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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795307/sex-symptom-severity-and-quality-of-life-in-rheumatology
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Marco Krasselt, Christoph Baerwald
Inflammatory rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) show a striking female predominance ranging from 3:1 in RA up to 9:1 in SLE. The background for those gender bias is not fully understood yet, but seems to be the result of a complex interaction between sex hormones, (epi-)genetics, and possibly even the composition of gut microbiota. Moreover, time of disease onset, the clinical phenotype including co-morbidities as well as the course of the diseases during life differ between genders...
August 9, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28785926/common-variable-immunodeficiency-and-liver-involvement
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Junmin Song, Ana Lleo, Guo Xiang Yang, Weici Zhang, Christopher L Bowlus, M Eric Gershwin, Patrick S C Leung
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is a primary B-cell immunodeficiency disorder, characterized by remarkable hypogammaglobulinemia. The disease can develop at any age without gender predominance. The prevalence of CVID varies widely worldwide. The underlying causes of CVID remain largely unknown; primary B-cell dysfunctions, defects in T cells and antigen-presenting cells are involved. Although some monogenetic defects have been identified in some CVID patients, it is likely that CVID is polygenic. Patients with CVID develop recurrent and chronic infections (e...
August 7, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780731/unmet-needs-in-the-field-of-psoriasis-pathogenesis-and-treatment
#3
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Wolf-Henning Boehncke, Nicolo Costantino Brembilla
In times of targeted therapies, innovative therapeutics become tools to further unravel the pathogenesis of the treated disease, thus influencing current pathogenetic concepts. Based on such paradigm shifts, the next generation of novel therapeutic targets might be identified. Psoriasis is a good example for the resulting most fruitful dialog between clinical and fundamental research. As a result of this, the key role of Th17 lymphocytes, some of their effector molecules, as well as mediators contributing to their maturation have been identified, many of these being targeted by some of the most effective drugs currently available to treat psoriasis...
August 6, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779299/autoimmune-subepidermal-bullous-diseases-of-the-skin-and-mucosae-clinical-features-diagnosis-and-management
#4
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Kyle T Amber, Dedee F Murrell, Enno Schmidt, Pascal Joly, Luca Borradori
Autoimmune subepidermal blistering diseases of the skin and mucosae constitute a large group of sometimes devastating diseases, encompassing bullous pemphigoid, gestational pemphigoid, mucous membrane pemphigoid, epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, and anti-p200 pemphigoid. Their clinical presentation is polymorphic. These autoimmune blistering diseases are associated with autoantibodies that target distinct components of the basement membrane zone of stratified epithelia. These autoantigens represent structural proteins important for maintenance of dermo-epidermal integrity...
August 4, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779298/unmet-needs-in-axial-spondyloarthritis
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Ennio Lubrano, Antonia De Socio, Fabio Massimo Perrotta
During the past decade, the well-known disease called ankylosing spondylitis has come to be considered as a subset of the broader entity referred as axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), which also includes non-radiographic axSpA. The need of this new classification was aimed to improve the sensitivity for an early diagnosis, to reduce diagnostic delay, and to allow an early treatment. Although there is improvement in the recognition, the management of patients, and the treatment strategies of axSpA, unmet needs persist...
August 4, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752373/skin-manifestations-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-and-spondyloarthritides
#6
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Carolyn Jean Chua-Aguilera, Burkhard Möller, Nikhil Yawalkar
Extra-articular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and various spondyloarthritides including psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease-associated spondyloarthritis often involve the skin and may occur before or after diagnosis of these rheumatic diseases. Cutaneous manifestations encompass a wide range of reactions that may have a notable negative impact not only on the physical but especially on the emotional and psychosocial well-being of these patients...
July 27, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752372/the-cutaneous-spectrum-of-lupus-erythematosus
#7
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Simone Ribero, Savino Sciascia, Luca Borradori, Dan Lipsker
Systemic lupus erythematosus is a complex autoimmune disease with a wide spectrum of clinical and immunopathological features. Cutaneous and articular manifestations are the most common signs in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. We here review the pathogenesis and the new classification of cutaneous lupus erythemathosus with a discussion of the significance of the various cutaneous signs. The lesions are classified according to the level of the cellular infiltrate and tissue damage in the epidermis, dermis, and/or subcutis...
