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BACKGROUND Acute otitis media (AOM) is one of the most common acute bacterial infection in childhood and also the most frequent reason for outpatient antibiotic therapy. Little recent information about susceptibility patterns of AOM bacterial pathogens in Turkish children has been reported. OBJECTIVE To determine the bacterial etiology of acute otitis(More)
The bone involvement in the later stages of Hodgkin's disease is an expected phenomenon, but it is very rare in early stages of the disease. About 49 cases of Hodgkin's disease presenting with bone involvement have been reported in the literature. We reported a 14-year-old boy initially evaluated with pain localized at the left ilium. Although all the(More)
Neurofibromatosis (NF), or von Recklinghausen's disease is comprised of a heterogeneous group of disorders, primarily affecting the skin, soft tissue, bone and central nervous system. Segmental neurofibromatosis (SN) is a rare form of NF, characterized by "café-au-lait" macules, freckles, and/or neurofibromas limited to a body segment. There are(More)
Exstrophic bladder and intramedullary teratomas are rare congenital anomalies. To the authors' knowledge, the coexistence of these 2 anomalies has not been reported previously. The authors report on a newborn with thoracal intramedullary teratoma and exstrophic bladder. The possible embryogenetic background also is discussed.
PURPOSE Recent studies have found that S100B is a useful marker for astroglial activation seen in various neurologic disorders. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether simple febrile seizures (SFS) was associated with an elevation in serum S100B levels. METHODS In this study the samples consisted of 39 patients with SFS ranging from 6 to 36(More)
Muscle-eye-brain (MEB) disease is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by a broad clinical spectrum including congenital muscular dystrophy, ocular abnormalities, and brain malformation (type-II lissencephaly). Herein, we report on two Turkish siblings with a homozygous mutation in the POMGnT1 gene. A 6-year-old sibling has a severe form of MEB(More)
This paper addresses theoretical and practical issues experienced in the construction of Turkish National Corpus (TNC). TNC is designed to be a balanced, large scale (50 million words) and general-purpose corpus for contemporary Turkish. It has benefited from previous practices and efforts for the construction of corpora. In this sense, TNC generally(More)
We report a 3-month-old male with infantile hypophosphatasia who later developed Pseudotumor cerebri. At the age of 3 months, he was referred to our hospital because of pneumonia and respiratory insufficiency. He had short extremities, and radiographs of the bones were consistent with lack of metaphyseal mineralization and bowed lower extremities. Vomiting(More)