Dimitrije M Nikolic

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BACKGROUND Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a common cause of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection in children with CAP and find clinical, radiological and laboratory features helpful to diagnose Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia. Furthermore, we evaluated the value of(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the predictive value of anti-acetylcholine receptor antibodies (anti-AChR Ab) and anti-muscle specific kinase antibodies (anti-MuSK Ab), as well as the thymus pathology to the clinical outcome in patients with generalized myasthenia gravis (MG). METHODS We analyzed 138 patients with generalized MG, who were thymectomized and assayed(More)
PURPOSE Oxidative stress is recognized as an important factor in progressive myoclonus epilepsy (PME). Genetic polymorphism of glutathione S-transferases (GSTs), which are involved in both protection from oxidative damage and detoxification, might alter the capacity for protecting tissues from exogenous and endogenous oxidants. We aimed to assess a possible(More)
Juvenile myasthenia gravis is an acquired, autoimmune disease occurring before age 16 years. Thymoma is exceedingly rare in children, especially in association with juvenile myasthenia gravis. We describe a 14-year-old boy with juvenile myasthenia gravis and thymoma. He presented with difficulties chewing and swallowing, nasal speech, and fluctuating(More)
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