Giorgios E Kapotsis

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The term Pulmonary-renal syndrome refers to the combination of diffuse alveolar haemorrhage and rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. A variety of mechanisms such as those involving antiglomerular basement membrane antibodies, antineutrophil cytoplasm antibodies or immunocomplexes and thrombotic microangiopathy are implicated in the pathogenesis of this(More)
BACKGROUND Primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSs) is an autoimmune rheumatic disease that may express in a small number of patients a spectrum of lymphoproliferative diseases. The aim of this study was to describe clinical, imaging and pathology features of the extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma (MZCL) of the lung of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT)(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have implicated a role of inflammation in the pathogenesis of lung damage in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Parenchymal lung damage leads to defects in mechanics and gas exchange and clinically manifests with exertional dyspnea. Investigations of inflammatory cells in IPF have shown that eosinophils, neutrophils and CD8+ TLs(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical biopsy specimens have shown that T lymphocytes (TLs) infiltrate lung parenchyma in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and might play a pathogenetic role. BAL, a far less invasive technique, has also been used for the investigation of IPF pathogenesis. However, controversy exists whether the BAL fluid cellular profile(More)
A 33-yr-old, Caucasian male, smoker (40 pack-yr) presented to the current authors9 hospital complaining of a painful and swollen right breast, which had already lasted a few weeks. He had poor oral hygiene, had been subject to several teeth extractions over the previous 2 yrs and had sporadically used oral antibiotics. He denied fever, cough and shortness(More)
Vital signs were normal except for an increased respiratory rate of 24 breaths/min. An examination of the lungs revealed reduced breath sounds over the right lower zone. Close observation of the breathing pattern revealed neither paradoxical abdominal wall movement nor obvious decreased expansion of the right side of the chest in the supine position. A(More)
A 65-yr-old male, current smoker of .30 cigarettes?day-1 (total smoking history 150 pack-yrs), who was working as a bus driver, presented at the Evangelismos Hospital (Athens, Greece) complaining of increasing breathlessness on exertion and dry cough during the past 2 months. He had no animal exposure and he hadn't travelled abroad during the last few(More)
A 63-yr-old male presented with a 20-day history of fever with chills, rigors, sweats and fatigue. He resided in the countryside and there was no history of recent travel to other countries. He had a past medical history of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (usual interstitial pneumonia confirmed by surgical biopsy) and the last 2 yrs he was taking daily(More)
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