Miriam Estébanez Muñoz

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The familial periodic fevers are Known as autoinflammatory syndromes. It is important in clinical practice to recognize these uncommon illnesses characterized by recurrent bouts of unspecific systemic symptoms associated to elevation of acute phase reactants without autoantibodies or underlying infection. The clinical suspicion supported on the molecular(More)
We present two patients with Crohn's disease who presented with fever unknown origin, and mild intestinal symptoms. In case 1, the debut was with intermittent fever and symmetrical polyarthritis of the wrists, elbows, ankles and knees; in the case 2, prolonged fever associated to unspecific colicky abdominal pain. The initial approach was fever unknown(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of Q fever in an urban zone of the Community of Madrid (Spain). MATERIAL AND METHODS An observational, retrospective study was performed of a cohort of cases diagnosed of Q fever within a single center in Madrid from January 2001 to December 2008. The diagnosis of acute Q fever was(More)
BACKGROUND The causes of acute decompensations of patients with systemic autoimmune diseases are not well known. AIM To describe the causes for consultation in an emergency room of patients with systemic autoimmune diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS Review of medical records of patients with systemic autoimmune diseases, aged over 14 years, consulting in an(More)
Familial mediterranean fever (FMF) is a disease whose importance in recent years is reappearing thanks to the advances in molecular genetics. The diagnosis is established by symptoms, presence of inflammatory episodes of fever and serositis, family background and genetic study. Identification of the most prevalent mutations of the MEFV gene may confirm(More)
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