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OBJECTIVE To retrospectively evaluate the clinical findings, laboratory data, management, and outcome in a group ofTurkish children diagnosed with rare coagulation deficiencies (RCDs) between January 1999 and June 2009. MATERIAL AND METHODS The Turkish Society of Pediatric Hematology-Hemophilia-Thrombosis-Hemostasissubcommittee designed a Microsoft(More)
To the Editor, Human parvovirus B19 (PV-B19) causes erythema infectiosum, hydrops fetalis, and transient aplastic crisis in immunocompromised patients with chronic hemo-lytic anemia, arthralgia, and chronic pure red cell aplasia [1]. It may also cause autoimmune hemolytic anemia [2] (which presents as aplastic crisis with reticulocytopenia or increased(More)
Eosinophilia is considered as severe at levels of >5 × 10 9 /L [1]. In childhood, the causes of severe eosinophilia are parasitic infections A boy from a rural area of Turkey, aged 6 years and 10 months, was admitted to our clinic with abdominal pain and severe hypereosinophilia. He had lately developed abdominal pain at the umbilical area, waxing and(More)
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a rare disease in children, accounting for 2%-3% of leukemias in this age group. Current treatment options of CML include tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for children. Allogeneic HSCT has been recommended following attainment of remission with TKIs. Since(More)
Herein we present a neutropenic 16-year-old female with acute myeloblastic leukemia that developed recurrentgeneralized seizures while receiving antimicrobial therapy (including oseltamivir) due to pneumonia, bacteremiaof Klebsiella pneumoniae, and H1N1 infection. The patient's seizures were controlled using assisted ventilation.Electroencephalography(More)
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