July 27, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748366/clinical-features-of-psoriatic-arthritis-a-comprehensive-review-of-unmet-clinical-needs
#8
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Angela McArdle, Stephen Pennington, Oliver FitzGerald
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a form of inflammatory arthritis (IA) affecting approximately 0.25% of the population. It is a heterogeneous disorder associated with joint damage, disability, disfiguring skin disease and in severe cases, premature mortality. Inherently irreversible and frequently progressive, the process of joint damage begins at, or before, the clinical onset of disease. Early recognition and intervention is thus crucial to patient outcome. At disease onset, however, PsA often resembles other forms of arthritis-especially rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
July 27, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748365/urticaria-and-angioedema-an-update-on-classification-and-pathogenesis
#9
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Susanne Radonjic-Hoesli, Kathrin Scherer Hofmeier, Sara Micaletto, Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier, Andreas Bircher, Dagmar Simon
Urticaria is a common, mast cell-driven disease presenting with wheals or angioedema or both. In the last years, urticaria has increasingly attracted notice to clinicians and researchers, last but not least inspired by the approval of omalizumab, an anti-IgE antibody, for urticaria treatment. There is wide consensus on the clinical classification based on duration and elicitation. However, the pathogenesis is incompletely understood. This review summarizes current guidelines for the management and novel insights in the pathogenesis of urticaria with special focus on their impact on clinical praxis...
July 26, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741263/unmet-needs-in-the-pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-cardiovascular-comorbidities-in-chronic-inflammatory-diseases
#10
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Cristina Panico, Gianluigi Condorelli
The developments that have taken place in recent decades in the diagnosis and therapy of a number of diseases have led to improvements in prognosis and life expectancy. As a consequence, there has been an increase in the number of patients affected by chronic diseases and who can face new pathologies during their lifetime. The prevalence of chronic heart failure, for example, is approximately 1-2% of the adult population in developed countries, rising to ≥10% among people >70 years of age; in 2015, more than 85 million people in Europe were living with some sort of cardiovascular disease (CVD) (Lubrano and Balzan World J Exp Med 5:21-32, 5; Takahashi et al...
July 24, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735350/inflammatory-joint-disorders-and-neutrophilic-dermatoses-a-comprehensive-review
#11
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Massimo Cugno, Roberta Gualtierotti, Pier Luigi Meroni, Angelo Valerio Marzano
Rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthritis are inflammatory joint disorders with an autoimmune pathogenesis and systemic involvement. The skin is one of the most frequently affected extraarticular sites with a number of manifestations or distinct diseases, including common conditions, such as rheumatoid nodules and psoriasis, and rare diseases like neutrophilic dermatoses. The latter are clinically characterised by polymorphic lesions, including pustules, bullae, abscesses, papules, nodules, plaques and ulcers, and histologically by neutrophil-rich inflammatory infiltrates...
July 22, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725969/mastocytosis-from-a-molecular-point-of-view
#12
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Daniel Elieh Ali Komi, Todd Rambasek, Stefan Wöhrl
Mast cells (MCs) are physiologically activated by binding of stem cell factor (SCF) to the extracellular domains of the Kit receptor. This binding increases the proliferation and prolongs the survival of normal mature MCs, as well as intensifies the release of mediators. In mastocytosis, somatic mutations of the coding Kit gene cause autocrine dysregulation and lead to constitutive KIT activation even in the absence of its ligand SCF. Clinical symptoms are caused by MC-mediator release and/or infiltration of MCs into tissues...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717941/the-comparative-safety-of-tnf-inhibitors-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-meta-analysis-update-of-14-randomized-controlled-trials
#13
Li-Qiong Hou, Ga-Xue Jiang, Yan-Fei Chen, Xi-Mei Yang, Lei Meng, Miao Xue, Xiao-Guang Liu, Xi-Chao Chen, Xiao Li
TNF inhibitors have been used in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The efficacy of TNF inhibitors was already evaluated by meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). However, the safety of TNF inhibitors is still unclear. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate and update the safety data from RCTs of TNF inhibitors in patients treated for AS. A systematic literature search was conducted from 1990 through May 31, 2016. All studies included were randomized, double-blind, controlled trials of patients with ankylosing spondylitis that evaluated adalimumab, certolizumab pegol, etanercept, golimumab, or infliximab treatment...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717940/alopecia-areata-a-comprehensive-review-of-pathogenesis-and-management
#14
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Ralph M Trüeb, Maria Fernanda Reis Gavazzoni Dias
Alopecia areata is a common hair loss condition that is characterized by acute onset of non-scarring hair loss in usually sharply defined areas ranging from small patches to extensive or less frequently diffuse involvement. Depending on its acuity and extent, hair loss is an important cause of anxiety and disability. The current understanding is that the condition represents an organ-specific autoimmune disease of the hair follicle with a genetic background. Genome-wide association studies provide evidence for the involvement of both innate and acquired immunity in the pathogenesis, and mechanistic studies in mouse models of alopecia areata have specifically implicated an IFN-γ-driven immune response, including IFNγ, IFNγ-induced chemokines and cytotoxic CD8 T cells as the main drivers of disease pathogenesis...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712039/cutaneous-manifestations-of-scleroderma-and-scleroderma-like-disorders-a-comprehensive-review
#15
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Caterina Ferreli, Giulia Gasparini, Aurora Parodi, Emanuele Cozzani, Franco Rongioletti, Laura Atzori
Scleroderma refers to an autoimmune connective tissue fibrosing disease, including three different subsets: localized scleroderma, limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis, and diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis with divergent patterns of organ involvement, autoantibody profiles, management, and prognostic implications. Although systemic sclerosis is considered the disease prototype that causes cutaneous sclerosis, there are many other conditions that can mimic and be confused with SSc. They can be classified into immune-mediated/inflammatory, immune-mediated/inflammatory with abnormal deposit (mucinoses), genetic, drug-induced and toxic, metabolic, panniculitis/vascular, and (para)neoplastic disorders according to clinico-pathological and pathogenetic correlations...
