Fati Abourazzak

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Therapy with anti-TNFalpha in rheumatoid arthritis may induce autoimmune disorders. Induction of autoantibodies is frequently observed, but lupus-like syndrome is rare and few cases only have been reported. We report a 41-year-old female, treated with etanercept for a rheumatoid arthritis, who developed a cutaneous lupus induced without any other organ(More)
Herpes zoster is a disease which occurs secondary to the reactivation of varicella-zoster virus. Motor involvement in acute herpes zoster is rare. We report a case of sciatica L5 due to herpes zoster infection with motor loss. Typical skin lesions occurred one week before the sciatica. Radiological finding did not explain the paresis. The diagnosis of(More)
INTRODUCTION The use of rituximab in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has shown good efficiency and also well tolerated in randomized trials. The aim of our study was to evaluate in the " real life " the efficacy of rituximab in the treatment of RA, to identify predictors of response to rituximab and to assess tolerance. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective(More)
INTRODUCTION The objective of this study was to assess the effects of an educational program on the course of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) after 3 years. METHODS From December 2002 to December 2003, 39 RA patients participated in a 3-day education program delivered to groups of four or five patients. Effects of the program were evaluated after 3 years in 33(More)
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