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INTRODUCTION Eating style is one of the prominente factors that determine energy intake. One of the influencing factors that determine parental feeding style is parental perception of the weight status of the child. AIM The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationship between maternal visual perception of their children's weight status and their(More)
AIM Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterised by recurrent episodes of fever, polyserositis and rash. The aim of this study was to determine the most common mutations and clinical features, and their relationships. METHODS The medical records of 78 patients were evaluated retrospectively. All of the patients had(More)
BACKGROUND Atherosclerosis that starts in childhood invariably advances during adulthood. Aim. We aimed to study the effect of obesity on main carotid artery intima-media thickness and arterial stiffness. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 78 children were studied from October 2010 to February 2011. They were divided into obese (42 - group 1) and normal (36(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency may play a role in the pathogenesis of certain autoimmune diseases. AIM To measure vitamin D levels in children with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) (either with subclinical or marked hypothyroidism) and in healthy controls. MATERIAL AND METHODS We included 68 children with HT aged 12 ± 4 years (39 females)(More)
BACKGROUND Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is a genetic disease characterized by recurrent febrile attacks and inflammation of serous membranes. Amyloidosis is frequent in untreated FMF patients and is also the most important complication of FMF. It is generally seen with renal, hepatic, gastrointestinal, spleen, testicular and thyroidal involvement. (More)
A seven-month-old girl with miliary tuberculosis (Tbc) admitted to hospital due to development of acute dyspnoea and cyanosis at the end of third month of anti-Tbc therapy. Pneumothorax was evident at right lung with the chest radiography. A chest tube placed under water seal was applied. The patient healed up and then discharged. One week later, the(More)
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessively inherited disease characterized by recurrent self-limited attacks of fever accompanied by aseptic inflammation of serosal spaces, joints and skin, peritonitis, pleuritis, and arthritis. Clinical features differ according to genetics variants. The aim of this study was to identify relationship(More)
PURPOSE Vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency plays a role in the initiation and perpetuation of certain autoimmune diseases. The purpose of this study was to measure the vitamin D status of children with Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) and compare it to their healthy peers. METHODS A total of 50 FMF patients and 49 healthy children were enrolled in(More)
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