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Around the town of Cermik in south-east Turkey there are many deposits of asbestiform minerals, some of which are used to make whitewash or stucco. A sample of 7000 of the population revealed 461 (6.5%) with pleural thickening and calcification, of whom 103 (1.47% of the total) had evidence of interstitial pulmonary fibrosis. Forty-one patients with(More)
UNLABELLED This study was carried out to determine the characteristics and incidence of hearing loss and vestibular disturbance in Behcet's syndrome with a large number of patients. Sixty-two patients with Behcet's syndrome were included in this study, 34 men and 28 women whose mean age was 33.7 (15-60). Sixty-two healthy normal control subjects (38 male(More)
Myiasis is the invasion of living tissue of humans and other mammals by the eggs or larvae of flies of the order of Diptera. It occurs mainly in the tropic, and is associated with inadequate public and personal hygiene. Oral myiasis in humans appears to be rare. This article records a case of oral myiasis caused by larvae of Hypoderma bovis. Two different(More)
A practical test distinguishing some pathological conditions from the healthy state is described and a preliminary study on the value of this test for determining the disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is presented. In this disease, the test was found positive in 97% of the cases, while rheumatoid factor (RF) was present in 57%, C reactive(More)
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