Dr. Azza Abdel Gawad Tantawy
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Dr. Azza Abdel Gawad Tantawy

Ain Shams University, Egypt

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Pediatrics from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

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Dr. Azza Abdel Gawad Tantawy is currently working as Professor of Pediatrics in Faculty of Medicine Ain Shams University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Pediatrics from same University. She is member of Hematology Oncology Unit Childrens Hospital - Ain Shams University, the European Haematology Association (EHA), the International Society of Haematology (ISH), the Egyptian Society of Hematology, and member of the Egyptian Society of Cancer , and the Egyptian Group of Pediatric Oncology, Egyptian Society of Genetic diseases and The Society of Friends of Patients with Genetic Disorders, and the Egyptian committee of treatment of Gaucher diseases, and Head of the Pediatric division of the Arab Society of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobials ASIDA. She is also serving as reviewer in number of journals. She is member of editorial board of the Egyptian Journal of Medical Human Genetics, and the Egyptian journal of Hematology. Dr. Azza received honor includes The Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research award Professor Ahmed Samy Khalifa Award in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology in the year 2000, and The King Abdel Aziz University (KAU) Presidential Award for best distinguished research in the International Saudi Symposium of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Jeddah. She has published 95 articles in journals as author/co-author.

Area of Interest:

Biomedical Sciences
Infectious Diseases

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Tantawy, A.A.G., T.H. Sallam, D.M. Ibrahim, M.T. Sallam and I.A. Ragab, 2013. Pathogenesis and prognosis of neutropenia in infants and children admitted in a university children hospital in Egypt. Pediatric Hematol.-Oncol., 30: 51-59.
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  2. Tantawy, A.A.G., E.A. El Bostany, R.M. Matter, E.A. El Ghoroury and S. Ragab et al., 2013. Bone mass and biochemical markers of bone turnover in children and adolescents with chronic immune thrombocytopenia: Relation to corticosteroid therapy and vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms. Platelets, 24: 282-287.
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  3. Tantawy, A.A.G., E.A.M. Algohary, S. El-Ghany and S.F. Elhadary, 2012. Haemophilia A patients are not at increased risk of hepatitis A virus infection: An Egyptian experience. Egypt. J. Med. Human Gene., 13: 93-97.
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  4. Tantawy, A.A., N.G. Andrawes, A. Ismaeil, S.A. Kamel and W. Emam, 2012. Prevalence of Xmnl Ggamma polymorphism in Egyptian patients with beta-thalassemia major. Ann. Saudi Med., 32: 487-491.
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  5. Tantawy, A.A., A.A. Adly, E.A. Ismail, N.M. Habeeb and A. Farouk, 2012. Circulating platelet and erythrocyte microparticles in young children and adolescents with sickle cell disease: Relation to cardiovascular complications. Platelets, 10.3109/09537104.2012.749397.
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  6. Tantawy, A.A., A.A. Adly and E.A. Ismail, 2012. Soluble CD163 in young sickle cell disease patients and their trait siblings: A biomarker for pulmonary hypertension and vaso-occlusive complications. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis, 23: 640-648.
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  7. Mokhtar, G.M., A.A. Tantawy, N.H. El Sherif, 2012. Romiplostim therapy in children with unresponsive chronic immune thrombocytopenia. Platelets, 23: 264-273.
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  8. Mokhtar, G.M., A.A. Tantawy, A.A. Adly, M.A. Telbany, S.E. El Arab and M. Ismail, 2012. A longitudinal prospective study of bleeding diathesis in Egyptian pediatric patients: Single-center experience. Blood Coagul. Fibrinolysis, 23: 411-418.
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  9. Tantawy, A.A.G., 2011. Molecular genetics of hemophilia a: Clinical perspectives. Egypt. J. Med. Human Gene., 11: 105-114.
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  10. Tantawy, A.A., S.V. Mackensen, M.A. El-Laboudy, J.H. Labib, F. Moftah, M.A. El-Telbany and W.A. Mansour, 2011. Health-related quality of life in Egyptian children and adolescents with hemophilia A. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol., 28: 222-229.
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  11. Tantawy, A.A., N. Elbarbary, A. Ahmed, N.A. Mohamed and S. Ezz-Elarab, 2011. Pulmonary complications in survivors of childhood hematological malignancies: Single-center experience. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol., 28: 403-417.
