Danai Sotou

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Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is a relatively common condition among individuals older than 70 years. The actuarial risk of MGUS progression to an overt plasma cell malignancy (PCM) after 20 years of follow-up has been reported to be as high as 30%. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence and evolution of MGUS in(More)
A coexistence of mitral valve prolapse (MVP) with autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) has been described, but there are not sufficient data to explain this association. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of MVP in patients with AITD and to evaluate whether any correlation between MVP and certain immunological parameters exists.(More)
Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a benign valvular abnormality. However, an increased prevalence of MVP is reported in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and autoimmune thyroid disease. Our aim was to evaluate whether the presence of MVP in healthy individuals might indicate a premature index of subclinical autoimmune disorder. A total of 75(More)
Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) has been reported to be associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of MVP in SLE patients, assess its clinical significance and examine the possible association of this entity with other autoimmune indices. Eighty-seven consecutive SLE patients attending the(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of systemic chemotherapy on the monoclonal protein levels of patients with solid tumors who also have a monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). All patients with solid tumors who were referred to our department for consideration of systemic chemotherapy were evaluated with serum protein(More)
This paper describes a rare case of organic brain syndrome with psychosis and clinically transverse myelopathy, as initial manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus in an elderly woman. The identification and evaluation of antibodies to ribosome P in the serum and cerebrospinal fluid may be of help in such cases for differential diagnosis. The patient(More)
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