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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633740/parvovirus-b19-infection-in-an-adult-presenting-with-connective-tissue-disease-like-symptoms-a-report-of-the-clinical-and-histological-findings
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J E Liles, S C Shalin, B A White, L B Trigg, J R Kaley
Parvovirus B19 infections in adults are usually associated with nonspecific and mild symptoms. However, cases presenting with a lupus-like syndrome have been described, leading to the hypothesis that parvovirus infection can induce connective tissue disease. Various histopathologic features of cutaneous manifestations of parvovirus have been reported, including features which overlap with those of connective tissue disease. Herein, we discuss an unusual case of Parvovirus  B19 infection in a middle-aged woman...
June 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626188/discoid-lupus-erythematosus-complicated-with-pregnancy-induced-hemophagocytic-syndrome
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Hideto Takada, Naoki Kimura, Yoko Yoshihashi-Nakazato, Kimito Kawahata, Hitoshi Kohsaka
A 35-year-old woman with discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) was admitted at 11 weeks' gestation with a persistent fever. Laboratory studies revealed pancytopenia, elevated liver enzymes, and hyperferritinemia. Bone marrow aspiration confirmed the diagnosis of hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS). She had no findings of infection or active systemic lupus erythematosus. The administration of high-dose corticosteroids resolved the clinical and laboratory findings. She delivered a healthy baby at 35 weeks' gestation. This case suggests that DLE can be a predisposing factor for pregnancy-induced HPS...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624334/seasonality-and-autoimmune-diseases-the-contribution-of-the-four-seasons-to-the-mosaic-of-autoimmunity
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REVIEW
Abdulla Watad, Shir Azrielant, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Kassem Sharif, Paula David, Itay Katz, Gali Aljadeff, Mariana Quaresma, Galya Tanay, Mohammad Adawi, Howard Amital, Yehuda Shoenfeld
Autoimmune diseases (ADs) are a heterogeneous groups of diseases that occur as a results of loss of tolerance to self antigens. While the etiopathogeneis remain obscure, different environmental factors were suggested to have a role in the development of autoimmunity, including infections, low vitamin D levels, UV radiation, and melatonin. Interestingly, such factors possess seasonal variation patterns that could influence disease development, severity and progression. Vitamin D levels which reach a nadir during late winter and early spring is correlated with increased disease activity, clinical severity as well as relapse rates in several disease entities including multiple sclerosis (MS), non-cutaneous flares of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623951/progressive-respiratory-distress-in-a-42-year-old-hiv-positive-woman-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#4
Katongo Mutengo, Patrice Mukomena, Nason Lambwe, Owen Ngalamika
BACKGROUND: Identifying and treating the cause of pulmonary symptoms in HIV patients with underlying systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) can be very challenging. Delays in diagnosing active SLE in HIV patients can lead to significant morbidity and even mortality. We report the case of an HIV-positive woman with SLE who presented with severe respiratory distress. CASE PRESENTATION: A 42-year-old HIV-positive woman presented with a 7-month history of anorexia, progressive dyspnoea, and a productive cough...
