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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)
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)
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)
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)
Hemangiomas in the spinal epidural area are very rare lesions, and most of these lesions are of the cavernous type. Only seven cases of capillary hemangiomas have been reported in the English literature, and all of these cases occurred in adulthood. Here, we report on a 17-month-old girl who presented with an inability to walk. MRI revealed an epidural(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)
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)
Hypokalemic periodic paralysis can occur secondarily to excessive potassium loss. Thyrotoxicosis, diuretic ingestions, hyperaldosteronism, barium poisoning, Gitelman syndrome, and Bartter syndrome are among the disorders causing secondary hypokalemic periodic paralysis. Clinical presentation of Bartter syndrome with hypokalemic periodic paralysis is rare. A(More)
BACKGROUND Children with β-thalassemia major (β-TM) have multiple risk factors for developing cognitive impairment. The aim of the present study was to evaluate cognitive function in patients with β-TM. METHODS Twenty children with β-TM were enrolled into the study and were compared with a control group consisting of 21 healthy children. All participants(More)
The purpose of this experimental study was to evaluate possible upgrading effects of systemic creatine monohydrate administration on the reinnervation of denervated muscle. At the same time, the protective effect of the agent on denervated muscle until ultimate reinnervation after nerve repair was quantified. The functional outcome of muscle reinnervation(More)