Çiğdem Ecevit

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Introduction Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), also known as anaphylactoid purpura, is a vasculitis of small vessels commonly seen in children with cutaneous and systemic involvement [1]. It is characterized by a clinical triad of non-thrombocytopenic palpable purpura, abdominal pain, and arthritis [2] and is almost self-limited except for severe(More)
Toxocariasis is an infection caused by the ingestion of larvae of the dog Toxocara canis or the cat Toxocara cati. A 2.5 year old boy was admitted to our clinics with fever, abdominal pain and loss of appetite. His medical history included geophagia (pica) and amebiasis infection. On admission, the physical examination revealed hepatomegaly and pallor.(More)
Vaginal discharge and bleeding in children require a through and thoughtful evaluation to diagnose the underlying problem including infections, sexual abuse, and vaginal foreign bodies. We report a 6-year-old girl presenting with bloody vaginal discharge, carefully evaluated for sexual abuse, and finally diagnosed as a vaginal foreign body after(More)
We report an association of proximal renal tubular dysfunction in a 50-day-old girl with glucose-galactose malabsorption who was found to have nephrocalcinosis, but no sign of nephrolithiasis. A novel homozygous nonsense mutation at 267Arg →stop (CGA→TGA) in the Na+-dependent glucose transporter (SGLT1) was found in loop 5 connecting transmembrane segments(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of initial insulin dosage on glycemic control in the first 48 hours of subcutaneous regular insulin therapy after resolution of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). METHODS Records of patients with DKA hospitalized in the past 3 years [n=76, median age=10.0 (6.0-12.0) years, Male/Female: 44/32] were reviewed. The patients were(More)
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