Nadia Sivova

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Relapsing polychondritis is an episodic and progressive systemic inflammatory disease characterized by auricular chondritis, polyarthritis, nasal and respiratory tract chondritis. About 30% of the patients have additional autoimmune and or hematological diseases, most frequently systemic vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, myelodysplastic syndromes or(More)
Adult onset Still's disease is an inflammatory disorder characterized by daily spiking high fevers, arthritis and an evanescent rash. It is a rare disease of unknown aetiology and can be life-threatening. We present a case of adult onset Still's disease associated with myocarditis requiring the use of invasive ventilation, in which the patient responded(More)
We investigated whether partitioning DLCO into membrane conductance for CO (DmCO) and pulmonary capillary blood volume (Vcap) was helpful in suspecting precapillary pulmonary (arterial) hypertension (P(A)H) in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients with or without interstitial lung disease (ILD). We included 63 SSc patients with isolated PAH (n=6), isolated ILD(More)
A 28-year-old girl suffering from lysinuric protein intolerance was referred on account of severe chronic respiratory failure. Since childhood she had failure to thrive with chronic hyperammonaemia and interstitial lung disease but normal respiratory function. At the age of 21, she experienced haemoptysis and worsening of the respiratory disease. CT scan of(More)
Hypercalcaemia occurs in less than 15% of lymphomas but is associated with a poor prognosis. A patient known to have a testicular lymphoma was admitted because of asthenia and weight loss. Hypercalcemia and high serum level of calcitriol were found. A high-grade lymphoma attesting a Richter's syndrome was diagnosed. Palliative treatment consisting in(More)
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