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Recent progress in the understanding of psoriasis has shown that the regulation of local and systemic cytokines plays an important role in its pathogenesis. The most often used psoriasis score is the psoriasis area and severity index (PASI). A simple laboratory test from a blood sample would be an attractive, patient-independent, and observer-independent(More)
Orf of the hand is an uncommon zoonotic infection caused by a dermotropic DNA virus that belongs to the Parapoxvirus genus of the family Poxviridae. It is transmitted to humans through contact with infected sheep and goats and is reported as an occupational disease. We report nine cases of human orf seen in the hands of individuals, who were not(More)
Recent progress in the understanding of psoriasis has shown that the regulation of local and systemic cytokines plays an important role in its pathogenesis. The most often used psoriasis score is the psoriasis area and severity index (PASI). A simple laboratory test from a blood sample would be an attractive, patient-independent, and observer-independent(More)
BACKGROUND AND DESIGN Acne vulgaris frequently occurs in the second decade of life. The pathogenesis of the disease is multifactorial and in the present study, we aimed to investigate the role of reactive oxygen species in the inflammation of acne by determining the activities of myeloperoxidase (MPO) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) in polymorphonuclear(More)
The complete treatment of anogenital warts has not been obtained with any combination of methods; therefore, new methods are still under investigation. In this study the activity and side effects of imiquimod 5% cream were investigated. The study group consisted of 23 male and 11 female volunteers and the control group of 9 male and 2 female volunteers.(More)
OBJECTIVES Vitiligo is an acquired skin disease characterized by white areas on the skin. The pathogenesis of the disease is still unclear. Some findings show that oxidative stress could be an important phenomenon in the pathophysiology of vitiligo. METHODS We evaluated 16 consecutive localized vitiligo patients and 16 healthy controls of a similar age(More)
Polymastia is a term that is used to describe the presence of more than two breasts in human beings. It is synonymous with supernumerary or accessory breast tissue. In the ectopic breast tissue any disease can develop that affects the normal breast, including fibroadenoma. We reported a case of fibroadenoma of the axilla in a 23-year-old woman. Differential(More)
OBJECTIVE The Internet is currently used as a tool to obtain information, make conversation, and find sexual partners. The aim of this study was to investigate Turkish Internet users's awareness of and attitudes toward HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) by using a standard web-based questionnaire. METHOD Our study was performed using(More)
We evaluated platelet and endothelial activation parameters in psoriatic arthritis (PsA), a disease reported to be associated with the development of endothelial dysfunction and increased atherosclerotic complications. Twenty patients with PsA, eight psoriasis and 20 healthy controls were included into the study. The patients' clinical features and acute(More)
Studies about the role of cytokines on the immunopathogenesis of atopic dermatitis (AD) are generally based on in vitro observations and this role has not been completely clarified yet. Serum levels of total IgE, IL-18, IL-12, IFN-gamma and the relationship between these parameters and disease severity, determined using the SCORAD index, in a group of(More)