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Treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has changed with the advent of directly acting antiviral agents such as sofosbu-vir and ledipasvir, but telaprevir (TVR)-based triple therapy is still used in many developing countries. DRESS syndrome is an adverse reaction of TVR therapy that typically presents with skin rash, eosinophilia, and fever, and can… (More)
Leucocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) is commonly presented as a skin disease by affecting the small vessels of targeted area. Containing loops of vessels with end- capillaries makes the small intestine villus potantially target area of LcV, when obstructed with immune complexes.
Chronic abdominal pain sometimes constitute a major challenge, specially when a patient has two diseases with dominant features of abdominal pain in both. At this point, clinicians face a daunting task both in diagnosing and treating an individual's chronic abdominal pain. Similarly, familial Mediterranean fever disease and Crohn's disease have the same… (More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Colorectal laterally spreading tumors are superficial tumors classified into two groups as granular (G-laterally spreading tumor) and non-granular (non-granular-laterally spreading tumor) types. In this study, we aimed to investigate the efficacy and feasibility of endoscopic submucosal dissection in the treatment of laterally spreading… (More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Bezoars result from accumulation of indigestible materials in the gastrointestinal tract and often occur in the stomach. In this study, we evaluated the use of guidewires in patients with gastric phytobezoars (PBs) as a new method for PB removal and examined the safety of the procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between February 2009… (More)