Christos Birbilis

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Tubercular cold abscesses secondary to neighbouring bone involvement are a well-known clinical manifestation of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis. However, primary soft tissue tuberculous abscesses with no pulmonary involvement in immuno-competent patients are very uncommon. A rare case of multiple primary intrathoracic and extraperitoneal soft tissue(More)
A 36-year-old woman was hospitalized because of severe diffuse joint pain. Hypoproteinemia was found in the routine laboratory work-up. Prompted by the joint pain, a Tc-MDP bone scan was done: the planar whole-body views did not reveal any skeletal abnormality. However, on the anterior view, unexpected abdominal activity was noted in the ascending and(More)
BACKGROUND Variants of fat mass and obesity associated gene (FTO) and melanocortin-4 receptor gene (MC4R) are related to obesity, overweight and type 2 diabetes. OBJECTIVES To examine the presence of FTO and MC4R variants in Greek newborns. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A total 1530 newborns of Greek origin were subjected to genetic testing for rs9939609 (FTO)(More)
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