Fatima Hamadeh

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Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can be associated with a variety of haematological manifestations. We identified 76 patients with haemolytic anaemia in a cohort of 1251 unrelated female lupus patients enrolled in our studies. The presence of the various American College of Rheumatology clinical criteria for lupus and(More)
The diagnosis of lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma is often challenging, especially in extramedullary tissues where the differential diagnosis includes nodal marginal zone lymphoma, splenic marginal zone lymphoma, or other small B-cell neoplasms with plasmacytic differentiation. The MYD88 L265P mutation has been recently identified in >90% of bone-marrow-based(More)
Anti-allergen antibodies were searched for by an Enzyme Immunoassay in the sera obtained from 60 patients with a clinical diagnosis of asthma. Allergic rhinitis was also present in 28 patients. The diagnosis of asthma was based on clinical criteria that include history and clinical evidence of airflow obstruction. Ten potential allergens (Bermuda grass,(More)
OBJECTIVES Recent reports have used immunohistochemistry (IHC) with a mutation-specific antibody to detect the BRAF V600E mutation, which is found in nearly all cases of hairy cell leukemia (HCL). To date, however, only a small number of non-HCL, splenic B-cell lymphomas have been examined by IHC. METHODS We analyzed 121 cases, including 26 HCLs, 52(More)
BACKGROUND Choroidal and ciliary body melanomas divide into two approximately equal groups. Local therapy cures one group while the other metastasizes and proves lethal. Monosomy 3 strongly associates with aggressive behavior. We analyzed a series of choroidal and ciliary body melanomas to describe the cellular features and to compare them to monosomy 3(More)
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive large B-cell lymphoma (ALK+ LBCL) is a rare distinct type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that arises in association with alterations of the ALK gene. This distinct disease entity is typically associated with an aggressive clinical course and appears in light microscopic preparations as a monomorphic population of large,(More)
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