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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933137/rectal-perforation-in-a-42-year-old-woman-due-to-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-a-case-report
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F Almassinokiani, A Mehdizadeh Kashi, A Musavi, S Khodaverdi, K Tahermanesh, S Ariana
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is caused by deposition of IgA-containing immune complexes within the blood vessels. HSP mostly occurs in children and is less common in adults. In addition to palpable purpura, arthritis or arthralgia, renal disease and abdominal pain, gastrointestinal symptoms occur in 50% of children. These can be caused by gastrointestinal hemorrhage, bowel ischemia and necrosis, intussusception, and bowel perforation. In adults, intussusception is less frequent than in children. We report a 42-year-old woman referred to our hospital with acute abdominal pain...
September 21, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933136/coexistence-of-spondyloarthritis-and-joint-hypermobility-syndrome-rare-or-unknown-association
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J B Pinto Carneiro, T Pinto de Souza, T M L Antunes de Oliveira, S L Euzébio Ribeiro
We report two cases of siblings presenting coexisting non-radiographic axial spondyloartrhritis and joint hypermobility syndrome, complaining of back pain with morning stiffness, enthesitis, peripheral arthralgia, high erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein level and positive HLA-B27. The association of these two conditions is rare, but especially interesting in view of their contrasting features, one causing axial skeleton stiffness, the other a wider range of peripheral joint movements. Coexistence of these two opposite disorders causes confusion in diagnosis and management, resulting in lower quality of life for patients, as they are in pain from the early stages...
September 21, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932614/acute-low-dose-hydralazine-induced-lupus-pneumonitis
#3
Sarah K Holman, Donique Parris, Sarah Meyers, Jason Ramirez
A 35-year-old female was started on hydralazine 10 mg orally three times a day for treatment of postpartum hypertension. Three months later, after multiple unsuccessful courses of prednisone and antibiotics for presumed pneumonia and asthma exacerbations, her respiratory symptoms progressed in severity and she developed resting hypoxia. Previous diagnostic work-up included spirometry with a restrictive pattern, chest CT showing bilateral basilar consolidation, negative BAL, and nonspecific findings on lung biopsy of mild inflammatory cells...
2017: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931219/long-term-chikungunya-sequelae-in-cura%C3%A3-ao-burden-determinants-and-a-novel-classification-tool
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Jelte Elsinga, Izzy Gerstenbluth, Symkje van der Ploeg, Yaskara Halabi, Norédiz T Lourents, Johannes G Burgerhof, Henry T van der Veen, Ajay Bailey, Martin P Grobusch, Adriana Tami
Background: Beyond the acute illness phase, chikungunya constitutes a public health problem given its chronic disease phase, which may include long-term arthralgia, arthritis, fatigue, and depression. Currently, there is no consensus on how to define chikungunya chronicity. Methods: A comprehensive cross-sectional survey was performed in Curaçao in June and July 2015 to evaluate 304 adult laboratory-confirmed chikungunya patients 3-16 months after diagnosis. We developed a novel tool, the Curaçao Long-Term Chikungunya Sequelae (CLTCS) score, to classify chronic chikungunya disease and estimate its burden regarding disease duration, clinical presentation, and impact on quality of life...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931060/isolated-positive-anti-ss-b-autoantibodies-are-not-related-to-clinical-features-of-systemic-autoimmune-diseases-results-from-a-routine-population-survey
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Sabine Jardel, Nicole Fabien, Arnaud Hot, Sandra Vukusic, Jacques Tebib, Vincent Cottin, Pascal Sève, Maurice Laville, Alexandre Belot, Isabelle Durieu, Lorna Garnier, Frédéric Coutant, Quitterie Reynaud, Jean Christophe Lega
OBJECTIVE: To assess in clinical practice the frequency and diagnosis associated with the SS-B-positive/SS-A negative autoantibody profile. METHODS: We analyzed a one-year consecutive population of 624 patients referred by clinicians to the immunology laboratory to investigate anti-SS-A and/or anti-SS-B autoantibodies, who were detected using luminex technology. Data were analyzed for patients with isolated anti-SS-B autoantibodies. The clinical characteristics and diagnosis of connective tissue diseases (CTD) were retrieved according to the international criteria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929534/emerging-arboviruses-in-rio-grande-do-sul-brazil-chikungunya-and-zika-outbreaks-2014-2016
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Tatiana Schäffer Gregianini, Tani Ranieri, Cátia Favreto, Zenaida Marion Alves Nunes, Gabriela Luchiari Tumioto Giannini, Nara Druck Sanberg, Marilda Tereza Mar da Rosa, Ana Beatriz Gorini da Veiga
QUESTIONS INVESTIGATED: The recent emergence of arboviruses such as Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) and Zika virus (ZIKV) in Brazil has posed a threat to human health and to the country's economy. Outbreaks occur mainly in tropical areas; however, increasing number of cases have been observed in Rio Grande do Sul (RS), the Southernmost state; therefore, surveillance of these arboviruses is essential for public health measures. DESIGN: In this study, we analyzed 1276 samples from patients with clinically suspected arboviral diseases between 2014 and 2016...
