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antyphospholipid syndrome

Mateusz Kosiak, Anna Korbus-Kosiak, Wojciech Kosiak, Piotr Potaz
OBJECTIVE: Sonographic criteria of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) have been already evaluated basing on adult patients. There are limited studies to determine diagnostic value of chest ultrasound (CUS) in pediatric PTE. The aim of our study was to present usefulness of ultrasound examination of chest in diagnosis of PTE in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We present results of chest ultrasound examinations of six children: three teenagers--13-year-old boy treated for primary antyphospholipid syndrome, 14-year-old boy with Wegeners' granuloma, and 15-year-old girl with urosepsis--where sonographic results were compared to CT results, and three newborns with congenital heart disease--two boys treated for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and one for duct-dependent coarctation of the aorta (CoA, PDA)...
December 2008: Pediatric Pulmonology
Barbara Nieradko-Iwanicka, Maria Majdan, Mariusz Piotrowski, Piotr Radwan, Piotr Kwiatkowski
In the literature, there are descriptions of single cases of ulcerative colitis (UC) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) coincidence in the same patient. The association of these two autoimmune diseases might be explained by etiopathogenetic factors that they have in common. Recently there have been two patients observed (48 and 31-year old) in whom two and three years (respectively) after diagnosing ulcerative colitis, symptoms of chronic nephropathy showed up (i.e. chronic glomerulonephritis and mild renal failure, respectively)...
June 2006: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
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