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Febrile seizures are the most common form of childhood seizures. The exact mechanism promoting convulsions during a common febrile illness remains unknown, but it is accepted that genetic influences are likely to account for at least some of the cases. Previous studies reported high interleukin-1beta levels in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with(More)
The present study was designed to evaluate neurocognitive functions with endogenous potentials and neurophysiologic tests in patients with centrotemporal spikes who were not on any medication. Of the patients, 85.7% had seizures, 9.5% had pavor nocturnes, and 4.8% had atypical headache. The patients, especially who had atypical seizures or left-sided(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the effects of a 14-week swimming training program on the competence, problem behaviour, and body awareness in 13 children with cerebral palsy aged 5 to 10 years, compared with 10 subjects in a comparison group. Both of the groups continued a traditional rehabilitation program. The outcome measures were Child Behaviour(More)
Febrile seizures comprise a common type of pediatric convulsion. Inflammation and genetics may be involved in their pathogenesis. Regarding the role of cytokines (especially interleukin-6) in febrile responses, we performed a case control study of interleukin-6 gene (-174, -572, and -597) single-nucleotide polymorphisms to learn if correlations existed(More)
Osmotic myelinolysis is a rare, acute, demyelinating process that involves the pons (central pontine myelinolysis) and other locations of the central nervous system (extrapontine myelinolysis). Central pontine myelinolysis is described in children, usually associated with rapid correction of hyponatremia. Other conditions, such as hypernatremia and(More)
Convulsions are one of the frequently seen problems for a neurologist in the daily routine. It is difficult to distinguish the seizure from pseudo-seizure because of lack of conclusive tests. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between seizure types and seizure periods by studying IMA serum levels in children having seizure. Two groups(More)
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis can show variations in clinical course, and some ophthalmologic abnormalities can be seen as cortical blindness and optic atrophy. A 4-year-old girl was referred to our hospital with a complaint of diplopia, vomiting, and ataxia. On physical examination, she was found to have stage IV papilledema with retinal hemorrhage.(More)
We present a patient diagnosed with Shapiro syndrome without corpus callosum agenesis. A 4-year-old-girl was admitted to the hospital with complaints of sweating, cooling, and drowsiness that continued during the last week of her admission. Attacks occurred almost daily, and lasted for about 1 hour. All laboratory findings, as well as Holter and(More)
Increased intracranial pressure can rarely be the initial symptom in subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE). We examined cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressures and their correlation with clinical features in 58 patients with SSPE. CSF pressure varied between 50 and 500 mmH2O, mean 210.9+/-103.7 mmH2O. Twenty-five (42%) patients had pressures above 200(More)
Some experimental studies suggested that there may be a bone formation defect rather than a disorder in bone resorption in patients NF1. The aim of this study was to determine bone mineral density (BMD) with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) and investigate specific bone formation and bone resorption and bone turnover markers in children with NF1.(More)