Özlem Ekiz

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INTRODUCTION Vitiligo is a common acquired pigmentary skin disorder. Vitamin D is responsible for skin pigmentation, increases tyrosinase activity and melanogenesis, and exhibits immunoregulatory functions. Low levels of vitamin D are associated with many autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus, diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple(More)
Leishmaniasis recidiva cutis (LRC) is an unusual form of acute cutaneous leishmaniasis. Herein, we present a case of LRC of the lips mimicking granulomatous cheilitis. An 8-year-old, Syrian child admitted with a swelling and disfigurement of his lips for 4 years. Abundant intra and extracellular Leishmania amastigotes were determined in the smear prepared(More)
BACKGROUND Cutaneous lesions are commonly seen in the newborn period and exhibit inconsistency from the skin lesions of an adult. OBJECTIVE The present study was carried out with an aim to determine the frequency of physiologic and pathologic cutaneous findings in newborns. METHODS Typically, 1234 newborns were included in this study. A questionnaire(More)
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