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A COMMON DISEASE IN SUMMER: DIARRHEA

We lose a large amount of body fluid via evaporation and transpiration due to the increase in temperature during the summer. The underlying reason of diarrhea, which is more prevalent during summer, includes contaminated water we drink to replace lost fluid and eliminate thirsty, water with unknown origin, and vegetables and fruits washed with contaminated water.

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14 MARCH DOCTOR’S DAY

The period of regression of Ottomans, starting with Vienna defeat in 1683, raised the question about the idea of forming a new army in 19th century. As a result of the idea of raising a well-trained doctor in line with the needs of the era, reducing the loss of lives at the highest level and meeting the needs of the new army, II. Mahmud appointed the Chief Doctor (hekimbaşı) Mustafa Behçet Efendi to this mission.

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​Eczema in Babies

Infantile eczema (Atopic dermatitis) is the first allergic diseases of the subject who is hereditarily predisposed to the allergy. It may occur 1-of every 10 children and incidence is gradually increasing, similar to all other allergic diseases.

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​Nail Distruction Due To “Print Correction Fluid”

A healthy 3-year-old boy presented with a 2-weeks history of a well-circumscribed, distruction at the proximal nail fold of his two fingers. He polished his two nails with “print correction liquid” imitating his mother's nail polishing. Then his mother brushed it with a tooth brush.

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FOLLOW-UP OF HEALTHY CHILD IN PRE-SCHOOL PERIOD

Follow-up of healthy child is the mainstay of primary pediatric healthcare services. The follow-up is a healthcare service, where growth and development of all children are monitored, they are examined for particular diseases and preventive physician care services such as vaccine administration and health training are offered.

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ASTHMA AND ALLERGY IN CHILDREN

Certain substances to which normal people do not react are called allergens, and the reaction that an allergic person gives when allergens are contacted is called allergy. While a person who is not allergic can go to picnic to the meadows among trees in the spring, one with history of allergy and pollen hypersensitivity suffers from a crisis associated with severe sneezing, nasal and eye discharge, itching, and cough in such an environment.

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URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS IN CHILDREN

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common infections in childhood. It is the second most common infection following the upper respiratory tract infections. The term UTI means invasion of any part of the urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, and bladder) by microorganisms, especially bacteria.

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​A Historical Case Report : A novelist observation on emotio...

(This paper appeared in Journal of Pediatric Research, 2015-March issue) http://cms.galenos.com.tr/FileIssue/16/799/article/59-60.pdf Halide Edib Adivar was a Turkish novelist and nationalist and feminist political leader. In her memories dealing with the First World War, she remembers an infant at an orphanage in Lebanon. These orphanages were established by the Turks for the Arab, Armenian, Kurdish and Turkish orphan children. These orph...

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DIABETES MELLITUS IN CHILDHOOD

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood, and its prevalence is gradually increasing in recent years. Type 1 Diabetes is the most common form of the disease in children, and it occurs due to the deficiency of insulin secretion in pancreas. Although the real cause is unknown, genetic and environmental factors have a great role in development of the disease.

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SEA, SUN AND OUR CHILDREN

For our children, playing in the sand and swimming in the sea are indispensable enjoys in the summer. However, we can protect our children against several health hazards by taking some measures and thus, we can avoid interruption of enjoyable holiday pleasure.

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