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Vitiligo is a common skin condition with a complex pathophysiology characterized by the lack of pigmentation due to melanocyte degeneration. In this study, we investigated PAI-1 antigen (Ag) and activity levels in a 34 year old male with extensive vascular disease, alopecia areata and vitiligo. Fasting PAI-1 Ag and activity levels were measured at 9 a.m. in… (More)
Chromosome 22q11 is characterized by the presence of chromosome-specific low-copy repeats or segmental duplications. This region of the chromosome is very unstable and susceptible to mutations. The misalignment of low-copy repeats during nonallelic homologous recombination leads to the deletion of the 22q11.2 region, which results in 22q11 deletion syndrome… (More)
ST elevation acute myocardial infarction in patients with a mechanical prosthetic valve is rare and usually due to inadequate anticoagulation. We present a case of acute inferior myocardial infarction in a patient with a prosthetic aortic valve and high international normalized ratio, which has not been reported previously.
OBJECTIVE The frequency of mutations in the short stature homeobox (SHOX) gene in patients with idiopathic short stature (ISS) ranges widely, depending mostly on the mutation detection technique and inclusion criteria. We present phenotypic and genotypic data on 38 Turkish patients with ISS and the distinctive features of 1 patient with a SHOX deletion. … (More)
In acute myocarditis, thrombus formation is an important prognostic factor. Early diagnosis and treatment of intracardiac thrombus is critical, especially when there are multiple thrombi. When a patient presents with multiple cardiac thrombi not only cardiac disorders, but other diseases such as malignancies, rheumatologic disorders and thrombophilia must… (More)
Recently autosomal recessively inherited mutations in the gene encoding Jagunal homolog 1 (JAGN1) was described as a novel disease-causing gene of severe congenital neutropenia (SCN) JAGN1-mutant neutrophils were characterized by abnormality in endoplasmic reticulum structure, absence of granules, abnormal N-glycosylation of proteins and susceptibility to… (More)
We report a patient with a rare de novo duplication of 12q23.1-12q24.33 region with a 32.7 Mb gain, having similar features seen in previously reported isolated cases of duplications of the 12q23q24 region, such as growth retardation, neuromotor retardation, corpus callosum agenesis, dysmorphic features such as, hypertelorism, epicanthus, flat nasal bridge,… (More)