Alejandro Ruiz-Arguelles

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INTRODUCTION The sticky platelet syndrome (SPS) is a common cause of thrombosis. There are no prospective studies concerning treatment. OBJECTIVE To analyze changes in platelet hyperaggregability of patients with SPS who were given antiplatelet drugs and to assess its association with rethrombosis. METHODS A total of 55 patients with a history of(More)
We have previously shown that an anti-ribonucleoprotein (RNP) IgG can penetrate into live human mononuclear cells (MNC) having receptors for the Fc portion of IgG. Because T cells with such receptors (Tgamma cells) seem to behave as suppressor cells in immune regulation and because this suppressor function is diminished in diseases where antinuclear(More)
BACKGROUND At present, immunophenotyping of hematological malignancies represents one of the most relevant clinical applications of flow cytometry. In recent years, its use has extended from clinical research to diagnostic laboratories. The aim of this report is to critically review the type of information provided by the flow cytometric immunophenotyping(More)
Autologous rosette-forming cells (Tar cells) have surface and functional characteristics of post-thymic precursors and among these characteristics there are some that have been identified in the responsive cell of the autologous mixed-lymphocyte reaction (AMLR). We therefore did AMLR with circulating mononuclear cells from normal subjects using as(More)
We have recently described that human autologous rosette-forming (Tar) cells have the characteristics of postthymic precursor cells. Herein we report that we found circulating Tar cells significantly diminished in 32 patients with untreated systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) as compared to 32 age/sex matched controls. Pretreatment of peripheral blood(More)
Antibodies directed to immunopurified coagulation protein C (PC) were investigated in serum samples from 108 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and found in 12 of them. However, their presence was not associated with antigenic or functional deficiencies of PC, which were documented in 6 and 17 patients, respectively.
We studied T cell subpopulations and their immunoregulatory circuits in the peripheral blood of 16 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who were receiving no medications that might interfere with the results. We found normal T cells with receptors for the Fc portion of IgG or IgM as well as autologous rosette-forming T cells (Tar cells), a subpopulation(More)
A 16-year-old boy had recurrent venous thromboses and pulmonary thromboembolism that caused him pulmonary hypertension. He also had livedo reticularis, thrombocytopenia and high titer IgG antiphospholipid (cardiolipin) antibodies. In the absence of clinical and laboratory evidence of SLE, he was considered to have a primary antiphospholipid syndrome.(More)