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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616219/proliferative-glomerulonephritis-with-monoclonal-igg-deposits-in-two-kidney-allografts-successfully-treated-with-rituximab
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Basma Merhi, Nikunjkuma Patel, George Bayliss, Kammi J Henriksen, Reginald Gohh
Proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal immunoglobulin G deposit (PGNMID), a recently described pathologic entity in native kidneys, has been recognized in kidney transplant patients, where it can present as either recurrent or de novo disease. There is no definitive treatment to date, in either population. Here, we present two cases of PGNMID in kidney allografts that illustrate the challenges of diagnostic approach and highlight the allograft outcome after treatment with rituximab as a potential treatment of this condition...
June 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583569/beneficial-effects-of-high-dose-mizoribine-on-abo-incompatible-living-related-kidney-transplantation-two-year-results-by-a-japanese-multicenter-study
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S Harada, T Nakamura, H Ushigome, N Akutsu, K Akioka, T Nakatani, N Yoshimura
BACKGROUND: Mizoribine (MZ) has been developed as an immunosuppressive agent in Japan, but it has a less-potent immunosuppressive effect up to 3 mg/kg/d. In the previous study, a Japanese multicenter study, we reported that high-dose MZ, at 6 mg/kg/d, with a calcineurin inhibitor was effective and safe in reducing the frequency of cytomegalovirus (CMV)-related events in ABO-incompatible (ABO-i) living-related kidney transplantation (LKT). In the present study, therefore, we investigated the effects of high-dose MZ with a CNI in ABO-i LKT recipients in a Japanese multicenter study...
June 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577748/-membranous-nephropathy-new-insights-in-therapeutic-approach
#3
Karine Dahan
Membranous nephropathy is one of the leading causes of nephrotic syndrome in adults, evolving to 30 % end-stage renal disease after 10 years, in the absence of specific treatment. In 2009, the M-type phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R), a podocyte membrane glycoprotein, was identified as the first autoantigen involved in more than 70 % of primitive membranous nephropathy. Many studies have reported that high titers of PLA2R antibodies are correlated with a lower risk of spontaneous or immunosuppressant-induced remission, a higher risk of nephrotic syndrome and of progression to end-stage renal disease...
April 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514287/concurrent-igg4-related-tubulointerstitial-nephritis-and-igg4-myeloperoxidase-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-positive-crescentic-glomerulonephritis-a-case-report
#4
Tao Su, Li Yang, Zhao Cui, Su-Xia Wang, Ming-Hui Zhao
RATIONALE: IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a newly recognized systemic disease. The typical pathological finding in the kidney is abundant IgG4-positive plasma cell infiltration with characteristic storiform fibrosis in the interstitium. Antibodies of the IgG4 subclass have been linked to certain autoimmune diseases including antiproteinase 3 (PR3) anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) of the IgG4 subclass. Here, we report a rare case of kidney injury with concurrent typical IgG4-related tubulointerstitial nephritis and IgG4 subclass of myeloperoxidase (MPO) ANCA-positive necrotizing crescentic glomerulonephritis...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457680/-hypocomplementemic-urticarial-vasculitis
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M Jachiet, B Flageul, J-D Bouaziz, M Bagot, B Terrier
Hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis (HUV), called anti-C1q vasculitis in the 2012 revised International Chapel Hill Consensus Conference Nomenclature of Vasculitides, is a rare systemic vasculitis of unknown etiology, affecting small vessels. HUV is characterized by urticarial lesions, hypocomplementemia and systemic manifestations, mostly musculoskeletal and ocular, but also gastrointestinal, pulmonary and kidney involvement. Anti-C1q antibodies are detected in only half of the patients, and low C1q seems to represent a more sensitive marker...
April 27, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456094/new-biologics-in-the-treatment-of-rare-glomerular-diseases-of-childhood
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REVIEW
Paolo Cravedi, Andrea Angeletti, Giuseppe Remuzzi
Minimal change disease and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis are rare but important causes of end-stage kidney disease in children. Though their pathogenesis is still unclear, evidence of immune abnormalities provided the background for the use of immunosuppressive drugs, such as corticosteroids, calcineurin inhibitors, antiproliferative and alkylating agents. Unfortunately, these treatments fail to achieve a sustained remission in a significant portion of patients and are burdened by significant toxicities...
