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OBJECTIVE To determine the risk factors associated with and to describe the clinical course of tuberculosis (TB) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS Clinical features of patients with TB during the 1-year period prior to the diagnosis of TB were compared with controls. RESULTS Of the 526 SLE patients, 57 (11%) had TB.(More)
Sirs; The efficacy of different dosages of steroid injection in the treatment of idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome was elegantly evaluated by Dammers et al. [1]. Patients were randomized to three groups and injected with 20, 40 or 60 mg methylprednisolone proximal to the carpal tunnel and asked to respond to a questionnaire at the end of 1 year. In order to(More)
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