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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665800/mda-5-associated-rapidly-progressive-interstitial-lung-disease-with-recurrent-pneumothoraces-a-case-report
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Safi Alqatari, Peter Riddell, Sinead Harney, Michael Henry, Grainne Murphy
BACKGROUND: Clinically hypomyopathic dermatomyositis is a rare disease that is important to recognize, investigate and treat early as it is associated with poor prognosis. In a proportion of patients, myositis specific antibodies could be negative, but with high clinical suspicion, myositis associated antibodies should be ordered. Anti-MDA-5 antibodies was reported in literature to be associated with severe and rapidly progressive interstitial lung disease, with few case reports of pneumothorax and/or pneumomediastinum...
April 17, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662290/extra-intestinal-manifestations-of-non-celiac-gluten-sensitivity-an-expanding-paradigm
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REVIEW
Giuseppe Losurdo, Mariabeatrice Principi, Andrea Iannone, Annacinzia Amoruso, Enzo Ierardi, Alfredo Di Leo, Michele Barone
Non celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is a syndrome characterized by a cohort of symptoms related to the ingestion of gluten-containing food in subjects who are not affected by celiac disease (CD) or wheat allergy. The possibility of systemic manifestations in this condition has been suggested by some reports. In most cases they are characterized by vague symptoms such as 'foggy mind', headache, fatigue, joint and muscle pain, leg or arm numbness even if more specific complaints have been described. NCGS has an immune-related background...
April 14, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659589/correlation-between-physical-markers-and-psychiatric-health-in-a-portuguese-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-cohort-the-role-of-suffering-in-chronic-autoimmune-disease
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Margarida Figueiredo-Braga, Caleb Cornaby, Miguel Bernardes, Marta Figueiredo, Cristina Dos Santos Mesquita, Lúcia Costa, Brian D Poole
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects a large number of people throughout the world. Anxiety, depression and fatigue are common symptoms of SLE that substantially contribute to decreased quality of life. This study investigates the interplay between physical and psychiatric manifestations of lupus. To this end, an SLE patient cohort was examined for correlations between clinical presentation, laboratory tests, and psychological indicators...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657352/experience-of-sleep-disruption-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-focus-group-study
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Katie L Hackett, Vincent Deary, Katherine Ho Deane, Julia L Newton, Wan-Fai Ng, Tim Rapley
Introduction: Primary Sjögren's syndrome is the third most common systemic autoimmune rheumatic disease, following rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus, and results in dryness, fatigue, discomfort and sleep disturbances. Sleep is relatively unexplored in primary Sjögren's syndrome. We investigated the experiences of sleep disturbances from the viewpoint of primary Sjögren's syndrome patients and their partners and explored the acceptability of cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia...
April 2018: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642533/rhabdomyolysis-in-a-young-girl-with-van-wyk-grumbach-syndrome-due-to-severe-hashimoto-thyroiditis
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Alberto Leonardi, Laura Penta, Marta Cofini, Lucia Lanciotti, Nicola Principi, Susanna Esposito
Background: Autoimmune hypothyroidism (Hashimoto thyroiditis; HT) is the most common postnatal thyroid disease. Clinical manifestations of HT vary according to disease severity. Due to the pleiotropic effects of thyroid hormone, less common signs and symptoms of HT can occur, leading to a delay in diagnosis. Case presentation: A 9-year-old girl of Indian origin was admitted for a one-week history of widespread myalgia, fatigue, muscle weakness, difficulty walking, and a significant increase in weight (approximately 2 kg) without any changes in daily habits...
April 9, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622578/relationship-between-islet-autoantibody-status-and-the-clinical-characteristics-of-children-and-adults-with-incident-type-1-diabetes-in-a-uk-cohort
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Vassiliki Bravis, Akaal Kaur, Helen C Walkey, Ian F Godsland, Shivani Misra, Polly J Bingley, Alistair J K Williams, David B Dunger, Colin M Dayan, Mark Peakman, Nick S Oliver, Desmond G Johnston
OBJECTIVES: To describe the characteristics of children and adults with incident type 1 diabetes in contemporary, multiethnic UK, focusing on differences between the islet autoantibody negative and positive. DESIGN: Observational cohort study. SETTING: 146 mainly secondary care centres across England and Wales. PARTICIPANTS: 3312 people aged ≥5 years were recruited within 6 months of a clinical diagnosis of type 1 diabetes via the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network...
April 4, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615102/a-case-report-of-nifedipine-induced-hepatitis-with-jaundice
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Dimas Yusuf, Joanna Christy, David Owen, Meghan Ho, David Li, Martin J Fishman
BACKGROUND: Nifedipine is a generic, well-known and commonly-prescribed dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker used in the treatment of hypertension and Prinzmetal's angina. A known but very rare and serious adverse effect of nifedipine is clinically-apparent hepatitis which can take months to resolve. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we present a case of nifedipine-induced hepatitis in a 78-year-old Caucasian female with no prior history of liver or autoimmune disease...
