Fatma Tuncez Akyurek

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Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a vasculitis of small-sized blood vessels, resulting from immunoglobulin-A-mediated inflammation. It is the most common acute systemic vasculitis in childhood and mainly affects skin, gastrointestinal tract, joints, and kidneys. The characteristic rash of HSP consists of palpable purpuric lesions 2 to 10 mm in diameter(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the sympathetic nervous system activity in Meniere's disease (MD) by recording sympathetic skin responses (SSRs) from the postauricular region (PA). METHODS Twenty-one patients with definite unilateral MD diagnosis and 12 healthy volunteers were studied by evoking right and left PA-SSRs with electrical stimulation of the left(More)
Several statins inhibit T-helper 1 development and induce T-helper 2 polarization and production of T-helper 2 cytokines that promote the activation and chemotaxis of eosinophils. Whether statins promote the development of nasal polyps has so far been uncertain. No studies have evaluated the frequency of the development of nasal polyps in patients using(More)
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