Solmaz Fallahi

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Thirty-one patients with rheumatoid arthritis were consecutively studied for evidence of muscle involvement, using muscle biopsy and electromyography. The patients were initially separated into 4 clinical categories: inactive peripheral joint disease (6 patients); active peripheral joint disease (10 patients); systemic disease and a disproportionately(More)
Of 126 hospitalized, but otherwise unselected, patients with rheumatoid arthritis, 12 (10%) had a persisting nonreducible rotational head tilt deformity (NRRHT). These 12 were grouped with an additional 12 similar subjects, previously found to have the same condition, and all 24 were compared with the remaining 114 who did not have head tilt. Patients with(More)
Dermatomyositis developed during treatment with penicillamine in two patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Both were male without a history of penicillin allergy. Eosinophilia was present at the start of their illness, and HLA tissue typing showed the presence of HLA-DR2 in one patient. One patient was retreated with penicillamine and remained asymptomatic(More)
Two patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and sarcoidosis illustrate the dilemmas posed by their coexistence in the same patient. The first patient with classical RA developed iridocyclitis, interstitial lung disease and cranial neuropathies, initially attributed to extraarticular rheumatoid disease. Subsequent lung and skin biopsy revealed many(More)
Nonreducible rotational head tilt resulting from predominantly unilateral collapse of the lateral mass of the atlas (C1) and/or axis (C2) has been characterized in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. An identical phenomenon is reported in five patients with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and in six with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Most patients had(More)
Background: Appropriate management of chronic conditions requires full knowledge of the situation-related complications and preventive behaviors, which can improve or eliminate these complications. It is also essential to evaluate treatment methods regularly, with respect to the features of each social group and the available resources. Objectives: This(More)