Table 1

Demographic characteristics of the study group

Present age (years)8.2 (range, 0.6–22)
Age at presentation (years)2.5 (range, 0–14)
Age at diagnosis (years)5.2 (range, 0.3–16)
Patients who died3 of 36
Consanguineous families5 of 28
Ethnic background: Jewish/Arab33/3
Sex ratio: male/female20/16
Families with several members affected9