Aneley Y Hundae

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Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) rarely occurs in the setting of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE); when it does occur it has a high mortality rate and is refractory to conventional treatment. No clear treatment guidelines exist when refractory TTP occurs in the setting of SLE. A 24-year-old male patient presented with TTP in the setting of SLE(More)
In recent years, there has been considerable interest in cellular and tissue responses to injury that result in the deposition of extracellular matrix, collagen, elastic fibers, and the histopathological development of fibrosis. In the myocardium, fibrosis results in many recognizable clinical features, including PR interval prolongation, heart block,(More)
Donepezil, an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, is approved for the treatment of mild to moderate dementia secondary to Alzheimer's disease. Although most prescribers are aware of the common gastrointestinal side effects of donepezil, cardiovascular side effects are rarely observed. Cardiovascular side effects of donepezil have almost always been observed in(More)
Fibromuscular dysplasia is an uncommon cause of secondary hypertension. When the resulting hypertension cannot be successfully treated with medications, balloon angioplasty has been shown to be successful by disrupting the "webs" of tissue in the renal artery. We present a case of secondary hypertension due to fibromuscular dysplasia and the successful(More)
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