Zekayi Kutlubay

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Helicobacter pylori is a Gram-negative bacterium that has been linked to peptic ulcer disease, gastric lymphoma, and gastric carcinoma. Apart from its well-demonstrated role in gastroduodenal diseases, some authors have suggested a potential role of Helicobacter pylori infection in several extra-intestinal pathologies including haematological,(More)
BACKGROUND Vitiligo is a chronic, common disease of unknown etiology, and oxidative stress is suggested to have a role in its etiopathogenesis. OBJECTIVE Advanced oxidation protein products (AOPPs), prooxidant-antioxidant balance (PAB), and ferric-reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) were evaluated regarding their role in the pathogenesis of vitiligo as well(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with fever and rash often pose an urgent diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma for the clinician. The nonspecificity of many fever and rash syndromes mandates a systemic approach to diagnosis. OBJECTIVE We aimed to determine the etiology of fever and rash in 100 adult patients followed-up as in- or outpatients prospectively. METHODS All(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis and causes irreversible joint damage, unless detected early and treated with systemic drugs. OBJECTIVE There is no reliable tool for screening PsA among Turkish psoriasis patients. Therefore, we aimed to validate the psoriatic arthritis screening and evaluation(More)
Telaprevir combination with pegylated-interferon (Peg-IFN) +ribavirin significantly improves response rates in HCV infection. 1-3 However this triple regimen is particularly associated with increased rates of side effects. 4 HCV infection in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) increases the risks of liver-related complications(More)
Purpose. We report the effect of isotretinoin on corneal topography, corneal thickness, and biomechanical parameters in patients with acne vulgaris. Method. Fifty-four eyes of 54 patients who received oral isotretinoin for treatment of acne vulgaris were evaluated. All patients underwent a corneal topographical evaluation with a Scheimpflug camera combined(More)
BACKGROUND The majority of chronic urticaria cases are chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) with no specific identifiable etiology. The role of autoantibodies in such cases remains controversial. OBJECTIVE This study determined the positivity rate of autologous serum tests in CIU patients. METHODS This study was performed on 30 patients with CIU and 30(More)
Background: Most clinicians easily diagnose typical clinical signs and symptoms of herpes zoster. However, in certain circumstances and in special populations, herpes zoster can present with rare manifestations and can cause potentially life-threatening complications. Clinicians must be aware of these presentations and be prepared to perform appropriate(More)
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