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Alexandre Karras
Cryoglobulins are immunoglobulins that undergo reversible precipitation at low temperatures. They can induce systemic vasculitis, characterized by purpuric cutaneous lesions, arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, hypocomplementemia and glomerular disease. Renal pathology reveals membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, with particularly intense mesangial cell proliferation and infiltration by macrophages, associated with intracapillary thrombi. This renal disease presents as a nephritic syndrome, with heavy proteinuria, haematuria severe hypertension and rapidly progressive kidney failure that can lead to end-stage renal disease...
March 12, 2018: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
Abhilash Koratala, Xu Zeng
Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis associated with mixed cryoglobulinemia is the most common form of kidney disease observed in relation to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Rituximab, a monoclonal antibody against CD20, is an effective treatment for severe and/or refractory HCV-related vasculitis and may evade the need for dialysis as in our patient.
February 2018: Clinical Case Reports
Yasunori Minami, Masatoshi Kudo
Cryoglobulins are produced by the over-stimulated immune system of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV-induced cryoglobulinemic vasculitis primarily affects small-sized vessels of systemic organs. The most common symptoms are purpura, joint pain, and peripheral neuropathy or Raynaud phenomenon. The blood tests of patients with HCV may exhibit raised erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein levels, positive rheumatoid factor and cryoglobulins, and decreased complement levels. Therapeutic options for HCV-induced cryoglobulinemic vasculitis, include anti-virals, Rituximab, steroids, immunosuppressant drugs, and plasma exchange...
February 2018: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
Mengzhou He, Jing Jia, Jingyi Zhang, Rajluxmee Beejadhursing, Lali Mwamaka Sharifu, Jun Yu, Shaoshuai Wang, Ling Feng
RATIONALE: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) occurs primarily in pediatric population, or secondary to malignancy, infection, or autoimmune disease. This disease is rare and prognosis is generally poor. Only a small number of cases during pregnancy have been reported in literature. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of pregnancy-associated HLH secondary to natural killer (NK)/T cells lymphoma. She was admitted at 30 weeks and 3 days of pregnancy with complaints of abdominal pain and fever as high as 39...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Caroline Dartigeas, Eric Van Den Neste, Julie Léger, Hervé Maisonneuve, Christian Berthou, Marie-Sarah Dilhuydy, Sophie De Guibert, Stéphane Leprêtre, Marie C Béné, Florence Nguyen-Khac, Rémi Letestu, Florence Cymbalista, Philippe Rodon, Thérèse Aurran-Schleinitz, Jean-Pierre Vilque, Olivier Tournilhac, Béatrice Mahé, Kamel Laribi, Anne-Sophie Michallet, Alain Delmer, Pierre Feugier, Vincent Lévy, Roselyne Delépine, Philippe Colombat, Véronique Leblond
BACKGROUND: Most patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia relapse after initial therapy combining chemotherapy with rituximab. We assessed the efficacy and safety of rituximab maintenance treatment versus observation for elderly patients in remission after front-line abbreviated induction by fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, and rituximab (FCR). METHODS: This randomised, open-label, multicentre phase 3 trial at 89 centres in France enrolled treatment-naive and fit patients aged 65 years or older with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia without del(17p)...
February 2018: Lancet Haematology
Poonam Mathur, Benjamin Emmanuel, Michael Sneller, Xiaozhen Zhang, Bhawna Poonia, Shyamasundaran Kottilil
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Mixed cryoglobulinemic vasculitis is associated with monoclonal B cell expansion in patients with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection. B cell depletion therapy using rituximab, a CD20 monoclonal antibody, has been successful in achieving remission from symptomatic disease. This study investigated whether B cell depletion therapy has an impact on activation of HCV-specific T cell phenotype and function. METHODS: Nineteen patients with Hepatitis C mixed cryoglobulinemic vasculitis were treated with 4 cycles of rituximab (375mg/m2 ) and variables were measured 6 months after therapy...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
Shannon B Palombo, Eric C Wendel, Laura R Kidd, Farshid Yazdi, Mihran V Naljayan
. INTRODUCTION: The association of hepatitis C virus (HCV), cryoglobulinemia, and membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) is well known. Treatment of underlying HCV infection has greatly improved in recent years with the introduction of direct-acting antivirals (DAA), which have demonstrated curative sustained viral response (SVR) rates for select viral genotypes with the added benefit of less drug side effects. However, a mainstay of newer DAAs is sofosbuvir, which is contraindicated in patients with severe renal impairment...
