Marie-Paule Chauveheid

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Whether rituximab could effectively and safely avoid splenectomy for adults with chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) remains unresolved. A multicenter, prospective, open-label, single-arm, phase 2 trial was conducted to assess rituximab safety and efficacy in adult splenectomy candidates with chronic ITP. Sixty patients with chronic (>or= 6(More)
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of death in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. Although the risk for cardiovascular events in patients with SLE is significant, the absolute number of events per year in any given cohort remains small. Thus, CVD risks stratification in patients with SLE focuses on surrogate markers for atherosclerosis(More)
BACKGROUND The POEMS (Polyneuropathy, Organomegaly, Endocrinopathy, Monoclonal immunoglobulin, Skin changes) syndrome is a rare disease that entails a specific risk for pulmonary arterial hypertension. METHODS AND RESULTS We report on 2 patients who suffered from POEMS syndrome and pulmonary arterial hypertension for whom a detailed hemodynamic pulmonary(More)
Whipple's disease (WD) is a chronic infection caused by Tropheryma whipplei. A 1-year treatment of oral trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (SXT) is commonly used. Advances in the culture of T. whipplei have allowed for full genome sequencing and antibiotic susceptibility testing, which has demonstrated resistance of T. whipplei to trimethoprim. Several mutations(More)
Up to 50% patients with sarcoidosis display extra-pulmonary disease. However, initial and isolated (ie, without lung disease) acute muscular involvement associated with pseudo-malignant hypercalcemia is very uncommon. We report on 3 cases of life-threatening hypercalcemia revealing florid and isolated acute sarcoid-like myositis.All patients complained of(More)
Homocystinuria is an inborn error of the methionine mino acid pathway. Homocystinuria caused by cystathinine beta-synthase deficiency is characterized by mental etardation, ectopia lentis, skeletal abnormalities, and vasular disease (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man 36200). In homocystinuria, the natural history predicts a 0% risk of a thromboembolism(More)