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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921164/m-type-phospholipase-a2-receptor-pla2r-glomerular-staining-in-pediatric-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy
#1
Shoichiro Kanda, Shigeru Horita, Takeshi Yanagihara, Akira Shimizu, Motoshi Hattori
BACKGROUND: Identifying M-type phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) is a landmark breakthrough for understanding adult idiopathic membranous nephropathy (iMN). However, potential roles for PLA2R in pediatric iMN have not been well investigated. METHODS: A total of 34 pediatric iMN patients who underwent kidney biopsy between 1972 and 2015 were enrolled in this study. The study cohort consisted of 15 children aged from 3 to 9 years and 19 aged from 10 to 15 years...
December 5, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921149/a-case-of-urticarial-vasculitis-in-a-female-patient-with-lupus-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-infection-or-lupus-reactivation
#2
Mario Diplomatico, Maria Francesca Gicchino, Orsola Ametrano, Pierluigi Marzuillo, Alma Nunzia Olivieri
A 17-year-old female patient affected by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) (who had been taking 300 mg/die of hydroxychloroquine for 3 years), Graves' disease (treated with 10 mg/die of tapazole), and celiac disease came to our attention for urticarial vasculitis. She had been taking prednisone (25 mg/die) for 3 days, and her blood tests showed high levels of Mycoplasma pneumoniae IgM and IgG antibodies. The association between urticaria and M. pneumoniae infections can be present in up to 7% of the cases and, to the best of our knowledge, only two reports of urticarial vasculitis and M...
December 5, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914596/characterization-of-inflammatory-markers-associated-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-undergoing-treatment
#3
Rodolfo Pessato Timóteo, Douglas Cobo Micheli, Reginaldo Botelho Teodoro, Marlene Freire, Dernival Bertoncello, Eddie Fernando Candido Murta, Beatriz Martins Tavares-Murta
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the inflammatory profiles of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus receiving standard treatment compared to healthy controls. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Peripheral venous blood was collected from systemic lupus erythematosus patients (n=14) and controls (n=18) at enrollment. Blood samples were used for quantification, by flow cytometry, of CD11b (integrin) and Chemokine receptor CXCR2 expression surface antigen in neutrophils and lymphocytes, while cytokines were assayed in serum samples...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913565/a-24-year-old-male-with-a-painful-and-cold-lower-extremity
#4
Eric A Robinson, Zain I Khalpey, Rajesh Janardhanan
CLINICAL INTRODUCTION: A 24-year-old male presented to the emergency department with intense pain in his right lower extremity. He has a medical history significant for systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid syndrome. He also had four prior episodes of deep venous thromboses on rivaroxaban. The patient stated that early in the morning, he started to feel intense pain that started from his knee and progressed to his calf, with associated numbness and paraesthesia. On physical examination, the limb felt cold with absent right popliteal and dorsalis pedis pulses...
December 2, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913462/pure-red-cell-aplasia
#5
Robert T Means
Pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) is a syndrome defined by a normocytic normochromic anemia with severe reticulocytopenia and marked reduction or absence of erythroid precursors from the bone marrow. Diamond-Blackfan anemia is a congenital form of PRCA. Acquired PRCA may be either a primary disorder or secondary to some other disorder or agent. Primary acquired PRCA is an autoimmune disorder that is frequently antibody-mediated. Myelodysplastic syndromes may also present with the morphologic appearance of PRCA. Secondary acquired PRCA may be associated with collagen vascular/autoimmune disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus; lymphoproliferative disorders such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia or large granular lymphocyte leukemia; infections, particularly B19 parvovirus; thymoma and other solid tumors; or a variety of other disorders, drugs, or toxic agents...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904204/a-rare-case-of-juvenile-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-with-disseminated-histoplasmosis
#6
Piyabi Sarkar, Keya Basu, Mamata Guha Mallick Sinha
Histoplasmosis is a systemic fungal infection caused by dimorphic fungus, Histoplasma capsulatum. Immunocompetent individuals usually have self-limiting or localized disease whereas immunocompromised individuals develop disseminated disease. The occurrence of progressive disseminated histoplasmosis in juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus is extremely rare with only one reported case in literature showing such association. Therefore, we report a case of severe opportunistic fungal infection caused by Histoplasma in a 13-year-old girl who was diagnosed with juvenile lupus erythematosus, subsequently developed septic shock and died of the disease despite of aggressive antifungal therapy...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902603/purulent-lupus-panniculitis-unmasked-by-fdg-pet-ct-scan-a-case-report
#7
Kornelis S M van der Geest, Rada V Moerman, Klaas P Koopmans, Nicole D Holman, Wilbert M T Janssen
RATIONALE: Lupus panniculitis (LP) is a unique variant of cutaneous lupus erythematosus. Clinical manifestations are typically mild and include erythema, nodules, and small ulcers. In certain cases, diagnosing LP may be challenging. Skin overlying the typical subcutaneous inflammation may appear normal, and bacterial superinfections of the skin sometimes mask the underlying LP. It has been suggested that a computed tomography (CT) scan may help to identify obscure LP lesions. Here, we report a case of a 54-year-old woman with an unusually severe form of LP, in which the full disease extent was only revealed by a fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET)/CT scan...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899525/reactive-oxygen-species-induce-virus-independent-mavs-oligomerization-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#8
Iwona A Buskiewicz, Theresa Montgomery, Elizabeth C Yasewicz, Sally A Huber, Michael P Murphy, Richard C Hartley, Ryan Kelly, Mary K Crow, Andras Perl, Ralph C Budd, Andreas Koenig
The increased expression of genes induced by type I interferon (IFN) is characteristic of viral infections and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We showed that mitochondrial antiviral signaling (MAVS) protein, which normally forms a complex with retinoic acid gene I (RIG-I)-like helicases during viral infection, was activated by oxidative stress independently of RIG-I helicases. We found that chemically generated oxidative stress stimulated the formation of MAVS oligomers, which led to mitochondrial hyperpolarization and decreased adenosine triphosphate production and spare respiratory capacity, responses that were not observed in similarly treated cells lacking MAVS...
