Mansoor Karimifar

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OBJECTIVE To find the prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints and rheumatic disorders in Iran. METHODS Tehran, with one-ninth of the population of Iran and of mixed ethnic origins, was selected as the field. Subjects were randomly selected from the 22 districts. Interviews were conducted once a week, on the weekend. The 3 phases of stage 1 were done on(More)
We presented a 34-year-old woman with blurred vision and inability to walk due to acute optic neuritis and transverse myelitis, neuromyelitis optica (Devic’s syndrome), for an interesting presentation of this syndrome with proteinuria as the first manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus.
BACKGROUND Diagnosis and treatment of neuropsychiatric lupus is still a major challenge in clinical practice. We investigated the association between depression and anti-ribosomal P (anti-P) antibodies in a sample of Iranian patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). MATERIALS AND METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted on adult patients(More)
Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis is an inflammatory mass in the breast. Patients typically present with a firm breast mass, often associated with inflammation of the overlying skin. Nipple retraction, peau d’orange-like changes, and axillary adenopathy may be present. We describe a 23-year-old pregnant woman with arthritis, erythema nodosum, and mastitis.
The objective of this study was to compare the prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints and rheumatic disorders in Caucasians and Turks in an identical environment. Subjects were selected randomly for an interview from Tehran’s 22 districts. The Community Oriented Program for Control of Rheumatic Diseases questionnaire was filled in, positive cases were(More)
Atherosclerosis has a high prevalence in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients and vascular endothelial dysfunction is the earliest stage of atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of vascular endothelial dysfunction and its risk factors in SLE patients and to identify its correlation with disease activity, duration and(More)
Editor-in-Chief and Publisher have decided to retract this article. Upon investigation carried out according to the Committee on Publication Ethics guidelines, it has been found that the authors duplicated substantial parts from the following article: British Isles Lupus Assessment Group 2004 Index Is Valid for Assessment of Disease Activity in Systemic(More)
This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of oral aphthosis in a normal population in Iran, using the data of the WHO-ILAR COPCORD study in Iran. We conducted this study in Tehran, the capital of Iran which was selected as the COPCORD study field. In 22 districts of Tehran, 50 clusters were randomly selected. Of the selected houses, 4,096(More)
To assess the frequency of hyperprolactinaemia and its possible clinical significance in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In this cross-sectional study, we determined serum prolactin (PRL) levels in 60 SLE female patients (age range 15–60 years). Disease activity was defined according to the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity(More)
Osteonecrosis of bone is a major cause of morbidity in lupus patients, and is most common in the femoral head. It has been reported in wide range of patients (2–30%). In different studies presence of arthritis, Raynaud phenomenon, vasculitis, pleuritis, antiphospholipid and other factors were associated with this occurrence. Bone infarcts were also(More)