Al Hussein M El Dakrony

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BACKGROUND Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a connective tissue disorder characterized by tissue hypoxia and excessive fibrosis of skin and internal organs. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the possible role of angiogenesis imbalance in the pathogenesis of SSc. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Twenty-five SSc patients and 20 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were included.(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical studies have reported a significant association between matrix metalloproteinases (MMP), particularly (MMP-9), and inflammatory diseases including Behçet's disease (BD). PURPOSE To study the relationship between MMP-9 rs17576 gene polymorphism and the development of BD, and its relation to disease activity among Egyptian patients. (More)
BACKGROUND The increase in Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) associated mortality is predominantly due to accelerated coronary artery and cerebrovascular atherosclerosis with increased risk of ischemic heart disease about 50% in RA patients compared to controls. OBJECTIVE To study the pathogenesis of ischemic heart disease in RA, role of inflammatory cytokine(More)
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