Joško Mitrović

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OBJECTIVES The use of drugs in an off label or unlicensed manner to treat children is a widespread phenomenon in Europe and the United States. The incidence of unlicensed and off label prescribing in paediatric cardiology practice has not been studied to date. This study was designed to assess the extent and nature of off label and unlicensed drug use in(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the difference of anti-CCP and RF between HIV positive patients and a healthy control group. The rheumatological complications in HIV positive patients are rather common and are recognized as a serious problem that requires more attention. Anti-CCP and RF are the only laboratory tools for rheumatoid disorder(More)
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is the most common systemic vasculitis in children, while it is rare in adults. Typical clinical manifestations include palpable purpura without thrombocytopenia and/or coagulopathy, arthritis/arthralgia, abdominal pain, and/or renal involvement. In adulthood the disease tends to be more serious than in children, with renal(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease characterized by synovitis, erosions, and destruction of affected joints. If untreated, it leads to severe disability and premature mortality. Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) inhibitors are biological drugs used in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Possible side effects include skin(More)
The idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, collectively called myositis, are a heterogeneous group of diseases of which polymyositis and dermatomyositis are the best known. These heterogeneous group of chronic disordes sharing the clinical symptom of muscle weakness and, in typical cases, inflammatory cell infiltrates in muscle tissue. There are four major(More)
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's granulomatosis) is one of the anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic anti-body-associated small vessel vasculitides. Upper and lower respiratory system and kidneys are most commonly affected. The disease is characterized by granulomatous inflammation of the respiratory tract and necrotizing vasculitis of small to(More)
Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare systemic inflammatory disease in which recurrent episodes of cartilage inflammation result in destruction of ears, nose and tracheobronchal tract. The joints, eyes, audiovestibular system and cardiovascular system can also be involved. About 30% of patients with RP have coexisting autoimmune disease, or malignant(More)
Eosinophilic pleural effusion (EPE) is defined as exudative effusion that contains at least 10% eosinophils. The most common conditions associated with EPE are malignancy, infections, post-traumatic and post-surgical conditions, hypersensitivity, systemic autoimmune diseases, congestive heart failure, cirrhosis, pulmonary embolus, asbestosis and drug(More)
Focal myositis is a rare, mostly benign disease (pseudotumor) of skeletal muscle, histopathologically characterized by interstitial myositis and tumorous enlargement of a single muscle. The etiology of focal myositis remains unknown; however, localized myopathy has been postulated to be caused by denervation lesions. This case report describes a patient(More)