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Table 2 Autopsy findings

From: Case report of 5 siblings: malnutrition? Rickets? DiGeorge syndrome? Developmental delay?

Gross and microscopic Laboratory
Weight: 3180 mg (6.99 pounds) Toxicology studies all negative
Length: 57 cm (22 1/2 inches) Homemade infant formula: no drugs found; not tested for nutrients.
Head circumference: 38 cm (15 inches) Ocular fluid: Calcium = 6.0
Emaciated appearance Ocular fluid: Chloride = 108 mmol/l
The complete absence of the thymus gland Ocular fluid: Creatinine = 0.2 mg/dl
"Inconspicuous" parathyroid glands Ocular fluid: Glucose = < 5.0 mg/dl (considered due to post mortem glucose metabolism)
Congested pulmonary parenchyma  
Lungs: postmortem changes and atelectasis Ocular fluid: Potassium = 10.3 mmol/l
Liver: passive congestion, no fatty changes Ocular fluid: BUN = 13 mg/dl
Pancreas: normal histology Blood/CSF/lung post mortem cultures all showed heavy gram-negative rods (Klebsiella pneumoniae, citrobacter freundii, and enterococcus faecium).
Adrenals: spent  
Mediastinal soft tissue: thymus not present  
Parathyroid histology: no tissue submitted  
Spleen: "Immunochemistry for CD3 demonstrates the presence of T-lymphocytes towards the periphery of the Malpighian corpuscles and scattered throughout the red pulp. NOTE: The presence of T-lymphocytes in the spleen excludes the possibility of DiGeorge syndrome." Ova, parasites, and viral inclusions not found in stool specimen
Brain: no abnormalities