Rezzan Tuncay

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INTRODUCTION Behçet's disease (BD) is a multisystemic, recurrent, inflammatory disorder. Neurological involvement is well-known but cerebral vasculitis and ischaemic stroke are unusual. CASE DESCRIPTION A 43-year-old male patient presented with acute left hemiparesis, he had recurrent oral aphthae and scrotal ulcerations. Two episodes of transient(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Risk factors for IS in young adults differ between genders and evolve with age, but data on the age- and gender-specific differences by stroke etiology are scare. These features were compared based on individual patient data from 15 European stroke centers. METHODS Stroke etiology was reported in detail for 3331 patients aged 15-49(More)
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is caused by various etiologies. In Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries, Behçet’s disease (BD) is one of the leading causes of CVT. We aimed to evaluate any differences in CVT patients with and without BD. All registered patients with CVT were evaluated retrospectively. Clinical, neuroradiological findings and(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to investigate gender differences in Turkish stroke patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Demographics, risk factors, clinical and etiologic subtypes, laboratory findings, clinical course, and in-hospital prognosis of 1 522 patients with ischemic stroke (IS) and 320 patients with intracerebral hemorrhage prospectively registered in the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We compared among young patients with ischemic stroke the distribution of vascular risk factors among sex, age groups, and 3 distinct geographic regions in Europe. METHODS We included patients with first-ever ischemic stroke aged 15 to 49 years from existing hospital- or population-based prospective or consecutive young stroke(More)
Sirs: Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) accounts for approximately 10 % of all strokes and carries high morbidity and mortality. Causes of nonhypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage are arteriovenous malformations, aneurysms, amyloid angiopathy, coagulopathies and drugs. Drug-induced ICH occurs mostly due to anticoagulants, thrombolytics, sympathomimetics,(More)
Spinal subdural hematoma (SDH) is a rare condition and can be caused by several factors. Concomitant cranial and spinal SDH is even much less common. We present a 77-yearold male patient with lower back pain, paraparesis, and urinary retention following a sudden onset headache. Imaging revealed concomitant cranial and spinal SDH related to cerebral venous(More)
Deep hemispheric or brainstem small infarcts can lead to atypical lacunar syndromes. Unilateral internuclear ophthalmoplegia (INO) and cerebellar ataxia has not been reported previously. A 57-year-old hypertensive female presented with bilateral appendicular and left truncal cerebellar ataxia and right INO. Cranial MRI showed a right paramedian infarct of(More)
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a progressive, slow virus infection of the brain, caused by the measles virus, attacking children and young adults. We investigated 15 patients with SSPE by MRI, with 5 normal and 10 pathological results. In the early period, lesions were in the grey matter and subcortical white matter. They were asymmetrical(More)
INTRODUCTION Few studies have tested the hypothesis of whether the beneficial effect of Stroke Units (SUs) can be reproduced in routine clinical practice and whether SU are also superior to neurological wards [NWs]. We aimed to compare the outcomes of patients of a newly implemented SU to the outcomes of patients hospitalized in a NW. METHODS We made a(More)