2017: Clinical Nephrology. Case Studies
Yutaka Tsutsumi, Chie Nakayama, Koki Kamada, Ryo Kikuchi, Daiki Kudo, Shinichi Ito, Satomi Matsuoka, Souichi Shiratori, Yoshiya Yamamoto, Hirohito Naruse, Takanori Teshima
The purpose of this study is to study the usefulness of post-remission antiviral therapy in cases of HCV-RNA-positive diffuse large-cell lymphoma. Antiviral therapy against HCV was performed after remission using CHOP or CHOP-like chemotherapy in combination with rituximab in five successive cases of HCV-RNA-positive diffuse large-cell lymphoma. The control groups consisted of a group of HCV-RNA-positive diffuse large-cell lymphoma cases prior to this trial (control 1), and a group of cases that tested negative for HIV, HCV, and HBV (control 2)...
December 2017: Annals of Hematology
R Nakano, M Ohira, K Ishiyama, K Ide, T Kobayashi, H Tahara, S Shimizu, K Arihiro, M Imamura, K Chayama, Y Tanaka, H Ohdan
BACKGROUND: We report a case of acute rejection of a liver graft, together with the occurrence of de novo donor-specific antibodies (DSAs), in a 53-year-old Japanese man who had undergone deceased-donor liver transplantation. METHODS: The graft rejection was triggered by low cyclosporine levels and pegylated interferon treatment for the recurrence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection 18 months after transplantation. Although the graft was ABO-compatible, pre-formed DSA B51 was detected; therefore, total plasma exchange was performed and intravenous rituximab (500 mg/body) was administered before transplantation...
September 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
Soledad Retamozo, Pilar Brito-Zerón, Luca Quartuccio, Salvatore De Vita, Manuel Ramos-Casals
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is recognized as one of the hepatic viruses most often associated with extrahepatic manifestations (EHMs). It is currently accepted that cryoglobulinemic vasculitis (CV) is the key autoimmune extrahepatic disease associated with HCV infection. Therapeutic approaches have mainly been based on the use of old antiviral interferon (IFN)-based regimens and immunosuppressive therapies, often with an inadequate balance between therapeutic benefits and excess side effects. Areas covered: Therapeutic management of HCV patients with EHMs, including both non-autoimmune (cardiovascular, hematological, general features) and autoimmune complications (organ-specific and systemic autoimmune diseases)...
October 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
George S Gherlan, Razvan Stoia, Mihaly Enyedi, Camelia Dobrea, Petre I Calistru
Extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) is a low-grade malignant lymphoma that appears frequently in the stomach, but other sites can also be involved: the intestinal tract, lungs, head, neck, skin, thyroid, breasts and liver. Recently, epidemiological evidences support the idea that there is an association between hepatitis C and B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas (that include MALT as a subtype). Primary non-Hodgkin lymphomas confi ned only to the liver are very rare (only 0...
September 2016: Mædica
Xiang Zhou, Katharina Lisenko, Nicola Lehners, Gerlinde Egerer, Anthony D Ho, Mathias Witzens-Harig
Efficacy and safety of rituximab treatment in patients with Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection associated non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) are still disputable. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of rituximab-containing chemotherapy on HCV load. Fifty-four patients with both HCV infection and NHL were identified between 2000 and 2016 at our institution. We retrospectively analyzed patients' demographic characteristics, treatment, and kinetics of HCV load before and after treatment with rituximab-containing chemotherapy...
September 2017: Annals of Hematology
Harrys A Torres, Jeff Hosry, Parag Mahale, Minas P Economides, Ying Jiang, Anna S Lok
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) reactivation in patients receiving cancer treatment has been reported in retrospective studies. We sought to determine prospectively the incidence, predictors, and clinical significance of HCV reactivation during cancer treatment. HCV-infected patients receiving cancer treatment at our institution between November 2012 and July 2016 were studied. Reactivation was defined as an increase in HCV-RNA ≥1 log10 IU/mL over baseline and hepatitis flare as an increase in alanine aminotransferase to ≥3 times the upper limit of normal...
