María José Amérigo

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We analysed the prevalence of clinical manifestations and immunological parameters in 194 patients with SLE and classified them in subgroups according to age at onset, gender and type of antibodies: we detected significant differences in the various subgroups. In SLE that initiated before the age of 20 years, the most frequent manifestation at onset was(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS An association between cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis is described. A number of drugs often used by patients with coronary heart disease, such as thiazides, statins and beta-blockers, have shown controversial effects on bone. 1) To study the possible association between coronary heart disease (CHD) and bone mass density (BMD),(More)
The appearance of chorea due to systemic lupus erythematosus is extremely rare. A greater frequency of circulating anticoagulant, false positive luetic serology and antiphospholipid antibodies has been recently detected in these patients. For this reason, it has been postulated that these could be involved in the genesis of the chorea through a thrombotic(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to study the presence of anti-2-glycoprotein I antibodies (anti-2GPI) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) analyzing their relationship with anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL). PATIENTS AND METHOD 63 patients with SLE and 54 healthy volunteers. Detection of anti-2GPI antibodies was performed by ELISA. RESULTS 25 (40%)(More)
Hematologic alterations are frequent in SLE. The hematologic changes of 111 patients diagnosed as suffering from SLE are described, associating them to 89 clinical, biological and hystological variables. The most frequent alteration was normocytic and normochromic anemia. Coombs positive hemolytic anemia appeared in 10% of the cases. Approximately 20% of(More)