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David Loja-Oropeza, Ernesto Zavala-Flores, Maricela Vilca-Vasquez
A 55-year-old female patient, born in Ayacucho, with a history of dermatomyositis for 3 years, who received irregular treatment with prednisone. Two months prior to admission, she presented with autoinmune hemolytic anemia and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. The patient received methylprednisolone pulse therapy and packed red blood cells transfusions. Upon admission, she was drowsy, with a poor overall status, marked weight loss, dehydration, with presence of livedo reticularis in her lower extremities, and onychodystrophy and onycholysis on the toes of both feet...
March 2016: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
M Zhvania
Juvenile Dermatomiositis (JD) is autoimmune disease that progresses with time; JD's main differentiated syndromes are rash on the skin, poor function of muscles, and often developing invalidism. If the health practitioners manage to diagnose the JD on an early stage and prescribe the adequate treatment the disease will not progress aggressively. This approach is tangible for practical rheumatology and pediatric. The article aims to present the reasons of the development of the JD and calcinosis. The study based on the description of the patients with JD...
July 2015: Georgian Medical News
Carlos Riebeling-Navarro, Arnulfo Nava
The inflammatory myopathies, commonly described as idiopathic, are a group of acquired diseases characterized by an inflammatory infiltrate of the skeletal muscle. On the basis of clinical and immuno-pathological features, three major diseases can be identified: dermatomiositis (DM), polymyositis (PM) and inclusion body myositis (IBM). Immunopathogenesis mechanisms are crucial for discriminating between the three different subsets of inflammatory myopathies. DM is a complement-mediated microangiopathy affecting skin and muscle...
November 2009: Reumatología Clinica
R Scala, D Aronne, U Palumbo, L Montella, R Giacobbe, P Martucci, B Del Prato
The incidence of bronchiectasis (BCT) has probably decreased in developed countries in recent years, but reliable statistical data on its occurrence are still lacking. The aim of the present study was to retrospectively evaluate the prevalence, age distribution and aetiology of BCT, diagnosed in a selected series of symptomatic patients of a Western country by using bronchography. The authors analysed the main known predisposing and associated conditions (PACs), and the occurrence and age distribution of BCT in 144 consecutive patients who underwent bronchological examination (fibreoptic bronchoscopy and bronchography) in the years 1987-1994 because of recurrent purulent bronchitis and/or haemoptysis...
April 2000: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
A Martín Jimenez, R M Miralles Pi, L Giné Martín, J Petit Cabello, L Balagueró Lladó
Seventeen patients with endometrioid carcinoma of the ovary were studied in order to establish clinical, surgical and histological prognostic factors. Disease recurred in 7 cases (41%) and statistically correlation was found between presence of ascites above 200 ml, advanced stage of the disease, low level of cellular differentiation and peritoneal disease and/or a residual tumour after surgery. No correlation was found between age at presentation, menopausal status, size of tumour or bilaterality. The estimated survival rate for 5-years was placed between 40%-50%...
1994: European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
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