June 17, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620060/hospitalizations-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-an-academic-health-science-center
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Kaien Gu, Dafna D Gladman, Jiandong Su, Murray B Urowitz
OBJECTIVE: Hospitalization occurs in about 10% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) each year and accounts for most of the direct cost of SLE patient care. We aimed to determine the frequency of admissions of patients with SLE and describe their causes and outcomes. METHODS: We identified all hospitalizations at University Health Network in the periods 2011-2012 and 2013-2015 with an International Classification of Diseases, 10th ed. code of M32 (SLE)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604802/serological-profiling-of-the-ebv-immune-response-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-using-a-peptide-microarray
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Madlen Loebel, Maren Eckey, Franziska Sotzny, Elisabeth Hahn, Sandra Bauer, Patricia Grabowski, Johannes Zerweck, Pavlo Holenya, Leif G Hanitsch, Kirsten Wittke, Peter Borchmann, Jens-Ulrich Rüffer, Falk Hiepe, Klemens Ruprecht, Uta Behrends, Carola Meindl, Hans-Dieter Volk, Ulf Reimer, Carmen Scheibenbogen
BACKGROUND: Epstein-Barr-Virus (EBV) plays an important role as trigger or cofactor for various autoimmune diseases. In a subset of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) disease starts with infectious mononucleosis as late primary EBV-infection, whereby altered levels of EBV-specific antibodies can be observed in another subset of patients. METHODS: We performed a comprehensive mapping of the IgG response against EBV comparing 50 healthy controls with 92 CFS patients using a microarray platform...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603631/hepatic-expression-profiles-in-retroviral-infection-relevance-to-drug-hypersensitivity-risk
#7
Yat Yee Wong, Brian Johnson, Thomas C Friedrich, Lauren A Trepanier
HIV-infected patients show a markedly increased risk of delayed hypersensitivity (HS) reactions to potentiated sulfonamide antibiotics (trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole or TMP/SMX). Some studies have suggested altered SMX biotransformation in HIV infection, but hepatic biotransformation pathways have not been evaluated directly. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is another chronic inflammatory disease with a higher incidence of sulfonamide HS, but it is unclear whether retroviral infection and SLE share risk factors for drug HS...
June 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591969/-clinical-presentations-and-prognostic-factors-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-with-sepsis-admitted-to-intensive-care-unit
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Xiao-Lie Yang, Xue-Lian Liao, Li Han, Yan Kang
OBJECTIVES: To explore the characteristics and prognostic factors associated with the death of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with sepsis in intensive care unit(ICU). METHODS: Clinical and laboratory documents of SLE patients with sepsis from Jan 2010 to Dec 2014 were retrospectively analyzed, including active organ involvement, systemic lupus erythematosus disease activity index (SLEDAI) score, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation (APACHE) Ⅱ score, sites of infection and organisms cultured...
July 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589389/-safety-and-efficacy-of-off-label-use-of-biologic-therapies-in-patients-with-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases-refractory-to-standard-of-care-therapy-data-from-a%C3%A2-nationwide-german-registry-graid2
#9
F Proft, H Schulze-Koops, M Grunke, E Schrezenmeier, F Halleck, J Henes, L Unger, E Schmidt, C Fiehn, A Jacobi, C Iking-Konert, C Kneitz, R E Schmidt, B Bannert, R E Voll, R Fischer-Betz, I Kötter, H P Tony, J Holle, M Aringer, A Erler, F Behrens, G R Burmester, T Dörner
BACKGROUND: The German Registry of Autoimmune Diseases 2 (GRAID2) is a retrospective, non-interventional, multicenter registry study collecting data from patients with inflammatory, mainly rheumatic diseases refractory to standard of care therapy and treated with an off-label biologic therapy. The retrospective documentation comprised case history, diagnosis, course of disease (including safety and global efficacy). The objective was to evaluate the global clinical outcome and safety of off-label biologic therapy in clinical practice...
June 6, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589075/chylous-ascites-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-diagnostic-challenge
#10
Badar Hasan, Talal Asif, Maryam Hasan, Amr F Edrees
Systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology. It can affect nearly any organ. Gastrointestinal (GI) involvement in SLE is frequent but is mostly related to medication side effects and concomitant infections. Chylous ascites is a rare form of ascites that is milky appearing due to the high concentration of triglycerides. Chylous ascites as a complication of SLE is atypical. Our case highlights an extremely rare presentation of chylous ascites in SLE as an initial manifestation of the disease itself, posing diagnostic and therapeutic challenges...
