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Integrins constitute the major and largest cell adhesion receptor family. These heterodimers undergo dramatic allosteric conforma-tional changes in response to various activation signals acting on their beta integrin subunit tails. 1 In hematopoietic cells, these events are critical for platelet aggregation, firm leukocyte adhesive-ness to vascular(More)
The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence, type, and clinical features of nosocomial infections (NIs), their etiological distribution, and the antibiotic resistance patterns of causative organisms in the general pediatric wards of a hospital in Turkey over a 3-year period. The Hospital Infection Control Committee NI surveillance reports(More)
Erythema nodosum (EN) has been associated with various infectious and noninfectious diseases. A total of 39 EN patients seen between May 2005 and February 2012 were evaluated retrospectively in this study. The etiology of EN was established in 22 of the 39 children (56.4%). Streptococcal infection was the most common cause (23%), followed by tularemia(More)
Chryseobacterium indologenes is a rare cause of infection in children. The organism causes infections mostly in hospitalised patients with severe underlying diseases. The choice of an effective drug for the treatment of infections due to C. indologenes is difficult as the organism has a limited spectrum of antimicrobial sensitivity. We present a case of(More)
The aim of the present study was to present the hematologic findings of 622 cases diagnosed with acute brucellosis. Medical records of children with brucellosis, admitted to Yuzuncu Yil University Hospital over a 6-year period, were analyzed retrospectively. Three hundred ninety-seven (63.8%) patients were male and 225 (36.2%) were female. The mean age was(More)
Tuberculosis in older children has been well described; however, its description in infants is very limited. There are a few studies of infants with tuberculosis in the literature. In this study from February 2007 to May 2009, cases of infantile tuberculosis investigated retrospectively. Thirteen patients with pulmonary tuberculosis detected. Mean age of(More)
INTRODUCTION In this study, we aimed to compare QuantiFERON-TB gold in-tube test (QFT-GIT) and tuberculin skin test (TST) as a diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection in the children with Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine. MATERIALS AND METHODS We evaluated 81 children in the study who have positive TST result without a known history of(More)
Rotavirus is a common cause of acute gastroenteritis in young children. Neurological complications including seizures are known to accompany rotavirus gastroenteritis. Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) associated with rotavirus has not been reported previously except for one report. Herein, we describe a case of transient AFP and seizures associated with(More)
Voriconazole is a second-generation azole widely used for the prevention and treatment of fungal infection in leukemia patients. Voriconazole is considered the primary antifungal agent for invasive aspergillosis. We report a case of 16-year-old girl who developed visual disturbance and visual and auditory hallucinations after intravenous voriconazole(More)