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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929455/role-of-mast-cells-in-regulation-of-t-cell-responses-in-experimental-and-clinical-settings
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Daniel Elieh Ali Komi, Korneel Grauwet
Mast cells secrete a wide spectrum of stored or newly synthesized pro-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory, and/or immunosuppressive mediators and express several costimulatory and inhibitory surface molecules. Mast cells finely tune activities of T cells, B cells, and regulatory cells and effectively contribute to the development of different T cell-associated responses by influencing their recruitment, activation, proliferation, and differentiation. The interaction between mast cells and T cells, with regard to cellular functionality and immune responses, can be assessed in both activating and inhibitory regulations...
September 19, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929421/immunotherapy-of-food-allergy-a-comprehensive-review
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Christine Y Y Wai, Nicki Y H Leung, Patrick S C Leung, Ka Hou Chu
Food allergy imposes a severe global health burden, and thus, there is a dire need for safe and effective treatments. Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) is currently the only approach to restore immune tolerance through administrating increasing doses of allergen extracts. Unfortunately, the development of AIT for food allergies has been impeded by the frequent anaphylactic side effects during the course of treatment. The emergence of component-resolved diagnosis has greatly improved our ability to identify causative allergens and revolutionized the design of AIT...
September 19, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921405/cannabis-associated-asthma-and-allergies
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J M Chatkin, L Zani-Silva, I Ferreira, N Zamel
Inhalation of cannabis smoke is its most common use and the pulmonary complications of its use may be the single most common form of drug-induced pulmonary disease worldwide. However, the role of cannabis consumption in asthma patients and allergic clinical situations still remains controversial. To review the evidence of asthma and allergic diseases associated with the use of marijuana, we conducted a search of English, Spanish, and Portuguese medical using the search terms asthma, allergy, marijuana, marihuana, and cannabis...
September 18, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895041/unmet-needs-in-the-pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-vasculitides
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Francesco Muratore, Giulia Pazzola, Alessandra Soriano, Nicolò Pipitone, Stefania Croci, Martina Bonacini, Luigi Boiardi, Carlo Salvarani
Despite the progress in the last years on the field of vasculitides, there are several unmet needs regarding classification, disease activity assessment, predictors of flares and complications, and type of treatment for the different forms. The 1990 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) classification criteria currently used to define giant cell arteritis and Takayasu arteritis were designed to discriminate between different types of vasculitides but not to differentiate vasculitis from other disorders. Recently, efforts have been made to overcome the shortcomings of the ACR criteria...
September 11, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871434/cutaneous-and-mucosal-manifestations-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
#5
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Elena Generali, Antonio Costanzo, Carlo Mainetti, Carlo Selmi
Sjögren's syndrome is currently considered an "autoimmune epithelitis," as exocrine glands, especially salivary and lacrimal, are progressively destructed by an immune-mediated process associated with specific serum autoantibodies and local lymphocyte infiltrate. Xerostomia remains a key complain in patients with Sjögren's syndrome but should be evaluated also for other causes such as xerogenic medications, followed by radiation and chemotherapy for head and neck cancers, hormone disorders, infections, or other connective tissue diseases...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866756/unmet-needs-in-systemic-sclerosis-understanding-and-treatment-the-knowledge-gaps-from-a-scientist-s-clinician-s-and-patient-s-perspective
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Marta Cossu, Lorenzo Beretta, Petra Mosterman, Maria J H de Hair, Timothy R D J Radstake
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a highly heterogeneous disease caused by a complex molecular circuitry. For decades, clinical and molecular research focused on understanding the primary process of fibrosis. More recently, the inflammatory, immunological and vascular components that precede the actual onset of fibrosis, have become a matter of increasing scientific scrutiny. As a consequence, the field has started to realize that the early identification of this syndrome is crucial for optimal clinical care as well as for understanding its pathology...
September 2, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853005/unmet-needs-in-the-pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#7
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Jyoti Bakshi, Beatriz Tejera Segura, Christopher Wincup, Anisur Rahman
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune rheumatic disease with a prevalence of approximately 1 in 1000. Over the last 30 years, advances in treatment such as use of corticosteroids and immunosuppressants have improved life expectancy and quality of life for patients with lupus and the key unmet needs have therefore changed. With the reduced mortality from disease activity, development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) has become an increasingly important cause of death in patients with SLE. The increased CVD risk in these patients is partly, but not fully explained by standard risk factors, and abnormalities in the immune response to lipids may play a role...
August 29, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852999/sex-and-cardiovascular-involvement-in-inflammatory-joint-diseases
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Santos Castañeda, Carlos González-Juanatey, Miguel A González-Gay
The term inflammatory joint disease (IJD) encompasses a group of chronic conditions with predominant joint involvement. They share an increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) complications. However, the implication of the sex in the risk of CV disease in IJD has not been specifically addressed. The aim of this work is to assess the influence of sex on the clinical expression of CV manifestations associated to IJD. With this objective, an update of the current knowledge of the sex influence on CV disease in patients with IJD was conducted...
August 29, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852978/unmet-needs-in-ibd-the-case-of-fatigue
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Pieter Hindryckx, Debby Laukens, Ferdinando D'Amico, Silvio Danese
Fatigue is a highly prevalent but relatively ignored problem in IBD patients. It is one of the most burdensome symptoms to the patient with an important impact on the quality of life. Therefore, fatigue is a highly relevant patient-reported outcome that should be included not only in disease activity measurement but also in the endpoints of clinical trials in IBD. However, most of the currently available scoring systems to quantify fatigue are not specifically designed for patients with IBD and none of them has undergone a complete validation process for IBD-related fatigue...
August 29, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28849549/sex-differences-in-pediatric-rheumatology
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Marco Cattalini, Martina Soliani, Maria Costanza Caparello, Rolando Cimaz
Autoimmune diseases affect up to 10% of the world's population and, as a whole, they are far more common in females, although differences exist according to the single disease and also in different age groups. In childhood-onset autoimmune diseases, the sex bias is generally less evident than in adults, probably for the different hormonal milieau, being estrogens strongly implicated in the development of autoimmunity. Still, some rheumatic conditions, such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), show a strong predilection for girls (F:M = 3-6...
August 28, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836099/cutaneous-manifestations-of-small-vessel-leukocytoclastic-vasculitides-in-childhood
#11
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Sebastiano A G Lava, Gregorio P Milani, Emilio F Fossali, Giacomo D Simonetti, Carlo Agostoni, Mario G Bianchetti
In childhood, cutaneous small-vessel vasculitides include Henoch-Schönlein syndrome, a systemic vasculitis, and Finkelstein-Seidlmayer syndrome, a skin-limited vasculitis. Both Henoch-Schönlein and Finkelstein-Seidlmayer syndromes are seen more frequently in white or Asian compared with black children and occur especially in winter and spring with a male-to-female ratio of approximately 2:1. In everyday clinical practice, both conditions are diagnosed on clinical grounds without histological confirmation...
August 24, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795307/sex-symptom-severity-and-quality-of-life-in-rheumatology
#12
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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
#14
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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
#15
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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
#16
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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
#17
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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
#18
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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
#19
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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
#20
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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
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