Ayşehan Akıncı

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Neutropenic enterocolitis (typhlitis) is an unusual acute complication of neutropenia, most often associated with leukaemia and lymphoma and characterized by segmental caecal and ascending colonic ulceration that may progress to necrosis, perforation, and septicaemia. We present a unique case of an 8-year-old girl with recently diagnosed infectious(More)
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a life-threatening acute complication of type 1 diabetes mellitus. Infections are the leading cause of DKA, but trauma, myocardial infarction, or surgery may also precipitate this condition. In patients with DKA, although cerebral edema is the most common cause of neurological symptoms, other possibilities such as meningitis(More)
OBJECTIVE Turner syndrome (TS) is a chromosomal disorder caused by complete or partial X chromosome monosomy that manifests various clinical features depending on the karyotype and on the genetic background of affected girls. This study aimed to systematically investigate the key clinical features of TS in relationship to karyotype in a large pediatric(More)
CONTEXT Undetectable circulating growth hormone-binding protein (GHBP) can be indicative of a GH receptor (GHR) defect and cause GH insensitivity (GHI) syndrome. CASE REPORT The proband, severely growth retarded from birth, had a height of 73 cm (-6 SDS) and weight of 10.5 kg (-2.5 SDS) at the age of 3.25 years; her consanguineous parents were normal(More)
OBJECTIVE Premature thelarche (PT) is defined as isolated breast development without secondary sex characteristics in girls below the age of eight. We aimed to determine whether the level of kisspeptin, which plays a role in the release of gonadotropins, is associated with PT. METHODS The patient group included children with PT aged 3-8 years (n=20) and(More)
OBJECTIVE Children with Turner syndrome (TS) have a specific growth pattern that is quite different from that of healthy children. Many countries have population-specific growth charts for TS. Considering national and ethnic differences, we undertook this multicenter collaborative study to construct growth charts and reference values for height, weight and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate whether insulin deficiency and increased catabolism may have a role in the regulation of plasma glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 and GLP-2 levels in children with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and whether insulin treatment may affect the levels of these polypeptides. METHODS Plasma GLP-1 and -2 levels were(More)
To evaluate the anthropometric features of girls with Turner syndrome (TS) at birth and presentation and the effect of karyotype on these parameters. Data were collected from 842 patients with TS from 35 different centers, who were followed-up between 1984 and 2014 and whose diagnosis age ranged from birth to 18 years. Of the 842 patients, 122 girls who(More)
High doses of oral calcium or long-term calcium infusions are recommended to correct the hypocalcemia and secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with hereditary 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D3-resistant rickets (HVDRR). Preliminary studies revealed that calcimimetics may be a safe and effective therapeutic choice in children with secondary hyperparathyroidism.(More)
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