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BACKGROUND There are no country-based data focused on aspirin (ASA)-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) in Turkey. OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of AERD in adult patients with asthma. METHODS A structured questionnaire was administered via face-to-face interview by a specialist in pulmonology/allergy at seven centres across Turkey. RESULTS A(More)
BACKGROUND A "nocebo" effect is defined as troublesome symptoms after the administration of placebo. The aim of this study was to determine characteristics of nocebo responses and related factors. METHODS Patients with a reliable history of drug-induced hypersensitivity reactions subjected to placebo-controlled oral drug provocation tests and reacted to(More)
Results: The overall prevalence of consanguinity was 28.4%, with a mean inbreeding coefficient of 0.01081. The principal type of consanguineous marriage was first-cousin marriages, which account for 74.2% of all consanguineous unions. There was no association between consanguinity and sociodemographic characteristics of the participants. Consanguineous(More)
BACKGROUND Studies about the pathogenesis of bronchial hyperreactivity (BHR) in patients with persistent allergic rhinitis (PAR) and its relationship with lower airway remodeling are extremely limited. OBJECTIVE This study evaluated bronchial vascular remodeling via the measurement of angiogenic factor, vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A), and(More)
Linear and whorled nevoid hypermelanosis (LWNH) is a reticulate pigmentary disorder with a sporadic occurrence, generally representing a genetic mosaicism. In this case, we describe a two-month-old girl with trisomy 13, who presented with various systemic anomalies such as congenital ventricular septal defect, microcephaly, auricular deformities, flatness(More)
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