September 20, 2017: Reviews in Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929353/anti-parietal-cell-antibodies-in-patients-with-autoimmune-thyroid-diseases
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S R R Utiyama, R S De Bem, T L Skare, G A De Carvalho, L M Teixeira, M Bertolazo, S O Ioshii, R Nisihara
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune thyroid disease (ATD) patients may have a higher prevalence of anti-parietal cell antibodies (APCA) than normal population. OBJECTIVE: To study the prevalence of APCA in a cohort of ATD patients to know its association with patient's clinical profile and gastrointestinal complaints. METHODS: APCA was sought for by indirect immunofluorescence test in 243 ATD patients: 136 (55.9%) with Graves' disease and 107 (44.0%) with Hashimoto's thyroiditis...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928251/whipple-s-endocarditis-presenting-as-ulnar-artery-aneurysm-if-you-don-t-look-you-won-t-find
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Owen Seddon, Irasha Hettiarachchi
A 54-year-old female patient presented to her local district general hospital with a painful, swollen left arm. Imaging revealed an ulnar artery aneurysm. The aetiology was embolic, with an echocardiogram revealing vegetations on the aortic valve. The patient was treated empirically for 6 weeks with amoxicillin and gentamicin for endocarditis. Eight months later, she had an elective aortic valve replacement for symptomatic aortic regurgitation. The valve was culture negative but analysis by 16S rDNA PCR was positive for Tropheryma whipplei In retrospect, the ulnar artery aneurysm and a history of arthralgia were attributed to an underlying diagnosis of Whipple's endocarditis...
September 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918127/clinical-laboratory-and-virological-data-from-suspected-zikv-patients-in-an-endemic-arbovirus-area
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Tatiana Elias Colombo, Cássia Fernanda Estofolete, Andréia Francesli Negri Reis, Natal Santos da Silva, Morgana Lima Aguiar, Eliana Márcia Sotello Cabrera, Izalco Nuremberg Penha Dos Santos, Fabiana Rodrigues Costa, Lilian Elisa Arão Antônio Cruz, Patrícia Lopes Rombola, Ana Carolina Bernardes Terzian, Maurício Lacerda Nogueira
BACKGROUND: The emergence of Zika virus (ZIKV) presents new challenges to both clinicians and public health authorities. Overlapping clinical features between the diseases caused by ZIKV, dengue (DENV) and chikungunya (CHIKV) and the lack of validated serological assays for ZIKV make accurate diagnosis difficult. Brazilian authorities largely rely on clinical and epidemiological data for the epidemiological and clinical classifications of most ZIKV cases. OBJECTIVE: To report the laboratory and clinical profiles of patients diagnosed with Zika fever based only on clinical and epidemiological data...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915847/absence-of-ultrasound-inflammation-in-patients-presenting-with-arthralgia-rules-out-the-development-of-arthritis
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Myrthe van der Ven, M van der Veer-Meerkerk, D F Ten Cate, N Rasappu, M R Kok, D Csakvari, J M W Hazes, A H Gerards, J J Luime
BACKGROUND: To decrease the burden of disease of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), patients at risk for RA need to be identified as early as possible, preferably when no clinically apparent synovitis can be detected. Up to now, it has been fairly difficult to identify those patients with arthralgia who develop inflammatory arthritis (IA), but recent studies using ultrasound (US) suggest that earlier detection is possible. We aimed to identify patients with arthralgia developing IA within 1 year using US to detect subclinical synovitis at first consultation...
