Waraporn Sukitawut

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The outcome of 48 pregnancies from 42 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus was studied. Their mean age and the duration of the disease were 28.47 and 4.42 years, respectively. The conception occurred when the disease was inactive or quiescent in 45 and active in 3. Four pregnancies were terminated by criminal abortion. Flares occurred in 16(More)
Although peripheral and central nervous system involvement have been well recognized in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), autonomic nervous system (ANS) involvement has rarely been studied, and has shown conflicting results. We performed cardiovascular ANS assessment in 34 RA and 37 SLE patients, using standard(More)
The clinical features and laboratory findings of 91 Thai patients (33 males and 58 females) with CPPD crystal deposition disease were studied. Their average age was 71.54 years. Acute monoarthritis and oligoarthritis were the two most common forms of presentation and were seen in 89 per cent of cases. The knee, wrist and ankle were the three most common(More)
The clinical features of adult onset Still's disease (AOSD) have rarely been described in Thai patients. We report the clinical manifestations, laboratory findings, and outcome of 16 Thai patients with AOSD, and compare these findings with those of the western and other oriental series. Fourteen patients (87.5%) had the onset of their disease between 16-35(More)
Churg-Strauss syndrome or allergic granulomatosis and angiitis is a vasculitis that is found in adults, but is extremely rare in children. We describe a 14-year-old boy who presented with prolonged fever, weight loss, sinusitis, myalgia and arthralgia, testicular pain, pulmonary infiltrations, pericardial effusion, peripheral neuropathy, and eosinophilia.(More)
Causes of death and poor prognostic factors for patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) were studied in 222 cases. Their mean age at the onset and duration of disease was 48.9 +/- 12.0 years and 23.3 +/- 29.3 months, respectively. Fifty-three per cent were diffuse subtype. Patients with diffuse SSc had more digital pitting scars and more muscle, heart, lung,(More)
Sleep disturbance is a common problem in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. This study was performed to determine the prevalence of sleep disturbance in SLE, the factors that might be associated with sleep disturbance, and the correlation between changes in clinical parameters and sleep quality over time. Fifty-six female SLE patients from a total(More)
From a cohort study of 349 Thai patients (337 females [F] and 12 males [M]) with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), 52 patients (51 F, 1 M) died. Their 5- and 10-year survival rates were 84.0% and 74.9%, respectively. Seventy-nine percent of deaths occurred within the first year of diagnosis. Infection contributed to 27 deaths (51.9%). The lung and the(More)
We reported the oldest acute rheumatic fever (ARF) patient with initial attack at the age of 90 years and experience with ARF in adults in 20 years of observation. The case files of all ARF patients treated by rheumatology unit, Chiang Mai University, were reviewed. Demographic data and clinical profile were recorded and compared between patients with(More)
Minidose aspirin (60-325 mg/day) has been widely used in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. However, studies on the effects of minidose aspirin on renal handling of uric acid and renal function are limited. We studied the effect of aspirin at 60 mg/day (n = 18) and 300 mg/day (n = 14) on uric acid handling and renal(More)