April 26, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414687/disseminated-cryptococcal-disease-with-diffuse-pulmonary-infiltrates-in-a-non-hiv-host
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M Hughes, K Trivedi, M Rudrappa
INTRODUCTION: We present a case of disseminated Cryptococcus in a non-HIV host, where the primary manifestation was pulmonary with diffuse pulmonary infiltrates. This patient was on high dose corticosteroids for autoimmune hemolytic anemia. CASE: A 79 year old Caucasian man with a history of autoimmune hemolytic anemia on 100 mg of prednisone daily, coronary artery disease s/p bypass surgery, ischemic cardiomyopathy, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sleep apnea, chronic kidney disease, and history of bilateral pulmonary emboli presented to Hematology/Oncology clinic with symptoms of productive cough, worsening shortness of breath, hemoptysis...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382967/thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura
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REVIEW
Johanna A Kremer Hovinga, Paul Coppo, Bernhard Lämmle, Joel L Moake, Toshiyuki Miyata, Karen Vanhoorelbeke
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP; also known as Moschcowitz disease) is characterized by the concomitant occurrence of often severe thrombocytopenia, microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia and a variable degree of ischaemic organ damage, particularly affecting the brain, heart and kidneys. Acute TTP was almost universally fatal until the introduction of plasma therapy, which improved survival from <10% to 80-90%. However, patients who survive an acute episode are at high risk of relapse and of long-term morbidity...
April 6, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371573/pachymeningitis-and-cerebral-granuloma-in-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-is-rituximab-a-promising-treatment-option
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Carlos Costa, Tânia Santiago, Joana Espirito-Santo, João Rovisco, Jorge Silva, Armando Malcata
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a rare autoimmune disease characterized by granulomatous inflammation involving upper and lower respiratory tract, kidneys and peripheral nervous system. However, central nervous system involvement is uncommon and frequently refractory to classical therapy. Rituximab has emerged as promising alternative, but published reports are scarce. We report a case of pachymeningitis and cerebral granuloma in a patient with a history of severe generalized GPA, treated with rituximab...
January 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355731/-the-455th-case-swollen-leg-jaundice-and-mental-disturbance
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R Dong, L Weng, T Guo, T N Zhu, J L Zhao, Q J Wu, X F Zeng
A 17-year-old young man with a history of swollen leg and intermittent jaundice was presented to Peking Union Medical College Hospital with acute fever and mental disturbance. He developed deep venous thrombosis, acute myocardial infarction and plantar skin necrosis during the past four years, and was presented with an acute episode of fever, thrombocytopenia, acute kidney injury, acute myocardial infarction, mental disturbance, and obstructive jaundice. Laboratory tests showed schistocytes on peripheral blood smear...
April 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348948/microscopic-polyangiitis-atypical-presentation-with-extensive-small-bowel-necrosis-diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage-and-renal-failure
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Justin M Segraves, Vivek N Iyer
Microscopic polyangiitis is an uncommon systemic vasculitis of varying severity that is associated with myeloperoxidase (MPO) and perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic (p-ANCA) antibodies. The most commonly affected organs are the lungs and kidneys. We report on a very unusual case of microscopic polyangiitis presenting with severe mesenteric ischemia in addition to diffuse alveolar hemorrhage and acute renal failure. The patient was initially diagnosed with acute pancreatitis at an outside facility given his severe abdominal pain and elevated pancreatic enzymes...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325251/interferon-induced-thrombotic-microangiopathy-tma-analysis-and-concise-review
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REVIEW
Ajay Kundra, Jen Chin Wang
Interferon (IFN) has been associated with development of thrombotic microangiopathy including thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). We reviewed literature from the earliest reported association in 1993, to July 2016 and found 68 cases. Analysis of this data shows: (1) Mean age at diagnosis was 47 years (95% CI, 44-50). (2) Majority of cases were seen where IFN was used for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), multiple sclerosis (MS), chronic hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) and one case each for hairy cell leukemia (HCL) and Sezary syndrome...
April 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260483/evaluation-of-indication-biopsies-%C3%A2-5-years-after-kidney-transplant-a-single-center-experience
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Erhan Tatar, Cenk Simsek, Funda Tasli, Veli Kursat Cayhan, Murat Karatas, Adam Uslu
OBJECTIVES: Rejection is a common cause of late graft dysfunction seen on biopsy studies. The aim of this study was to evaluate indication biopsy findings ? 5 years after kidney transplant and to assess the effectiveness of applied treatments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2013 and December 2015, 30 patients who underwent renal transplant indication biopsies and were followed up for ≥ 6 months were evaluated retrospectively. A >30% increase in serum creatinine and/or development of > 1 g/day proteinuria was considered an acceptable indication for biopsy...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205354/mini-review-a-unique-case-of-crescentic-c3-glomerulonephritis
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Dharmenaan Palamuthusingam, Murty Mantha, Kimberley Oliver, Ketan Bavishi, Shyam Dheda
Kidney involvement is an under-recognized complication of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. They occur in a variety of mechanisms and differ widely in their clinical presentation. We take this opportunity to report a case of a 65 year-old man who developed a rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis within days after completing his first cycle of R-CHOP (Rituximab, Cyclophosphamide, Doxorubicin, Vincristine, Prednisolone) chemotherapy for newly diagnosed mantle cell lymphoma. He was odematous, hypertensive, oliguric with nephrotic range proteinuria and an active urine sediment...
