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BACKGROUND Diabetes is a common metabolic disorder leading to the development of many complications, among which diabetic retinopathy and macular edema are the most significant. These complications can contribute to blindness if not diagnosed or treated properly, and several studies have been conducted to evaluate the methods for the prevention or slowing(More)
A 20-year-old man, who had suffered from ankylosing spondylitis for about 1 year, was admitted to our hospital due to melena and syncope. Physical examination revealed tenderness of abdomen and sacroiliac joint, and decreased spinal mobility. X-ray examination showed sacroiliitis and squaring of vertebral bodies. RA test and RAHA, negative; CRP, strongly(More)
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