Candido Juarez

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We report the results of treatment with Rituximab in six severe, non-responder MG patients. We treated three AChR+MG and three MuSK+MG patients, representing 2% and 20% of the respective groups of our series. Patients were assessed according to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) recommendations. Antibody titers to AChR and MuSK, Ig levels,(More)
INTRODUCTION Adalimumab is a fully human anti-tumor necrosis factor α (anti-TNFα) monoclonal antibody that specifically blocks the interaction of TNFα with its receptors. It binds both soluble and transmembrane TNFα. We hypothesized that blocking these TNFα signals regulates the altered TNFα production in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND Reactivity against terminal NeuNAc(alpha2-3)Gal, common to several gangliosides such as GD1a, GT1b and GM3, has rarely been reported. The authors recently described a patient with a clinical picture of acute relapsing sensory ataxic neuropathy and bulbar involvement in whom they demonstrated concomitant reactivity against NeuNAc(alpha2-3)Gal and(More)
We describe a patient with acute oropharyngeal-facial diplegia, tongue palsy and albuminocytological dissociation following upper respiratory tract infection. Electrophysiological abnormalities in blink reflex suggested a brainstem lesion. High titers of anti-GM3, GD1a and GT1b IgG class serum antibodies were initially detected. Absorption studies indicated(More)
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