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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 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 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 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/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 Chronic pruritus is an important distressing condition that is often refractory to treatment. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder that occurs without an organic cause. OBJECTIVES We aimed to investigate the relationship between chronic pruritus of undetermined origin (CPUO) and IBS. METHODS Eighty patients(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)