May 5, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578407/rnai-screen-and-proteomics-reveal-nxf1-as-a-novel-regulator-of-irf5-signaling
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Bishi Fu, Mengmeng Zhao, Lingyan Wang, Girish Patil, Jennifer A Smith, Ignacio J Juncadella, Ljiljana Zuvela-Jelaska, Martin E Dorf, Shitao Li
Interferon regulatory factor 5 (IRF5) is a key transcription factor of innate immunity, which plays an important role in host restriction to viral infection and inflammation. Genome-wide association studies have implied the association of IRF5 with several autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Sjogren's syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and multiple sclerosis. However, the regulation of IRF5-mediated immunity is not well understood. To uncover new regulators in IRF5 pathway, we used two "omics" approaches: affinity purification coupled with mass spectrometry and a high throughput RNAi screen...
June 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573444/lung-lesions-during-fever-of-unknown-origin
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Renata Krupa, Tadeusz M Zielonka, Malgorzata Hadzik-Blaszczyk, Kazimierz A Wardyn, Katarzyna Zycinska
Fever of unknown origin (FUO) remains one of the most difficult diagnostic challenges. The causes of FUO can be various diseases located in different organs. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence and nature of pulmonary lesions during FUO. One hundred and sixty one patients with FUO participated in this prospective study. We performed a detailed comprehensive history, physical examination, and a wide spectrum of tests. The most common causes of FUO were infections (39%), autoimmune conditions (28%), and neoplasms (17%)...
June 2, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564695/efficacy-and-tolerance-of-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-agents-in-cutaneous-sarcoidosis-a-french-study-of-46-cases
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Valentine Heidelberger, Saskia Ingen-Housz-Oro, Alicia Marquet, Matthieu Mahevas, Didier Bessis, Laurence Bouillet, Frédéric Caux, Catherine Chapelon-Abric, Sébastien Debarbieux, Emmanuel Delaporte, Anne-Bénédicte Duval-Modeste, Olivier Fain, Pascal Joly, Sylvain Marchand-Adam, Jean-Benoît Monfort, Nicolas Noël, Thierry Passeron, Marc Ruivard, Françoise Sarrot-Reynauld, Denis Verrot, Diane Bouvry, Laurence Fardet, Olivier Chosidow, Pascal Sève, Dominique Valeyre
Importance: Evidence for the long-term efficacy and safety of anti-tumor necrosis factor α agents (anti-TNF) in treating cutaneous sarcoidosis is lacking. Objective: To determine the efficacy and safety of anti-TNF in treating cutaneous sarcoidosis in a large observational study. Design, Setting, and Participants: STAT (Sarcoidosis Treated with Anti-TNF) is a French retrospective and prospective multicenter observational database that receives data from teaching hospitals and referral centers, as well as several pneumology, dermatology, and internal medicine departments...
May 31, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542880/suicidal-death-of-erythrocytes-in-cancer-and-its-chemotherapy-a-potential-target-in-the-treatment-of-tumor-associated-anemia
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REVIEW
Elisabeth Lang, Rosi Bissinger, Syed M Qadri, Florian Lang
In analogy to apoptosis of nucleated cells, erythrocytes may enter eryptosis characterized by cell shrinkage and cell membrane scrambling. Eryptotic erythrocytes are rapidly cleared from circulating blood and may adhere to the vascular wall. Stimulation of eryptosis thus impairs microcirculation and leads to anemia as soon as the loss of erythrocytes cannot be fully compensated by enhanced erythropoiesis. Signaling stimulating eryptosis includes increase of cytosolic Ca(2+) -activity, ceramide, caspases, calpain, p38-kinase, protein-kinase C, Janus-activated kinase 3, casein-kinase 1α, and cyclin-dependent kinase 4...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538512/necrotizing-ulcer-after-bcg-vaccination-in-a-girl-with-leukocyte-adhesion-deficiency-type-1
#15
Hidemitsu Kurosawa, Tomoyuki Mizukami, Hiroyuki Nunoi, Masaya Kato, Yuya Sato, Mayuko Okuya, Keitaro Fukushima, Yoshihiko Katsuyama, Osamu Arisaka
Leukocyte-adhesion deficiency-1 is a recessively inherited disorder associated with recurrent bacterial infections, severe periodontitis, peripheral leukocytosis, and impaired wound healing. We diagnosed moderate-type leukocyte-adhesion deficiency-1 in a 7-year-old girl who developed a necrotizing ulcer after Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccination. The patient showed moderate expression of CD18 in neutrophils with a homozygous splice mutation with c.41_c.58+2dup20 of ITGB2 and experienced recurrent severe infections complicated with systemic lupus erythematosus...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536665/diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-histopathologic-features-and-clinical-correlations
