Jihane Abou Rahal

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Celiac disease, an autoimmune disease once thought to be uncommon, is now being increasingly identified. Our improved diagnostic modalities have allowed us to diagnose more and more patients with atypical symptoms who improve on gluten-free diet (GFD). We discuss here the latest findings regarding the various hematological manifestations of celiac disease(More)
BACKGROUND Type I interferon (IFN) signature has been implicated in alopecia areata (AA). However, type I IFN source has never been documented. Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (PDCs) are generally known to be the main source and most potent producers of local type I IFNs. Their role in AA pathogenesis has never been investigated. OBJECTIVE Investigate PDC(More)
Livedoid vasculopathy is characterized by painful purpuric lesions on the extremities which frequently ulcerate and heal with atrophic scarring. For many years, livedoid vasculopathy has been considered to be a primary vasculitic process. However, there has been evidence considering livedoid vasculopathy as an occlusive vasculopathy due to a hypercoagulable(More)
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