September 15, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914369/joint-involvement-in-mexican-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis-a-hospital-based-retrospective-study
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Jesús K Yamamoto-Furusho, Andrea Sarmiento-Aguilar
The most frequent extra-intestinal manifestation in ulcerative colitis (UC) around the world is joint involvement. There are no previous data in Latin America that is about this aspect of disease; hence, the aim of this study was to determine the frequency and factors associated to joint involvement in Mexican patients with UC. A total of 295 patients with histological diagnosis of UC were studied, divided into two groups: (1) 154 cases with at least one joint affection (arthralgia, peripheral, or axial arthropathy (sacroilitis (SI) or ankylosing spondylitis (AS))) and (2) 141 controls that had never presented any joint involvement during the clinical course of UC...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912714/anti-inflammatory-and-analgesic-effects-of-polygonum-orientale-l-extracts
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Kai-Jun Gou, Rui Zeng, Yan Dong, Qi-Qi Hu, Huang-Wan-Yin Hu, Katherine G Maffucci, Qi-Ling Dou, Qing-Bo Yang, Xu-Hua Qin, Yan Qu
Background and Purpose:Polygonum orientale L. (family: Polygonaceae), named Hongcao in China, is a Traditional Chinese Medicinal and has long been used for rheumatic arthralgia and rheumatoid arthritis. However, no pharmacological and mechanism study to confirm these clinic effects have been published. In this investigation, the anti-inflammatory, analgesic effects and representative active ingredient compounds of P. orientale have been studied. Methods: Dried small pieces of the stems and leaves of P. orientale were decocted with water and partitioned successively to obtain ethyl acetate and ethyl ether extract of P...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910194/chikungunya-virus-induced-arthritis-role-of-host-and-viral-factors-in-the-pathogenesis
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Sarika Amdekar, Deepti Parashar, Kalichamy Alagarasu
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), a member of Alphavirus genus, is responsible for chikungunya fever (CHIKF), which is characterized by the presence of fever, rash, myalgia, and arthralgia. Reemergence of CHIKV has become a significant public health concern in Asian and African countries and is newly emerging in the Middle East, Pacific, American, and European countries. Cytokines, innate (monocytes, natural killer cells) and adaptive immune response (role of B cells and T cells i.e. CD4(+) and CD8(+)), and/or viral factors contribute to CHIKV-induced arthritis...
September 14, 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902277/clinical-manifestations-of-chikungunya-among-university-professors-and-staff-in-santo-domingo-the-dominican-republic
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Michael A Zingman, Amarilis Then Paulino, Matilde Peguero Payano
Objective: To further characterize chikungunya virus infection and its associated clinical manifestations, using a sample of university professors and staff in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. Methods: A cross-sectional study with quota sampling by department was performed to obtain a convenience sample of professors (n = 736) and staff (n = 499) at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo. Surveys were used to collect demographic and infection data during the fall term of 2014...
August 21, 2017: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902274/chikungunya-virus-outbreak-in-sint-maarten-2013-2014
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Maria Henry, Lorraine Francis, Virginia Asin, Karen Polson-Edwards, Babatunde Olowokure
This report describes the outbreak of chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in Sint Maarten, a constituent country of Kingdom of the Netherlands comprising the southern part of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, from 22 December 2013 (first reported case) through 5 December 2014. The outbreak was first reported by the French overseas collectivity of Saint-Martin in the northern part of the island-the first site in the Americas to report autochthonous transmission of CHIKV. By 5 December 2014, Sint Maarten had reported a total of 658 cases-an overall attack rate of 1...
