Benal Kunak

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Twelve patients with early infancy onset megalencephaly and leukodystrophy with a mild clinical course are reported. The neuroradiological, clinical, and genetic aspects of this recently recognized familial leukodystrophy syndrome were reviewed. Five were affected siblings, and all patients had consanguineous parents. Macrocephaly, a slowly progressive(More)
Recent studies show that vitamin A levels decrease during measles and that vitamin A therapy can improve measles outcome in children in the developing world. Vitamin A levels of children with measles have not been studied before in Turkey. Therefore we measured serum vitamin A levels in 21 children with measles and compared the results with "sick" and(More)
A nine-year old girl with T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) had acute severe neurologic complications at the end of the remission-induction chemotherapy course. Thirty-six hours following triple intrathecal (IT) therapy and intravenous (IV) administration of L-asparaginase (L-asp), tetraplegia developed and she became unconscious. She had bouts of(More)
A seven-year-old girl with transient leukopenia and erythroblastopenia which developed after the administration of acyclovir is presented. Acyclovir infusion was given in a dose of 5 mg/kg/every eight hours. On the third day of therapy the hemoglobin level fell to 9.9 g/dl, the hematocrit was 26%, the white blood cell count 4000 percent/mm3, red blood cells(More)
In January, February and March 1987, the frequency of Group A beta hemolytic streptococcus among 468 patients with acute tonsillopharyngitis who admitted to Dr. Sami Ulus Children's Hospital was % 41. Ten day procaine penicillin therapy was not successful in the % 29.5 patients. Cefadroxil (Duricef), clavulanic acid-amoxicillin combination (Augmentin) and(More)
A 6-week-old girl, the first child of non-consanguineous parents, was admitted to the hospital for evaluation of vomiting. She was small for gestational age (1500 g). On admission, she weighed 1830 g, and appeared dehydrated. The blood glucose was 880 mg/dL. Insulin and C-peptide levels were <1 microIU/ml and 0.1 pmol/L, respectively. Antibodies of diabetes(More)
UNLABELLED We report on two siblings with tyrosinaemia type 2, a 6-year-old girl and her 3.5-year-old brother with a main complaint of painful palmo-plantar hyperkeratosis. The boy presented also conjunctival injection, photophobia, lacrimation and conjunctivitis. Blood tyrosine levels were increased in both patients, 150.6 and 202.3 micro mol/dl,(More)
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