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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533187/host-directed-therapies-offer-novel-opportunities-for-the-fight-against-tuberculosis
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REVIEW
Arnaud Machelart, Ok-Ryul Song, Eik Hoffmann, Priscille Brodin
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a leading global health problem that is exacerbated by the emergence of multidrug and extensively drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains. Control of the disease requires novel therapeutic strategies. Modulating host homeostasis appears to be a promising approach, and recent studies have identified novel potential host targets and compounds that could be investigated for host-directed therapies (HDTs). Moreover, the recent development of intracellular high-throughput phenotypic assays makes it possible to screen large libraries of compounds to identify more rapidly new effectors for mycobacterial elimination...
May 19, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532186/bcg-and-protection-against-inflammatory-and-auto-immune-diseases
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Magdalena Kowalewicz-Kulbat, Camille Locht
Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is the only available vaccine against tuberculosis. Although its protective efficacy against pulmonary tuberculosis is still under debate, it provides protection against other mycobacterial diseases. BCG is also an effective therapy against superficial bladder cancer and potentially decreases overall childhood mortality. Areas covered. The purpose of this paper is to provide a state-of-the-art summary of the beneficial effects of BCG in inflammatory and auto-immune diseases. As a strong inducer of Th1 type immunity, BCG has been reported to protect against atopic conditions, such as allergic asthma, a Th2-driven disorder...
May 22, 2017: Expert Review of Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529461/treatment-of-non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-lung-disease
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Julie V Philley, Mary Ann DeGroote, Jennifer R Honda, Michael M Chan, Shannon Kasperbauer, Nicholas D Walter, Edward D Chan
Treatment of non-tuberculous mycobacterial lung disease (NTM-LD) is challenging for several reasons including the relative resistance of NTM to currently available drugs and the difficulty in tolerating prolonged treatment with multiple drugs. Yet-to-be-done, large, multicenter, prospective randomized studies to establish the best regimens will also be arduous because multiple NTM species are known to cause human lung disease, differences in virulence and response to treatment between different species and strains within a species will make randomization more difficult, the need to distinguish relapse from a new infection, and the difficulty in adhering to the prescribed treatment due to intolerance, toxicity, and/or drug-drug interactions, often necessitating modification of therapeutic regimens...
December 2016: Current Treatment Options in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527886/immuno-pcr-a-new-technique-for-the-serodiagnosis-of-tuberculosis
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REVIEW
Promod K Mehta, Bhawna Dahiya, Suman Sharma, Netrapal Singh, Renu Dharra, Zoozeal Thakur, Neeru Mehta, Krishna B Gupta, Mahesh C Gupta, Dhruva Chaudhary
Rapid and accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) is essential to control the disease. The conventional microbiological tests have limitations and there is an urgent need to devise a simple, rapid and reliable point-of-care (POC) test. The failure of TB diagnostic tests based on antibody detection due to inconsistent and imprecise results has stimulated renewed interest in the development of rapid antigen detection methods. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) has emphasized to continue research for designing new antibody-based detection tests with improved accuracy...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521627/disseminated-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-osteomyelitis-in-twin-sisters-related-to-stat1-gene-deficiency
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Sabah Boudjemaa, Linda Dainese, Sébastien Héritier, Caroline Masserot, Samia Hachemane, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Aurore Coulomb, Jacinta Bustamante
Mendelian susceptibility to mycobacterial disease is a rare syndrome characterized by severe clinical infections usually caused by weakly virulent mycobacterial species such as Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccines and environmental nontuberculous mycobacteria or more virulent mycobacteria as mycobacterium tuberculosis. Since 1996, 9 genes including 7 autosomal ( STAT1, IFNGR1, IFNGR2, IL12B, IL12RB1, ISG15, and IRF8) and 2 X-linked genes ( NEMO and CYBB) have been identified. Allelic heterogeneity leaded to recognize about 18 genetic diseases with variable clinical phenotypes, but sharing a same physiological mechanism represented by a defect in human IL-12-dependant-INF-γ-mediated immunity...