March 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104138/a2-to-b-blood-type-incompatible-deceased-donor-kidney-transplantation-in-a-recipient-infected-with-the-human-immunodeficiency-virus-a-case-report
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R C Forbes, A DeMers, B P Concepcion, D R Moore, H M Schaefer, D Shaffer
BACKGROUND: With the introduction of the Kidney Allocation System in the United States in December 2014, transplant centers can list eligible B blood type recipients for A2 organ offers. There have been no prior reports of ABO incompatible A2 to B deceased donor kidney transplantation in human immunodeficiency virus-positive (HIV+) recipients to guide clinicians on enrolling or performing A2 to B transplantations in HIV+ candidates. We are the first to report a case of A2 to B deceased donor kidney transplantation in an HIV+ recipient with good intermediate-term results...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098116/membranous-glomerulopathy-and-massive-cervical-lymphadenopathy-due-to-immunoglobulin-g4-disease
#16
Kamel El-Reshaid, Shaikha Al-Bader, John Madda
A 32-year-old male presented with acute and severe nephrotic syndrome as well as massive right cervical lymphadenopathy for <2 years. Computed tomography scan of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis did not reveal any lymphadenopathy. Histopathology and immunohistochemical testing of his lymph node biopsy showed infiltrate enriched with immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-positive plasma cells. His kidney biopsy showed granular membranous deposits of IgG4 in the basement membrane without interstitial infiltrate. Antiphospholipid 2 receptor antibodies were absent excluding its "idiopathic" nature...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089555/epstein-barr-virus-and-renal-transplantation
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REVIEW
Jade Le, Christine M Durand, Irfan Agha, Daniel C Brennan
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a gamma herpesvirus associated with diseases ranging from asymptomatic viremia to post-transplant malignancies in kidney transplant recipients. EBV specifically is associated with post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD), in kidney transplant recipients, with increased risk in EBV seronegative patients with EBV seropositive donors on intensified immunosuppression. The diagnosis of PTLD relies on clinical suspicion plus tissue biopsy with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing of blood currently used for risk determination in high-risk recipients...
January 2017: Transplantation Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073178/polyclonal-and-monoclonal-antibodies-for-induction-therapy-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
#18
REVIEW
Penny Hill, Nicholas B Cross, A Nicholas R Barnett, Suetonia C Palmer, Angela C Webster
BACKGROUND: Prolonging kidney transplant survival is an important clinical priority. Induction immunosuppression with antibody therapy is recommended at transplantation and non-depleting interleukin-2 receptor monoclonal antibodies (IL2Ra) are considered first line. It is suggested that recipients at high risk of rejection should receive lymphocyte-depleting antibodies but the relative benefits and harms of the available agents are uncertain. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to: evaluate the relative and absolute effects of different antibody preparations (except IL2Ra) when used as induction therapy in kidney transplant recipients; determine how the benefits and adverse events vary for each antibody preparation; determine how the benefits and harms vary for different formulations of antibody preparation; and determine whether the benefits and harms vary in specific subgroups of recipients (e...
January 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070473/renal-infiltration-by-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-as-a-rare-cause-of-fanconi-s-syndrome-a-case-report
#19
Shoab Saadat, Syed Nayer Mahmud, Asim Qureshi
We report the case of a 16-year-old female patient with a known history of coeliac disease, who presented with the complaints of diarrhea, vomiting and generalized body weakness. On examination, she was found to have dehydration, decreased power in all her limbs, cervical lymphadenopathy and hepatosplenomegaly. Investigations showed severe hypokalemia, hyponatremia, hypomagnesemia, hypoglycemia and mildly enlarged kidneys on ultrasonography. Biopsy of the duodenum confirmed the flare up of coeliac disease, while cervical lymph node biopsy was positive for atypical lymphoid infiltrate and a morphology suggestive of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma...
November 30, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062909/paediatric-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-anca-associated-vasculitis-an-update-on-renal-management
#20
REVIEW
Lucy A Plumb, Louise Oni, Stephen D Marks, Kjell Tullus
The anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides (AAV) are a group of disorders characterized by necrotizing inflammation of the small to medium vessels in association with autoantibodies against the cytoplasmic region of the neutrophil. Included in this definition are granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA, formerly known as Wegener's granulomatosis), microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) and eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (formerly known as Churg-Strauss syndrome). AAV are chronic, often relapsing diseases that can be organ or life threatening...
January 6, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
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