Stefania Sorbara

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OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to elucidate the pathophysiology of systemic sclerosis-related osteoporosis and the prevalence of vertebral fragility fracture in postmenopausal women with systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODOLOGY Fifty-four postmenopausal women with scleroderma and 54 postmenopausal controls matched for age, BMI, and smoking habits were(More)
Individuals suffering from chronic pain are frequently affected by depression, which in turn increases the risk of developing chronic pain over time. This study aims to investigate the relationship between depression and pain intensity and threshold in a group of rheumatic patients compared to healthy subjects. One hundred twenty-four individuals of whom 50(More)
BACKGROUND Antibodies to stratified epithelia characterize chronic ulcerative stomatitis, an entity that very closely resembles erosive lichen planus both clinically and histologically. These antibodies are directed against a 70-kd antigen. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to verify whether antibodies to stratified epithelia are present in patients with common(More)
Sir, Antimalarial drugs are well known to be contraindicated in psoriasis (1). In particular, when utilized in psoriatic arthropathy, they have been reported to induce pustular eruption (2), erythroderma (3) and pustular psoriasis (4). We report here a patient with psoriasis and subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE) who was treated successfully with(More)
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