Ayobami T Akenroye

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Introduction. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), a rare but potentially fatal disease, is characterized by excessive immune activation and cytokine release which stimulates bone marrow macrophages to engulf hematopoietic cells. HLH could be secondary to infections: viral, fungal, and bacterial; malignancies and autoimmune diseases. The diagnosis of(More)
OBJECTIVE Although cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), CVD risks are not being assessed frequently and systematically in RA. We implemented an electronic medical record (EMR)-based reminder in a tertiary care center and assessed the effects of this intervention on CVD risk screening by(More)
A 44-year-old African-American woman with hidradenitis suppurativa, scoliosis, and idiopathic avascular necrosis of the hips presented to the emergency department with transient monocular visual loss, purulent discharge at the site of a gold-plate implant in the left upper eyelid for lagophthalmos secondary to Bell palsy, and a right thigh abscess. Since(More)
BACKGROUND Graded challenges are performed to exclude hypersensitivity reactions in patients with a low likelihood of drug allergy. Literature regarding optimal protocols with a defined number of steps and use of placebo is lacking. OBJECTIVE To identify allergic drug reactions (ADRs) through a 3-step protocol composed of placebo followed by a 2-step(More)
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