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INTRODUCTION One of the main problems in Behçet's disease is the lack of an original laboratory marker that can reflect clinical activity. In this study, laboratory parameters that could be used as indicators of active disease are investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included a total of 40 patients with Behçet's disease, 25 of whom were active(More)
Enoxaparin is a low-molecular-weight heparin that has been used widely to prevent and treat thromboembolic disorders for at least 30 years. The most common adverse skin reactions to enoxaparin are ecchymosis and skin necrosis due to vasculitis, urticaria, angioedema and erythema. Side effects from heparin administration are rare and usually located at the(More)
Objective: We aimed to study the leprosy cranial Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) findings and cerebral pathology. Methods: A total of 20 patients with leprosy who underwent MRI findings were presented. Results: Nonspecific senile atrophic changes were observed in most of patients with leprosy. Furthermore; meningiomas was observed in three patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Behcet's disease (BD) is a chronic, relapsing, systemic vasculitis of unknown etiology. There is an increased predisposition to insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome (MetS) in BD patients. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine serum salusin-α and salusin-β levels in BD patients and healthy controls and to investigate their(More)
Background. Serum ghrelin levels may be related to metabolic and clinical changes in patients with psoriasis. Objective. This study was performed to determine the possible effects of serum ghrelin in patients with psoriasis. Methods. The study population consisted of 25 patients with plaque psoriasis. The patients were questioned with regard to age, gender,(More)
BACKGROUND Androgens and insulin may contribute to increased sebum production in the pathogenesis of acne vulgaris. OBJECTIVE We investigated the association between serum desnutrin levels and acne vulgaris in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance. MATERIAL AND METHODS 25 patients presenting with acne vulgaris and 25 control subjects participated in(More)
INTRODUCTION Behcet's disease (BD) is a chronic, relapsing, systemic vasculitis of unknown etiology. AIM To measure serum ghrelin levels in BD patients and healthy controls and to investigate its association with metabolic syndrome (MetS). MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty BD patients and 30 healthy individuals were enrolled in the study. Ghrelin levels were(More)
BACKGROUND Isotretinoin affects the levels of female hormones and ovaries in patients with severe acne. OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the effects of isotretinoin on the ovarian reserve and levels of female hormones in patients with severe acne. METHODS Thirty-two female patients with severe acne were enrolled. All the patients were treated with oral(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate PSA (Prostate-specific antigen) parameters in patients with lepromatous leprosy (LL). DESIGN In a retrospective study, 23 male patients with LL were evaluated. PSA parameters (serum total PSA (tPSA), free PSA (fPSA), free-to-total PSA ratio (f/tPSA), PSA Density (PSAD)) were assessed. PSA parameters were compared with a control(More)