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  12. Sherif, E.M., A.A. Tantawy, A.A. Adly, H.A. Kader and E.A. Ismail, 2011. D-dimer assay in Egyptian patients with Gaucher disease: Correlation with bone and lung involvement. Blood Coagul. Fibrinolysis, 22: 176-184.
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  13. Mokhtar, G.M., A.A. Tantawy, A.A. Adly and E.A. Ismail, 2011. Clinicopathological and radiological study of Egyptian β-thalassemia intermedia and β-thalassemia major patients: Relation to complications and response to therapy. Hemoglobin, 35: 382-405.
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  14. Khalifa, A.S., A.A. Tantawy, R.M. Shawky, E. Monir, S.M. Elsayed, E. Fateen and A. Cooper, 2011. Outcome of enzyme replacement therapy in children with Gaucher disease: The Egyptian experience. Egypt. J. Med. Human Gene., 12: 9-14.
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  15. Tantawy, A.A.G., S.M. Hassanein, A.A.M. Adly, O.M. Saeed, Y.W. Darwish and A.A.N.A. El Aziz, 2010. Somatosensory evoked potential for detection of subclinical neuropathy in egyptian children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 13: 527-536.
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  16. Tantawy, A.A.G., E.A. El-Bostany, R.M. Matter, E.A. El-Ghoroury and S. Ragab, 2010. Predictors of bone disease in Egyptian prepubertal children with β-thalassaemia major. Arch. Med. Sci., 6: 584-591.
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  17. Tantawy, A.A.G., 2010. The role of micronutrients in prevention and control of pediatric infectious diseases. Proceedings of the 16Th Annual Conference pf the Arab Society of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobials, April 28-30, 2010, Cairo, Egypt -.
  18. Tantawy, A.A.G., 2010. Hemophilia and rare coagulation disorders in pediatric age group: Single center experience. Proceedings of the 1st International Medical Congress, April 23-25, 2010, Al-Bayda Faculty Medicine Omar Al-Mokhtar University, Libya -.
  19. Tantawy, A.A., R.M. Matter, A.A. Hamed and M.A. Shams El Din El Telbany, 2010. Platelet microparticles in immune thrombocytopenic purpura in pediatrics. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol., 27: 283-296.
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  20. Tantawy, A.A., E.A. El-Bostany, R.M. Matter, E.A. El-Ghoroury and S. Ragab, 2010. Predictors of bone disease in Egyptian prepubertal children with β-thalassaemia major. Arch. Med. Sci., 6: 584-591.
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  21. Tantawy, A.A., E.A. El-Bostany, A.A. Adly, M. Abou El Asrar, E.A. El-Ghouroury and E.E. Abdulghaffar, 2010. Methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase gene polymorphism in Egyptian children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis, 21: 28-34.
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  22. Tantawy, A.A.G., E.A. El-Bostany, R.M. Matter, E.A. El-Ghoroury and S.H. Ragab, 2009. Bone mineral density in young chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura patients : Relation to corticosteroid therapy and vitamin D receptor gene polymorphism. Proceedings of the 20th Congress of International Society of Haematology European and African Division, October 10-13, 2009, Cairo, Egypt -.
  23. Tantawy, A.A., A.A. Adly, S.A. Mahdy and G.Z. Kamel, 2009. Spinal cord compression and extramedullary hematopoiesis in young Egyptian beta-thalassemia patients. Hemoglobin, 33: 448-462.
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  24. Tantawy, A.A., A.A. Adly, M.G. El Maaty and S.A. Amin, 2009. Subclinical atherosclerosis in young β-thalassemia major patients. Hemoglobin, 33: 463-474.
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  25. Tantawy, A.A.G., M. El Kholy, T. Moustafa and H.H. Elsedfy, 2008. Bone mineral density and calcium metabolism in adolescents with β-thalassemia major. Pediatric Endocrinol. Rev., 6: 132-135.
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  26. Tantawy, A.A.G., 2008. Immunogenetics of type 1 diabetes mellitus. Egypt. J. Ped. Aller. Immun., 6: 3-12.
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  27. Tantawy, A.A.G., 2008. Case study of inhibitor patients: Egyptian experience. Proceedings of the 78th International Congress of the World Federation of Hemophilia, June 1-5, 2008, Istanbul, Turkey -.
