Evagelia Lagona

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BACKGROUND Non-polio human enteroviruses are the leading cause of aseptic meningitis in children. The role of enterovirus PCR for diagnosis and management of aseptic meningitis has not been fully explored. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS A retrospective study was conducted to determine the epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory characteristics of(More)
Introduction Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) comprises Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). A separate category, IBD unclassified (IBDU), is reserved for those who have clinical, endoscopic and histopathologic features of IBD but no definite distinction can be made between CD and UC [1,2]. The peak age of onset is between 15 and 35 years [3],(More)
OBJECTIVE Long-term treatment of asthmatic children with low and moderate doses of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) may result in mild adrenal suppression. Various associations have been shown between adrenal reactivity and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) related to the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. We aimed to investigate the genetic(More)
Henoch-Schönlein purpura glomerulonephritis (HSP-GN) is a common form of systemic small vessel vasculitis in children. Although prognosis is usually favourable, the disease is occasionally associated with a risk of renal insufficiency. Various immunosuppressive agents have been used in patients with severe HSP-GN, but none have shown convincing favourable(More)
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