facility by antenatal ultrasound scan so that early diagnosis and management plan can be initiated. The index case was delivered to uneducated rural family and admitted at 3 days of life and survived for seven days, even though most literatures state that majority died within four days even with surgery...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484659/systemic-pseudohypoaldosteronism-type-i-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Nasifa Nur, Cameron Lang, Juanita K Hodax, Jose Bernardo Quintos
Systemic pseudohypoaldosteronism (PHA) type I is a rare genetic disorder resulting from mutations in the subunits of the epithelial sodium channel that manifests as severe salt wasting, hyperkalemia, and metabolic acidosis in infancy. In this article we report a patient with systemic PHA type I presenting with severe dehydration due to salt wasting at 6 days of life. She was found to have a known mutation in the SCNN1A gene and subsequently required treatment with sodium supplementation. We also review the clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, and treatment of systemic PHA type I and summarize data from 27 cases with follow-up data...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484658/thermal-esophageal-injury-following-ingestion-of-boiling-mushroom-water
#5
Allison Prevost, Adam Talley, Emily Klepper, Elizabeth McDonough
Thermal esophageal and gastric damage from ingestion of hot liquids is poorly studied in pediatrics. Limited case reports exist in the literature. Many cases presented with chest pain, dysphagia, and odynophagia. Variable histologic findings were reported. No definitive management guidelines exist for such injuries. We provide a report of the acute assessment and management of an obvious thermal esophageal injury and contribute to what is known about this presentation. A 16-year-old male presented with odynophagia, dysphagia, and hematemesis following ingestion of "nearly boiling" mushroom water...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473938/the-complexity-of-pain-management-in-children-affected-by-mucopolysaccharidoses
#6
Sabrina Congedi, Chiara Di Pede, Maurizio Scarpa, Angelica Rampazzo, Franca Benini
Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPSs) are a group of rare, genetic lysosomal storage disorders. They are caused by deficiencies of the lysosomal enzymes involved in the degradation of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). Pain is a common feature in mucopolysaccharidoses. However, the pathophysiology of pain in this group of diseases is still unclear and genesis of pain is multifactorial. Currently, poor data about pain management in these patients are available. Here, we present our clinical experience in complex pain management in three children with MPS...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473937/herpes-simplex-proctitis-mimicking-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-a-teenaged-male
#7
Kristen E Sandgren, Nathan B Price, Warren P Bishop, Patrick J McCarthy
We report the case of a 17-year-old male who was initially assessed for pain with defecation, bloody rectal discharge, and diarrhea, consistent with proctitis. Though proctitis is most commonly due to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), infectious etiologies must also be considered, including sexually transmitted causes of infectious proctitis. In discussion of his sexual history, he identified as homosexual and acknowledged engaging in receptive anal intercourse. Rectal biopsies obtained via colonoscopy were culture-positive for herpes simplex virus (HSV), leading to a diagnosis of HSV proctitis and treatment with an appropriate antiviral medication...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469948/identifying-potential-child-abuse-through-oral-examination
#8
Jillian N Printz, Aaron Baker, Michele Carr
Limited reports of oropharyngeal trauma exist in the literature even though this type of injury is extremely common in pediatric populations. There are no widely agreed upon diagnostic and management tools for such injuries in abuse cases, emphasizing the importance of reporting rare cases of orofacial trauma. This case report of a soft palate laceration demonstrates an instance of initially unrecognized potential child abuse. We aim to clarify understanding of such injuries. Furthermore, the report highlights the need for recognition of oral signs of child abuse in order to promote early detection, reporting, and appropriate management...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465854/high-risk-neuroblastoma-with-metastases-to-bilateral-kidneys-at-diagnosis
#9
Toshihide Yoshikawa, Akihiko Tanizawa, Koji Suzuki, Kazumi Ikeda, Eishi Nomura, Yumekichi Maeda, Nanae Tanaka, Kenta Yamada, Yasuhiro Sakai, Yoshiaki Imamura, Yusei Ohshima
Renal metastasis at diagnosis with neuroblastoma is rare. We present a 14-month-old boy who was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma with multiple metastases, including bilateral kidneys. He received five cycles of induction chemotherapy and high-dose chemotherapy with autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. All of the lesions shrank, and magnetic resonance imaging indicated that some of the metastases had disappeared. However, there were residual masses in the bilateral kidneys, and histological examination revealed the presence of tumor cells...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465853/novel-heterozygous-mutations-in-jag1-and-notch2-genes-in-a-neonatal-patient-with-alagille-syndrome
#10
Alisa Brennan, Anil Kesavan
Alagille Syndrome (ALGS) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder that affects multiple organ systems. Cholestasis as a result of a paucity of intrahepatic bile ducts and congenital heart defects are the two most common features of ALGS. We describe a case of ALGS with novel mutations of JAG1 and NOTCH2 genes in a newborn girl with complex congenital heart disease, bilateral dysplastic kidneys, and malrotation with volvulus.