  28. Salem, M.A.K., A.A.G. Tantawy, A.A.M. Adly and A. Abbas, 2008. Features of Egyptian type 1 diabetic toddlers clinico-epidemiological study of Egyptian toddlers and preschool children with type 1 Dm. Clin. Diabetes, 7: 40-44.
  29. Khalifa, A.S., R. Shawky, A.A.G. Tantawy, I. Mounir, S. El-Sayed, I. Fateen and A. Cooper, 2007. Genotype-phenotype correlation in gaucher disease: Strategy for prevention and therapy in Egypt. Proceedings of the 2nd Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference, November 20-22, 2007, Dubai, United Arab Emirates -.
  30. Tantawy, A.A.G., M.T.A. Moneim, M. Azmy and H. Sabbour, 2005. Cardiac troponin I and early detection of cardiac dysfunction in patients with β thalassemia. Egypt. J. Pediatrics, 19: 551-566.
  31. Tantawy, A.A.G., I. Salama, M. Mahran, H.E. Sebaii and S. Samy, 2004. Pattern and prognosis of systemic lupus erythmatosus in a Pediatric Hematology unit: Five years longitudinal study. Egypt. J. Pediatrics, 21: 447-464.
  32. Tantawy, A.A.G., M. Tarek, A. Moneim, M. Azmy and H. Sabbour, 2003. Cardiac troponin I and early detection of cardiac dysfunction in patients with β thalassemia. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Thalassemia and Hemoglobinopathies in Palermo, October 15-19, 2003, Italy -.
  33. Tantawy, A.A.G., M.A. Azmy, O.M. Said, I.I. Salama and E. El Sayed, 2002. The risk of the metabolic syndrome in survivors of childhood malignancy. Egypt. J. Paediatrics, 19: 239-253.
  34. Tantawy, A.A.G., E.A. El-Bostany and E.A. El-Gharoury, 2002. A study of Fas/Fas ligand system in acute lymphocytic leukemia in children. Egypt. J. Pediatrics, 19: 535-550.
  35. Tantawy, A.A.G., 2002. Genetic aspects of vitamin D in health and disease. Egypt. J. Med. Hum. Genet., 3: 111-126.
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  36. Salem, M.A., L.F. Matta, A.A. Tantawy, M. Hussein and G.I. Gad, 2002. Single Photon Emission Tomography (SPECT) study of regional cerebral blood flow in normoalbuminuric children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Pediatric Diabetes, 3: 155-162.
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  37. Saber, L., M.A. Latef, A.A.G. Tantawy and H. Youssef, 2002. Evaluation of vascular endothelial growth factors and neopterin as prognostic factors in childhood malignancies. Egypt. J. Paediatrics, 19: 61-77.
  38. Tantawy, A.A.G., N. El Beblawy, M. Abdel Aziz and A. Khairy, 2001. Values of urinary N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase, retinol binding protein and α1 microglobulin as early predictors of renal tubular dysfunction in β thalassemia patients. Egypt. J. Haematol., 27: 231-252.
  39. Tantawy, A.A.G. and E. El Ghoruory, 2001. A study of circulating autoantibodies to p53 protein in childhood solid tumors. Egypt. J. Paediatrics, 18: 137-153.
  40. Tantawy, A.A., O.A. Elmasry, M. Shaaban, D.N. Toaima and A.M. El Shahat, 2001. Radionuclide ventriculography detects early anthracycline cardiotoxity in children with Hodgkin lymphoma. J. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol., 33: e132-e137.
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  41. El Sherif, E., A.A.G. Tantawy and A.R. Soliman, 2001. Pulmonary function study in patients with B-thalassemia major. Al Azhar Univ. Med. J., 21: 34-42.
  42. Abdel Latif, M., A.A.G. Tantawy and L. Saber, 2001. Vascular endothelial growth factor in Egyptian children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus: Relation to glycemic control and vascular diabetic complications. Egypt. J. Paediatrics, 18: 137-153.
  43. Tantawy, A.A.G., M. Hemeda, M. Youssef and N. El Sayed, 2000. Cognitive functions in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Clinical, psychological and neurophysiological study. Egypt. J. Paediatrics, 17: 479-498.
  44. Tantawy, A.A.G., I. Nassar and M. Hashem, 2000. A study of serum erythropoietin in childhood lymphoid malignancies. Egypt. J. Paediatrics, 17: 733-750.
