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BACKGROUND The purpose of the paper was to evaluate the indications of hospital admissions and complications of varicella infection in immunologically healthy children. METHODS Between 1997 and 2001, patient records of children hospitalized due to varicella infection were reviewed. Incidence and clinical spectrum of complications and their distribution(More)
BACKGROUND AND METHODS Soluble-lymphocyte subsets (sCD19 + CD23+ B cells and sCD4 + CD25+ T cells), soluble-adhesion molecules (sE-selectin) and interleukin-12 (sIL-12) were assayed to evaluate the pathogenesis of steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome in 48 patients diagnosed with steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS) in active (AS) and remission(More)
AIM To evaluate the efficiency of ultrasound elastography (USE) in the differential diagnosis of thyroid nodules. METHODS One hundred thyroid nodules in 100 patients (79 females, 21 males, age range 18-78; mean age = 45.6 years) were evaluated with real-time freehand USE, using Hitachi EUB 7500 equipment and elasticity scores were obtained. The elasticity(More)
Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is an immune-mediated disorder associated with hyperlipidemia. NS has been proposed to be mediated through CD80-related T cell immune response, which could be blocked using soluble cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated s(CTLA)-4. Although ghrelin is a hormone-modulating lipid metabolism and suppressing immune system, the precise role of(More)
Background and methods: Soluble-lymphocyte subsets (sCD19 + CD23+ B cells and sCD4 + CD25+ T cells), soluble-adhesion molecules (sE-selectin) and interleukin-12 (sIL-12) were assayed to evaluate the pathogenesis of steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome in 48 patients diagnosed with steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS) in active (AS) and remission(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to evaluate the serum and urinary levels of leptin and ghrelin in children with primary idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (NS), to compare these results between patients during the relapse and remission phase and to evaluate the possible role of leptin and ghrelin in the pathogenesis of NS. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
We present a hypertensive child with a co-existence of polyarteritis nodosa, anti-phospholipid antibodies (aPL), methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) mutation and increased lipoprotein a level. Elevated renin, aldosterone and aPL levels, micro-aneurysms, occlusion and thrombosis at left and right renal artery were found. Anti-hypertensive agents,(More)
Foreign body reaction is a tissue response against implanted materials. We described for the first time the eosinophilic peritonitis and foreign body giant cell reaction to dialysis catheter in a nonatopic child on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. We found tenderness, redness, and swelling without purulent discharge around the peritoneal catheter;(More)
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