#16
Robert Ta, Romulo Celli, A Brian West
The case of a 16-year-old African-American girl with systemic lupus erythematosus, who developed diffuse alveolar hemorrhage with fatal consequences, is described. Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage is a rare but serious complication of systemic lupus. It occurs in three distinct but overlapping phenotypes, acute capillaritis, bland pulmonary hemorrhage, and diffuse alveolar damage, each of which is associated with a different group of underlying conditions. Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage is a medical emergency: choice of treatment depends on early diagnosis and determination of the underlying etiology...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534427/increased-risk-of-hepatitis-b-virus-reactivation-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-receiving-immunosuppressants-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#17
W T Lin, Y M Chen, D Y Chen, J L Lan, C S Chang, H Z Yeh, S S Yang
Objective We aimed to investigate risk of hepatitis B virus reactivation in systemic lupus erythematosus patients with different hepatitis B virus infection statuses receiving immunosuppressive therapy. Methods We retrospectively analyzed systemic lupus erythematosus patients with positive hepatitis B surface antigen or anti-hepatitis B core IgG antibody who underwent immunosuppressive therapies from January 2001 to December 2012 at a medical center in Taiwan for evidence of hepatitis B virus reactivation. Results During this period, 906 out of 3125 patients who were diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus received screening tests for hepatitis B virus...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532988/molecular-and-serological-detection-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-in-dogs-canis-lupus-familiaris-suggests-potential-transmission-risk-in-areas-of-recent-acute-chagas-disease-outbreaks-in-colombia
#18
Jeiczon Jaimes-Dueñez, Omar Triana-Chávez, Omar Cantillo-Barraza, Carolina Hernández, Juan David Ramírez, Agustín Góngora-Orjuela
Chagas disease is a zoonotic infection widely distributed in tropical and subtropical regions of America, including more than 50% of the Colombian territory. In the last years, an increase of outbreaks of acute Chagas disease has been observed in the east of the country due to environmental changes and mammal movements toward human settlements. Given the importance of dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) as reservoir hosts and sentinels of Trypanosoma cruzi infection across different regions of America, in this study we reported a serological and molecular detection of T...
June 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529699/evolution-immunity-and-the-emergence-of-brain-superautoantigens
#19
Serge Nataf
While some autoimmune disorders remain extremely rare, others largely predominate the epidemiology of human autoimmunity. Notably, these include psoriasis, diabetes, vitiligo, thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Thus, despite the quasi-infinite number of "self" antigens that could theoretically trigger autoimmune responses, only a limited set of antigens, referred here as superautoantigens, induce pathogenic adaptive responses. Several lines of evidence reviewed in this paper indicate that, irrespective of the targeted organ (e...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529115/pneumococcal-infection-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#20
Juliet Schurder, Tiphaine Goulenok, Romain Jouenne, Antoine Dossier, Damien Van Gysel, Thomas Papo, Karim Sacre
OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed to analyze the risk factors associated with the occurrence and severity of pneumococcal infection (PI) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. METHODS: Medical records of all SLE patients admitted in our department from January 2005 to December 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. SLE Patients were separated in 2 groups according to whether they had PI or not. Medical records of all consecutive patients (with and without SLE) admitted in our department for PI over the same period of time were also reviewed...
May 18, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
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