Table 1

Demographic data and type of presentation of the studied group

Age of onset (years)

Range

1-18

Mean ± SD

9.92 ± 0.37

Median ± IR

10 ± 4


Age at presentation (years)

Range

1.0 -19

Mean ± SD

10.96 ± 0.45

Median ± IR

10 ± 4


Sex (M/F)

43/34


Consanguinity No. (%)

56/71 (78.9%)


Number of families

50


Residency (73)- No. (%)

Upper Egypt

25 (34.2%)

Lower Egypt

30 (41.1%)

Cairo

12 (16.4%)

Non-Egyptian

6 (8.2%)


Type of presentation No. (%)

Hepatic

35 (45.5%)

Neurological

6 (7.8%)

Combined

9 (11.7%)

Asymptomatic

27 (35.1%)


N.B. Two adult patients with ages of 30 and 37 years (cousins of one of the children) were excluded when calculating the age ranges and mean.

M: male, F: female, SD: standard deviation, IR: interquartial range

Abdel Ghaffar et al. BMC Pediatrics 2011 11:56   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-11-56

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