June 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521263/gamma-interferon-responses-to-proteome-determined-specific-recombinant-proteins-in-cattle-experimentally-and-naturally-infected-with-paratuberculosis
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Valerie Hughes, Jim McNair, Samuel Strain, Claire Barry, Joyce McLuckie, Mintu Nath, George Caldow, Karen Stevenson
Johne's disease (JD), is a fatal enteritis of animals caused by infection with Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (Map). Diagnosis of subclinical JD is problematic as test sensitivity is limited. Th1 responses to Map are activated early, thus detection of a cell-mediated response, indicated by measuring interferon gamma (IFN-γ) stimulated by mycobacterial antigens, may give the first indication of sub-clinical infection. Crude extracts of Map (PPDJ) have been used to detect the cell-mediated response in infected cattle...
April 29, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520939/dietary-intake-of-antioxidant-vitamins-and-carotenoids-and-risk-of-developing-active-tuberculosis-in-a-prospective-population-based-cohort
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Avril Z Soh, Cynthia B E Chee, Yee-Tang Wang, Jian-Min Yuan, Woon-Puay Koh
Antioxidants may protect against oxidative stress, which is associated with tuberculosis disease. However, direct evidence for the protective association between dietary antioxidants and tuberculosis incidence in humans has been lacking. The relation between intake of antioxidant vitamins (A, C, D, E) and individual carotenoids (α-carotene, β-carotene, β-cryptoxanthin, lycopene, lutein) and tuberculosis incidence was examined in the Singapore Chinese Health Study, a prospective cohort of 63,257 adults 45-74 years old enrolled during 1993-1998...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516082/multifocal-recurrent-osteomyelitis-and-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-in-a-boy-with-partial-dominant-ifn-%C3%AE-r1-deficiency-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Aidé Tamara Staines-Boone, Caroline Deswarte, Edna Venegas Montoya, Luz María Sánchez-Sánchez, Jorge Alberto García Campos, Teodoro Muñiz-Ronquillo, Jacinta Bustamante, Francisco J Espinosa-Rosales, Saul Oswaldo Lugo Reyes
Mutations in the genes coding for cytokines, receptors, second messengers, and transcription factors of interferon gamma (IFN-γ) immunity cause Mendelian susceptibility to mycobacterial disease (MSMD). We report the case of a 7-year-old male patient with partial dominant (PD) IFN-γ receptor 1 deficiency who had suffered from multifocal osteomyelitis attributable to bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccination since the age of 18 months. He developed hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), a hyper-inflammatory complication, and died with multiorgan dysfunction, despite having been diagnosed and treated relatively early...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508743/mycobacterium-kansasii-isolated-from-tuberculinpositive-rhesus-macaques-macaca-mulatta-in-the-absence-of-disease
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Steven T Shipley, David K Johnson, Morteza Roodgar, David Glenn Smith, Charles A Montgomery, Steven M Lloyd, James A Higgins, Edwin H Kriel, Hilton J Klein, William P Porter, Jerome B Nazareno, Paul W Houghton, Aruna Panda, Louis J DeTolla
Mycobacterial infections are of primary health concern in NHP colonies in biomedical research. NHP are constantly monitoredand screened for Mycobacterium spp. We report 6 Chinese-origin rhesus macaques infected with Mycobacterium kansasii thatexhibited positive tuberculin skin tests in the absence of disease. Two of these macaques were being used for research purposes;the remaining 4 macaques were residing at the contract quarantine company. Histopathology and acid-fast staining of fixed tissues from all macaques showed that all were free of disease...
