Małgorzata Widuchowska

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BACKGROUND Etiology of lichen sclerosus (LiS) and localized scleroderma (LoS) is uncertain and probably multifactorial. CASE We describe a case of female monozygotic twins who presented co-existence of LiS and LoS. Skin lesions typical for LoS occurred in both patients, at the age of 10. One sister was diagnosed with linear LoS of the lower limb affecting(More)
Psoriatic arthritis was reported in approximately 6-39% of patients with psoriasis. It is a chronic disease that commonly leads to disability. The paper reviews TNF-alpha inhibitors, the drugs which resulted in a substantial progress in management of psoriatic arthritis. Numerous studies have shown efficacy of these medical agents including inhibition of(More)
BACKGROUND Hip resurfacing is a conservative type of total hip arthroplasty but its use is controversial, especially in patients with osteonecrosis. The aim of this study was analysis of the clinical and radiographic outcomes of hip resurfacing in patients with osteonecrosis. MATERIAL/METHODS Between 2007 and 2008, 30 hip resurfacing arthroplasties were(More)
Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) is thought to be effective therapeutic approach in patients with poor prognosis systemic sclerosis; however, the toxicity remains a challenge. Between years 2003 and 2016, we enrolled 18 patients with systemic sclerosis at median age at transplant of 52 years (range 24–68). The median duration of(More)
INTRODUCTION Drug-induced subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (DI-SCLE) is caused by different medicines, first of all: calcium channel blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, thiazides, terbinafine, statins and antagonists of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α). DI-SCLE does not distinguish from idiopathic form of the disease, clinically,(More)
Atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini is a benign cutaneous atrophy skin to morphea en plaques on repression and is considered as systemic sclerosis-like disorder. A case of female patient with atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini in whom rapid eruption of new plaques was found after many years of stable disease in described. Papillary cancer of the thyroid(More)
Ghrelin is a gastric hormone that posses multiple functions, including induction of growth hormone release, regulation of proinflammatory cytokines and control of food intake and energy homeostasis. A few reports on serum ghrelin level in chronic inflammatory states revealed contradictory results. The study was undertaken to determine ghrelin in patients(More)
We studied 54 patients with ankylosing spondylitis with questionnaire in order to determine their view on threat to quality of their life related to the disease. We have show that pain and significant disability are the main threats associated with the disease in view of the patients. Social aspects (losing of job or decreasing of income) are also important(More)
Calprotectin also known as MRP8/14 or S100A8/A9 is a heterodimeric complex of two S100 calcium-binding proteins: myeloid-related protein 8 (MRP-8 or S100A8) and MRP-14 (or S100A9). At present, according to many authors, it is considered that calprotectin MRP8/14 is a potentially more sensitive biomarker of disease activity in rheumatoid disease than(More)