Muzamil Rana

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Infiltration of various types of leucocytes has been shown to play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Macrophage inflammatory protein-3 alpha (MIP-3 alpha) is a recently identified chemokine which is a selective chemoattractant for leucocytes such as memory T cells, naïve B cells and immature dendritic cells. In this study, we(More)
The efficacy and adverse effects of prophylactic administration of Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim (ST) for Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia (PCP) were assessed in patients with connective tissue diseases (CTD). Eighty-four patients who were receiving more than 40 mg/day of prednisolone were entried in the present study. Patients with at least one of the two(More)
Chlamydia trachomatis is considered a major aetiological agent of conjunctivitis in newborns. The objective of the present study was to determine the aetiology of neonatal conjunctivitis and clinico-epidemiological correlates of chlamydial ophthalmia neonatorum. Fifty-eight newborns with signs and symptoms of conjunctivitis were studied. Conjunctival(More)
We describe the case of 55-year old male with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) who developed pulmonary hypertension without any thromboembolic episode. Multiple pulmonary perfusion defects suggestive of in situ thrombosis were observed. Hematological findings revealed microangiopathic hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia. These findings were improved by(More)
Viable, chronically dysfunctional myocardium with reduced resting flow (or hibernating myocardium) is an important prognostic factor in ischemic heart disease. Although thallium-201 imaging is frequently used to assess myocardial viability in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy, there are limited data regarding its deposition in hibernating myocardium,(More)
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