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458939/isotretinoin-as-a-possible-environmental-trigger-to-autoimmunity-in-genetically-susceptible-patients
#11
Jocelyn Nugroho, Bahareh Schweiger
Introduction. Isotretinoin is commonly used to treat cystic acne. Definitive mechanisms of action for isotretinoin are not known though despite many side effects having been documented. Various case reports have noted autoimmune diseases succeeding isotretinoin treatment. Case Report. A 16-year-old female presents with symptoms of tremors, lack of focus, sleeplessness, emotional liability, bulging eyes, loose stools, heat intolerance, and missed menstrual periods. Symptoms manifested shortly after the patient finished a course of oral isotretinoin treatment for acne...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428902/nonfamilial-juvenile-polyposis-syndrome-with-exon-5-novel-mutation-in-smad-4-gene
#12
Amna Ahmed, Badr Alsaleem
Juvenile polyposis syndrome (JPS) is a rare autosomal dominant hereditary disorder, characterized by multiple juvenile polyps in the gastrointestinal tract and an increased risk of colorectal cancer. JPS is most frequently caused by mutations in the SMAD4 or BMPR1A genes. Herein, we report a child with juvenile polyposis syndrome (JPS) with a novel mutation in the SMAD4 gene. An 8-year-old boy presented with recurrent rectal bleeding and was found to have multiple polyps in the entire colon. The histology of the resected polyps was consistent with juvenile polyps...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409047/a-giant-cavernous-hemangioma-of-the-left-atrioventricular-groove
#13
Chengming Fan, Changming Tan, Demiao Kong, Jinfu Yang, Shuwen Yuan, Sijie Wu
A 10-year-old Chinese female diagnosed with an asymptomatic giant cardiac cavernous hemangioma was reported. The patient originally tended to observation because this unusual cardiac tumoral mass was discovered incidentally during routine health examination of transthoracic echocardiography. Over 5 years of follow-up, the mass had enlarged obviously, and the patient visited our outpatient clinic and was prone to excision. Subsequently, a total resection surgery of the tumor was performed, and the tumor was found to be located on the left atrioventricular groove with complete packing membrane...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392954/persistent-oxygen-requirement-beyond-prematurity-a-case-of-acquired-pulmonary-vein-stenosis
#14
Tyler A Fick, Bernadette Richards, Carl H Backes, Molly K Ball
Acquired pulmonary vein stenosis is a rare cardiac defect and diagnosis can often be challenging, as many cases present with refractory or prolonged oxygen requirement over the expected course. Comorbid conditions can cloud this diagnosis further. Prognosis is poor for most patients. We present a case of idiopathic acquired pulmonary vein stenosis and discuss diagnostics, treatment options, and the need for further collaborative studies.
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386503/coarctation-of-the-aorta-as-a-complication-of-surgical-ligation-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-a-premature-infant
#15
Amna Qasim, Soham Dasgupta, Sunil K Jain, Amyn K Jiwani, Ashraf M Aly
Surgical ligation of a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a commonly performed procedure. Complications are infrequent and most commonly include recurrent laryngeal nerve injury and rarely ligation of left pulmonary artery. We report a case of accidental ligation of the descending thoracic aorta leading to a clinically significant coarctation.
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386502/transumbilical-surgery-for-duodenal-stenosis-in-a-child-with-situs-inversus-the-first-report
#16
Isamu Saeki, Yu Ueno, Wataru Mukai, Reisuke Imaji, Takashi Akiyama
Background. Situs inversus is a rare congenital anomaly with a reported incidence of only 1 in 5,000 to 10,000 live births. Congenital duodenal stenosis complicated with situs inversus is an even rarer entity. Case Presentation. A 1-year-old girl with situs inversus who had undergone a hemi-Fontan procedure against a single ventricle in our hospital was referred to our department for vomiting and failure to thrive. An upper gastrointestinal contrast study and endoscopy revealed duodenal stenosis. A transumbilical radical operation as a minimally invasive surgery was successfully performed...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386501/seronegative-coeliac-disease-in-children-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Vinod Kolimarala, Ekta Vasita, Hany Banoub, Sonny K F Chong
Serology is frequently used for the diagnosis of coeliac disease in children; however, a small proportion of children are seronegative. We present a case of seronegative coeliac disease along with literature review to include diagnostic and management dilemmas.
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373920/pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformation-causing-systemic-hypoxemia-in-early-infancy
#18
V Aggarwal, D M Khan, J F Rhodes
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is not routinely appreciated during the standard echocardiogram to assess for structural abnormalities or pulmonary hypertension. The distal pulmonary AVM is suspected only if an injection of agitated saline is performed and late entry of particles is appreciated in the left heart structures. A large or complex pulmonary AVM can result in significant right-to-left shunting and consequential systemic hypoxemia in the presence or absence of pulmonary hypertension. For direct visualization of the pulmonary AVM, computerized tomography (CT) scan is the procedure of choice...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357148/anti-k1-kell-antibody-expressed-in-maternal-breastmilk-a-case-report-of-a-neonate-with-multiple-intrauterine-transfusions-and-postnatal-exposure-to-kell-antibody-in-maternal-breastmilk
#19
Patrick DeMoss, Mohamed Asfour, Kelly Hersey
Hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn is a common consideration in newborn medicine, especially among the jaundiced. Maternal breastmilk provides numerous benefits to the infant, including nutrition and immunologic factors. Here, we present an infant who received three intrauterine transfusions for anemia secondary to anti-K1 (Kell), anti-C, and anti-e antibodies and whose maternal breastmilk tested positive for anti-Kell antibodies. The infant required another transfusion at 4 weeks of life for anemia...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348910/a-wandering-abdominal-mass-in-a-neonate-an-enteric-duplication-cyst-mimicking-an-ovarian-cyst
#20
Shigeo Iijima
Enteric duplication cysts are rare congenital anomalies that are prenatally diagnosed through antenatal ultrasonography (US). In female patients, however, attention must be paid since these formations might be confused with ovarian cysts. Herein, we present a case of a low birth weight female infant with an enteric duplication cyst. A cystic lesion was detected in the right abdomen of the fetus on antenatal US and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Serial US and MRI examinations performed after birth showed a single cyst that wandered from side to side in the abdomen; the initial diagnosis was thought to be an ovarian cyst...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
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