May 15, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506264/an-association-between-pulmonary-mycobacterium-avium-intracellulare-complex-infections-and-biomarkers-of-th2-type-inflammation
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Paul E Pfeffer, Susan Hopkins, Ian Cropley, David M Lowe, Marc Lipman
BACKGROUND: The rising incidence of pulmonary Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex (MAI) infection is unexplained but parallels the growing world-wide epidemic of allergic disease. We hypothesized an association between pulmonary MAI infection and Th2-type immune responses as seen in allergy. METHODS: Biomarkers of patient Th2-type immune responses (peripheral blood eosinophil counts and serum IgE levels) were compared between patients with positive pulmonary samples for tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection...
May 15, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505170/ifn-%C3%AE-fails-to-overcome-inhibition-of-selected-macrophage-activation-events-in-response-to-pathogenic-mycobacteria
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Shyamala Thirunavukkarasu, Karren M Plain, Auriol C Purdie, Richard J Whittington, Kumudika de Silva
According to most models of mycobacterial infection, inhibition of the pro-inflammatory macrophage immune responses contributes to the persistence of bacteria. Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) is a highly successful pathogen in cattle and sheep and is also implicated as the causative agent of Crohn's disease in humans. Pathogenic mycobacteria such as MAP have developed multiple strategies to evade host defence mechanisms including interfering with the macrophages' capacity to respond to IFN-γ, a feature which might be lacking in non-pathogenic mycobacteria such as M...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501491/diagnostic-usefulness-of-xpert-mtb-rif-assay-for-detection-of-tuberculous-meningitis-using-cerebrospinal-fluid
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Syed Beenish Rufai, Amit Singh, Jitendra Singh, Parveen Kumar, Manimuthu Mani Sankar, Sarman Singh
OBJECTIVE: Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is the most severe form of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) due to association of diseases with high rates of mortality and morbidity. Diagnosis continues to be a clinical challenge as microbiological confirmation is rare and time consuming resulting in delayed treatment. Xpert MTB/RIF assay is a rapid and simple test, which has been endorsed by World Health Organization as an initial diagnostic test for the diagnosis of TBM. However, evidence still lacks for its performance on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for the diagnosis of TBM especially from India...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499348/total-delay-in-treatment-among-tuberculous-meningitis-patients-in-china-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Yu He, Chao Han, Kai-Feng Chang, Mao-Shui Wang, Tian-Ren Huang
BACKGROUND: Currently, there is limited data on the risk factors associated with treatment delay in tuberculous meningitis (TBM). This study aimed to assess the duration of delay in the treatment TBM and to investigate its determinants. METHODS: During the period from September 2009 to February 2016, a retrospective cohort study of consecutive TBM patients admitted to our hospital was conducted to determine the risk factors associated with treatment delay in TBM...
May 12, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499279/a-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-in-the-interferon-%C3%AE-gene-ifng-874-t-a-is-associated-with-susceptibility-to-tuberculosis
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Zhang Wei, Shen Wenhao, Mi Yuanyuan, Li Yang, Daming Zhou, Xian Jiangchun, Jiang Jijun
Interferon-γ (Interferon gamma, IFNG) is an important cytokine involved in providing resistance to mycobacterial diseases. Common variants of IFNG, such as IFNG +874 T/A(rs2430561), may be related to tuberculosis susceptibility, but this association has not been consistently observed. We performed an updated meta-analysis to evaluate the association between the IFNG +874 T/A (rs2430561) polymorphism and tuberculosis susceptibility. PubMed and SinoMed databases were searched up to October 2016, and odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were used to assess the association strength...
