Manal Mohamed El Menyawi

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Articular involvement is a frequent extrahepatic manifestation of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The distinction between HCV-related polyarthropathy and true RA may be very difficult, especially with recent onset RA before articular damage and erosions develop. The objective of the study is to assess the diagnostic utility of anti-CCP antibodies and(More)
AIM In this study we investigated the frequency and characteristics of pulmonary manifestations in a group of patients with Behcet's disease (BD) who were admitted to Cairo University Hospital. METHODS Fifteen patients were included in our study, 14 men (93.3%) and one woman (6.66%).Their mean age was 30.06 ± 9.8 years and the mean age of onset of BD was(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) is an important proinflammatory cytokine which plays an important role in the immunopathogenesis of Behcet's disease (BD). B cell activating factor (BAFF) and its homolog A proliferation inducing ligand (APRIL) are members of the tumor necrosis factor family. BAFF binds to 3 receptors, B cell activating factor(More)
Behcet's disease (BD) is a chronic relapsing multisystem disease of unknown etiology. Ethnic origin is one of the factors that may modulate the prevalence and the expression of BD. To study the clinical characteristics of Egyptian patients with BD, and compare the pattern of the disease in Egyptians with studies from other countries. Sixty-three patients(More)
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