Bilal Doğan

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BACKGROUND The role of streptococcal infection in the initiation of guttate psoriasis is well-recognized. But the treatment results with oral erythromycin and phenoxymethylpenicillin are conflicting. OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to evaluate the effectiveness of these antibiotics in the treatment of streptococcus associated guttate psoriasis comparing with a(More)
The cytoskeleton in keratinocytes is a complex of highly homologous structural proteins derived from two families of type I and type II polypeptides. Keratin K2e is a type II polypeptide that is expressed in epidermis late in differentiation. Here we report the influence of keratinocyte activation, proliferation, and keratinization on K2e expression in(More)
Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is a crucial enzyme in homocysteine/methionine metabolism. It catalysis the formation of 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-methyl-THF), which is the methyl donor for synthesis of methionine from homocysteine (Hcy). Decreases in folate consumption due to MTHFR polymorphism may affect production rate of keratinocytes of(More)
We present the case of a 27-year-old Caucasian woman who suffered from Langerhans cell histiocytosis with axillary and scalp involvement. She also developed diabetes insipidus after 2 years of skin lesions. Topical nitrogen mustard therapy was performed for the skin lesions, but we had to stop this therapy because of severe local irritation and systemic(More)
Hyperhomocysteinaemia is a well-known risk factor for cardiovascular disease and plays a role in atherothrombosis. Psoriasis is a common chronic and recurrent inflammatory skin disease associated with increased thrombosis. The aim of this study was to examine serum homocysteine levels and their relationships with inflammatory and atherothrombotic markers in(More)
BACKGROUND The pathophysiological mechanism of chronic urticaria is still poorly understood and its aetiology is considered to have an autoreactive basis. Autologous serum skin tests (ASSTs) and autologous plasma skin tests (APSTs) comprise the simplest ways for diagnosing autoreactive urticaria (with autoantibodies, histamine-releasing factor and(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriasis is one of several dermatologic conditions in which nonspecific irritation may elicit the disease where it was not previously present. In this study we aimed to assess the cutaneous cellular immune reaction with intradermal antigen tests and the relation between Koebner's phenomenon and intradermal antigens. METHODS Thirty psoriasis(More)
OBJECTIVES Non-ablative laser treatment has been used for improving dermal toning. Laser application to dermis causes new collagen formation in terms of wound healing. We aimed to study mainly histological changes in skin after the use of a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser in non-ablative treatment of wrinkles. METHODS The laser was adjusted to a fluency of 7(More)
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is an epithelial tumour of the skin that arises from basal cells of the epidermis and its appendages. There are some therapeutic models for BCC, and one of these is intralesional interferon. Thirteen patients with histopathologically-proven BCC on their faces or trunk were treated with intralesional interferon alfa-2a. Only 2 of(More)
A 57-year-old male patient with advanced adenocarcinoma of the lung, who was administered oral anticoagulant therapy because of pulmonary embolism, developed coumarin necrosis confined to the penis and feet. To our knowledge, this patient showing acral involvement is the seventh case of coumarin-induced penile necrosis reported to date.