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Systemic lupus erithematous

P Mc-Nab, C Fuentealba, F Ballesteros, D Pacheco, M Alvarez, J Dabanch, E Cona
Nocardia asteroides infection are unusually observed in systemic Lupus erithematous (SLE) patients. They are generally associated to steroidal and immunosuppressive therapy. We report a 24 years old female with SLE diagnosed in 1994 who developed a severe preeclampsia in her first pregnancy requiring emergency caesarean section. Post partum acute renal failure and type IV lupus nephropathy were treated with hemodialysis, methylprednisolone, cyclophosphamide and prednisone. Three months later, while she was receiving the fourth cyclophosphamide dose, she presented with a pleuro pneumonia and occipital abscess, both caused by Nocardia asteroides...
May 2000: Revista Médica de Chile
F Lechin, B van der Dijs, A Lechin, B Orozco, M Lechin, S Báez, I Rada, G León, E Acosta
We routinely measured plasma neurotransmitters and hormone levels in order to investigate the role of stress on many types of diseases. In this study, we present results obtained from patients with severe chronic diseases. The study sample consisted of 88 patients (asthmatics, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, chronic active hepatitis, chronic relapsing hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, trigeminal neuralgia, systemic lupus erithematous, and rheumatoid arthritis), and their respective controls. Noradrenaline (NA), adrenaline (Ad), dopamine (DA), platelet-serotonin (pS), free-serotonin (fS), growth hormone (GH) and cortisol (CRT) were determined during both exacerbation and improvement periods...
1994: Journal of Medicine
L Carbajal-Rodríguez, A Perea-Martínez, D Oldak-Skvirsky, A Loredo-Abdalá, J N Reynes-Manzur
An analysis is done on the description of lupus erithematous and its diagnostic criteria, while emphasizing abdominal manifestations, its variations as well as the importance in its early detection for opportune treatment. Three patients with intestinal pneumatosis, pancreatitis and intestinal perforation, are described.
March 1991: Boletín Médico del Hospital Infantil de México
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