Asena Çiǧdem Doǧramaci

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Dermanyssus gallinae is a blood parasite of wild birds, but it is also a pest in the poultry industry. It occasionally bites mammals and thus rarely creates skin problems such as itching, papules, vesicles, and dermatitis. A 92-year-old man presented with severe itch on his head, particularly at night. He had been misdiagnosed with senile pruritus and(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have demonstrated the presence of an association between androgenetic alopecia (AGA) and cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with AGA and healthy controls by the incorporation of carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP)(More)
BACKGROUND Narrow-band ultraviolet B (UVB) has been used for skin diseases in children. However, the use of phototherapy in childhood has limited due to the possible risk of skin cancer. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the narrow-band UVB phototherapy in children for the treatment of various skin diseases. METHODS The data(More)
OBJECTIVES In this study, the objective was to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the melasma quality of life questionnaire (MelasQoL-Tr) for melasma patients. METHODS The study included 114 melasma patients. The melasma area and severity index (MASI), MelasQoL-Tr and the Turkish short version of the QoL assessment instrument(More)
Dermatoglyphs are cutaneous ridges on the fingers, palms, and soles, formed during early intrauterine life. During this period, and only then, genetic and environmental factors can influence their formation. Beta-thalassemia major is an genetic disease. The aim of the present work was to analyze dermatoglyphs traits in subjects with beta-thalassemia major(More)
BACKGROUND Lipoid proteinosis (LP), also known as hyalinosis cutis et mucosae or Urbach-Wiethe disease, is a rare autosomal recessive genodermatosis. Hyalin-like material is deposited in multiple organs, including the skin, oral mucosa, larynx, and brain. Only about 300 cases have been reported in the literature so far. Occurrence of LP in siblings is also(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)
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 Beta-thalassemia major affects multiple organs and is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. The goal of this analysis was to document the frequency of skin diseases among patients with beta-thalassemia major. METHODS A sample of 78 patients with beta-thalassemia major was recruited and interviewed at the thalassemia clinic(More)
BACKGROUND Postadolescent acne is defined as acne that is seen even after the age of 25 years, regardless of the age at onset. The causes of postadolescent acne have not been completely clarified up to now. Androgens are considered to be the major factor involved in pathogenesis. OBJECTIVE We aimed to investigate the status of thyroid functions and lipid(More)