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This report describes the case of a 29-day-old infant with Kawasaki's disease who presented in extremis with multiple coronary aneurysms and coronary thromboses, myocardial ischemia, and congestive heart failure. The infant successfully underwent emergent coronary thrombolysis with tissue plasminogen activator.
A 64-year-old Egyptian man who resides in the United States presented to the rheumatology clinic with 6 months history of episodic recurrent pauci--arthritis along with constitutional symptoms. His Mediterranean ancestry, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide negativity, and cyclical palindromic rheumatism prompted an investigation for familial Mediterranean… (More)
BACKGROUND Stem cell transplant has been utilized in the treatment of malignancies and rheumatic disease. Rheumatic disease may be transferred from the donor with active disease or may be developed in a recipient de novo as a late complication of SCT. CASE PRESENTATION We here report the rare case of a 26-year old male patient, who has been diagnosed with… (More)
In the past several years, significant progress has occurred in the therapeutic management of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis. This has resulted in improved survival rates for all members of this group of inflammatory vascular disorders. However, the rate of treatment failure or resistance and relapse has remained relatively… (More)