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The role of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR C677T), glutathione S-transferases (GSTM1 and GSTT1 null, GSTP1 Ile105Val), and cytochromes p450 (CYP1A1*2A) genotypes in the etiology of childhood leukemia was simultaneously investigated. 144 Turkish children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and 33 with acute nonlymphoblastic leukemia (ANLL)(More)
This study was designed to evaluate the utility of myocardial performance index (MPI) in anthracycline cardiotoxicity. The MPI measures the ratio of total time spent in isovolumic activity (isovolumetric contraction time and isovolumetric relaxation time) to the ejection time, thus giving a global index combining systolic and diastolic myocardial(More)
Blood (serum, erythrocytes) and hair zinc levels were determined in 60 biopsy-proven pediatric Hodgkin's disease cases at diagnosis. Cellular immunity also was assessed through total lymphocyte counts, E-rosette formation, lymphoproliferative response (LP), and delayed cutaneous hypersensitivity tests to dinitrochlorobenzene, streptokinase-streptodornase,(More)
A three-year-old-boy with generalized Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is presented. The child died of progressive pulmonary insufficiency on the eighteenth day of the course of his illness, the tenth hospital day. On postmortem examination diffuse KS infiltration was observed in the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts, lymph nodes, liver, spleen and thymus. The(More)
Magnesium and zinc are the elements having essential roles in regulation of cell growth, division and differentiation. There have been some studies in the literature suggesting an association between the deficiency of these elements and the development of malignant disorders. In this study hair and serum zinc and magnesium levels were investigated in(More)
Serum levels and leukemic cell-tumor tissue expression of intracellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1/CD 54) were detected in 54 children with acute leukemia and malignant lymphoma. Serum samples were obtained from all patients before treatment and after cessation of the therapy from malignant lymphoma cases and during remission from leukemic patients. Twelve(More)
Eighty-one Turkish children with Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) were observed during a period of 24 years (1968-1992). The diagnosis was established histologically according to WHO criteria. BL represented 48.5% of NHL in this series. The median age of patients was 5 years with a sex (M/F) ratio of 2.3/1. The most common primary site of tumor involvement at(More)
In the present study we investigated serum, plasma, RBC and hair zinc concentrations in pediatric Hodgkin's cases at initial presentation and in remission (measured by atomic absorption spectrophotometry). In addition, immune parameters such as total lymphocyte counts (TLC), E-rosette test (E-R), lymphocyte proliferative (LP) responses to PHA, and skin(More)
We measured circulating serum levels of granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF), granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating comparable to the levels of these factors in 12 children with acute febrile infections without malignancy or hematological disorders and 15 age matched healthy controls. There were significantly elevated levels of G-CSF, GM-CSF(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of some possible risk factors in development of ALL. A hundred and sixteen children diagnosed as ALL over a three year period in our institute were involved in the study. Their ages ranged between 1 and 14 years (7.35±3.8). Four hundred children without any malignant or chronic disorders served(More)