Nilgun Cakar

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this report is to evaluate the plasma exchange as a choice for the management of life-threating gastrointestinal system (GIS) involvement in Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) when refractory to conventional therapies. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of HSP patients who had plasma exchange therapy due to massive(More)
OBJECTIVES The extent and relevance of altered bone metabolism for statural growth in children with chronic kidney disease is controversial. We analyzed the impact of renal dysfunction and recombinant growth hormone therapy on a panel of serum markers of bone metabolism in a large pediatric chronic kidney disease cohort. METHODS Bone alkaline phosphatase(More)
Question Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disease, characterised by recurrent, self limited attacks of fever with serositis. Certain diseases were more commonly detected in patients with FMF. The aim of our study was to investigate the frequency of FMF-associated diseases in children. Methods Files of FMF patients who had been(More)
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