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The association of HLA-DRB, DQA1, DQB1 alleles and haplotype frequency in Iranian patients with pulmonary tuberculosis.
OBJECTIVES To investigate HLA-DRB1, DQA1 and DQB1 allelic polymorphism in Iranian patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). METHODS Forty patients with smear-positive PTB and 100 healthyExpand
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Decreased bone mineral density in prepubertal children with sickle cell disease: correlation with growth parameters, degree of siderosis and secretion of growth factors.
Patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) frequently have bone disorders of multifactorial aetiology. We attempted to analyse the relationships between bone mineral density (BMD) on the one hand andExpand
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Distance of Breast Cancer From the Skin and Nipple Impacts Axillary Nodal Metastases
BackgroundLymphatic drainage of the breast is via subareolar and dermal lymphatics. The aim of this study was to determine whether distance of breast cancers from the skin and/or distance from theExpand
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Should axillary ultrasound be used in patients with a preoperative diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ?
BACKGROUND We evaluated the usefulness of axillary ultrasound (US) in patients with core biopsy-proven ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). METHODS Preoperative axillary US, fine-needle aspirationExpand
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Sentinel lymph node surgery in uncommon clinical circumstances.
Sentinel lymph node (SLN) surgery has largely replaced axillary dissection for nodal staging in clinically node negative breast cancer patients. However, in patients with previous breast and/orExpand
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