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Amber, Haseeb - - 2012
Deposition of tophi is a common complication of chronic gout; however, symptoms are not always well pronounced. In this article, we report an unusual case of intraarticular gouty tophi of the knee joint presenting as a locked knee and radiologically mimicking a synovial sarcoma. To our knowledge, gouty tophus causing ...
Incecik, Faruk - - 2012
Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disorder involving multiple organs, including the nervous system. Neuropsychiatric involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus is one of the major manifestations of the disease. Both partial and generalised seizures can occur in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. In this article, we report a seven-year-old girl ...
Baklaci, Korhan - - 2012
Posterior interosseous nerve entrapment is a rare complication of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic, systemic inflammatory disorder which principally involves the synovial joints. In this article, we present a case of posterior interosseous nerve lesion associated with rheumatoid synovial cysts of the elbow joint. According to literature survey our report ...
Tastekin, Ebru - - 2012
Subcutaneous rheumatoid nodules (RNs) are most commonly seen superficial soft tissue lesions which occur in 20-30% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The foot involvement is rare and only seen in about 1% of all rheumatoid nodules. In this article, we present a 39-yearold female case with a pathologically verified ...
Solak, Yalcin - - 2012
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is the prototype of autoinflammatory syndromes. Several factors may trigger the disease including physical and emotional stress, fat-rich diet, and menstruel cycle. Infections and some drugs such as cisplatin may result in a change in cytokine levels and may precipitate attacks. Most cases of FMF presents ...
Kwon, Mi-Hye - - 2012
Pachydermoperiostosis is a rare osteoarthroder-mopathic disorder of which clinical and radiographic presentations may mimic those of acromegaly. In the evaluation of patients with acromegaloid appearances, pachydermoperiostosis should be considered as a differential diagnosis. In this article, we present a 26-year-old man who was admitted with the complaints of painful swelling ...
Kavukcu, Salih - - 2012
Pyomyositis, which is an uncommon pyogenic infection of skeletal muscle, is a rare, but potentially serious disease in children. Pyomyositis can be easily confused with more benign conditions, thus serious complications including compartment syndrome, contiguous osteomyelitis, extension into and destruction of an adjacent joint, sepsis and death may occur. Early ...
Soylu, Merih - - 2012
Objectives: In this study, we aim to describe and investigate the demographic and clinical features, prognostic factors, ocular, and systemic manifestations of the patients with Behcet's Disease.
Birtane, Murat - - 2012
Autoimmune diseases result from the assault of the host antibodies against host antigens. The systemic rheumatic diseases rarely have a single pathognomonic diagnostic criterion due to multiple organ and system involvement. Interestingly, each member of this disease group may be associated with different auto antibody types. The diagnosis depends on ...
Gonen, Ibak - - 2012
In this article, a 22 year-old male with disseminated tuberculosis during the course of Behcet's disease who was admitted with the complaints of fever, headache and fatigue was presented. The initial diagnosis was neuro-Behcet's syndrome. Tuberculosis during the course of rheumatic diseases are often associated with the use of TNF-alpha ...
Canga, Yigit - - 2012
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic multisystem disease of unknown cause which affects approximately 1% of the population. The typical characteristic of RA is persistent inflammatory synovitis which usually involves peripheral joints in a symmetric distribution. Systemic involvements of RA include pericarditis, pleuritis, vasculitis, entrapment neuropathy, interstitial lung disease and ...
Bilgin, Burak - - 2012
Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related sclerosing vasculitis is characterized by extensive IgG4-positive plasma cells and T-lymphocyte infiltration of various organs. Serum IgG4 level and immunostaining with anti-IgG4 antibody are useful for the diagnosis. In this article, a 61-year-old male patient who was admitted with the complaints of dyspnea, diffuse edema and chest ...
Aydin, Gulumser - - 2012
Lipoma arborescens (LA) is a rare benign lesion of synovial joints and bursae. The knee is the most common site of the involvement. Magnetic resonance imaging findings are typical in the diagnosis. The number of case reports of LA in children is significantly lower compared to the adults. In this ...
Sendur, Omer - - 2012
Paraneoplastic rheumatic disorders are defined as rheumatic symptoms resulting from an underlying malignant disease, which is not directly related to a tumor or metastasis. The clinical course of the disease is generally in parallel with the underlying malignancy. Such kind of rheumatic symptoms are unresponsive to conventional treatments, while mostly ...
