Saïdou Kari

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and P-31 magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) in characterizing the metabolic and functional status of muscles in patients with amyopathic dermatomyositis (DM) and to compare the findings with those in patients with classic myopathic DM. METHODS Nine patients with amyopathic DM, 11(More)
Classical myopathic dermatomyositis (DM) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by an erythematous rash and severe, proximal muscle weakness. A disease variant, amyopathic DM, presents with the typical rash but without clinical evidence of muscle weakness. Prednisone and immunosuppressive drugs alleviate symptoms in many patients. Accurate(More)
Dermatomyositis is an autoimmune disease characterized by an erythematous rash and severe muscle weakness. 31P Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) provides quantitative data for longitudinal monitoring of disease status and responses to immunosuppressive therapy. A disease variant, amyopathic dermatomyositis, presents with a typical rash but no clinical(More)
Introduction Fibromyalgia (FM) is a serious debilitating disease of unknown etiology which is three times more prevalent than rheumatoid arthritis. The most common complaints of FM patients are widespread muscle pain, specific tender points, and sleep disorders. These symptoms, along with weakness, fatigue and stiffness, are observed in most, if not all,(More)
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