April 3, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29577349/natural-history-and-clinical-detection-of-undiagnosed-coeliac-disease-in-a-north-american-community
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I A Hujoel, C T Van Dyke, T Brantner, J Larson, K S King, A Sharma, J A Murray, A Rubio-Tapia
BACKGROUND: Coeliac disease is a substantially underdiagnosed disorder, with clinical testing currently guided by case finding. AIM: To determine the presence of indications for diagnostic testing and frequency of clinical testing in undiagnosed coeliac disease. METHODS: This was a case-control study of adults without prior diagnosis of coeliac disease. Undiagnosed cases were identified through sequential serology, and unaffected age- and gender-matched controls were selected...
March 25, 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568889/treatment-of-experimental-autoimmune-myasthenia-gravis-rats-with-fty720-and-its-effect-on-th1-th2-cells
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Jiankang Huang, Ting Zhang, Hongmei Wang, Yuwu Zhao
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune neurological disease that is characterized by the expression of anti-acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibodies. The immune response at AChRs of neuromuscular junction is disrupted in patients with MG, which manifests as skeletal muscle fatigue and is aggravated following periods of activity and alleviated following rest. Although a novel immune suppressant FTY720 drug, which exhibits strong immune suppression efficacy and minor adverse effects, is available, its role and mechanism in MG have not been elucidated...
March 16, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555378/-an-update-on-myasthenia-gravis
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S Martínez Torre, I Gómez Molinero, R Martínez Girón
Myasthenia gravis is one of the most common disorders that affect neuromuscular transmission. It is currently one of the most understood and characterised autoimmune disorders Its typical symptoms are fluctuating weakness and fatigue that affects a combination of ocular muscles, bulbar functions, as well as limb and respiratory muscles, which are due to an immune attack against the postsynaptic membrane of the neuromuscular junction. The diagnosis of myasthenia gravis is based on clinical and serological test...
March 16, 2018: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552369/efficacy-of-cyclosporine-in-the-induction-and-maintenance-of-remission-in-a-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patient-presenting-with-macrophage-activating-syndrome
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Franchesca Cruz-Pérez, Salvador Vilá, Grissel Ríos, Luis M Vilá
Macrophage-activating syndrome (MAS) is a rare condition characterized by dysfunctional macrophage activation leading to overproduction of cytokines and phagocytosis of erythrocytes, leukocytes, and platelets. MAS is associated with infectious diseases, malignancies, and autoimmune rheumatic disorders. Herein, we present a 22-year-old Hispanic woman with SLE who was hospitalized because of a three-week history of fever, fatigue, polyarthralgia, nausea, and abdominal pain. Initial laboratories showed severe pancytopenia with marked elevation of liver enzymes and ferritin levels...
2018: Case Reports in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29548931/chronobiological-regulation-of-psychosocial-and-physiological-outcomes-in-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Elisea De Somma, Rajiv W Jain, Kelvin W C Poon, Kaitlyn A Tresidder, Julia P Segal, Nader Ghasemlou
There is mounting scientific evidence showing the importance of innate biological rhythms on disease onset and progression. Perhaps the most important of these is the circadian rhythm, a cycle of oscillations lasting approximately 24 hours. Recent work has shown that circadian rhythms are intrinsically linked to the immune system in a bidirectional fashion, and disruption of these cycles can contribute to changes in pathology and quality of life (including fatigue, mood, and disability). This is particularly true in diseases of the nervous and immune systems...
March 13, 2018: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543914/immunoadsorption-to-remove-%C3%A3-2-adrenergic-receptor-antibodies-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-cfs-me
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Carmen Scheibenbogen, Madlen Loebel, Helma Freitag, Anne Krueger, Sandra Bauer, Michaela Antelmann, Wolfram Doehner, Nadja Scherbakov, Harald Heidecke, Petra Reinke, Hans-Dieter Volk, Patricia Grabowski
INTRODUCTION: Infection-triggered disease onset, chronic immune activation and autonomic dysregulation in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) point to an autoimmune disease directed against neurotransmitter receptors. We had observed elevated autoantibodies against ß2 adrenergic receptors, and muscarinic 3 and 4 acetylcholine receptors in a subset of patients. Immunoadsorption (IA) was shown to be effective in removing autoantibodies and improve outcome in various autoimmune diseases...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29525810/glucocorticoid-induced-myopathy-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-sle-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Elliot M Silver, William Ochoa
BACKGROUND Chronic intake of high-dose corticosteroids is associated with multiple adverse clinical effects, including hypertension, insulin resistance, impaired wound healing, immunosuppression, myopathy, and osteoporosis. In cases of autoimmune disease, use of steroid-sparing treatment modalities is preferred over chronic steroid therapy to limit these side effects. Glucocorticoid-induced myopathy is a less common side effect of chronic steroid use in patients treated with <10 mg/day of prednisone. However, doses exceeding 40-60 mg/day can induce clinically significant myopathy and weakness...
