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Papillon-Lefèvre syndrome (PLS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of keratinization caused by homozygous mutations in the gene encoding lysosomal protease cathepsin C (CTSC). It is clinically characterized by transgredient palmoplantar keratoderma (PPK) and periodontitis. A 15-year-old boy presenting with PPK from the age of 6 months and late-onset(More)
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha is thought to play an important role in wasting; but TNF-alpha levels have not been consistently found to be high in AIDS wasting. We conducted this study to determine any correlation between TNF-alpha levels and wasting in HIV-positive patients in a developing country. TNF-alpha levels were measured in four groups of(More)
Infective endocarditis (I.E.) is a common bacterial infection of the endocardium, which before the advent of antibiotics, had a high mortality rate. Endocarditis has been described as a serious and a potentially fatal condition in which the heart beats in a muffled march towards the grave, in quick time in the acute form and with a slower, but as deadly(More)
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