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Nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) is a specific form of status epilepticus and is defined as epileptic activity on an EEG without seizures and as an alteration in mental status lasting more than 30 min. NCSE may be caused by drugs, cerebrovascular events, metabolic disorders or toxins. Herein, we present four cases of patients with drug-induced NCSE(More)
BACKGROUND Infantile hemangiomas (IHs) are the most common soft tissue tumors of infancy. Although spontaneous regression is expected, medical treatment is needed in approximately 10-20% of cases. AIMS We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of systemic propranolol for the treatment of IH. PATIENTS/METHODS Medical records of 34 eligible patients were(More)
Objective: Incidence of Acinetobacter infections is increasing both in Turkey and worldwide. Based on their ability to develop resistance, Acinetobacter species can cause morbidity and mortality, particularly in newborns, children, immunocompromised patients, and critically ill intensive care patients. There are limited treatment options, particularly in(More)
Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is widespread and increasing. We sought to study the frequency and factors affecting of its use in children with cancer. We designed a questionnaire that was administered to the parents of children between September 2013 and March 2014. A total of 74 patients were enrolled into the study. Fifty patients(More)
Increased thrombophilic tendency in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) has recently been reported. The determinants of thrombosis in children with CF remain largely unknown. Our aim in this study was to evaluate the thromboelastography (TEG) profile of children with CF through ROTEM (whole blood rotation thromboelastometry). Nineteen patients with CF and 20(More)
BACKGROUND Lymphoma-associated incomplete Miller-Fisher syndrome is very rare. CASE CHARACTERISTICS An 11-year-old boy who initially presented with headache, left ptosis, diplopia and weakness. Neurologic examination indicated left sided ptosis with ophthalmoplegia. OBSERVATIONS Cerebral imaging and cerebrospinal fluid examinations were normal. Magnetic(More)
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is a picture of hemolysis which is caused by autoantibodies against red blood cell surface antigens. It is classified as primary, secondary or warm and cold autoimmune hemolytic anemia according to the temperature at which antibodies react. It is usually an acute and self-limiting condition. Here, we present a three-year-old male(More)
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder. HLH may occur as a complication of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), particularly in patients with immunodeficiencies. Herein, we describe a 16-year-old girl with neurological complications associated EBV-induced HLH. Her cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed(More)
Turkish Society of Pediatric Hematology set up a National Hemoglobinopathy Registry to demonstrate demographic and disease characteristics of patients, and assessed the efficacy of hemoglobinopathy control program (HCP) over 10 years in Turkey. A total of 2046 patients from 27 Thalassemia Centers were registered in which 1988 were eligible for analysis.(More)
Infantile hepatic hemangioendothelioma (IHHE) is the most common benign vascular liver tumor and typically occurs during the first 6 months of life. A 4-month-old male patient presented with abdominal distention. A physical examination revealed massive hepatomegaly. Liver enzyme levels were normal. The alpha fetoprotein level was 1,323 mg/dL (6-1,000).(More)