Erbil Ünsal

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Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis is an unusual inflammatory process of unknown origin involving multiple osseous sites, often recurrently. Selective immunoglobulin M (IgM) deficiency is a rare primary immunodeficiency disease, which can be associated with autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, Hashimoto’s disease, or hemolytic(More)
Dear Editor, We read with great interest the article by Kısacık et al. [1] titled “Accurate diagnosis of acute abdomen in FMF and acute appendicitis patients: how can we use procalcitonin?” They emphasized that commonly used clinical and laboratory parameters are not specific to distinguish FMF from acute appendicitis and suggested that procalcitonin could(More)
Henoch–Schönlein purpura (HSP) is the most common systemic vasculitis of childhood. Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is one of the major complications of HSP. The blood neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is identified as a potentially useful marker of clinical outcome in inflammatory diseases. NLR may be a useful biomarker of GI bleeding in children with(More)
The objective of this prospective cross-sectional study was to compare a Mycobacterium tuberculosis-specific interferon gamma (IFN-γ) enzyme linked immunosorbent assay [QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT)] test with tuberculin skin test (TST) for detection of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). To our(More)
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is the most common inherited autoinflammatory disease in the world. The long-term effects of subclinical inflammation in FMF are not well recognized. Some studies have suggested that FMF is associated with cardiac autonomic dysfunction in adult FMF patients. The objective of this study was to investigate the cardiac(More)
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is the most common autoinflammatory disease which requires a lifelong treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the depression and anxiety in pediatric FMF patients. The Children’s Depression Inventory and the Screen for Child Anxiety-related Emotional Disorders were the instruments used. Forty-three patients with(More)
adults. We reevaluated the patients’ files. The mean body mass index of our patients was not significantly different from the controls’ (16.5 ± 2.6 vs 17.1 ± 1.9, respectively, p = 0.56). Besides, none of our patients and controls had hypertension. We did not measure serum glucose and cholesterol routinely in HSp patients, but urinalysis was obtained from(More)
Introduction Several recent studies have reported a link between vitamin D deficiency and certain chronic inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Behçet’s disease.These recent findings have led to greater emphasis on treatment of vitamin D deficiency and vitamin D supplementation in rheumatological(More)
Methods Thirty patients were evaluated using age-appropriate versions of "Pediatric Quality of LifeTM Generic Core Scale". The PedsQLTM assesses: 1. Physical Functioning (8 items), 2. Emotional Functioning (5 items), 3. Social Functioning (5 items), and 4. School Functioning (5 items). The patients were divided into 2 age groups: "8–12 years" (n = 14) and(More)