Özlem Ekiz

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INTRODUCTION Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a viral tick-borne zoonosis, which is a severe illness, causing hemorrhages in humans. Mean platelet volume (MPV) is used as a surrogate marker of platelet function and has been shown to be a sign of inflammation. The objective of the present study is to examine the association between MPV and CCHF. We(More)
INTRODUCTION Behçet's disease (BD) is a rare autoimmune disease. The neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is used as a marker of inflammation in several diseases nowadays. This study investigated the NLR as an inflammation marker in BD. METHODS Sixty-five patients diagnosed with BD and 100 healthy subjects were enrolled in this study retrospectively. The(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)
BACKGROUND Plantar warts are typically resistant to treatment. In recent years, treatments have included administration of intralesional tuberculin; measles, mumps, rubella vaccine; and Candida albicans antigen immunotherapy. To the best of our knowledge, there are no reports of intralesional vitamin D administration for the treatment of warts. AIM To(More)
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)
INTRODUCTION Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an autoimmune skin disease that is characterized by the formation of blisters on normal or erythematous skin. In patients with BP, eosinophils are highly represented in the inflammatory infiltrate of the lesional skin and their levels are often increased in peripheral blood. It is known that eosinophils are the major(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriasis is a systemic inflammatory disease and is reportedly associated with adverse cardiovascular risks. Left ventricular (LV) function has not been studied comprehensively in psoriasis. OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to study LV mechanics in patients with psoriasis by speckle tracking echocardiography. METHODS The study population(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine. To our knowledge, no studies to date pertain to the profile of nail changes in IBD, except for onychomycosis. We aimed to study the frequency and pattern of nail changes among patients with IBD and evaluate their potential relationships(More)
BACKGROUND There are only a few studies about epidemiological features of acne vulgaris in the literature. The aim of this study was to analyze demographic, clinical, familial and environmental characteristics of acne, the role of diet and aggravating factors and association of these factors with acne severity. METHODS Patients with a diagnosis of(More)