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The nervous system may be involved in up to 30% of patients with Sjogren’s syndrome (SS). We describe three patients with Sjogren’s syndrome and a concomitant parkinsonian syndrome. Elevated titers of anti-β 2 -glycoprotein I IgG were found in the serum of all three patients. This...
The objective of this study was to determine whether galactosylation of immunoglobulin G (IgG) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) correlates with severity and duration of illness. Serum IgG glycosylation from 50 patients with RA in comparison with 30 healthy controls was analyzed. IgG...
The anterior, medial, and posterior heights and the A/P and M/P ratios of the spine (T5–L4) in 41 normal premenopausal Iranian women were determined using an imaging densitometer (Expert XL) and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) method. All the women were healthy (age 20–39 years, and...
Patients suffering from connective tissue diseases (CTDs) constitute an important subgroup of immunosuppressed patients at risk for developing serious infections. Prophylactic antibiotic administration may decrease infection-related morbidity and mortality burden in patients with CTD, though one...
Current classification criteria function poorly in diagnosing Wegener’s granulomatosis (WG). In this study, we presented a patient with sinonasal symptoms, hematuria, and proteinuria, who had been misdiagnosed as a patient suffering from WG, but finally turned out to be a patient suffering from...
The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of Stanger bath on the treatment of fibromyalgia (FM). Fifty women with FM were randomly divided into two groups. The first group ( n =25) was treated with amitriptyline, 10 mg/day for 8 weeks, and Stanger bath, 20 min daily for ten...
Plant-thorn synovitis is an uncommon cause of arthritis and has not been reported in Asian countries. Zanthoxylum ailanthoides , an aromatic plant distributed in East Asia, is used as a spice in Taiwan. We reported a case of acute monoarthritis over the third metacarpo–phalangeal joint of the...
The aim of this study was to investigate sacroiliitis in patients with seronegative oligoarthritis. Thirty consecutive patients with seronegative oligoarthritis and no other signs of spondylarthropathy were included. Sacroiliac (SI) joints were investigated by both radiography and magnetic...
Churg–Strauss syndrome (CSS) is a serious but rare pauci-immune vasculitis of small- and medium-sized blood vessels. It is commonly seen in association with bronchial asthma and/or allergic disorders. The syndrome is characterized by the presence of asthma, hypereosinophilia, and vasculitis in...
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