Cemile Arikan

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Benign macrocephaly of infancy is a common problem in the child neurology practice. The radiologic features of this entity are not well defined. In most of the previous studies, macrocephalic patients were evaluated by computed tomography. To define the radiologic characteristics of this entity, 20 children with macrocephaly with normal neurologic(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) as an adjuvant to specific sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) on the cytokine profile of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and clinical outcome. METHODS Thirty-two children with asthma and rhinitis allergic to house dust mite (HDM) with negative purified protein derivative (PPD) skin(More)
Bronchial hyperreactivity (BHR) is a common characteristic of asthma and is shown to be a risk factor in the development and outcome of asthma. In this study, we aimed to assess the risk factors at referral for the severity of BHR, which was determined at the end of a mean of 3 yr of follow-up in 98 children with asthma [mean (+/- SD) age, 11.0 (+/- 3.4)(More)
BACKGROUND The decline in infections in childhood may contribute to the rising severity and prevalence of atopic disorders in developed countries. Support for this hypothesis has been obtained from findings of an inverse association between tuberculin responses and atopy and from findings of high prevalence of asthma in certain islands with low prevalence(More)
Triple A syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by alacrima, achalasia, and adrenal insufficiency. Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) is a chronic inflammatory disorder manifested primarily by diminished lacrimal and salivary gland secretions, resulting in symptoms of dry eyes and dry mouth, the so-called “sicca complex”. However, a variety of(More)
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