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Rheumatoid arthritis has uncommonly been reported among Africans and rarely among West Africans. Most of the reported cases have been from Southern Africa. A recent awareness of increased reports of RA among Nigerians necessitated this study. The objective of this retrospective study was to identify the clinical presentations, laboratory characteristics as(More)
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and concomitant complication of Neuropsychiatric lupus (NPSLE) are rarely reported among Africans. This retrospective study has the objectives of highlighting the clinical and laboratory characteristics of SLE subjects with neuropsychiatric manifestations seen in a private practice rheumatology clinic and comparing these(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has hitherto been uncommonly reported among Nigerians and other black Africans. Recently, however, there have been increasing number of reports. The auto antibodies are diagnostic hallmarks in SLE and are also of significance in terms of prognosis and organ involvements. There have been scanty reports on the(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify aetiological causes of shoulder pain syndrome among patients attending a rheumatology clinic, and to highlight the therapeutic options. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING A private rheumatology clinic in Lagos, Nigeria fromJanuary 2002 to December 2006. SUBJECTS Forty female adult patients and 26 male adult patients aged 24-79(More)
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