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  • PublicationOpen Access
    Which dermatology patients attend to Dermatology Outpatient Clinics during the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in Turkey and what happened to them?
    (2020-05-11T04:00:00Z) CENGİZ, Fatma Pelin; EMİROĞLU, Nazan; BAHALI, ANIL GÜLSEL; DİZMAN, DİDEM; TAŞLIDERE, NAZAN; MERT, Ömer; Akarslan, Tahsin Cagdas; Gunes, Begum; KÜÇÜK, Özlem Su; ONSUN, Nahide; CENGİZ, FATMA PELIN; EMİROĞLU, NAZAN; BAHALI, ANIL GÜLSEL; DİZMAN, DİDEM; TAŞLIDERE, NAZAN; GÜNEŞ, BEGÜM; MERT, ÖMER; SU KÜÇÜK, ÖZLEM; ONSUN, NAHIDE
    Coronavirus disease, first emerged in Wuhan, rapidly spread all over the world since December 2019. There are concerns about elective dermatology appointments and its results. Herein, we aimed to find out which type of dermatologic patients attended to dermatology outpatient clinic. The patients visiting the clinics for elective dermatologic diseases between March 11 and 18, 2020, were included in this study. Their age, sex, diagnosis of disease, requirement for emergent intervention, and their medical records about COVID-19 were obtained. There were 390 patients attending to the dermatology outpatient clinic in this period. The most common disease was acne (N: 94, 24%), only 19% of patients need emergent interventions or dose adjustment. There were 40 (10%) patients over the age of 65. After their visits, five patients were diagnosed as COVID-19 in 2weeks. Dermatologic examinations may be a vector for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission since being closed to the patient. Five of our patients were diagnosed as COVID-19 after their elective visit to hospital. Since the asymptomatic course of some young patients, most of our patients were not screened for COVID-19. Our findings support the concerns of elective physician examinations.
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    Demographic characteristics, treatment, and outcome of patients with Kaposi sarcoma: Ten-year follow-up results of a single center
    (2021-09-01T00:00:00Z) GÜNEŞ, BEGÜM; MERT, Ömer; ONSUN, Nahide; GÜNEŞ, BEGÜM; MERT, ÖMER; ONSUN, NAHIDE
    Background Clinical features, types of Kaposi sarcoma, and treatment outcomes have not been well-defined in Turkey. In this study, we reviewed records of the patients who had been diagnosed with Kaposi sarcoma in the last decade in a single center and evaluated treatment results. Methods Medical records of the Kaposi sarcoma patients seen in the last decade in a single tertiary center were evaluated in detail. Results A total of 27 patients were identified; 18 patients had been checked for HHV8; and 16 of those patients were positive for HHV8. One patient was positive for HIV. Two patients having mycosis fungoides and myasthenia graves developed iatrogenic KS after immunosuppressive treatments. Interferon alpha was used in 21 patients; 8 patients achieved complete response; and 11 patients achieved a partial response. No serious side effects were observed. Systemic involvement did not develop in any patients except lymph node involvement in a patient with widespread skin lesions.
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    Scabies increase during the COVID-19 pandemic: should we change our treatment strategy during the pandemic?
    (2022-01-01T00:00:00Z) MERT, ÖMER; SU KÜÇÜK, ÖZLEM; AKASLAN, TAHSİN ÇAĞDAŞ; MERT, ÖMER; SU KÜÇÜK, ÖZLEM
    Scabies is a highly contagious, parasitic infestation caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis. There are some reports which claim the incidence of scabies has increased during COVID-19 lockdown. In this study, we aimed to compare the prevalence of scabies between March to September 2020 - the first six months of the COVID-19 outbreak in Turkey - and March to September 2019 - the same period in the previous year. Case number percentages were compared month-over-month and by total numbers for each specified period. Pearson-s chi-squared test was the comparison tool used. We checked the records of 36,469 patients who were admitted to Bezmialem Vakif University, Faculty of Medicine, Dermatology Department, a tertiary healthcare center, between March and September 2019, and out of this number, 258 patients had been diagnosed with scabies. The overall scabies case percentage was 0.71% and the range of monthly prevalence was 0.57%-0.83%. During the corresponding period in 2020, 26,219 dermatology patients were admitted, and 465 of those patients were diagnosed with scabies. The overall scabies case percentage was 1.77% and the range of monthly prevalence was 1.37%-3.46%. Scabies prevalence percentages were statistically significantly higher in all months and in the overall total in 2020 (P<0.001). Our nine patients, who admitted in 2020, did not respond to permethrin treatment but responded well to an ivermectin and permethrin combination. Scabies incidence has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic according to our study. We believe there may be an underreported resistance to permethrin and that starting treatment with oral ivermectin in combination with topical permethrin in extraordinary times, such as a pandemic, may help to control outbreaks.
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    Multisystemic Long-Term Sequelae of Covid-19: A Review Based on the Current Literature Over a Year of Pandemic Experience
    (2021-01-01T00:00:00Z) MERT, Ömer; Kocyigit, Burhan Fatih; Aksu, Ekrem; Akkok, Burcu; Tasdogan, Ali Muhittin; Sahin, Murat; Senel, Mahmut Egemen; Sumbul, Hilmi Erdem; Gulumsek, Erdinc; Buyuksimsek, Mahmut; TUNCEL, DENİZ; Sahin, Hamza; OKYAY, RAMAZAN AZİM; Erdogan, Aysegul; Ozpak, Lutfiye; ACIPAYAM, AHMET; Turgut, Celaleddin; Cengic, Ismet; Cakan, Dogan; Usaklioglu, Semih; Demirkol, Mehmet Kutlu; Tok, Abdullah; Beyoglu, Abdullah; Dilek, Rasit; Mesen, Ali; ATEŞ, SELMA; MERT, ÖMER
    On January 7, 2020, it was announced that the Chinese Government isolated a new variant of Coronavirus (SARS CoV-2). Officials reported that populations were not equally affected in terms of the number of cases, severe illness, and death. As of 28 December 2020, 81,000,000 cases have been confirmed globally, and approximately 1,770,000 total deaths have been reported for COVID-19. Besides difficulties of COVID-19 management in the acute stage, long-term consequences of the infection could cause widespread public health problems across the World. This review article aims to examine current literature regarding COVID-19, identify post-illness sequelae, detect patients at risk for sequelae, and provide guidance to management strategies. In the report, long-term pulmonary sequels and systemic problems including cardiovascular, neurological, psychiatric, endocrinologic, nephrological, hematologic, gastrointestinal, dermatologic, etc. of COVID-19 are discussed in accordance with recent scientific publications.