Patrick Cherin

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The most frequent autoimmune adult inflammatory myopathies are dermatomyositis, polymyositis, inclusion body myositis, and sarcoid myopathy. Interleukin-1 (IL-1) is a pleiotropic molecule, implicated in the inflammatory process, but also in tissue protection and remodelling. We evaluated the immunocytochemical expression of [L,-1alpha and beta in frozen(More)
Macrophagic myofasciitis (MMF) is an emerging condition of unknown cause, detected in patients with diffuse arthromyalgias and fatigue, and characterized by muscle infiltration by granular periodic acid-Schiff's reagent-positive macrophages and lymphocytes. Intracytoplasmic inclusions have been observed in macrophages of some patients. To assess their(More)
BACKGROUND An unusual inflammatory myopathy characterised by an infiltration of non-epithelioid histiocytic cells has been recorded with increasing frequency in the past 5 years in France. We reassessed some of these cases. METHODS We did a retrospective analysis of 18 such cases seen in five myopathology centres between May, 1993, and December, 1997. The(More)
Macrophagic myofasciitis (MMF), a condition newly recognized in France, is manifested by diffuse myalgias and characterized by highly specific myopathological alterations which have recently been shown to represent an unusually persistent local reaction to intramuscular injections of aluminium-containing vaccines. Among 92 MMF patients recognized so far,(More)
We describe three patients with macrophagic myofasciitis and inclusion body myositis. All patients fulfilled diagnostic criteria for inclusion body myositis and myopathologic criteria for macrophagic myofasciitis. In the three cases macrophagic myofasciitis complicated the evolution of a known and painless inclusion body myositis and was diagnosed in a(More)
Polymyositis, dermatopolymyositis, and inclusion body myositis imply chronic inflammation of skeletal muscles. Pulmonary complications include aspiration pneumonia, interstitial pneumonitis, or respiratory muscle myositis. This study aims at better describing their impact on respiratory muscle. Twenty-three consecutive patients (12 PM, 5 DM, 6 IBM) were(More)
Two patients with Erdheim-Chester disease with progressive cerebellar dysfunction and pyramidal signs are reported on. Cerebral MRI showed bilateral increased signal intensity in peridentatal regions on T2 weighted sequences. Both patients had kidney and bone involvement, established on bone biopsy for one. One patient improved with steroid therapy. This(More)
INTRODUCTION Gaucher's disease (GD), the most prevalent inherited lysosomal storage disorder, is caused by deficient glucocerebrosidase activity. The resulting accumulation of glucocerebrosides in lysosomes of macrophages leads to hepatosplenomegaly, anemia, thrombocytopenia, and various bone manifestations. Gaucher's disease is classified into 3 types(More)