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BACKGROUND: Lung involvement in children with Niemann-Pick disease has rarely been studied systematically. OBJECTIVE: To assess the involvement of the lung and the value of bronchoalveolar lavage in children with Niemann-Pick diseases. DESIGN:…

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) presents in different ways in children, most commonly with vomiting, or with esophageal symptoms such as regurgitation, heartburn, or dysphagia. Extraesophageal symptoms and signs also frequently occur. Less…

A 15-month-old female child presented with sudden onset cough and hyperventilation along with evidence of metabolic acidosis. She had past history of recurrent vomiting, episodes of abnormal posturing, difficulty in deglutition and regression of…

Early infantile Krabbe disease is relatively frequent in the Muslim-Arab population in Israel. It can be easily diagnosed when it presents with the classic clinical picture characterized by central nervous system manifestations of spasticity,…

Alpers disease consists of diffuse cerebral degeneration manifested as developmental delay, seizures, vomiting, and progressive neuromuscular deterioration, with liver disease and death. We report the clinical course of the liver disease, histologic…

The records of 52 children with Niemann-Pick disease type C were reviewed to establish whether the disease process and outcome varied with the initial clinical pattern; 34 children (65%) had cholestatic liver disease and hepatosplenomegaly in…
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