Erkin Serdaroğlu

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlative value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in children with periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) for neurodevelopmental outcome. MRI examinations of 89 children (46 males, 43 females) with PVL (median age 4y, range 1 to 14y) were reevaluated. PVL was graded as follows: grade I, unilateral or bilateral areas(More)
Nucleoporins are essential components of the nuclear pore complex (NPC). Only a few diseases have been attributed to NPC dysfunction. Steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS), a frequent cause of chronic kidney disease, is caused by dysfunction of glomerular podocytes. Here we identify in eight families with SRNS mutations in NUP93, its interaction(More)
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare multigenic disorder characterized by thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). Among the genes that are associated with aHUS, mutations in the complement factor H (CFH) gene are the most common genetic cause of the disease. Several specific gene mutations have been identified in patients with aHUS [1,2,3]. A(More)
INTRODUCTION Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by self-limited recurrent attacks of fever and serositis. Patients may develop renal amyloidosis. Colchicine prevents attacks and renal amyloidosis. Five to 10 % of the patients with FMF are resistant or intolerant to colchicine. CASE DESCRIPTION Herein, we(More)
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a small-vessel vasculitis of autoimmune hypersensitivity, and renin-angiotensin system (RAS) regulates vascular homeostasis and inflammation with activation of cytokine release. Thus, we aimed to investigate the association between HSP and ACE I/D and AGT M235T polymorphisms. Genotyping was determined by allele specific PCR(More)
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