November 29, 2016: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899012/disease-outcomes-and-care-fragmentation-among-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#9
Theresa L Walunas, Kathryn L Jackson, Anh H Chung, Karen A Mancera-Cuevas, Daniel L Erickson, Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, Abel Kho
OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of care fragmentation across multiple healthcare institutions on disease outcomes in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Using the Chicago HealthLNK Data Repository (HDR), an assembly of electronic health records from six institutions, we identified patients with SLE, using ICD-9 codes, whose care was delivered at more than one organization. We examined whether patients had severe infections or comorbidities (ICD-9 code defined) that indicate SLE-induced damage...
November 29, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898670/gray-wolf-exposure-to-emerging-vector-borne-diseases-in-wisconsin-with-comparison-to-domestic-dogs-and-humans
#10
Rocio F Jara, Adrian P Wydeven, Michael D Samuel
World-wide concern over emerging vector-borne diseases has increased in recent years for both animal and human health. In the United Sates, concern about vector-borne diseases in canines has focused on Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, and heartworm which infect domestic and wild canids. Of these diseases, Lyme and anaplasmosis are also frequently diagnosed in humans. Gray wolves (Canis lupus) recolonized Wisconsin in the 1970s, and we evaluated their temporal and geographic patterns of exposure to these four vector-borne diseases in Wisconsin as the population expanded between 1985 and 2011...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884376/purinergic-signaling-in-infection-and-autoimmune-disease
#11
EDITORIAL
Luiz Eduardo Baggio Savio, Robson Coutinho-Silva
Purinergic signaling plays a key role in inflammatory processes and modulates immune responses against a variety of bacterial and eukaryotic parasites. Here we highlight the role of purinergic receptor activation in infection and autoimmune diseases. Purinergic signaling and inflammasomes modulate the host immune response against chlamydial infections. In addition, increasing evidence suggests that purinergic signaling contributes to Schistosomiasis morbidity, a neglected tropical disease caused by parasitic worms called schistosomes...
October 2016: Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881371/pure-red-cell-aplasia
#12
REVIEW
Robert T Means
Pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) is a syndrome defined by a normocytic normochromic anemia with severe reticulocytopenia and marked reduction or absence of erythroid precursors from the bone marrow. Diamond-Blackfan anemia is a congenital form of PRCA. Acquired PRCA may be either a primary disorder or secondary to some other disorder or agent. Primary acquired PRCA is an autoimmune disorder that is frequently antibody-mediated. Myelodysplastic syndromes may also present with the morphologic appearance of PRCA. Secondary acquired PRCA may be associated with collagen vascular/autoimmune disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus; lymphoproliferative disorders such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia or large granular lymphocyte leukemia; infections, particularly B19 parvovirus; thymoma and other solid tumors; or a variety of other disorders, drugs, or toxic agents...
November 24, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881354/-analysis-of-immune-suppression-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-complicated-by-herpes-zoster-virus-infection
#13
Hui Ouyang, Xue-Chang He, Yi Zhou, Zhao-Xia Li
OBJECTIVE: To explore the changes in cellular immune function and the safety of physical therapy in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) complicated by herpes zoster (HZ) virus infection. Methods A retrospective analysis was conducted among 10 SLE pateints with HZ virus infection, with 30 SLE patients without HZ infection as the control group. The results of routine laboratory tests and T lymphocyte subset counts (before and during infection and after cure of infection) were compared between the two groups...
November 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859195/energetic-costs-of-mange-in-wolves-estimated-from-infrared-thermography
#14
P C Cross, E S Almberg, C G Haase, P J Hudson, S K Maloney, M C Metz, A J Munn, P Nugent, O Putzeys, D R Stahler, A C Stewart, D W Smith
Parasites, by definition, extract energy from their hosts and thus affect trophic and food web dynamics even when the parasite may have limited effects on host population size. We studied the energetic costs of mange (Sarcoptes scabiei) in wolves (Canis lupus) using thermal cameras to estimate heat losses associated with compromised insulation during the winter. We combined the field data of known, naturally infected wolves with a data set on captive wolves with shaved patches of fur as a positive control to simulate mange-induced hair loss...