July 16, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688013/a-comprehensive-review-of-neutrophilic-diseases
#16
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Angelo V Marzano, Alessandro Borghi, Daniel Wallach, Massimo Cugno
Neutrophilic dermatoses are a group of conditions characterized by the accumulation of neutrophils in the skin and clinically presenting with polymorphic cutaneous lesions, including pustules, bullae, abscesses, papules, nodules, plaques and ulcers. In these disorders, the possible involvement of almost any organ system has lead to coin the term 'neutrophilic diseases'. Neutrophilic diseases have close clinicopathological similarities with the autoinflammatory diseases, which present with recurrent episodes of inflammation in the affected organs in the absence of infection, allergy and frank autoimmunity...
July 7, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685247/vitiligo-focus-on-clinical-aspects-immunopathogenesis-and-therapy
#17
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Katia Boniface, Julien Seneschal, Mauro Picardo, Alain Taïeb
Vitiligo is an acquired chronic depigmenting disorder of the skin, with an estimated prevalence of 0.5% of the general population, characterized by the development of white macules resulting from a loss of epidermal melanocytes. The nomenclature has been revised after an extensive international work within the vitiligo global issues consensus conference, and vitiligo (formerly non-segmental vitiligo) is now a consensus umbrella term for all forms of generalized vitiligo. Two other subsets of vitiligo are segmental vitiligo and unclassified/undetermined vitiligo, which corresponds to focal disease and rare variants...
July 6, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653246/allergy-and-sexual-behaviours-an-update
#18
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Marco Caminati, Veronica Giorgis, Boaz Palterer, Francesca Racca, Chiara Salvottini, Oliviero Rossi
The exact prevalence of hypersensitivity reactions related to sexual behaviours is not known; however, they heavily impact on the quality of life and of sex life of affected patients. In fact, not only common respiratory and skin allergies, such as asthma, rhinitis, urticaria and atopic dermatitis, but also food and drug allergy have been found to negatively affect the quality of sex life. Allergic diseases impact on the sexual function in both physical and psychological ways, representing one of the main complaints of a considerable proportion of patients...
June 26, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643285/skin-manifestations-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#19
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Thomas Greuter, Alexander Navarini, Stephan R Vavricka
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with its two main subtypes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis is not restricted to the gastrointestinal tract. Indeed, so-called extraintestinal manifestations (EIMs) are frequent and considerably affect morbidity and mortality. The prevalence of EIMs ranges from 6 to 47%. In up to one quarter of the patients, EIMs can present even before an IBD diagnosis is established. The pathophysiology of EIMs remains elusive, although data from clinical trials demonstrating anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) efficacy suggest a common pathogenic link between intestinal and extraintestinal disease activity...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578473/geoepidemiology-and-immunologic-features-of-autoinflammatory-diseases-a-comprehensive-review
#20
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Yvan Jamilloux, Alexandre Belot, Flora Magnotti, Sarah Benezech, Mathieu Gerfaud-Valentin, Emilie Bourdonnay, Thierry Walzer, Pascal Sève, Thomas Henry
The knowledge on systemic autoinflammatory disorders (SAID) is expanding rapidly and new signalling pathways are being decrypted. The concept of autoinflammation has been proposed since 1999, to define a group of diseases with abnormal innate immunity activation. Since then, more than 30 monogenic SAID have been described. In this review, we first describe inflammasomopathies and SAID related to the interleukin-1 pathway. Recent insights into the pathogenesis of familial Mediterranean fever and the function of Pyrin are detailed...
June 3, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
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