Mansoor Karimifar

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BACKGROUND This study aimed to determine the value of damage index in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and the association between damage index and disease severity, flare up numbers, disease duration, and antiphospholipid antibodies. METHODS Eighty patients with systemic lupus erythematosus were included. The damage was measured using the(More)
OBJECTIVE Recently, adenosine deaminase (ADA) is introduced as helpful marker in diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring of treatment in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of the serum ADA in diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring of treatment with methotrexate (MTX) in RA. METHODS This was a self-controlled clinical(More)
S ystemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic disease that can lead to involvement of many organs such as bone marrow, blood vessels, skin, heart, kidneys and central nervous system (1). Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is considered as a serious complication of SLE (2-6). The patient, described in this paper, was a 16 year-old girl who has(More)
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)
OBJECTIVE Previous studies on bone mineral density (BMD) abnormalities associated with hypothyroidism are scarce and not conclusive. The effect of thyroid hormone therapy on BMD has shown mixed results. The aim of the present study was to determine the severities of osteoporosis in female patients with hypothyroidism in comparison to healthy women. (More)
Systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma is a subtype of scleroderma, which is characterized by involvement of visceral organs, but no characteristic skin alteration. The involved organs could be kidneys, heart, gastrointestinal system, and lungs. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is one of the pulmonary manifestations of sine scleroderma. We report a 38-year-old(More)
BACKGROUND Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common autoimmune disease that is associated with progressive disability, systemic complications, and early death. The present study was aimed to investigate the level of immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgA isotypes and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP) antibody and to assess their association with disease severity(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the prevalence of cryoglobulins in Iranian patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and evaluate the correlation of cryoglobulins with disease activity in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a cross-sectional study, we investigated 80 consecutive women who fulfilled the 1982 revised criteria of the American College of(More)
BACKGROUND Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one of the most frequent autoimmune diseases in the world which affect about 1% of people. Measurement of the anti-CCP1 antibody titer in these patients is one of the new tests that is available in our country and in the multiple studies has been shown to be more specific than rheumatoid factor in the diagnosis of RA(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoporosis and diabetes mellitus are major and growing public health problems particularly among postmenopausal women. This study was conducted to evaluate the relationship between osteoporosis and osteopenia with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) in postmenopausal women. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a cross sectional study, we compared 200 diabetic(More)