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BACKGROUND The effects of the macrolides cannot be ascribed to their antibacterial action alone. Their immunoregulatory and anti-inflammatory functions are significant too. They are frequently used in the treatment of diffuse panbronchiolitis and cystic fibrosis (CF). AIM To evaluate the effects of a macrolide antibiotic [clarithromycin (CAM)] on the(More)
BACKGROUND Niemann-Pick disease (NPD) and Gaucher disease (GD) are well-known lysosomal storage diseases. Respiratory system involvement is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with NPD and GD. OBJECTIVES We tried to assess the clinical, radiological, and histological features of GD and NPD patients with lung involvement. METHODS We(More)
During a 20-year period, 376 children with hydatid disease were treated at Hacettepe University Ihsan Doğramaci Children's Hospital. There were 223 males and 153 females with a mean age of 8.9+/-0.1 years. Hydatid cysts were localized in the lungs in 222 patients, in the liver in 56 patients, and in other organs in the remaining patients. Cough, fever, and(More)
Gorham-Stout syndrome is a rare disease and most often recognized in children and young adults. Chylothorax is a serious complication of Gorham-Stout syndrome. The treatment of either Gorham-Stout syndrome or chylothorax is still a dilemma. We described a 9-year-old girl with Gorham-Stout syndrome and chylothorax who was admitted to our hospital because of(More)
Congenital lobar emphysema (CLE) is characterized by overdistension and air-trapping in the affected lobe, and is one of the causes of infantile respiratory distress. In this report, we review our 27 years of experience with 30 CLE patients. Patients' medical records were evaluated with regard to age, clinical presentation, diagnostic methods, associated(More)
Interstitial lung disease in children (chILD) is rare, and most centres will only see a few cases/year. There are numerous possible underlying diagnoses, with specific and non-specific treatment possibilities. The chILD-EU collaboration has brought together centres from across Europe to advance understanding of these considerations, and as part of this(More)
INTRODUCTION Infants with cystic fibrosis (CF) are prone to develop episodes of hyponatraemic, hypochloraemic dehydration with metabolic alkalosis, which are biochemical hallmarks of the pseudo-Bartter syndrome (PB). METHOD We reviewed the clinical and laboratory features and treatment approaches of 29 children with CF and PB who were under follow-up in(More)
Sodium chloride deficiency (SCD) was observed within the 1st year of life in 12 of 46 cystic fibrosis (CF) patients between July 1989 and September 1992. All patients showed sweating, loss of appetite, fever, vomiting, irritation, dehydration, weakness, and cyanosis during an attack. Mean plasma sodium, potassium and chloride levels were 122.9 (range(More)
The general characteristics of 56 childhood cases of cystic hydatid disease were analysed and the results of mebendazole therapy versus surgery were verified. Pulmonary radiograms and ultrasonography were used in the diagnosis. The cysts were localized primarily to the lungs. Twenty seven patients were surgically-treated, with eight having recurrence after(More)
Ligneous conjunctivitis (LC) is a rare disorder characterized by a chronic course of recurrent membranous lesions at conjunctivae. Pseudomembranes of other mucous membranes have been reported in patients with LC, but to the best of our knowledge, no case with alveolar involvement has been described. Here, we report a 2.5-year-old girl with LC who had(More)