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Radiographs, scintigrams, computed tomographic scans, and magnetic resonance (MR) images of 17 patients with brucellar spondylitis and 15 with tuberculous spondylitis were analyzed to identify distinguishing features. Characteristic findings of brucellar spondylitis included predilection for the lower lumbar spine (68% of lesions), bone destruction limited(More)
One hundred forty patients with proved brucellosis and clinical evidence of bone and joint involvement were evaluated prospectively by 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate scintigraphy to assess the frequency of positive findings. To evaluate the radiographic abnormalities associated with positive scintigraphy, all areas of the skeleton that showed abnormal uptake(More)
A case is presented of a 45-year-old woman who developed parkinsonism, cerebellar dysfunction, aphasia and flaccid paralysis secondary to heat stroke. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed irregular patchy areas of increased signal intensity in the white matter of both cerebral hemispheres and the left striatum, remaining unchanged over a follow-up period of(More)
Forty-one heterozygous patients with familial hyperbetalipoproteinaemia have been studied. Twenty-two of these patients have been observed for four years'. Transient flitting inflammatory joint symptoms were noted in thirteen patients of this group. In six patients clinical, biochemical, radiological and radio-isotope studies have been carried out during(More)
A retrospective study was conducted to assess alimentary tract involvement in 140 Saudi patients with acute or chronic brucellosis. A brucella standard agglutination titer of 160 or over was considered to be positive evidence of brucella infection. The commonest symptoms were anorexia, weight loss, right hypochondrial pain, and constipation. A history of(More)
Potassium deficiency is an important complication in the treatment of heart disease. However, there is a serious dichotomy in the literature. Severe potassium depletion has been reported in this condition when exchangeable potassium was measured whereas normal levels or marginal depletion were found in measurements of total body potassium. To clarify this(More)