Isleten, Banu - - 2011
Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw bones is a rare, but well-recognized pathology, occurring mainly in patients receiving parenteral and high doses of bisphosphonates for the treatment of skeletal metastasis and/or hypercalcemia associated with cancer. However, to a lesser extent, this complication may also occur in patients receiving oral bisphosphonates for ...
Almoallim, Hani - - 2011
We report a rare case of histopathologically confirmed lupus myositis that developed in a 32-year-old female with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis that had been treated with adalimumab for one year. She had demonstrated excellent response to her arthritis initially but then developed profound muscle weakness with a conversion of her antinuclear ...
Karakoc, Zehra - - 2011
Pulmonary nocardiosis is a chronic suppurative infection that may occur in immunosuppressed patients. It can be self-limited, or it can have an acute, subacute, or chronic course. Radiological diagnosis of pulmonary nocardiosis is difficult because of the very low prevalence of the disease even in immunocompromised patients and is also ...
Paksoy, Fatma - - 2011
Objectives: In this article we evaluated the relationship between rheumatoid arthritis and eosinophilic gastroenteritis.
Demircioglu, Demet - - 2011
Objectives: This study aims to investigate the relationship between serum levels of bone-specific alkaline phosphatase and functional status in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA).
Bastug, Funda - - 2011
Objectives: This study aims to describe the main clinical and laboratory features as well as the morbidity and mortality of juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE) in Turkish children.
Bayram, Banu - - 2011
Objectives: This study aims to determine whether Vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene TaqI and ApaI polymorphisms are involved in the development of osteoarthritis in the Turkish population.
Ataman, Sebnem - - 2011
Objectives: Taking new developments in the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the economic conditions of our country into account, the Turkish League Against Rheumatism (TLAR) aimed to develop national treatment recommendations for the management of RA; thus, they consulted with national experts for their opinions.
Rheumatol, Turk - - 2011
Gurer, Gulcan - - 2011
Lofgren's syndrome is a form of acute-type sarcoidosis that is characterized by an association with erythema nodosum and bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy accompanied by arthritis or arthralgia. Sacroiliitis has been described in sarcoidosis but is thought to be very rare. In this article, a 38-year-old female with Lofgren's syndrome and sacroiliitis ...
Soyuoz, Aynur - - 2011
Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) is characterized by progressive connective tissue proliferation which in rare cases forms a periaortic mass. Aortitis is clinically uncommon in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and only one previous case with aortitis has been reported in the literature in living adult patients with lupus. Herein, we report a ...
Oztop, Pinar - - 2011
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a clinical syndrome characterized by pain, tenderness, dystrophic skin changes, swelling, stiffness in joints, and vascular instability. The pathogenesis of CRPS is not completely understood, and no single hypothesis proposed to date has explained all the features of this disorder. However, several predisposing factors ...
Hiz, Ozcan - - 2011
Pericarditis, a life-threatening condition, can be seen in rheumatic diseases. It may occur secondary to rheumatic diseases or drugs used in the treatment. In this article, we present a case of 47-year-old female, who had joint complaints for 15 years and had treatment of methotrexate and corticosteroid for six years. ...
Beyazal, Munevver - - 2011
Grisel's syndrome is a non-traumatic atlantoaxial subluxation associated with inflammatory conditions of head and neck which occurs primarily in children. Increased flexibility of the ligaments during the inflammation is implicated in the pathogenesis of the subluxation between the axis and atlas. The diagnosis is made by clinical and radiological findings. ...
Ozgul, Ahmet - - 2011
Complex regional pain syndrome type I (CRPS1) is a painful clinical condition that may develop mostly as a result of trauma affecting the limbs. Hyperalgesia, allodynia, spontaneous pain, and autonomic disturbances along with swelling and impairment of motor functions are the hallmarks. Ultimately, this syndrome may lead to disability. Although ...
Tulpar, Sebahat - - 2011
Objectives: This study aims to determine the clinical features of juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) in Turkish children.
Ortancil, Ozgur - - 2011
Objectives: In this study, we investigated the relationship between extra-articular manifestations (EAM) and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies.
Dogan, Sebnem - - 2011
Objectives: In this study, we determined whether attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is accompanied by benign joint hypermobility syndrome (BJHS) and evaluated the incidence of BJHS in patients with ADHD.
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