Erika Szántó

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A survey of 170 patients with a diagnosis of palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP) has been undertaken. Detailed family histories of our patients were compiled, dermatological and rheumatological examinations were made. Radiography was performed in patients with clinical suspicions of spinal and/or sacroiliacal, sternoclavicular and sternocostal joint involvement.(More)
Mentally retarded obese in-patients were fed by low-energy diet (4.2-4.6 MJ) for 9 months. During this period, an average of 13 +/- 4.5 kg loss of body mass occurred in men and 16 +/- 2.7 kg in women. Anthropometric measurements were performed before starting the dietotherapy and in the ninth month. Changes of body fat could be followed well when calculated(More)
The results are reported of the treatment of 33 patients with long-standing, therapy-resistant synovitis and effusion of the knee by intra-articular injection of 90Yttrium. In 25 patients with bilateral gonitis the effect of the treatment was compared with the effect of local corticosteroid therapy to the contralateral knee. The irradiated group showed(More)
Quantitative 99mTc pertechnetate sacro-iliac scanning (QTPS) was performed in 30 patients suspected of having sacro-iliac arthritis (SI). Abnormal scanning results but lack of definite radiographic changes were noted in all of them. Twenty-four of these patients were followed-up for an average of 3.4 years; roentgenological abnormalities were found in 23(More)
Central neurocytoma is generally considered to be a benign tumor and the literature suggests that a cure may be attained by surgery ± adjuvant focal irradiation. However, there is a need for change in the therapeutic strategy for the subgroup of patients with aggressive central neurocytoma. An example case is presented and the literature on central(More)
Liver biopsies were performed in 17 patients with therapy-refractory rheumatoid arthritis who were treated successfully with 5-15 mg/week methotrexate (mtx). The average duration of exposure to mtx therapy for each patient was 2.8 years (range 1.5-5 years). Total cumulative mtx doses ranged between 633 and 1,655 mg (mean 1,060 mg). The biopsies revealed 16(More)
Weekly low-dose Mtx may be considered the preferred drug for the treatment of patients with severe, progressive RA resistant to conventional therapy. The drug is sufficiently safe, provided contra-indications are considered and treatment is carefully supervised. Controlled long-term prospective studies are needed in order to determine whether the drug(More)
Comparative evaluation of the sensitivity of 99mTc pertechnetate scanning and of 99mTc diphosphonate scintigraphy in detecting sacro-iliac arthritis (S.I.) was performed in 32 patients with definite S.I., 14 with probable S.I., and 6 with inactive S.I., 14 patients without any evidence of S.I. served as controls. Greater diagnostic accuracy was obtained by(More)
Profile scintigraphy using 99mTc has been employed in the study of sacro-iliac joints in order to achieve objective registration of inflammatory activity in the notoriously difficulty investigated sacro-iliac joints. The study showed good correlation between uptake values of the profile curve and inflammatory activity in the sacro-iliac joints. Differences(More)