  45. Mokhtar, G.M., A.A.G. Tantawy, A. Hafez and M. Hagras, 2000. Human herpes virus 6 in childhood lymphoid malignancies. Egypt. J. Paediatrics, 17: 413-430.
  46. El Samahy, M., A.A.G. Tantawy, T. El Kerdany, M. Azmy and F. Abdel Basset, 2000. Macrophage colony stimulating factor levels, monocyte phagocytic index and complement in children with immune thrombocytopenic purpura. Egypt. J. Haematol., 25: 597-606.
  47. El Samahy, M., A.A.G. Tantawy, M. Azmy, O.H. Omar and I. Salama, 2000. Bone density in survivors of childhood acute leukemia and malignant lymphomas. New Egypt. J. Med., 25: 73-82.
  48. El Bostany, E.A., A.. A.G. Tantawy, E. El Ghoruory, S. Ragab and H. El Sebaie, 2000. Circulating adhesion molecules and microvascular complications in type 1 diabetes mellitus. Egypt. J. Paediatrics, 17: 516-522.
  49. El Alfy, M.S., A.A. Tantawy, M.H. Ahmed and I.A. Abdin, 2000. Frequency of inhibitor development in severe haemophilia A children treated with cryoprecipitate and low-dose immune tolerance induction. Haemophilia, 6: 635-638.
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  50. Tolba, K., A.A.G. Tantawy, F.A. Basset and A. Hafez, 1999. Clostridium difficile as a cause of diarrhea in Egyptian children and infants. New Egypt. J. Med., 21: 417-422.
  51. Salem, M., N. Heshmat, A.A.G. Tantawy and A. Fakeir, 1999. Comparative study of macrosomic infants of diabetic versus non diabetic mothers. Egypt. J. Paediatrics, 16: 401-412.
  52. Khalifa, A.S., E. Fateen, A.T. Azza, E. Mounir and A. Cooper, 1999. Phenotype-genotype expression of Gaucher disease in Egyptian infants and children. Egypt. J. Paediatrics, 16: 631-653.
  53. Khalifa, A.S., A. Wagida, A.T. Azza, I.S. Iman and M.H. Ezzat, 1999. Changing pattern of childhood acute leukemia in Pediatric Hematology Oncology Unit: Ain Shams University. Egypt. J. Paediatrics, 16: 207-231.
  54. Sherif, A., A.T. Azza, M. Shalabi and M. El Alfy,q 1998. Plasma gastrin and somatostatin levels in newborn infants receiving breast versus formula feeding during the first week of life. Benha Med. J., 15: 847-853.
  55. Salem, M., M. El Sawy, A.T. Azza and S. El Kholy, 1998. Mode of inheritance and dermatoglyphic studies in egypyian children with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Proceedings of the 21th International Ain-Shams Medical Congress, March 16-18, 1998, Cairo, Egypt -.
  56. Khalifa, A.S., A. Wagida, A.T. Azza, N. Heshmat and M. El Gafary, 1998. Cytogenetic study in hospital personnel exposed to cytotoxic drugs. Egypt. J. Haematol., 23: 337-348.
  57. Kotb, A., S. Hassanein, A.T. Azza and N.A. Iskander, 1997. Serum neopterin concentration in childhood hematological and lymphoproliferative malignancies. Egypt. J. Paediatrics, 14: 105-116.
  58. Khalifa, A.S., M. Salem, M. El Samahy, M. El Alfy and A.T. Azza et al., 1997. Evaluation of the efficacy of hepatitis B vaccine in high risk children. Egypt. J. Paediatrics, 14: 595-606.
  59. Hafez, A., A.T. Azza and Y. Sultan, 1997. Polymerase chain reaction as a diagnostic tool of meningococcal meningitis. New Egypt. J. Med., 17: 75-80.
  60. Kotb, A., A.T. Azza, A. Hafez and M. Abou Taleb, 1996. Tumour necrosis factor (alpha) in children with Beta thalssemia major. Ain Shams Med. J., 47: 111-121.
  61. Khalifa, A.S., A.M. Sayed, A.T. Azza and W.E.I. Mohamed, 1996. The structure of heme in B-Thalassemia and the effect of splenectomy. Egypt. J. Haematol., 21: 273-286.
  62. Salem, M., M. El-Alfy, A.T. Azza and M. Kamel, 1995. A pilot study on the problem of hepatitis in insulin dependent diabetic children. Egypt. J. Pediatrics, 12: 417-428.
