Selvi Kelekçi

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The aim of this study was to determine the Mediterranean fever (MEFV) gene mutations and their clinical correlations in children with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) in southeast Turkey. Clinical and laboratory characteristics of 147 (65 males, 82 females) consecutive children with FMF having a positive MEFV gene mutation were prospectively investigated.(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the role of oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of Henoch–Schönlein purpura (HSP) vasculitis. The activities of catalase (CAT), arylesterase (ARYL), and paraoxonase (PON) as antioxidant enzymes and serum malondialdehyde (MDA) level as an indicator of lipid peroxidation, together with total antioxidant status (TAS), were(More)
INTRODUCTION In children, coughs lasting longer than 4 weeks are considered to be chronic, with etiological factors varying widely. OBJECTIVE This study included children with chronic cough who were followed for 1 year. All cases were evaluated with the guidance of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), and etiological factors were analyzed. (More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the role of neutrophil activation, protein oxidation and ceruloplasmin (CLP) in the pathogenesis of Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), which has not been investigated previously. Serum activities of myeloperoxidase (MPO) and arylesterase (ARYL) and levels of free thiol groups, CLP and total oxidant status (TOS) were(More)
Chryseobacterium indologenes is a non-fermentative Gram-negative bacillus formerly belonging to the Flavobacterium genus. It is widely found in water and soil, also on wet surfaces of the hospital environment. It rarely causes infections and is usually associated with altered immune status or indwelling devices. We present a case of ventriculoperitoneal(More)
AIM Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common infections affecting children. The aim of our study is to determine microorganisms that cause community-acquired urinary tract infections and their antibiotic susceptibility in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS Our investigation includes 150 cases which has positive urine culture. The cases are detected at(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome) was first described by Patau et al in 1960. It is characterized by serious head, facial, and extremity anomalies, congenital heart defects, and mental abnormalities. The incidence rate of Trisomy 13 is 1/10.000 live births. Accompanying symptoms and findings vary in rate and severity among the cases. Tetralogy(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM This study was planned to evaluate the relationships between the levels of total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and Coenzyme Q (CoQ10) and clinical outcome in hospitalized children with pandemic influenza (H1N1). Serum copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) levels were also determined to evaluate the changings of oxidative stress's enzyme activities(More)
OBJECTIVES Familial mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by recurrent and self-limiting fever, peritonitis, arthritis, synovitis, pleuritis, carditis, and erysipelas-like lesions. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of the MEFV gene mutation in patients who admitted to hospital with preliminary(More)