Antigone Siamopoulou-Mavridou

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In the present study 19 Greek Caucasian children with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), onset before the age of 16, were followed up for 1–12 years (mean 5.6 yrs.). Diagnosis was determined early in 14 patients and delayed by 2 to 6 years in 5. The clinical manifestations and laboratory findings did not differ significantly from those reported in adults(More)
A 12-year-old boy who developed primary Sjogren syndrome and a girl, whose diagnosis of secondary Sjogren syndrome was established at the age of 3, are reported. The importance of some unusual manifestations at disease onset and possible differences in expression between children and adults are briefly discussed.
We present the case of an 11-year-old obese girl who presented with idiopathic intracranial hypertension affecting first the lateral abducens nerve. She received acetazolamide, but 5 days later she developed lateral, peripheral facial palsy. Imaging evaluation was normal, which primarily excluded cerebral venous thrombosis and sustained the initial(More)
Caroli's disease is a rare congenital disorder characterized by cystic dilatation of the large in-trahepatic bile ducts. The most frequent complications due to biliary stasis are cholelithiasis, cholangitis and sepsis as well as an increased risk of cholangiocarcinoma. Patients may have a history of intermittent abdominal pain, pruritus and/or symptoms of(More)
Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome (BRBNS) is a rare disorder characterized by venous malformations usually affecting the skin and the gastrointestinal tract. These skin haemangiomas are present at birth and deteriorate as the body grows, causing primarily cosmetic problems. The haemangiomas of the gastrointestinal tract may appear later in life and may bleed,(More)
Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE) has been described in adults in the last decade and represents a particular homogenous subgroup in which the skin lesions can be distinguished from scarring discoid lupus lesions both on a morphologic and histopathologic basis. This entity, however, seems to be very uncommon in childhood. In the present study we(More)
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