August 2016: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843658/giant-condyloma-acuminata-in-indonesian-females-with-sle-under-immunosuppressant-and-steroid-therapy
#15
Andhika Rachman, Nabila Hasan
Introduction. Immunosuppressant and steroid therapy in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) increases the risk of human papillomavirus (HPV) infections, one of which is giant condyloma acuminata (GCA). To our knowledge, there is no report evaluating the correlation between immunosuppressive and steroid therapy in patients with SLE and the prevalence of GCA. Case Report. A 42-year-old female was diagnosed with SLE a year ago and has been treated with steroids and immunosuppressive drugs. In the last few months she presented GCA involving the genital area recurring almost every two months...
2016: Case Reports in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835759/zika-virus-epidemic-in-brazil-i-fatal-disease-in-adults-clinical-and-laboratorial-aspects
#16
Raimunda S S Azevedo, Marialva T Araujo, Arnaldo J Martins Filho, Consuelo S Oliveira, Bruno T D Nunes, Ana C R Cruz, Ana G P A C Nascimento, Rita C Medeiros, Cezar A M Caldas, Fernando C Araujo, Juarez A S Quaresma, Barbara C B Vasconcelos, Maria G L Queiroz, Elizabeth S Travassos da Rosa, Daniele F Henriques, Eliana V P Silva, Jannifer O Chiang, Lívia C Martins, Daniele B A Medeiros, Juliana A Lima, Márcio R T Nunes, Jedson F Cardoso, Sandro P Silva, Pei-Yong Shi, Robert B Tesh, Sueli G Rodrigues, Pedro F C Vasconcelos
BACKGROUND: Zika virus (ZIKV) was first detected in Brazil in May 2015 and the country experienced an explosive epidemic. However, recent studies indicate that the introduction of ZIKV occurred in late 2013. Cases of microcephaly and deaths associated with ZIKV infection were identified in Brazil in November, 2015. OBJECTIVES: To determine the etiology of three fatal adult cases. STUDY DESIGN: Here we report three fatal adult cases of ZIKV disease...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833788/vasculitic-diseases-and-prothrombotic-states-contributing-to-delayed-healing-in-chronic-wounds
#17
Victoria K Shanmugam
PURPOSE: Autoimmune diseases are a common cause of delayed wound healing and should be considered in patients with chronic wounds who do not respond to local wound care or who fail skin grafting in the absence of infection. RECENT FINDINGS: Epidemiologic studies have shown that, of patients with chronic wounds evaluated in specialized wound healing clinics, 20-23% have autoimmune etiologies for their wounds including vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, pyoderma gangrenosum and other autoimmune diseases...
December 2016: Current Dermatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833448/a-possible-link-between-the-epstein-barr-virus-infection-and-autoimmune-thyroid-disorders
#18
REVIEW
Anna Dittfeld, Katarzyna Gwizdek, Marek Michalski, Romuald Wojnicz
The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), also known as human herpesvirus 4, is a member of the Herpesviridae virus family. EBV infection can cause infectious mononucleosis (IM) in the lytic phase of EBV's life cycle. Past EBV infection is associated with lymphomas, and may also result in certain allergic and autoimmune diseases. Although potential mechanisms of autoimmune diseases have not been clearly elucidated, both genetic and environmental factors, such as infectious agents, are considered to be responsible for their development...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831941/linear-sclerodermoid-lupus-erythematosus-profundus-in-a-child
#19
Amira Elbendary, John Griffin, Suzanne Li, Brook Tlougan, Jacqueline M Junkins-Hopkins
Lupus erythematosus panniculitis, also known as lupus profundus, is a variant in the clinicopathological spectrum of lupus erythematosus (LE) affecting about 2%-3% of LE patients. A linear configuration of LE panniculitis has been reported rarely with rare reports describing the coexistence of different forms of cutaneous LE and localized morphea. In this study, the authors present a 9-year-old girl with linear arrangement of subcutaneous nodules on her left forearm. Microscopic findings from 2 biopsies included lymphocytes at the dermoepidermal junction with mild interface dermatitis, a dense lymphocytic infiltrate that was concentrated around adnexae and subcutaneous fat in concert with thickened collagen bundles and mild widening of fibrous septae surrounding fat lobules...
December 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831537/hospitalization-of-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-is-a-major-cause-of-direct-and-indirect-healthcare-costs
#20
A P Anandarajah, M Luc, C T Ritchlin
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to calculate the direct and indirect costs of admission for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients, identify the population at risk and investigate potential reasons for admission. METHODS: We conducted a financial analysis of all admissions for SLE to Strong Memorial Hospital between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2015. Patient and financial records for admissions with a SLE diagnosis for the above period were retrieved...
November 9, 2016: Lupus
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