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Serum Procalcitonin for Differentiating Bacterial Infection from Disease Flares in Patients with Autoimmune Diseases
Early differentiation between bacterial infections and disease flares in autoimmune disease patients is important due to different treatments. Seventy-nine autoimmune disease patients with symptomsExpand
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A Comparison of Three Different Guidelines for Osteoporosis Treatment in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis in Korea
Background/Aims Osteoporotic fractures are an important comorbidity with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We determined the overall fracture risk as assessed by the World Health Organization (WHO)'s FRAX®Expand
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Early effects of tumor necrosis factor inhibition on bone homeostasis after soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor use
Background/Aims Our aim was to assess whether short-term treatment with soluble tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor affects circulating markers of bone metabolism in rheumatoid arthritis (RA)Expand
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Digital Thermography of the Fingers and Toes in Raynaud's Phenomenon
The aim of this study was to determine whether skin temperature measurement by digital thermography on hands and feet is useful for diagnosis of Raynaud's phenomenon (RP). Fifty-seven patients withExpand
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Carrier Woman of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Mimicking Inflammatory Myositis
Carrier woman of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) can mimic the inflammatory myositis in presenting symptoms. Two diseases should be differentiated by the clinical history, muscle biopsy and geneticExpand
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Prevention of Comorbidity and Acute Attack of Gout by Uric Acid Lowering Therapy
The object of this study was to evaluate the effect of uric acid lowering therapy in reducing the new development of comorbidities and the frequency of acute attacks in gout patients. WeExpand
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Psoriasiform skin lesion and supprative acrodermatitis associated with Kawasaki disease followed by the treatment with infliximab: a case report
A 4‐month‐old boy was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease. The ordinary treatments with intravenous gammaglobulin and metylpredonisolone were not effective. Infliximab (5 mg/kg) was administrated on 13thExpand
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Extensive Thrombosis in a Patient with Familial Mediterranean Fever, Despite Hyperimmunoglobulin D State in Serum - First Adult Case in Korea
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by recurrent episodes of fever accompanied by peritonitis, pleuritis, arthritis, or erysipelas-like erythema. It isExpand
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Improvement of vitiligo in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis after hydroxychloroquine treatment
Dear Editor, Antimalarial agents are one of the most commonly prescribed drugs for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) has long-termExpand
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[A case report of alverine-citrate-induced acute hepatitis].
Alverine citrate is one of the most commonly used antispasmodic drugs for patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Alverine-citrate-induced hepatotoxicity is extremely rare, with only a few casesExpand
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