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BACKGROUND Familial Mediterranean fever is an autosomal recessive disease largely restricted to certain ethnic groups and presenting with recurrent febrile serositis attacks. Peritonitis, pleuritis, and synovitis are common manifestations; however, the pericardium is rarely affected. CASE REPORT In this case report, we describe a 25-year-old Turkish woman(More)
Pheochromocytoma is a tumor of the chromaffin cells which secretes catecholamines and 90% of it originates from adrenal medulla. The main symptoms and signs are hypertension, tachycardia, sweating and headache. Rarely, acute abdomen may occur as a result of the rupture of tumoral mass or bleeding inside the mass. Here we present a 43 year old male patient(More)
Signet cell carcinoma, which is a subtype of adenocarcinoma, usually originates from the stomach. However, it can also originate from the colon, rectum, gallbladder, pancreas, urinary bladder, and breast. We represent a 19-year-old boy diagnosed with signet cell tumour while he was being evaluated for an initial diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease.
AIM The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of rosiglitazone treatment on insulin resistance (IR) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) levels in non-diabetic chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with IR. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty non-diabetic CKD patients with IR were enrolled in the study. Patients were grouped into two: group 1 (n(More)
Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common type of malignant transformation in mature cystic teratomas. It mainly effects postmenopausal women but is rarely seen in young patients. Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9) tumor marker is a high-molecular-weight glycoprotein, frequently elevated in gastrointestinal adenocarcinomas. CA19-9 levels can increase in(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and degree of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). MATERIAL AND METHODS We performed a cross-sectional study on 102 adult patients with PsA and a control group of 102 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). MetS was(More)
Adult-onset Still's disease is a rare inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology and has same clinical characteristics of the systemic form of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. A 17 years old white female had arthralgias of multiple joints including small joints of hands. She had fever, rash, hepatosplenomegaly, and CRP-122mg/dl, ESR-91mm in 1st hour. She had(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to evaluate the effects of two different statins and a statin/ezetimibe combination on high sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP) values, which were given at high doses in the early period of acute coronary syndromes. METHODS A total of 150 patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction and unstable angina pectoris(More)
Familial Mediterranean fever is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by paroxysmal episodes of fever and serosal inflammation. The classical presentation is fever and severe recurrent abdominal pain due to serositis that lasts for one to three days and the resolves spontaneously. Between the episodes patients are asymptomatic. Ninety-five percent(More)