Francisco Javier Martinez-Orozco

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Four patients (2 were HBsAg positive) with acute icteric viral hepatitis (VH) developed acute renal failure (ARF) in the course of their illness and in the absence of other complications. Their peak serum creatinine values (4.7-10, mean 7 mg/dl) were reached either before or simultaneously with their maximum serum aminotransferase values (1,390-2730, mean(More)
The IgM myeloma is a rare type of multiple myeloma (MM) with some features which differentiate it from other immunologic types of myeloma and from Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM). Two patients with IgM myeloma in whom the only clinical feature of the disease was the development of bone lesions and general deterioration are reported. In none of the cases(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess and compare the prevalence of migraine in patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) and matched controls. BACKGROUND Recent studies have suggested an association between migraine and RLS. Our work is the first case-control study on this subject performed in an RLS population. METHODS A case-control study was conducted in 47 RLS(More)
Evidence suggests that autoimmune diseases tend to co-occur so that patients with an autoimmune disorder are at higher risk of a second autoimmune disease. The association between allergic and autoimmune diseases is also of considerable interest. There are no reports on the association between sporadic or familial narcolepsy with cataplexy and other(More)
BACKGROUND Several evidences suggest that autoimmune diseases (ADs) tend to co-occur in an individual and within the same family. Narcolepsy type 1 (NT1) is a chronic sleep disorder caused by a selective loss of hypocretin-producing neurons due to a mechanism of neural destruction that indicates an autoimmune pathogenesis, although no evidence is available.(More)
We report a case of peripheral neuropathy presenting as acute symmetric areflexic quadriplegia in the setting of a well-defined clinical, histopathologic, and angiographic diagnosis of classic polyarteritis nodosa. While it is usually easy to recognize the typical clinical presentation of necrotizing angiopathy-induced peripheral neuropathy as a(More)
The case histories of 1200 patients admitted to our hospital over a 20 month period were reviewed to determine the degree, frequency and cause of dissociated cholestasis as a biological syndrome. Patients were divided into two groups: group I with 80 cases, included all patients whose gamma-GT levels were more than 30 mU/ml and serum-bilirubin less than 1.2(More)