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urticarial vasculitis

Justin C Chia, P Régine Mydlarski
PURPOSE: Omalizumab is a recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody that inhibits the binding of IgE to the high-affinity IgE receptor (FceRI) on the surface of mast cells and basophils. Omalizumab has been approved for use in asthma, and new reports show promise in a variety of dermatologic diseases. Herein, we review the literature on omalizumab in dermatology and discuss the safety, efficacy and mechanisms of action for this emerging therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PubMED, MEDLINE, and Embase databases were searched for the period January 1, 1990, to September 1, 2016...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
E F Johnson, D A Wetter, J S Lehman, J L Hand, D M R Davis, M M Tollefson
BACKGROUND: Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) in children is a complex group of conditions. OBJECTIVES: This study presents the demographics, clinical features, direct immunofluorescence (DIF) results and suspected aetiologies of 56 biopsy-confirmed cases of leukocytoclastic vasculitis in children. METHODS: Retrospective review of 56 children seen at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, from 1993 to 2013 with clinical features and cutaneous biopsy consistent with LCV...
August 31, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Uni Wong, Harris Yfantis, Guofeng Xie
Urticarial vasculitis (UV) is a rare small vessel vasculitis. UV is often idiopathic but can also present in the context of autoimmune disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus, drug reactions, infections, or a paraneoplastic syndrome. Extracutaneous complications include intestinal ischemic injuries, in UV patients with nonspecific gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain and nausea. Prompt recognition and treatment can minimize morbidity and mortality. This paper describes a case of urticarial vasculitis-associated intestinal ischemia...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Giuseppe Lopalco, Donato Rigante, Vincenzo Venerito, Giacomo Emmi, Maria Grazia Anelli, Giovanni Lapadula, Florenzo Iannone, Luca Cantarini
Inflammation mediated by cells of the immune system and necrosis are the most striking features observed at the histologic level in patients with vasculitides, clinical entities classified according to pathologic findings involving different organs, to etiology, or to size of vessels involved. Small vessel vasculitides (SVV) are a peculiar group of systemic disorders electively involving small intraparenchymal arteries, arterioles, capillaries, or venules and leading to different levels of vascular obstruction, tissue ischemia and risk of infarction; they can be divided into anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitides and immune complex vasculitides...
June 2016: Current Rheumatology Reports
Justyna Szczęch, Maja Rutka, Dominik Samotij, Agnieszka Zalewska, Adam Reich
INTRODUCTION: Lupus erythematosus (LE) shows a wide variety of clinical manifestations, skin involvement being one of the most important. AIM: To analyze the clinical presentation of cutaneous variants of lupus erythematosus in terms of skin lesion spectrum and extracutaneous involvement. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 64 patients with cutaneous LE (CLE) were included. The study was based on the "Core Set Questionnaire" developed by the European Society of Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (EUSCLE)...
February 2016: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
Marija Jelusić, Lucija Kostić, Marijan Frković, Masa Davidović, Ivan Malcić
The aim of our study was to analyze clinical features, laboratory findings, treatment, course and outcome of different types of vasculitis in children. All children aged up to 18 years that have been diagnosed with a vasculitis disorder from 2002. to 2012. at the Department of Paediatric, University Hospital Centre Zagreb according to EULAR/PRES/PRINTO criteria were included in the study. Vasculitis was diagnosed in 180 children, 101 girls and 79 boys, mean age 7.19 ± 3.7 years, with an average follow-up of 5...
2015: Reumatizam
Sanaz Ainechi, John Andrew Carlson
Neutrophilic dermatosis (ND) confined to postmastectomy lymphedema, localized Sweet syndrome, is a newly recognized disease. In this study, the authors describe a 44-year-old obese woman with chronic myelogenous leukemia in molecular remission on dasatinib therapy, who presented with a painful urticarial eruption limited to lipo-lymphedematous skin and accompanied by malaise, episodic fever, diarrhea, neutrophilia, and leukocytosis. Initially transient and migratory, the rash became fixed, papular, and vesicular and showed minimal response to corticosteroids...
