Gülhis Deda

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Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is the most common systemic vasculitis of childhood, affecting the small blood vessels. The disease is a clinical syndrome characterized by multiple organ involvement including the skin, joints, gastrointestinal tract, and the kidneys. Headache and behavioral changes can be frequently seen during the course of the disease, but(More)
Heterozygosity and/or homozygosity for mutations at the genes of the enzymes involved in homocysteine metabolism may confer an increased risk for thrombosis by causing hyperhomocysteinemia. Although the mutations related to homocysteine metabolism possibly increase the risk of stroke, the data are conflicting and there are very few reports linking these(More)
BACKGROUND Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy with agenesis of the corpus callosum (HMSN/ACC) is a severe and progressive autosomal recessive polyneuropathy. Mutations in the potassium-chloride cotransporter 3 gene (KCC3) were identified as responsible for HMSN/ACC in the French Canadian (FC) population. In the present study, the authors were(More)
INTRODUCTION Introduction: Stroke is an important cause of mortality and morbidity in the pediatric age group. There is increasing evidence on the role of proinflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) in the occurrence and outcome of stroke. These proinflammatory cytokines carry functional polymorphisms(More)
The thrombotic risk of carrying plasminogen activator inhibitor-1-675 4G allele was found to be controversial in previous studies. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible effect of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 4G/5G polymorphism in the pathogenesis of childhood stroke. The case-control study included 43 patients with cerebral infarct who(More)
Inherited gene defects related to the coagulation system have been reported as risk factors for ischemic stroke. These gene defects include a G-A transition at nucleotide 1691 in exon 10 of the Factor V gene causing activated protein C resistance; a G-A transition in the 3' untranslated region of the prothrombin gene at nucleotide position 20210 (G-A),(More)
Inherited gene defects related to the coagulation system have been reported as risk factors for stroke. Recently, a genetic component in the factor V (FV) gene that contributes to activated protein C resistance both in the presence and absence of FV 1691 G-->A was reported. This highly conserved FV gene haplotype was marked as R2 polymorphism, an A to G(More)