January 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
T M Ignatova, L V Kozlovskaya, N B Gordovskaya, O A Chernova, S Yu Milovanova, P I Novikov, T P Nekrasova, T V Beketova, N A Mukhin
AIM: To summarize the experience of a multidisciplinary therapy hospital in treating patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-associated cryoglobulinemic vasculitis (CV). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Seventy-two patients (mean age, 49.4±10.3 years) with HCV-associated CV were examined and followed up for an average period of 2.8±3.6 years. The efficiency of traditional (corticosteroids ± cyclophosphamide) and selective (rituximab) immunosuppressive therapy (IST) was estimated in 31 and 15 observations, respectively, and that of antiviral therapy (AVT) in 25...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
Predrag Ostojic, Ivan R Jeremic
Cryoglobulinemia is thought to be a rare condition. It may be an isolated disorder or secondary to a particular disease. According to immunoglobulin composition, cryoglobulinemia is classified into three types. In mixed cryoglobulinemia (types II and III), vascular deposition of cryoglobulin-containing immune complexes and complement may induce a clinical syndrome, characterized by systemic vasculitis and inflammation - cryoglobulinemic vasculitis (CryoVas). Most common clinical manifestations in CryoVas are skin lesions (orthostatic purpura and ulcers), weakness, peripheral neuropathy, Raynaud's phenomenon, sicca syndrome, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, and arthralgia and seldom arthritis...
2017: Journal of Inflammation Research
Maria Túlio, Liliana Carvalho, Tiago Bana E Costa, Cristina Chagas
Mixed cryoglobulinemia is frequently secondary to hepatitis C virus infection. Diagnosis and therapeutic management are challenging, depending on the spectrum and severity of manifestations, as well as on the presence of comorbidities. We describe a case of a 79-year-old woman with a non-cirrhotic hepatitis C virus infection presenting with weakness, arthralgias, purpuric rash with left leg ulcerative lesions, bilateral peripheral sensorimotor polyneuropathy, renal impairment and cardiac failure. The investigation was compatible with a severe type II mixed cryoglobulinemia with multisystemic involvement, including a low-grade B cell lymphoma and concomitant intestinal tuberculosis...
May 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Rui Lü, Shuhua Yi, Zengjun Li, Tingyu Wang, Wei Liu, Heng Li, Wenjie Xiong, Lugui Qiu
Objective To summarize and investigate the characteristics of nodal marginal zone lymphoma (NMZL). <strong>Method</strong> The clinical data and laboratory characteristics of of NMZL patients admitted in our hospital between January 2002 and September 2013 were analyzed retrospectively. <strong>Results</strong> Twenty-four patients were enrolled in the study. The median age was 54.4 (28-70) years,and the male/female ratio was 1:1. Most of the patients (95%) had bone marrow involvement,40...
April 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
Dario Roccatello, Savino Sciascia, Daniela Rossi, Laura Solfietti, Roberta Fenoglio, Elisa Menegatti, Simone Baldovino
Mixed cryoglobulinemia syndrome (MC) is a systemic vasculitis involving kidneys, joints, skin, and peripheral nerves. While many autoimmune, lymphoproliferative, and neoplastic disorders have been associated with this disorder, hepatitis C virus (HCV) is known to be the etiologic agent in the majority of patients. Therefore, clinical research has focused on anti-viral drugs and, more recently, on the new, highly potent Direct-acting Antiviral Agents (DAAs). These drugs assure sustained virologic response (SVR) rates >90%...
June 20, 2017: Oncotarget
Gianfranco Lauletta, Sabino Russi, Fabio Pavone, Angelo Vacca, Franco Dammacco
BACKGROUND: The efficacy and safety of direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) were evaluated in a cohort of prospectively enrolled patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related mixed cryoglobulinaemia (MC), an immune complex-mediated vasculitis of small and medium vessels in which the pathogenetic role of HCV has been clearly established. METHODS: Twenty-two patients received DAAs. Clinical and laboratory features were recorded at baseline, every 4 weeks until the end of treatment (EoT), and 12 weeks afterwards...
April 8, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Anne C Desbois, Cloe Comarmond, David Saadoun, Patrice Cacoub
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: More than 50% of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infected patients produce a mixed cryoglobulin and two-third of them will develop a symptomatic cryoglobulinemia vasculitis (CryoVas). In the present review, we aim at summarizing the most recent advances in diagnosis and treatment of HCV-CryoVas. RECENT FINDINGS: The treatment of HCV-CryoVas has much changed during the last months. The recent emergence of new direct-acting (DAA) interferon (IFN)-free antivirals, enabling high cure rates with a very good safety profile now permit to cure most patients with HCV-CryoVas...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
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