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Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: Neuropsychiatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or Gonadotropinreleasing hormone agonist side effect?

Published On: July 04, 2017 | Pages: 023 - 024

Author(s): Ong Ping Seung*, Ng Yong Muh and Khor Chiew Gek
A 31-year-old systemic lupus erythematotus (SLE) patient presented with headache and blurring of vision. Prior to this, she received 2 doses of monthly triptorelin for endometriosis. On examination, she had bilateral sixth nerve paresis. ...
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IgA Nephropathy Precedes the Onset of the Rheumatic Disease in a Female with Ankylosing Spondylitis

Published On: March 23, 2017 | Pages: 020 - 022

Author(s): Haider M Al Attia* and Mariano R Carballo
IgA nephropathy (known as Berger’s disease) is the most common cause of glomerulonephritis. Its estimated prevalence between 25-50 cases per 100.000 individuals.Gross hematuria (40-50%) and microscopic hematuria (30-40%) are the most common fi ndings which can be related to upper respiratory tract or gastrointestinal infection. ...
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Laryngeal Primary Amyloidosis: Differential Diagnosis of Localized Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis. Report of Two Cases

Published On: March 08, 2017 | Pages: 017 - 019

Author(s): Clarissa de Queiroz Pimentel, Luciana Depiere Lanzarin, Frederico Adão de Oliveira Santana, Rosa Maria Rodrigues Pereira, Maurício Levy-Neto and Samuel Katsuyuki Shinjo*
Primary laryngeal amyloidosis (PLA) and granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) can present rarely with the isolated symptom of dyspnea and/or dysphonia, affecting exclusively the larynx. ...
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The Biological Effects of Interleukin-6 and Their Clinical Applications in Autoimmune Diseases and Cancers

Published On: March 02, 2017 | Pages: 006 - 016

Author(s): Deng-Ho Yang*
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is one of the pro-infl ammatory cytokines involved in pathogenesis of various autoimmune and chronic infl ammatory diseases. IL-6 through binding to its cellular receptor can transduce both classical- and trans-signaling pathways. ...
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The Complexity of DNA Transcends Epigenetics

Published On: January 30, 2017 | Pages: 004 - 005

Author(s): Virginia L Naples and Bruce Rothschild*
Availability of new has afforded rheumatologists the opportunity to investigate molecular pathophysiology of joint disease techniques [1,2]. Attempts to relate DNA polymorphisms to disease activity or addresses one aspect susceptibility [3-5]. ...
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Eosinophilic Fasciitis in a Patient with Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Coincidence or Association?

Published On: January 04, 2017 | Pages: 001 - 003

Author(s): Samuel Katsuyuki Shinjo* and Fernando Henrique Carlos de Souza
Eosinophilic fasciitis is a rare connective tissue disease characterized by symmetrical and painful swelling with a progressive induration and thickening of the skin and soft tissues. Its etiology is unknown, but possible causes or associated conditions include drugs, physical exercises, autoimmune diseases, neoplasia and infections. ...
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