A W Al-Allaf
Affiliation: University of Dundee
- The prevalence and significance of positive antinuclear antibodies in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome: 2-4 years' follow-upA W Al-Allaf
Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, Scotland
Clin Rheumatol 21:472-7. 2002..Of the patients with OA, one who was ANA positive was diagnosed as having rheumatoid arthritis. The results from our study show that ANA (at least in low titre) is not a good predictor of the future development of connective tissue...
- A non-infective cause of recurrent purulent arthritisA W Al-Allaf
Rheumatic Disease Unit, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK
Scand J Rheumatol 31:311-3. 2002..We describe a case of recurrent attacks of acute sterile pyogenic arthritis in a 66-year old man. Seven years after the first presentation the diagnosis of acute disseminated fatty necrosis (DFN) was made...
- Bone health in patients with fibromyalgiaA W Al-Allaf
University Department of Medicine, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK
Rheumatology (Oxford) 42:1202-6. 2003..CONCLUSIONS: There is no reason to recommend routine bone densitometry in fibromyalgia patients. However, vitamin D subnutrition is common in these patients and this should be sought...
- Investigation of cutaneous microvascular activity and flare response in patients with fibromyalgia syndromeA W Al-Allaf
Rheumatic Disease Unit, University Department of Medicine, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK
Rheumatology (Oxford) 40:1097-101. 2001..57). CONCLUSION: There are no significant differences in cutaneous microvascular reactivity between patients with FMS and control subjects...
- A case-control study examining the role of physical trauma in the onset of fibromyalgia syndromeA W Al-Allaf
Rheumatic Disease Unit, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK
Rheumatology (Oxford) 41:450-3. 2002..CONCLUSION: Physical trauma in the preceding 6 months is significantly associated with the onset of FMS...