February 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Vikram K Mahajan, Ravinder Singh, Mrinal Gupta, Rashmi Raina
A 53-year-old man developed urticarial vasculitis following ingestion of telmisartan and hydrochlorothiazide combination for hypertension. Treatment with prednisolone and cetirizine was curative, but his lesions recurred when he continued telmisartan and hydrochlorothiazide against medical advice. Re-challenge with the same doses of telmisartan precipitated similar lesions with telmisartan and not with hydrochlorothiazide. This uncommon cutaneous adverse reaction of angiotensin II receptor blockers has implication for the clinicians as more such cases may become apparent with their wider use than in premarketing studies...
September 2015: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
P Kolkhir, D Pogorelov, O Olisova, M Maurer
Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is a common mast cell-driven disease characterized by the development of wheals (hives), angioedema (AE), or both for > 6 weeks. It is thought that autoimmunity is a common cause of CSU, which is often associated with autoimmune thyroiditis, whereas the link to other autoimmune disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has not been carefully explored. Here, we systematically reviewed the existing literature for information on the prevalence of CSU in SLE (and vice versa) and we examined the possible clinical and pathogenetic relationship between CSU and SLE...
February 2016: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Misbah Nasheela Ghazanfar, Simon Francis Thomsen
Urticarial vasculitis is characterised by inflamed itching or burning red patches or wheals that resemble urticaria but persist for greater than 24 hours. It is often idiopathic but is sometimes associated with collagen-vascular disease, particularly systemic lupus erythematosus. Treatment options include oral antihistamines, oral corticosteroids, dapsone, colchicine or hydroxychloroquine. We describe a male patient with urticarial vasculitis who was treated with omalizumab (anti-IgE) with convincing results and provide a review of previous reports of patients with urticarial vasculitis treated with omalizumab...
2015: Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Aaron McGuffin, Amy Vaughan, Juliet Wolford
This case involves a 13-year-old female who presented to the pediatrician for a routine check-up with complaints of a long history of intermittent diarrhea followed by a severe rash lasting for up to a week afterwards. The mother had described her daughter's condition to multiple physicians, several whom had seen her during flare-ups. The nonmigratory lesions resembled "hives" with a single lesion lasting for 48 to 72 hours and resolving into what her parent described as a bruise. They often diagnosed her daughter with urticaria and prescribed steroids, which did resolve the acute flare-ups...
April 2013: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
Bertrand Lioger, Elisabeth Diot, Michael Ebbo, Nicolas Schleinitz, Laurent Aaron, Jean-Marie Michot, Olivier Lambotte, Robin Dhote, Hubert De Boysson, Elodie Ponce, François Maillot
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to describe the characteristics of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) associated with systemic vasculitis. METHODS: A standardised questionnaire was used for a nationwide retrospective multicentre study in 2013 to collect clinical, radiological and outcome data about PRES associated with systemic vasculitis. RESULTS: We included six patients (all women; mean age 22.6±19.8 years (20-62)): two with polyarteritis nodosa and one case of each granulomatosis with polyangiitis, cryoglobulinaemic vasculitis, hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis, and Takayasu arteritis...
May 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
B Flageul
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October 2015: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
Mariko Takao, Toshihisa Hamada, Tatsuya Kaji, Kazuko Ikeda-Mizuno, Chinatsu Takehara-Yasuhara, Kouichi Ichimura, Hiroyuki Yanai, Tadashi Yshino, Keiji Iwatsuki
BACKGROUND: Hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis (HUV) has been defined as a syndrome associated with urticarial lesions caused by leukocytoclastic vasculitis. It has been observed in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and related conditions. Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related disease is a lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by sclerosing pancreatitis, retroperitoneal fibrosis, sclerotic cholangitis, acute interstitial nephritis, and Mikulicz's disease, and associated with elevated levels of IgG4 and hypocomplementemia...
