OBJECTIVE Antiphospholipid antibodies (APLs) could be associated with an increased risk of vascular pathologies in systemic scleroderma. The aim of our study was to search for APLs in patients affected by systemic scleroderma and to evaluate their involvement in the clinical manifestations of this disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS We conducted a… (More)
BACKGROUND Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a mature B-cell neoplasm characterized by the expansion of CD5-positive lymphocytes in peripheral blood. While CLL is the most common type of leukemia in Western populations, the disease is rare in Africans. Hence, clinical and laboratory data and studies of CLL in Sub Saharan populations have been limited.… (More)
RDD (Rosai Dorfman disease) is a rare and benign histiocytic proliferative disorder of unknown etiology. FNAC (Fine-needle aspiration cytology) is a useful and reliable tool for the diagnosis of RDD, and as such, biopsy is avoidable.
It was a dogma that patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) are at increased risk of infection or death associated with an infection. However, in cancer patients, this has not been well investigated. The aim was to investigate whether diabetic patients with cancer are at high risk of central venous access port (CVAP)-related bloodstream infection (BSI), and to… (More)