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Genetic factors, particularly those concerning HLA class II, have been associated with the pathogenesis of pemphigus. Taking advantage of an area where pemphigus foliaceus (PF) and pemphigus vulgaris(More)
BACKGROUND Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) refers to the accumulation of hepatic steatosis in the absence of excess alcohol consumption. The pathogenesis of fatty liver disease and(More)
A genetic polymorphism of the beta2-glycoprotein I (beta2-GPI) is recognized by antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) and may even play a role in the development of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). The(More)
INTRODUCTION Corticosteroids and/or thalidomides have been associated with thromboembolism events (TBE) in multibacillary (MB) leprosy. This report aimed to determine genetic and laboratory profiles(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND - Multibacillary (MB) leprosy may be manifested with antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL), among which anti-beta2GP1 (beta2-glycoprotein 1). High titers of aPL are associated with(More)
Antiphospholipid antibodies, such as anti-β2-glycoprotein I (β2GPI), are present in multibacillary leprosy (MB) patients; however, MB patients do not usually present with antiphospholipid antibody(More)