March 11, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519741/hydralazine-associated-vasculitis-overlapping-features-of-drug-induced-lupus-and-vasculitis
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Bharat Kumar, Jennifer Strouse, Melissa Swee, Petar Lenert, Manish Suneja
INTRODUCTION: Hydralazine is an antihypertensive medication that has been associated with drug-induced lupus erythematosus (DIL) as well as ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). Although rare, early diagnosis is critical since drug cessation is the mainstay of therapy. This retrospective study aims to characterize the clinical, laboratory, and histopathologic features of this disease. METHODS: Once approval was obtained from the Institutional Review Board at the University of Iowa, all patients carrying a diagnosis of vasculitis (ICD9 code: 447...
January 12, 2018: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29501300/granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-presenting-as-facial-nerve-palsy-in-a-teenager
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James C Wang, Brittany A Leader, Ryan A Crane, Bernadette L Koch, Matthew M Smith, Stacey L Ishman
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA, previously known as Wegener's granulomatosis) is an autoimmune systemic small-vessel vasculitis, associated with the presence of anti-neurophil cytoplasmic antibodies with a cytoplasmic staining pattern (c-ANCA). It is characterized by necrotizing granulomas, usually affecting the airways and kidneys. GPA should be considered when patients do not improve despite adequate treatment of otologic symptoms, when patients have unspecific symptoms suggesting systemic disease (e...
April 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29497420/infection-elicited-autoimmunity-and-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-an-explanatory-model
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Jonas Blomberg, Carl-Gerhard Gottfries, Amal Elfaitouri, Muhammad Rizwan, Anders Rosén
Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) often also called chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a common, debilitating, disease of unknown origin. Although a subject of controversy and a considerable scientific literature, we think that a solid understanding of ME/CFS pathogenesis is emerging. In this study, we compiled recent findings and placed them in the context of the clinical picture and natural history of the disease. A pattern emerged, giving rise to an explanatory model. ME/CFS often starts after or during an infection...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29491282/manifestation-of-central-diabetes-insipidus-in-a-patient-with-thyroid-storm
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Akiko Nakamichi, Kazuki Ocho, Kosuke Oka, Miho Yasuda, Kou Hasegawa, Masaya Iwamuro, Mikako Obika, Kammei Rai, Fumio Otsuka
We herein report a case of central diabetes insipidus complicated with thyroid storm. A middle-aged woman who was receiving treatment for Graves' disease suddenly complained of polydipsia, polyuria and general fatigue. Laboratory tests showed hyperthyroidism, hypernatremia, hypoosmolar urine and a decreased plasma vasopressin level. The occurrence of central diabetes insipidus with hyperthyroidism was revealed on the basis of pituitary magnetic resonance imaging, a water deprivation test and a desmopressin test...
February 28, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29486915/rescue-of-autophagy-and-lysosome-defects-in-salivary-glands-of-mrl-lpr-mice-by-a-therapeutic-phosphopeptide
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Baihui Li, Fengjuan Wang, Nicolas Schall, Sylviane Muller
Sjögren's syndrome is a multifactorial systemic autoimmune disorder characterized by lymphocytic infiltrates in exocrine organs. Patients present with sicca symptoms, such as extensive dry eyes and dry mouth, and parotid enlargement. Other serious complications include profound fatigue, chronic pain, major organ involvement, neuropathies and lymphomas. Current treatments only focus on relieving symptoms and do not target the origin of the disease, which is largely unknown. The question we addressed here was whether some defects exist in autophagy processes in Sjögren's syndrome and if they can be corrected or minimized using an appropriate mechanism-driven treatment targeting this central survival pathway...
February 24, 2018: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29475723/umbralisib-a-novel-pi3k%C3%AE-and-casein-kinase-1%C3%AE%C2%B5-inhibitor-in-relapsed-or-refractory-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-and-lymphoma-an-open-label-phase-1-dose-escalation-first-in-human-study
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Howard A Burris, Ian W Flinn, Manish R Patel, Timothy S Fenske, Changchun Deng, Danielle M Brander, Martin Gutierrez, James H Essell, John G Kuhn, Hari P Miskin, Peter Sportelli, Michael S Weiss, Swaroop Vakkalanka, Michael R Savona, Owen A O'Connor
BACKGROUND: Umbralisib (TGR-1202) is a novel next-generation inhibitor of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) isoform p110δ (PI3Kδ), which is structurally distinct from other PI3Kδ inhibitors and shows improved isoform selectivity. Umbralisib also uniquely inhibits casein kinase-1ε, a major regulator of protein translation. The aim of this first-in-human phase 1 study was to establish the safety and preliminary activity profile of umbralisib in patients with haematological malignancies...
February 20, 2018: Lancet Oncology
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