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BACKGROUND Genetic risk factors play an important role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In this case-control study, we examined the C677T and A1298C polymorphisms in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene and their correlation with this pathology. OBJECTIVE To verify the association between MTHFR C677T and A1298C(More)
Our aim in this study was to investigate the association between elevated homocysteine levels and the two MTHFR polymorphisms, C677T and A1298C, with several pregnancy complications such as recurrent pregnancy loss, preeclampsia, placental abruption and intrauterine growth retardation. In 203 women with different placental vasculopathies, we determined the(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study evaluated the role of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T and A1298C gene polymorphisms and correlated these results with plasma homocysteine (Hcy) levels in Tunisian ischemic stroke (IS) patients. METHODS Overall, 84 patients with IS were included and compared with 100 healthy controls. The most common stroke(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurological disease characterized by central nervous system (CNS) inflammation and demyelination of nerve axons. The aim of this study was to investigate a possible association between the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene and multiple sclerosis in Tunisian patients. PATIENTS(More)
BACKGROUND Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a complex disorder, resulting from an interaction between environmental and genetic factors. Several studies have addressed the association of AD with major histocompatibility complex (MHC) polymorphisms without arriving at any definite conclusions. The human leukocyte antigen (HLA) region is the key susceptibility(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder of the neuromuscular junction. MG has been shown to be associated with many human leukocyte antigens (HLA) in different populations. The aim of this study was to investigate the probable association between HLA-DR/DQ alleles and MG in Tunisian patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS HLA(More)
BACKGROUND The ɛ4 allele of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene is a well-characterized genetic risk factor for Alzheimer disease (AD). The association between stroke and a higher risk for AD has also been reported. Our study sought to determine the relationship between the APOE gene and AD and the comorbid risk of stroke. METHODS The subjects of this study(More)
Our aim was to assess thrombophilic risk factors and the non-O blood group as contributors to the development of venous thromboembolism during pregnancy and the postpartum period. A total of 199 women underwent blood typing and an extensive thombophilia screening. Factor V Leiden, FII G20210A, protein C deficiency and non-O blood group were significantly(More)
The association between the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene and cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) remains controversial. This study principally investigated the potential role of the MTHFR A1298C variant and CVT. The genotyping of the A1298C variant of the MTHFR gene was performed in 35 CVT patients and 200 healthy controls. The frequency of(More)
Vascular access thrombosis represents a serious and common problem in hemodialysis patients. Therefore, identification of relevant thrombotic risk factors could lead to an improved antithrombotic therapy. This case control study was performed to evaluate the relationship between some thrombophilias and vascular access thrombosis in hemodialysis patients.(More)