Person: KUTLU, NURETTİN ONUR
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- PublicationOpen AccessClinical Significance of Human Metapneumovirus in Refractory Status Epilepticus and Encephalitis: Case Report and Review of the Literature(2015-01-01) VEHAPOGLU, Aysel; Turel, Ozden; SAHIN, Turkan Uygur; Kutlu, NURETTİN ONUR; ISCAN, Akjn; VEHAPOĞLU TÜRKMEN, AYSEL; TÜREL, ÖZDEN; KUTLU, NURETTİN ONUREncephalitis is a complex neurological disease that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, and the etiology of the disease is often not identified. Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) is a common cause of upper and lower respiratory tract infections in children. Few reports are available showing possible involvement of hMPV in development of neurologic complications. Here, we describe an infant, the youngest case in literature, with refractory status epilepticus and severe encephalitis in whom hMPV was detected in respiratory samples and review diagnostic workup of patient with encephalitis.
- PublicationOpen AccessThe role of plasma exchange in acute liver failure of autoimmune etiology(2021-03-01T00:00:00Z) Gokce, Selim; Cermik, Banu Bal; KUTLU, NURETTİN ONUR; Ocak, Ilhan; KUTLU, NURETTİN ONURBackground: Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is characterized by increased immunoglobulin G (IgG) levels, the presence of autoantibodies, and various degrees of lymphocyte predominant inflammation and fibrosis histologically. Immunosuppressive therapy induces remission in approximately 80% of those affected. However, liver transplantation is indicated in patients with acute liver failure with encephalopathy at presentation. Liver supporting systems, including plasma exchange (PE) allow bridging patients to transplantation or spontaneous recovery in the setting of liver failure. The role of these systems has not been assessed in children with liver failure of autoimmune etiology. Case: Herein, we report three cases of AIH with fulminant presentation, with marked symptom resolution with PE as an adjunct therapeutic option to immunosuppressive treatment. Conclusion: In the setting of AIH, PE may have a special therapeutic role by removing autoantibodies and cytokines, therefore preventing further liver damage and decompensation, and allowing time for recovery.