Prof. Dr. P. Vaith

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We present a case of Sneddon's syndrome with high titers of antiphospholipid antibodies (APLA), in which the leading symptom was an incapacitating memory defect. MRI revealed vasculitic lesions of the central nervous system (CNS). Therefore immunosuppressive therapy was started with steroids and cyclophosphamide pulses. The transient beneficial effects of(More)
Our objective was to study the value of 99mtechnetium-pyrophosphate (99mTc-PYP) muscle scintigraphy and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in detecting areas of likely muscle inflammation and in increasing the rate of positive muscle biopsies in patients with suspected myositis. The results showed that in 13 out of 13 patients with clinical and/or signs of(More)
Using indirect immunofluorescence deposition of complement C4 and C3 components to rat kidney medullary structures was demonstrated. This serological reaction (C4/C3-IFT) is regularly obtained with fresh sera of patients suffering from active polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and/or giant cell (temporal) arteritis (GCA). Sera of normal controls and of(More)
A 17-year-old female with a 5-year history of disseminated lupus erythematosus has remained without immunosuppressive therapy for the last 3 years. She was admitted to the hospital for acute abdominal pain, generalized edema, and rapidly developing dyspnea and somnolence. Al-though all symptoms were consistent with active SLE, septicemia was suspected(More)
An immunoglobulin-independent deposition of the complement (C) components C4 and C3 occurs on rat kidney medullary structures, when sera of patients with various inflammatory diseases are studied by indirect immunofluorescence. The diagnostic value of this new test (C4-C3-IFT) for polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is stressed, since all sera from patients with(More)
W.L. Gross (Lübeck/Bad Bramstedt) Carol-Nachman-Preis 2003 der Stadt Wiesbaden für Paul H. Plotz MD, NIH, Bethesda Maryland, USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 S. Gay (Zürich) Carol-Nachman-Preis 2003 der Stadt Wiesbaden für Prof. A. Robin Poole, Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 J.R. Kalden(More)
Die Riesenzellarteriitis (RZA) manifestiert sich häufig als kraniale Arteriitis (z. B. Temporalarteriitis) mit Kopf- und Kauschmerzen sowie Sehstörungen. Nicht selten besteht jedoch auch eine extrakranielle Beteiligung, sodass die RZA gehäuft zu Aortenaneurysmen, Aortendissektionen und zu Stenosen der großen thorakalen, abdominellen oder der(More)
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