April 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491889/infections-in-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-recipients-results-from-the-organ-transplant-infection-project-a-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
#15
Mindy G Schuster, Angela A Cleveland, Erik R Dubberke, Carol A Kauffman, Robin K Avery, Shahid Husain, David L Paterson, Fernanda P Silveira, Tom M Chiller, Kaitlin Benedict, Kathleen Murphy, Peter G Pappas
BACKGROUND: Infection is a major cause of morbidity and mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Our object was to better define the epidemiology and outcomes of infections after HCT. METHODS: This was a prospective, multicenter cohort study of HCT recipients and conducted from 2006 to 2011. The study included 4 US transplant centers and 444 HCT recipients. Data were prospectively collected for up to 30 months after HCT using a standardized data collection tool...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491439/mycobacterial-panniculitis-caused-by-mycobacterium-thermoresistibile-in-a-cat
#16
Polina Vishkautsan, Krystle L Reagan, M Kevin Keel, Jane E Sykes
CASE SUMMARY: A domestic shorthair cat was evaluated for chronic, bilateral, ulcerative dermatitis affecting the inguinal region and lateral aspects of both pelvic limbs. Histopathologic examination of skin biopsies collected throughout the course of disease revealed chronic pyogranulomatous ulcerative dermatitis. Aerobic bacterial skin cultures yielded growth of a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Corynebacterium amycolatum. Upon referral the clinical findings were suggestive of a non-tuberculous Mycobacterium species infection...
July 2016: JFMS Open Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490385/alk-positive-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-undiagnosed-in-a-patient-with-tuberculosis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Weerapat Owattanapanich, Pakpoom Phoompoung, Sanya Sukpanichnant
BACKGROUND: Due to a similarity between the features of lymphoma and the features of tuberculosis, lymphoma may go unrecognized and undiagnosed in patients with tuberculosis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 33-year-old Thai man presented to our center with typical clinical manifestations of tuberculous lymphadenitis, with negative tests for both acid-fast bacilli and fungi, and negative polymerase chain reaction for Mycobacterial tuberculosis complex. The disease was not responding to anti-tuberculosis treatment and he developed both pericardial effusion and progressive lymphadenopathy...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483608/safety-and-effectiveness-of-clofazimine-for-primary-and-refractory-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-infection
#18
Stacey L Martiniano, Brandie D Wagner, Adrah Levin, Jerry A Nick, Scott D Sagel, Charles L Daley
BACKGROUND: Clofazimine is an antimicrobial agent that has activity in vitro against mycobacteria. Increasingly, it has been used for the treatment of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), despite limited data supporting use in this setting. The objective of this study was to evaluate safety, tolerability, and clinical outcomes associated with clofazimine in patients with NTM infection. METHODS: Observational-cohort study of clofazimine used for pediatric and adult cystic fibrosis (CF) and non-CF patients with pulmonary and extrapulmonary NTM infection as part of a multidrug regimen from 2006-2014...
May 5, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482963/paradoxical-upgrading-reaction-in-extra-pulmonary-tuberculosis-association-with-vitamin-d-therapy
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D A Barr, A K Coussens, S Irvine, N D Ritchie, K Herbert, B Choo-Kang, D Raeside, D J Bell, R A Seaton
SETTING: Glasgow, Scotland, UK. BACKGROUND: Paradoxical reactions in tuberculosis (TB) are a notable example of our incomplete understanding of host-pathogen interactions during anti-tuberculosis treatment. OBJECTIVES: To determine risk factors for a TB paradoxical reaction, and specifically to assess for an independent association with vitamin D use. DESIGN: Consecutive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) negative adult patients treated for extra-pulmonary TB were identified from an Extended Surveillance of Mycobacterial Infections database...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481651/the-alternate-effects-of-anti-tnfa-therapeutics-and-their-role-in-mycobacterial-granulomatous-infection-in-crohn-s-disease
#20
Ahmad Qasem, Abed Elrahman Naser, Saleh A Naser
Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that has been debated to be associated with bacterial triggers such as Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP). Standard treatment of Crohn's disease (CD) patients includes a family of immunomodulators and biologics such as Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha (Anti-TNFa). This cytokine in particular has been known to play vital roles in fighting microbial infections through formation and maintenance of granulomas. Areas covered: This perspective is focused on elucidating the negative effects of using Anti-TNFa therapeutic agents as a treatment option in CD patients who are more likely suspected to have MAP infection, and the role of other immunomodulators in MAP infection...
May 8, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
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