August 21, 2017: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902273/chikungunya-important-lessons-from-the-jamaican-experience
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Jacqueline Duncan, Kelly Ann Gordon-Johnson, Marshall K Tulloch-Reid, Colette Cunningham-Myrie, Kacey Ernst, Nathlee McMorris, Andriene Grant, Marcia Graham, Daisylyn Chin, Karen Webster-Kerr
Objectives: To describe the clinical presentation of chikungunya virus (CHIKV) illness in adults during the 2014 outbreak in Jamaica and to determine the predictive value of the case definition. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted using clinical data from suspected cases of CHIKV that were reported to the Ministry of Health in April - December 2014. In addition, charts were reviewed of all individuals over 15 years of age with suspected CHIKV based on a diagnosis of CHIKV or "acute viral illness" that presented to four major health centers in Jamaica during the week prior to and the peak week of the epidemic...
August 21, 2017: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902271/-clinical-and-epidemiological-characterization-of-chikungunya-fever-in-mexico
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Carolina Garay-Morán, Juan Francisco Román-Pedroza, Irma López-Martínez, José Cruz Rodríguez-Martínez, Cuitláhuac Ruiz-Matus, Pablo Kuri-Morales, José Alberto Díaz-Quiñonez
On 6 December 2013, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) reported confirmation of the first two cases of indigenous transmission of chikungunya fever (CHIK) in the Region of the Americas on the island of Sint Maarten (Netherlands Antilles). For the period 2013-2014, a total of 25 627 confirmed autochthonous cases were distributed in 43 countries, with Mexico reporting 155 cases in five states. Information on cases of CHIK in Mexico was obtained from the database of the General Directorate of Epidemiology (Ministry of Health of Mexico)...
August 21, 2017: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899844/a-new-lipid-formulation-of-low-dose-ibuprofen-shows-non-inferiority-to-high-dose-standard-ibuprofen-the-flare-study-flaring-arthralgia-relief-evaluation-in-episodic-flaring-knee-pain-a-randomised-double-blind-study
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Sita Ma Bierma-Zeinstra, John Brew, Karen Stoner, Rosamund Wilson, Anthony Kilbourn, Philip G Conaghan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate short-term efficacy and safety of a novel lipid ibuprofen formulation 1200mg/day compared with standard ibuprofen 1200mg/day and 2400mg/day in episodic knee arthralgia/flaring pain. DESIGN: Multicentre, randomised, double-blind, 3-arm, non-inferiority trial conducted at 27 primary care centres. Adults with ≥1 knee flare episode within 12 months were recruited within 24 hours of new flare with pain severity ≥5 on a 0-10 numerical rating scale (NRS)...
September 9, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898318/-chronic-recurrent-multifocal-osteomyelitis-in-a-pediatric-patient-a-case-report
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Catalina Mesa Muñoz, Sara Elena Cardona Correa, Carlos Garcés Samudio, Jaime Toro Uribe
INTRODUCTION: Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) is a very rare disease, of unknown origin that affects primarily the metaphysis of long bones. It is characterized by an insidious onset of symptoms and multiple remissions. The chronicity of symptoms, the diagnostic imaging and the lack of response to first line antibiotic treatment, should be helpful for diagnostic. OBJECTIVE: Present a clinical case, based on clinical, laboratory, radiologic imaging and histopathological results, that ultimately led to the diagnostic of CRMO...
2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894769/severe-mitral-regurgitation-in-a-child-with-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-and-pulmonary-hemorrhage
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Cornelius A James, Ismael Gonzalez, Paras Khandhar, Bishara J Freij
Introduction: Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is the most common vasculitis of childhood. The classic triad of HSP consists of nonthrombocytopenic purpura, arthritis/arthralgia, and gastrointestinal complaints. Pulmonary hemorrhage and cardiac involvement are rare complications of HSP. Case Report: We report the case of a 10-year-old girl with HSP complicated by both severe mitral regurgitation and pulmonary hemorrhage. Discussion: HSP is typically a self-limited illness with an excellent prognosis in children...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
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