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Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and its co-receptor CD14 play a major role in innate immunity by recognizing PAMPs and signal the activation of adaptive responses. These receptors can recognize endogenous ligands mainly auto-antigens. In addition, TLR4 (Asp299Gly) and CD14 (C/T -159) polymorphisms (SNPs) may modify qualitatively and/or quantitatively their(More)
The authors report a case of cervical intramedullary lipoma extending into the bulbomedullary junction. 99 cases of cervical and/or dorsal intramedullary lipomas without spinal dysraphism, reported since 1884, are reviewed. There is poor correlation between lipoma's length and age of onset. Only lipoma extended to all the spinal cord begin in the first(More)
Calcification of Ligamentum Flavum (CLF) is an uncommon disorder. We present a 56-year-old patient with an acute inflammatory, febrile neck pain and higher value of ESR mimicking spine infection. The imaging investigations conclude for the diagnosis of calcification of the ligamentum flavum. Our observation illustrate the difficulties to differentiate,(More)
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