Learn More
Asthma is a complex inflammatory condition often associated with bronchial hyperreactivity and atopy. Genetic and environmental factors are implicated and several candidate genes have been implicated. Of these, the chemokine RANTES is responsible for the recruitment of inflammatory cells such as eosinophils and T-lymphocytes. We have recently identified a(More)
BACKGROUND The consequences of the spread of Leishmania parasites to the blood from lesions in patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis are numerous. To assess the magnitude of this invasion we conducted the present study on patients referred to the American University of Beirut Medical Center for cutaneous leishmaniasis. METHODS Patients referred for the(More)
Endothelial cell stimulating angiogenesis factor (ESAF) is raised in conditions of neovascularization, such as may occur at the endochondral surface of the bone growth plate or in association with syndesmophyte formation. Syndesmophytes are formed in response to chronic enthesitis. Twenty unselected patients with AS were studied and enthesitis was measured(More)
  • 1