Mahmut Doğru

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OBJECTIVES The relationship between vitamin D and allergic diseases such as asthma and atopic dermatitis is shown in several studies. But there is a lack of knowledge about vitamin D status in children with allergic rhinitis (AR). We aimed to investigate serum vitamin D levels of children with AR or nonallergic rhinitis (NAR), to compare with normal(More)
The purpose of this study was to elucidate the asthma knowledge level of primary school teachers in Istanbul, and factors associated with this subject. Seven hundred and ninety-two teachers from 73 randomly selected primary schools in Istanbul were included in this study. Although Istanbul primary school teachers generally have a satisfactory knowledge on(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Although potato is greatly consumed all over the world, adverse reactions to potato are uncommon. Our aim is to describe the clinical features of potato sensitivity in allergic children. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty children with sensitivity to potato were followed up in the Pediatric Immunology and Allergy Clinic of our hospital(More)
AIM To evaluate the central corneal thickness (CCT) measurements of premature infants. METHODS The premature infants who were born between 25-34wk of gestational age (GA) were retrieved for the study. All CCT measurements were performed within the first 2d of their life under topical anesthesia by using an ultrasonic pachymeter. RESULTS The mean CCT of(More)
We appreciate to receive these constructive and valuable comments regarding our article entitled ‘‘Is neutrophil– lymphocyte ratio associated with the severity of allergic rhinitis in children?’’ [1]. As mentioned by Wiwanitkit, it is more feasible to analyze the blood samples on the same analyzer [2]. However, the results were obtained on two separate(More)
The concentrations of the natural radioactivity in water, soil and sediment samples collected from Bendimahi River which originates near the Tendürek Mountain (Van, Turkey), its tributaries and Van Lake (Turkey) were measured. The gross-alpha and gross-beta radioactivity concentrations were investigated in May and August in 2005. Determination of the(More)
Neutrophil lymphocyte ratio (NLR) could be an important measure of systemic inflammation. There is a lack of knowledge about the neutrophil–lymphocyte ratio in rhinitis. We aimed to determine the relationship between the clinical parameters of allergic rhinitis and NLR in children. 438 children who were diagnosed with allergic rhinitis and followed up in(More)
OBJECTIVES Adenoid hypertrophy (AH) may cause several comorbid conditions including sleep apnea, chronic serous otitis and sinusitis. Such conditions are more common among children with allergic diseases. In our study, we aimed to determine the patient profile associated with higher incidence of adenoid hypertrophy and the related influential factors. (More)
Systemic drug-related intertriginous and flexural exanthema (SDRIFE), also known as Baboon syndrome, is an uncommon, cutaneous reaction that occurs after the systemic administration of drug-related allergens. We report the case of a 5-year-old boy with SDRIFE after systemic administration of amoxicillin-clavulanate.