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BACKGROUND AND AIM There are few reports from Iran about the epidemiology and clinical features of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In this study, we aimed to determine the epidemiologic profile and clinical features of ulcerative colitis (UC) in Northwest of Iran. METHODS This retrospective study covered the time period from 1998 to 2008 and included(More)
Cogan's syndrome (CS) is a chronic inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology that most commonly affects young adults. Clinical hallmarks are bilateral interstitial keratitis and vestibuloauditory dysfunction. Association between CS and systemic vasculitis as well as aortitis also exists. The diagnosis of CS is based upon presence of characteristic(More)
OBJECTIVE Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common form of peripheral entrapment neuropathy. The use of sonography for investigation and diagnosis of musculoskeletal conditions has been rapidly increasing over the past few decades. The purpose of this study was to determine whether sonography can be an alternative method to nerve conduction study(More)
Background: Due to the increase of HIV patients’ survival, rheumatologic symptoms associated with HIV such as septic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and other manifestations have increased. Also, diseases such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can be intensified during AIDS. Objectives: The aim of this cross-sectional study(More)
OBJECTIVE Ochronosis is a term used to describe pigment deposition that occurs in the connective tissues of patients with alkaptonuria, an autosomal recessive disorder that results from a deficiency of homogentisic acid oxidase. Brown or blue-gray discoloration of the skin may be seen on the axillary and inguinal areas, face, palms or soles. In addition,(More)
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