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Articles by Engin Altintas
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  Guven Kuvandik , Mehmet Rami Helvaci , Cahit Ozer , Engin Altintas , Hasan Kaya and Mehmet Duru
  In this study initially consecutive patients with Autoimmune Thyroiditis (AT) were taken in the Endocrinology Polyclinics. Beside that age and sex-matched patients with HCV infection and control cases were randomly studied in the Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Polyclinics, respectively. One hundred and seventy-two patients with AT, 62 with HCV infection and 110 control cases were studied. AT was diagnosed in eight (12.9%) cases of the HCV infecteds’ group and this ratio was 11.8% (13 cases) in the control group (p>0.05). Similarly, HCV infection was detected in one (0.5%) case of AT group and this ratio was 0.9% (one case) in the control group (p>0.05). Parallel to these results, prevalences of antithyroid peroxidase and/or antithyroglobulin antibodies were detected as 29.0% (18 cases) and 32.7% (36 cases) in the HCV infecteds’ and control groups, respectively (p>0.05). As another face of the results, it was detected one case of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance and one case of lichen planus in the HCV infecteds’ group. As a conclusion, HCV infection may be associated with autoimmune disorders and malignancies but not with AT.
  Engin Altintas , Enver Ucbilek , Oguz Ulu , Orhan Sezgin , Caner Uzer , Canten Tataroglu and Handan Camdeviren
  Chronic infections are related with cardiovascular diseases. The thickness of carotid intima-media is an indicator of atherosclerosis. Helicobacter pylori induced chronic active gastritis is resulted with atrophic gastritis. This study was done to studied the thickness of carotid intima-media in patients with atrophic gastritis and without it. One hundred and twenty three patients who were performed esophagogastroduodenoscopy for various reasons. Biopsy samples have been taken from antrum and corpus for histologic evaluation and rapid urease test. Helicobacter pylori was accepted as positive in patients in whom both histologic evaluation and rapid urease test result had been positive. Histopathologic evaluation has been performed according to to the Sydney classification. Helicobacter pylori positive casess were diveded into two groups as atrophic gastritis and non-atrophic gastritis. In 92 of 123 patients, helicobacter pylori positive non-atrophic gastritis and in 31 of them, helicobacter pylori positive atrophic gastritis was observed. In both groups. The mean age was 46 years. There were not differences between the two groups according to age, sex, body mass index, blood lipids, ferritin, platelet count, fibrinogen, vitamin B-12, C-reactive protein and the thickness of carotid intima media. The thickness of carotid intima media was not found as related with the chronic helicobacter pylori infection.
 
 
 
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