Childhood vasculitides in Turkey: a nationwide survey

  title={Childhood vasculitides in Turkey: a nationwide survey},
  author={Seza Ozen and Aysin S Bakkaloglu and Ruhan Duşunsel and Oğuz Soylemezoglu and Fatih Ozaltin and Hakan Muammer Poyrazoğlu and Ozgur Kasapcopur and Ozan Ozkaya and Fatoş Yalçinkaya and Ayşe Balat and Nurdan Kural and Osman Donmez and H Erden Alpay and Ali Anarat and Sevgi Mir and Ayfer Gur-Guven and Ferah Sonmez and Faysal Gok},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
The aims of this study were to evaluate the characteristics of childhood vasculitides and to establish the first registry in Turkey, an eastern Mediterranean country with a white population. A questionnaire was distributed to the main referral centers asking for the registration of the Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) patients in the last calendar year only and 5 years for other vasculitides. Demographic, clinical, and laboratory data were assessed. Vasculitic diseases were registered from 15… CONTINUE READING


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