Serdal Gungor

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Cerebral malaria is a diffuse encephalopathy associated with seizures and status epilepticus which can occur in up to one-third of children with severe malaria, particularly that caused by Plasmodium falciparum. We report a unique case of P. vivax infection complicated by status epilepticus. A 4-year-old boy was admitted to the emergency outpatient clinic(More)
It has not yet been shown in prepubertal children how cytokines, leptin, and body mass, as well as parameters of obesity are interrelated. The aim of this study was to explore the relation between circulating levels of some cytokines with leptin and body mass index. A case control study was carried out in obese children of both sexes. An obese group was(More)
In this study, we aimed to find out whether children with minimal change disease can be classified as hypervolemic by objective measures. Eighteen children with minimal change disease diagnosed at our department between November 2005 and May 2007 were included in this study. All patients were newly diagnosed or relapsed but were steroid free for at least 6(More)
Ghrelin is a major hormone, regulating the energy balance of the body. Weight gain is a significant side effect of valproic acid, which has not been clearly identified pathogenetically. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of valproic acid on ghrelin and its potential effects on weight gain and growth. Each patient and control group consisted(More)
The prevalence of obesity in children has increased dramatically over the last 20-30 years in developed countries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the oxidative and antioxidant status and any correlation with leptin in obese prepubertal children. A cross-sectional study was made of healthy children from ten elementary schools in the province of(More)
Multiple sulfatase deficiency is biochemically characterized by the accumulation of sulfated lipids and acid mucopolysaccharides. The gene sulfatase-modifying factor 1 (SUMF1), recently identified, encodes the enzyme responsible for post-translational modification of a cysteine residue, which is essential for the activity of sulfatases. We describe clinical(More)
Chanarin-Dorfman syndrome (CDS) is a very rare neutral lipid metabolism disorder with multisystem involvement. In order to not underdiagnose the cases, screening of lipid vacuoles in neutrophils from peripheral blood smears in patients with ichthyosiform erythroderma is needed. Few case reports revealing ultrastructural findings of skin and especially liver(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to establish normative data for the flow velocity waveform indices of the renal arteries in the neonatal population and to evaluate the differentiation between birth weight and gestational age of neonates. METHODS Color sonography was performed in 65 neonates on the fifth day of life. Mean flow velocity was(More)
INTRODUCTION Lymphoedema results from impaired lymphatic transport leading to the pathologic accumulation of protein-rich lymphatic fluid in the interstitial space, most commonly in the extremities. Primary lymphoedema, a developmental abnormality of the lymphatic system, may become evident later in life when a triggering event exceeds the capacity of(More)