Şebnem Yılmaz Bengoa

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OBJECTIVE To define the status of juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) patients in Turkey, in terms of time of diagnosis, clinical characteristics, mutational studies, clinical course and treatment strategies. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data including clinical and labarotory characteristics and treatment strategies of JMML patients were collected(More)
INTRODUCTION The optimal therapy to achieve higher rates of survival in pediatric relapsed/refractory acute leukemia (AL) is still unknown. In developing countries, it is difficult to obtain some of the recent drugs for optimal therapy and mostly well-known drugs proven to be effective are used. We assessed the efficacy of the combination of fludarabine,(More)
OBJECTIVE The prognostic factors and a new childhood prognostic index after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) in patients with relapsed/refractory Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) were evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS The prognostic factors of 61 patients who underwent AHSCT between January 1990 and December 2014 were evaluated. In(More)
OBJECTIVE Rapid and effective treatment of invasive fungal infection (IFI) in patients with leukemia is important for survival. In this study, we aimed to describe variations regarding clinical features, treatment modalities, time of restarting chemotherapy, and outcome in children with IFI and acute leukemia (AL). MATERIALS AND METHODS The charts of all(More)
Figure 1. Thorax and abdominal computed tomography of the patient demonstrating bilateral areas of consolidation in the lung parenchyma and multiple infarcts in the left lower lobe of the lungs, in the liver, in the spleen, in the left upper lobe of the left and middle zone of the right kidney, and in some parts of the intestines (arrows).
A 14-year-old boy was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Febrile neutropenia developed during induction. Imipenem and teicoplanin were started because of severe mucositis. Viral tests and bacterial cultures were unrevealing. On follow-up, a painful papular rash had appeared and oral mucositis had become worse (Figure 1). Stevens-Johnson syndrome(More)
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