Luciana Brandão Paim

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OBJECTIVES To identify initial predictive factors of renal involvement in children and adolescents with Henoch-Schönlein purpura. METHODS We reviewed the medical records of 142 patients admitted to our University Hospital over a 21-year period with a diagnosis of Henoch-Schönlein purpura. The initial predictive factors assessed, observed during the first(More)
OBJECTIVE To report three cases of chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis of the mandible, an inflammatory disease affecting one or more bones with absence of isolated microorganisms in affected areas. DESCRIPTION The first case is a 13 year-old female presenting with pain and fever after dental treatment. The patient received antibiotic treatment for(More)
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is a rare deforming disease, affecting the skeleton and is associated with progressive endochondral ossification of the striated muscles. Swelling of the soft parts is rare and can be the initial manifestation. We report three patients where initial swelling preceded the ossification.
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