Olivier Meyer

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OBJECTIVE To assess the long-term outcome of the synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome. METHODS All patients with the SAPHO syndrome seen at our unit between 1974 and 1997 were identified. Follow-up was prospective from 1992 to 1997. Data before 1992 were analyzed retrospectively. Clinical symptoms, treatments and biological(More)
The Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptom (DRESS) is a severe adverse drug-induced reaction. Diagnosing DRESS is challenging due to the diversity of cutaneous eruption and organs involved. We used the RegiSCAR scoring system that grades DRESS cases as "no," "possible," "probable," or "definite" to classify cases reported in the literature. We(More)
Spinal tuberculosis (TB) accounts for about 2% of all cases of TB. New methods of diagnosis such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or percutaneous needle biopsy have emerged. Two distinct patterns of spinal TB can be identified, the classic form, called spondylodiscitis (SPD) in this article, and an increasingly common atypical form characterized by(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine prognostic factors of radiologic damage and radiologic progression in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS A cohort of 191 patients with RA whose disease duration was shorter than 1 year were prospectively followed up for 3 years. Radiologic scores (as determined by Sharp's method, modified by van der Heijde) and radiologic(More)
OBJECTIVE A number of open-label studies have suggested the potential benefit of rituximab (RTX) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, in 2 recent randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of RTX, the primary end points were not met. We undertook this study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of RTX in off-trial patients with SLE seen in regular(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the specificities of antinuclear antibodies (ANA) associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc) disease classification and internal organ involvement among patients with SSc of different origins (European and American). METHODS Serum samples from 374 adult patients diagnosed with SSc were studied: 127 French patients (Paris) were(More)
INTRODUCTION Antibodies against cyclic citrullinated peptides (CCPs) are useful for diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Antibodies to mutated citrullinated vimentin (MCV) were described recently in RA. The aims of this study were to evaluate the usefulness of anti-MCV for diagnosing RA in anti-CCP-negative patients and to monitor anti-MCV titres during(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the value of antibodies to citrullinated proteins/peptides for predicting joint outcomes in patients with recent onset rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS 191 patients with RA onset within the past year were followed up prospectively for five years. Serum samples obtained from 145 patients at baseline before disease modifying(More)
BACKGROUND TNFAIP3 encodes the ubiquitin-modifying enzyme, a key regulator of inflammatory signalling pathways. Convincing associations between TNFAIP3 variants and autoimmune diseases have been reported. OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of TNFAIP3 polymorphisms with systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS Three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the association of anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies with immunoglobulin (Ig) M and IgA rheumatoid factors (RF) in discriminating between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other rheumatic diseases, and to determine, in a longitudinal study, whether clinical signs of disease severity are associated with the presence(More)