Sophie Besnard

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Histiocytoses are rare disorders of unknown origin with highly heterogeneous prognosis. BRAFV600E gain-of-function mutations have been observed in 57% of cases of Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) and 54% of cases of Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD), but not in other types of histiocytoses. Targeted therapy with an inhibitor of mutated BRAF (vemurafenib)(More)
Necrotizing autoimmune myopathy (NAM) is a group of acquired myopathies characterized by prominent myofiber necrosis with little or no muscle inflammation. Recently, researchers identified autoantibodies (aAb) against 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase (HMGCR) in patients with NAM, especially in statin-exposed patients. Here we report what is(More)
Functional and connectivity changes in corticostriatal systems have been reported in the brains of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); however, the relationship between basal ganglia activity and OCD severity has never been adequately established. We recently showed that deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN), a central basal(More)
PURPOSE Histiocytoses are rare disorders with heterogeneous prognosis. BRAF(V600E) mutations have been observed in half of patients with Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) and in 50% to 100% of patients with Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) patients. We recently reported short-term efficacy of a BRAF inhibitor (vemurafenib) in three patients with(More)
n engl j med 374;26 June 30, 2016 mias and the prevention of sudden cardiac death: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force and the European Society of Cardiology Committee for Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Develop Guidelines for Management of Patients with Ventricular Arrhythmias and the(More)
BACKGROUND Serum protein electrophoresis (SPE) and immunofixation electrophoresis (IFE) are used for diagnosis and follow-up of patients with intact immunoglobulin multiple myeloma. However, the numerous limitations of these methods led to the development of a nephelometric immunoassay (Hevylite™) for the specific measurement of serum IgGκ, IgGλ, IgAκ and(More)
BACKGROUND Whipple's endocarditis is an uncommon disease, with approximately 100 cases reported to date. Case series suggest that Whipple's endocarditis usually presents without extracardiac manifestations of Whipple's disease. METHODS We report 4 consecutive cases of Whipple's endocarditis associated with brain lesions. All patients fulfilled Duke(More)
INTRODUCTION Anti-3-hydroxy-3-méthylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase antibody-associated necrotizing autoimmune myopathy has been recently described (2011). This myopathy is distinct from statin toxic myopathy. Our objective is to report on the clinical and para-clinical characteristics of this myopathy and to show the difficulties of therapeutic care. CASE(More)
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