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Supernumerary marker chromosome 15 (sSMC[15]) is the most frequent marker chromosome, and it is generally regarded as unimportant if it does not contain the Prader-Willi/Angelman syndrome critical region (PWACR). The clinical importance of the larger markers in association with the critical region is mentioned in almost all reports related to marker(More)
Major neurological disorders may accompany rare chromosomal abnormalities. As an example of this rare condition, we present a case with microcephaly, mental retardation, developmental delay, hyperactivity, stereotypic movements, seizures and dysmorphic facial appearance in whom a mosaic ring chromosome 18 was found [45,XX,-18/46,XX,r(18)/46,XX,dicr(18)].(More)
Obesity is a multifactorial disease that is influenced by genetic and environmental factors. The apolipoprotein E (Apo E) polymorphism has been reported to influence some lipid profile abnormalities associated with obesity in childhood. In this study, the relationship between the Apo E gene and Taq1A polymorphisms with childhood obesity has been studied.(More)
Two common forms of autoimmune thyroid diseases are Graves' disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA4) encoded by the CTLA4 gene on chromosome 2q33 plays a role in susceptibility to Graves' disease and is probably important also for Hashimoto's thyroiditis as well as for the other endocrine autoimmune disorders. The CTLA4(More)
The aim of this study is to evaluate the frequency and types of associated anomalies with the results of ultrasonographic and postmortem examination and identify the necessity of prenatal karyotyping among fetuses with open neural tube defects (NTD). Fetuses diagnosed with NTDs between 2008 and 2012 were retrospectively analysed. A total of 167 fetuses that(More)
Ventriculomegaly (VM) is a marker of aneuploidy and warrants a detailed examination of fetal anatomy. Chromosomal abnormalities worsen the fetal and neonatal prognosis significantly and karyotyping of fetuses is critically important when accompanying anomalies are detected. Here, we report the genetic results of 140 fetuses with isolated and non-isolated VM(More)
Ring chromosome 22, a rare cytogenetic finding, was first described in 1968, and since then about 60 patients have been reported. We describe a new patient with ring chromosome 22 syndrome and discuss the common features of the previously reported cases. Our patient had the major features of this syndrome including mental retardation, hypotonia, motor(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the risky behaviors, together with their influencing factors, of the people who apply to primary health care (PHC) institutions in the provincial center. MATERIALS AND METHODS This cross-sectional study has been conducted on 1085 adults aged 18 years and over who have applied to the PHC institutions in(More)
Reported here is a 2-year-old girl who was diagnosed to have thiamine-responsive megaloblastic anemia during evaluations for her bilateral neurosensorial deafness. Besides reporting a new mutation on the gene SLC19A2 for the first time in the literature, we highlight the recognition of this syndrome--when megaloblastic anemia and diabetes mellitus(More)