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Nineteen children with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) were studied in the Department of Pediatric Hematology, Hacettepe University. Patients were divided into two groups. Group 1: Thirteen patients were classified as having a genetic etiology (7 familial, 6 presumed familial) on the basis of an affected sibling and consanguinity. There was a(More)
Heterozygous germ-line mutations in the DNA mismatch repair genes lead to hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer. The disease susceptibility of individuals who constitutionally lack both wild-type alleles is unknown. We have identified three offspring in a hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer family who developed hematological malignancy at a very(More)
A total of 25 unrelated Hb H patients were studied at the DNA level. Ten different genotypes were found to be responsible for the disease. The most prevalent alpha-thalassemia-2 determinant was the alpha alpha/-alpha (3.7) kb deletion (56%) which was followed by a nondeletional type of alpha-thalassemia, namely the pentanucleotide deletion in the 5' first(More)
One of the causes of portal hypertension is portal vein thrombosis (PVT). The aim of this study was to determine whether natural anticoagulant deficiencies, activated protein C resistance (APCR), and factor V Leiden play a role in the development of PVT, leading to cavernous transformation of the portal vein (CTPV). Twenty-three patients with idiopathic(More)
A 30-year-old female who is homozygous for a Hb E-like abnormal hemoglobin and her immediate relatives were studied. Clinical examination of the proband revealed no abnormality. Routine hematological analysis showed that her hemoglobin level was 12 g/dL, MCV 82 fL, MCH 28 pg, RDW 15%. DNA sequence analysis indicated the presence of a G-->A substitution at(More)
We have identified a severely unstable hemoglobin variant through sequencing of amplified DNA involving the alpha 1-globin gene; the mutation is located in codon 59 (CCG CAG) and results in a Gly-->Asp replacement. This amino acid substitution concerns a glycine residue at an internal position in the E helix, which is in close contact with a glycine residue(More)
Familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (FHL) is an autosomal recessive disease of early childhood characterized by nonmalignant accumulation and multivisceral infiltration of activated T lymphocytes and histiocytes (macrophages). Cytotoxic T and natural killer (NK) cell activity is markedly reduced or absent in these patients, and mutations in a lytic(More)
PURPOSE The role of factor V Leiden and prothrombin 20210 A mutations has been investigated in patients with central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), hemispheric retinal vein occlusion (HRVO), and branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). METHODS Factor V Leiden and prothrombin 20210 A were investigated in DNA obtained from the peripheral blood of 52 patients(More)