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AIM To investigate the risk factors for infection of the diabetic foot with multidrug resistant microorganisms. METHODS Amongst 102 diabetic patients with evidence of soft tissue infection of the foot who presented to our health center over a three year period, we investigated risk factors that might be predictive of multi-antibiotic resistance of the(More)
A case of neurobrucellosis complicated by optic, abducens and vestibulocochlear nerve palsies is reported. Brucella melitensis was isolated in the cerebrospinal fluid, and the patient was diagnosed with retrobulbar neuritis. Despite medical treatment, the patient developed optic atrophy. Multiple cranial nerve involvement should be kept in mind in patients(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS In this study, the plasma fibronectin levels in the cases of chronic hepatitis B and C infection and this protein's response to the interferon therapy were examined. METHODOLOGY Totally, 38 patients with chronic hepatitis, 21 of them being hepatitis B, 17 of them being hepatitis C; and 24 healthy blood donors, as the control group, took(More)
Gallbladder agenesis (GA) is a rare condition and was first described by Lemary in 1701. Nearly 400 cases of GA is described in the literature and it is associated with various congenital abnormalities and malformations in some cases. Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is the malignant tumor arising from bile ducts. A wide range of risk factors have been identified(More)
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