Kais Hussein

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Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated posttransplant smooth muscle tumors (PTSMT) are very rare complications. We aimed to provide a clinicopathological characterization which is based on our own case series (n = 5) as well as previously reported PTSMT cases (n = 63). Meta-analysis of PTSMT and molecular analysis of tumor cells from our cohort was performed.(More)
The thrombopoietin receptor gene (MPL) is expressed in megakaryocytes and exhibits the gain of function point mutation W515K/L in approximately 5% of patients with primary myelofibrosis/idiopathic myelofibrosis (PMF) representing one subtype of the chronic myeloproliferative disorders (myeloproliferative neoplasm). A series of primary and secondary acute(More)
Chronic histiocytic intervillositis of the placenta (CHI) is a rare and poorly understood pathology which may occur in all trimesters. The most conspicuous feature is a histiocytic infiltration of the intervillous space without involvement of the villous parenchyma. In this report on CHI, we re-evaluate a series of four cases and focus on histological,(More)
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a debilitating disease with a high mortality rate. A hallmark of PAH is plexiform lesions (PLs), complex vascular formations originating from remodeled pulmonary arteries. The development and significance of these lesions have been debated and are not yet fully understood. Some features of PLs resemble neoplastic(More)
Modern paleopathology is a multidisciplinary field of research which involves archaeology, medicine and biology. The most common diseases of Ancient Egypt were traumatic injuries, malaria and tuberculosis. Exemplarily, an internistic and trauma surgery case of that time is reviewed: Pharaoh Tutankhamun (ca. 1330–1324 B.C.). Summarising all findings which(More)
Obliteration of the small airways is a largely unresolved challenge in pulmonary medicine. It represents either the irreversible cause of functional impairment or a morphologic disorder of limited importance in a multitude of diseases. Bronchiolitis obliterans is a key complication of lung transplantation. No predictive markers for the onset of obliterative(More)
Bone marrow fibrosis in chronic idiopathic myelofibrosis (cIMF) most likely represents an imbalance between synthesis and turnover of collagen fibers. Because the JAK-STAT signaling pathway is involved in the regulation of genes encoding matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), we examined the expression of MMPs, their tissue inhibitors (TIMPs), and collagen types(More)
Atypical megakaryocytes provide the histomorphological hallmark of all Philadelphia-chromosome negative chronic myeloproliferative disorder (Ph− CMPD) subtypes and have not been studied so far for the JAK2V617F mutation. The mutant gene dosage was determined in isolated megakaryocytes from 68 cases of JAK2+/Ph− CMPD by a pyrosequencing assay. Megakaryocytes(More)