Discoid lupus erythematosus: Description of 130 cases and review of their natural history and clinical course
Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) is one of the most common forms of cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical manifestations, laboratory findings and the natural course of Thai patients with DLE, as well as the factors that may incline DLE patients to develop systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We retrospectively studied 130 patients with DLE between January 2002 and...
Benign monoclonal gammopathy in a dog exhibiting a low antibody titer to Ehrlichia canis
The occurrence of a remarkable benign g-monoclonal gammopathy in a 2.5-year-old intact male bichon frise dog, secondary to acute Ehrlichia canis infection, with no travel history outside of Ontario. Exceptionally high levels of serum IgG (104.0 g/L) as a result of benign monoclonal gammopathy were noted during the disease state that returned to normal subsequent to recovery. Treatment with doxycyline and...