Seyed Reza Raeeskarami

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Brucellosis is considered the leading zoonotic disease of the Middle East. The disease has a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations and can result in complications with severe morbidity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency, distribution and characteristics of arthritis in Iranian children with brucellosis. (More)
BACKGROUND Various indices have been raised as predictors of activity and severity of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to investigate the changes of platelet indices in acute phase and two months after treatment in these patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a cohort study, platelet count, mean platelet volume (MPV),(More)
BACKGROUND Infantile Systemic Hyalinosis (ISH) is a very rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by connective tissue involvement as hyaline deposition in skin, gastrointestinal tract, muscles, glands and other organs. CASES PRESENTATION We report eight Iranian children (4 male and 4 female) with ISH referred to our hospital from 1996 to 2013. The(More)
AIM Kawasaki disease (KD) is a systemic vasculitis of medium-sized arteries. High levels of interleukin 4 (IL-4) and the dominance of Th2 cytokines seem to be a key feature in the acute phase of KD. In this study, the role of IL-4 and IL-4R gene polymorphisms were investigated in Iranian children with KD. METHODS Fifty-five patients with KD and 140(More)
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