Ara Rahman

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Typhoid fever is endemic in Pakistan. Most patients are children. As the symptoms and signs are often unspecific, it is difficult to diagnose typhoid fever without blood culture. We retrospectively reviewed 51 cases of typhoid fever who were all admitted from 1 June through 31 August 2002. Sixteen cases were positive by blood culture and confirmed as(More)
It is well established that Technetiummethylene diphosphonate (Tc MDP) whole body bone scintigraphy (WBBS) can demonstrate multiple lesions with increased radiotracer concentration in involved bone. But it is hard to differentiate multiple benign osteolytic lesions from disseminated bone metastases. Even combined with medical history and multiple imaging(More)
We report two cases of patients with necrotising myositis who presented initially with limb pain and swelling on a background of respiratory complaints. Patient 1, a previously well 38-year-old female, underwent various investigations in the emergency department for excessive lower limb pain and a skin rash. Patient 2, a 61-year-old female with a background(More)
Objective. In systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), there is a well-documented increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), but little is known about the risk of Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL). The purpose of our work was to describe the phenomenon of HL in SLE. Methods. A multi-site cohort of 9547 SLE subjects was assembled; HL cases were ascertained through(More)
Corticosteroid associated osteonecrosis is a complex disease requiring high physician suspicion to make an early diagnosis. Although the exact cause is not completely known, it appears that systemic illness, anatomic location and elevated interosseous pressures interact to produce this lesion. Plain film and technetium bone scan are most commonly used for(More)
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