Shwetha Naik

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A 37-year-old man who had successfully undergone cardiac transplantation for dilated cardiomyopathy presented with a history of severe pain over his left shoulder, rib cage and thoracic spine. Clinical examination revealed the presence of bony tenderness over these sites, but there was no other clinical evidence of malignancy. Further investigations(More)
BACKGROUND Macrophages are important cells for the innate immunity. Circulating monocytes are attracted to tissues by chemotactic factors and become macrophages under the influence of their microenvironment. Several studies suggested that local and systemic upregulation of fibrogenic cytokines and downregulation of antifibrotic cytokine are central to the(More)
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