Mehmet Melikoğlu

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Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal, recessively inherited multisystem disease that affects various groups of people originating from the Mediterranean Sea region, most specifically those of Jewish, Turkish, Armenian, and Arabic ethnicity. Recurrent attacks of fever and sterile polyserositis of the peritoneum, synovial membranes, and pleura(More)
Lupus vulgaris and scrofuloderma are the opposite poles of cutaneous tuberculosis. Lupus vulgaris of a giant size and scrofuloderma in the vicinity of this lesion were both present in a 70-year-old female patient. The purified protein derivative of tuberculin (PPD) skin test was strongly positive. In histopathological examination, granulomatous infiltration(More)
Behçet’s disease (BD) is a chronic disorder characterized by mucocutaneous and multisystem manifestations. Fibromyalgia (FM) is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and may be present concomitantly with several rheumatic diseases. Our aims were to investigate the prevalence of FM in patients with BD and to evaluate the possible relation of FM(More)
Disease activity may be questioned as a possible related factor to depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and Behcet disease (BD). Our aims were to determine and compare the depression levels of patients with RA and BD and to investigate a possible association between disease activity and depression scores of the patients. A total of 30 RA(More)
Lymphadenopathy (LAP) is a frequent and usually nonspecific feature of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). In spite of the fact that LAP usually carries no risk to the patient, SLE patients with LAP were found to have higher disease activity levels. Besides the disease itself, other causes of LAP such as infections, immunological or malignant diseases must(More)
In this study, Halomonas boliviensis was cultivated on bakery waste hydrolysate and seawater in batch and fed-batch cultures for polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) production. Results demonstrated that bakery waste hydrolysate and seawater could be efficiently utilized by Halomonas boliviensis while PHB contents between 10 and 30% (w/w) were obtained. Furthermore,(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the presence of allergy in patients with benign migratory glossitis (BMG) using patch and prick tests. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eighty patients (40 BMG and 40 healthy controls) received patch and prick tests. If at least one test result was positive, patients were considered to be allergic. RESULTS The(More)
OBJECTIVE Behcet's disease (BD) is a multi-systemic vasculitis characterized by a relapsing and remitting, rather than a persisting, disease course. It is thought that BD activity decreases as the age of the afflicted individual increases. Furthermore, disease severity is reported to be greater in individuals that first present with the disease at a young(More)