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Iron deficiency anemia and hyperlipidemia are common public health problems in Turkey. The connection between iron and lipid metabolisms has not been clarified yet. The aim of the study was to determine the effect of iron deficiency on carnitine and lipid metabolism. Study group was consisted of 70 children (mean age 14.7 +/- 1.3 months) suffering from iron(More)
Six children suffering from epilepsy refractory to conventional anti-convulsive therapy were treated with high-dose intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) (200 mg/kg three times per week, repeated after three weeks). In four children clinical and EEG findings markedly improved, while a partial response was noted in the other cases. These results suggest that(More)
Achalasia is a motility disorder of the esophagus characterized by absence of normal peristalsis and failure of relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter. Among the most common clinical findings are vomiting and weight loss. Roentgenographically, a narrowed gastroesophageal junction and dilated esophagus are observed. This condition is uncommon in(More)
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