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gastrointestinal X-ray and computed tomography of the chest. During surgery the retrosternal diaphragmatic hernia sack was excised, and the stomach, intestines, and To the Editor, A 3-year-old female toddler was referred to our pedi-atric emergency unit with a 2-week history of fatigue, an-orexia, progressive pallor, and vomiting. Medical history showed(More)
OBJECTIVE To present and discuss the treatment of autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA). METHODS The medical records of all patients (n=19) diagnosed in a tertiary hematology center between 1999 and 2010 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS Median age at diagnosis of AIHA was 5 years (range: 4 months-17 years). In all, 13 patients had primary(More)
OBJECTIVE Transfusion transmitted hepatitis has been a severe problem in Turkey in pediatric cancer patients and in chronic congenital anemia. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus infections in these patients in a University Hospital. METHODS Multi-transfused 66(More)
OBJECTIVE Chronic menorrhagia causes anemia and impairment of life quality. In this study the aim was the screening of bleeding disorders in adolescents and young women with menorrhagia. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was performed prospectively by pediatric hematologists. A form including demographic characteristics of the patients, bleedings other than(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate infection- related mortality in patients with AML treated without preventive antibiotics and antifungals in a middle-income country. MATERIAL AND METHODS Infection related mortality was evaluated retrospectively in 49 pediatric patients. RESULTS A total of 173 chemotherapy courses were administered as first-line chemotherapy. Four(More)
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