  63. Kotb, A., A.T. Azza, A. Fakeir and A. Abdel Gelyl, 1995. Tumour necrosis factor (alpha) in child hood acute lymphocytic leukemia. Egypt. J. Paediatrics, 12: 477-492.
  64. Khalifa, A.S., T. Sallam, A.T. Azza and S. Hassanein, 1995. Von willebrand factor in childhood connective tissue diseases. Egypt. J. Haematol., 20: 72-83.
  65. Khalifa, A.S., H. Shatla, A.T. Azza and H. Abbas, 1995. Effect of antiepileptec drugs on the blood picture. Egypt. J. Haematol., 20: 84-89.
  66. El-Samahy, M., A.T. Azza, S. El-Habashy, D. Farag and Z.A. Mohamed, 1995. Impact of insulin dependent diabetes mellitus on bone mass. Egypt. J. Pediatrics, 12: 507-524.
  67. Salem, M., M. Raafat, A.T. Azza, M. El-Alfy, S. El-Habashi and M.M. Abdallah, 1994. EEG changes in insulin dependent diabetes in children. Egypt. J. Pediatrics, 11: 511-521.
  68. Salem, M., L. Matta, A.T. Azza, O. Demerdash and H. Mostafa, 1994. Renal scintigraphy and microalbuminuria in children with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Sci. J. Al-Azhar Med. Faculty, 15: 159-169.
  69. Mokhtar, G., Z. Awad, M. El Awady, A.T. Azza and I. Khafagy, 1994. Serum selenium in childhood acute leukemia. Egypt. J. Tumour Marker Oncol., 5: 21-26.
  70. Khalifa, A.S., G.A. Motteir, A.T. Azza, S. El-Habashi and D. Shehab, 1994. Vaccination coverage in Cairo governorate. Egypt. J. Paediatrics, 11: 307-315.
  71. Khalifa, A.S., G.A. Motteir, A.T. Azza, S. El-Habashi and D. Shehab, 1994. Socio-environmental impact on childhood diarrheal and chest diseases. Egypt. J. Paediatrics, 11: 317-329.
  72. El-Samahy, M., A.T. Azza, A. Hafez and A.E. Wafa, 1994. Mycobacterial pulmonary infection in childhood leukemia and lymphoma. Egypt. J. Paediatrics, 11: 405-418.
  73. Salem, M., M. El-Alfy and A.T. Azza, 1993. A pilot study on fasting ramadan in egyptian adolescents with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Egypt. J. Pediatrics, 10: 475-484.
  74. Kotb, M.M. and A.T. Azza, 1993. Evaluation of the efficacy of routine BCG vaccination: A case control study. J. Egypt. Public Health Assoc., 68: 469-485.
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  75. Kotb, A., M. El Alfy, A.T. Azza, A. Hafez and M. Aly, 1993. Serum erythropoeitin in Egyptian children with B-thalassemia, sickle cell anemia and aplastic anemia. Egypt. J. Paediatrics, 10: 441-449.
  76. Khalifa, A.S., G. Mokhtar, A.T. Azza, L. Fares, S. Helmy and A. Fayez, 1993. Rhabdomyosarcoma in children. Egypt. J. Paediatrics, 10: 427-439.
  77. El-Samahy, M., S. Abou El-Hana, A.T. Azza and S.S. Moselhy, 1993. Retinol binding protein in the assessment of renal functions in neonates. Egypt. J. Paediatrics, 10: 463-473.
  78. Khalifa, A.S., R. Khalil, A.A. Gawad, N.T. Constantine and J.N. Woody, 1990. Surveillance for exposure to HTLV-I in Egyptian infants and children with various malignancies. J. Infect. Dis., 162: 995-996.
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  79. Khalifa, A.S., R. Faris, S. Naser, O.M. Galal and M. Gadalla et al., 1989. The role of vitamin A in controlling infantile diarrhea. Egyptian J. Paediatrics, 6: 301-316.
  80. Khalifa, A.S., M.S. El Kholy, M.A.A.F. Ibrahim, M.S. El Alfy and F. El Baz et al., 1988. Effect of institutionalization on some growth parameters in children. Egyptian J. Paediatrics, 5: 213-223.
  81. Khalifa, A.S., K. Mourad, Z. El Gothamy and A.T. Azza, 1987. Dermatological manifestations in childhood acute leukemia and malignant lymphomas. Egyptian J. Paediatrics, 4: 75-93.