April 2016: International Journal of Dermatology
Snehal Balvant Lunge, Milind Borkar, Sushil Pande
BACKGROUND: About 25-45% of patients of chronic urticaria (CU) have been stated to have histamine releasing autoantibodies in their blood. The term autoimmune urticaria is increasingly being accepted for this subgroup of patients. Review of the literature suggests high autologous serum skin test (ASST) positivity and presence of antithyroid microsomal antibodies in patients with autoimmune urticaria. AIMS: To study prevalence of ASST positivity and antithyroid microsomal antibodies in chronic "idiopathic" urticaria and to study the correlation between the two parameters...
July 2015: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
Abdelfatah Abou Issa, Richard Simman
Lovenox is a trade name for Enoxaparin. It is a low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) and has other trade names like Clexane and Xaparin. It is an anticoagulant used to prevent and treat venous thromboembolism events (VTE) like deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, and is given as a subcutaneous injection. General speaking, the most common skin reactions as a result of enoxaparin use are: urticarial, ecchymosis, and even skin necrosis due to vasculitis. These side effects are usually located at the injection site...
December 2013: Journal of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists
Mirjana Gajic-Veljic, Branka Bonaci-Nikolic, Branislav Lekic, Dusan Skiljevic, Jasmina Ciric, Svetlana Zoric, Biljana Stojimirovic, Milos Nikolic
OBJECTIVE: To study the role of deoxyribonuclease (DNase) I activity and ANCA in propylthiouracil (PTU)-induced lupus-like syndrome (LLS). METHODS: We compared 36 SLE patients with 17 PTU-induced LLS patients diagnosed from 2008 to 2014. We studied ANCA profile (MPO, PR3, lactoferrin, CTG, elastase, bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein), anti-dsDNA, anti-ENA, anti-nucleosome, anti-histone, anti-C1q, anti-aCL, complement components, cryoglobulins and serum DNase I activity...
November 2015: Rheumatology
E Errichetti, G Stinco
Beside to traditional use, dermoscopy is more and more used in the assessment of other "general" dermatologic conditions, namely scalp and hair disorders (trichoscopy), nails abnormalities (onychoscopy), skin infections and infestations (entomodermoscopy), and cutaneous inflammatory diseases (inflammoscopy). Among the list of new applications of dermoscopy, the study of inflammatory dermatoses is probably the most promising topic in terms of development and usefulness, considering the large number of such disorders and the frequent problems in their differential diagnosis which the dermatologist encounters in own daily clinical practice...
October 2015: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
Luisa Terraneo, Sebastiano A G Lava, Pietro Camozzi, Lorenzo Zgraggen, Giacomo D Simonetti, Mario G Bianchetti, Gregorio P Milani
BACKGROUND: Maculopapular or urticarial eruptions and erythema multiforme sometimes occur in patients affected with Mycoplasma pneumoniae respiratory infections. Further eruptions have also been reported. OBJECTIVE: To review the literature addressing M. pneumoniae respiratory infection and rather unusual eruptions. METHODS: Computer-based search in the U.S. National Library of Medicine database as well as in the search engine Google. RESULTS: We found a possible relationship between M...
2015: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
Iván Chérrez Ojeda, Enrique Loayza, Leonardo Greiding, Juan Carlos Calderón, Annia Cherrez, Farid Adum
BACKGROUND: Urticarial Vasculitis (UV) is in most of the cases idiopathic; however it has been associated with several conditions and drugs. Over the counter (OTC) diet pills are widely available, even on-line, but they are rarely regulated by pharmaceutical control. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 35-year-old female patient suffering of pruriginous and painful wheals more than 1 cm in diameter, with a burning sensation. The eruption lasted more than 24 hours and was accompanied by angioedema, headache and myalgia...
2015: World Allergy Organization Journal
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