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Sedat Işıkay

Department of Pediatric Neurology, Hasan Kalyoncu University, Gaziantep, Turkey


  • Original Article   
    Peripheral Neuropathy: Not a Feature of Childhood Thalassemia
    Author(s): Sedat Işıkay*, Nurgül Işıkay, Sevgi Büyükbese Sarsu and Fatma Burcu Belen

    Background: Chronic anemia in thalassemia patients may cause multiple complications such as bone deformities, growth retardation, and peripheral neuropathy. Aim: To examine the presence of possible electrophysiological changes in children diagnosed with thalassemia and to investigate the clinical factors affecting the electrophysiological findings in those children. Subjects and Methods: A hospital based prospective study. This prospective study included 154 children, who were diagnosed as having thalassemia and 100 control cases. Demographic features and laboratory data were recorded. All cases were examined electrophysiologically using standard procedures. Results: Totally 154 patients and 100 control cases were included in the study. Neurological examination did not indicate any abnorma.. Read More»

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