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Vitiligo is a common skin disorder characterized by patterned depigmentation, because of a decrease of melanin pigment resulting from apparent melanocyte loss. The aim of this study was to investigate interleukin 4 (IL4), Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE), C-C Chemocine Receptor 5 (CCR5), Cytotoxic T Lymphocyte-associated Antigen Receptor 4 (CTLA4) and(More)
BACKGROUND Although the local anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive and oxidative activity of UVB is known, the systemic effect of UVB phototherapy in dermatological patients has not been investigated. OBJECTIVE We aimed to investigate the lipid peroxidation status (as represented by thiobarbituric acid reactive substance, TBARS) and nitrite-nitrate levels(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate retrospectively the clinical presentation, the efficacy of reducing immunosuppression and the consequences of this therapeutic approach in Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) developing after renal transplantation. METHODS We reviewed the records of 502 patients who had been followed up at our transplantation unit(More)
OBJECTIVE Since Behçet's disease (BD) is a systemic vasculitis, it may deteriorate the quality of life of the patients. We aimed to investigate the relationship between the disease severity and the quality of life in patients with BD. METHODS We studied 195 BD patients and 195 healthy controls who were matched with regard to age, gender and socio-economic(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of gel formulations containing arbutin, synthetic ellagic acid and plant extracts that contain ellagic acid, on patients with melasma. Thirty patients who applied to Ege University Medical Faculty, Department of Dermatology, were included in the study. A signed consent was obtained from each patient(More)
Psoriasis is a common inflammatory disease that has a severe impact on quality of life. There is lack of data regarding epidemiological and clinical features of psoriasis patients in Turkey, a country with a population of 76 million. The aim of this study was to define the demographic and clinical characteristics, quality of life and treatment patterns of(More)
Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl), is the most popular irrigation solution used in root canal treatment but it is known to be an irritant to vital tissues. There have been many case reports dealing with toxic effects of this material. Although the allergic potential of NaOCl has been described in the medical literature, only one case of known hypersensitivity to(More)
Mannose binding lectin (MBL) is a calcium dependent lectin that causes predisposition to infections and autoimmune diseases. This study aimed to examine the presence of any association between MBL2 gene variants and vitiligo. Codon 54 (allele B) and codon 57(allele C) polymorphisms in the exon 1 of the MBL2 gene were investigated in samples belonged to 50(More)