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Myriam Bouchekoua, Sonia Trabelsi, Taieb Ben Abdallah, Samira Khaled
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a parasitic disease, caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania, transmitted by the phlebotomies sand fly. In the last 20 years, the increasing frequency of organ transplantations and the improvement of associated immunosuppressive treatments have led to the recognition of several cases of VL complicating organ transplantation. Actually, less than 100 cases of VL after kidney transplantation are reported in the literature. In this context, VL is fatal without antileishmanial treatment which constitutes a difficult challenge...
January 2014: Transplantation Reviews
A Casado, R De La Torre, A Cantalejo, M Ramos, D Carrascosa, E López-Fernandez
We report on the results obtained in 6 Fanconi's anaemia families (FA) (parents, brothers and sisters) affected by at least one of the symptoms usually observed in FA. The 6 FA families were studied from 1974 to 1990, all having located in Madrid (Spain) but with different ethnic origin: 3 families are of Spanish descent and the other 3 are gipsy families. All showed characteristics of the disease, including malformations, stunted growth, microcephaly, skin hyperpigmentation, high incidence of chromosomal breaks in lymphocyte cultures, and hematological and biochemical abnormalities: pancytopeny, increased fetal hemoglobin levels and significantly decreased superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity...
March 1997: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
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