Moritz Rippe

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BACKGROUND Mitral valve prolapse syndrome (MVPS) and MASS phenotype (MASS) are Marfan-like syndromes that exhibit aortic dilatation and mitral valve prolapse. Unlike in Marfan syndrome (MFS), the presence of ectopia lentis and aortic aneurysm preclude diagnosis of MVPS and MASS. However, it is unclear whether aortic dilatation and mitral valve prolapse(More)
In spite of the generalized use of alpha interferon to treat hepatitis C there are very few cases in the literature on pulmonary sarcoidosis due to this therapy. A new case with this diagnosis is reported and the possible pathogenic mechanisms driving alpha interferon to sarcoid histologic changes are discussed.
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