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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921051/systemic-mastocytosis-causing-refractory-pruritus-in-a-liver-disease-patient
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Naga S Addepally, Jagpal S Klair, Mohit Girotra, Johnny Jones, Farshad Aduli
Systemic mastocytosis (SM) results from clonal, neoplastic proliferation of abnormal mast cells. Patients become susceptible to itching, urticaria, and anaphylactic shock, which occurs due to histamine release from mast cells. SM may coexist alongside other systemic diseases, thus confounding the overall clinical presentation. We discuss a 23-year-old woman with refractory pruritus, which was initially attributed to primary sclerosing cholangitis but had a nonresponse to antihistaminics, ursodiol, and cholestyramine...
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917633/-differential-diagnosis-of-monoarthritis
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Kateřina Zegzulková, Šárka Forejtová
Making the diagnosis of monoarthritis can be quite difficult, because in contrast with polyarthritis just a few clinical data is available and wide diagnostic spectrum is present.The diagnosis of inflammatory rheumatic disease is usually in responsibility of a rheumatologist, but we know from experience that is necessary to carry out the basal differential diagnostic assessment as soon as possible to begin the optimal therapy. General practitioners and orthopaedists are usually first to face this problem.Monoarthritis can be divided into non-inflammatory arthritis where activated osteoarthritis and trauma belongs and inflammatory arthritis, which include gouty arthritis, chondrocalcinosis, infectious arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, spondylitis, incipient rheumatoid arthritis and many others...
2016: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904594/relationship-between-articular-and-nonarticular-manifestations-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
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Alimohammad Fatemi, Hourossadat Hashemi Jazi, Mohammad Hasan Emami, Amir Kazemizadeh, Hamid Tavakkoli, Abbas Smiley
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal manifestations (MSM) of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) are usually the most frequent extraintestinal manifestations. However, they are not paid enough attention during regular office visits. This cross-sectional study aimed to draw a clinical picture of MSM and their relationships with other findings in patients with IBD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients of our IBD cohort between March 2012 and September 2013 were consecutively evaluated...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896279/a-case-of-relapsing-polyarthritis-associated-with-hidradenitis-suppurativa-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#4
Avinash Adiga, John Pixley
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, inflammatory follicular skin disease with recurrent skin nodules, sinus tracts, and scarring. We observed a case of HS associated with relapsing polyarthritis. On presentation the patient had a flare of polyarthritis with an increase in the number and size of pustular nodules. He has had similar episodes 1 to 2 times yearly subsiding with antibiotic treatment. Radiographs revealed erosions and demineralization. Symptoms improved following institution of anti-inflammatory and antibiotic therapy...
October 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896037/functional-evaluation-of-patients-undergoing-multiple-joint-replacements-a-retrospective-study-of-50-patients-with-a-minimum-of-six-months-of-follow-up
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Shubhranshu S Mohanty, Nandan Mishra, Prateek Patil, Ajinkya Desale
INTRODUCTION:  Polyarthritis is a challenging condition that an orthopedic surgeon faces in day-to-day practice. Some of the conditions where multiple joints are affected are rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Multiple joint afflictions can cause severe impairment in the quality of life, which leads to a significant socioeconomic burden on the family and society. Joint replacement is considered as a treatment when severe joint pain or dysfunction is not alleviated by conservative management...
October 15, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873751/rheumatoid-vasculitis-early-presentation-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#6
Yasir Abdulqader, Muhsen Al-Ani, Konstantinos Parperis
Rheumatoid vasculitis is a rare and late complication of rheumatoid arthritis and may affect small-to-medium-sized vessels. Here, we report a case of a 49-year-old man who presented with amaurosis fugax in the left eye, symmetric polyarthritis, Raynaud's symptoms and paraesthesia in both lower extremities. The patient subsequently experienced right foot drop, nail fold infracts and gangrene of his right second toe. He was found to have a high titre of rheumatoid factor and treatment with rituximab and high dose of corticosteroids led to significant improvement of his symptoms...
November 8, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863550/cc-chemokine-ligand-2-and-cxc-chemokine-ligand-8-as-neutrophil-chemoattractant-factors-in-canine-idiopathic-polyarthritis
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Kohei Murakami, Shingo Maeda, Tomohiro Yonezawa, Naoaki Matsuki
Canine idiopathic polyarthritis (IPA) is characterized by increased numbers of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) in the synovial fluid (SF). In humans, CC chemokine ligand 2 (CCL2) and CXC chemokine ligand 8 (CXCL8) recruit monocytes and neutrophils, respectively, and are involved in various inflammatory disorders. The aim of this study was to assess the roles of these chemokines in driving PMNs infiltration into the joints of dogs with IPA. SF samples were collected from dogs with IPA (n=19) and healthy controls (n=8), and the concentrations of SF CCL2 and CXCL8 were determined by ELISA...
December 2016: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843372/wissler-fanconi-syndrome-and-related-diagnoses-a-case-report
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Mustafa Q Albustani, Robert F Howard
INTRODUCTION: Wissler-Fanconi syndrome is a rare rheumatic syndrome that was first described during the 1940s in Europe. Since then, many papers have been written that cover all aspects of this syndrome, most of which are in French and German language, with only a very few in English (none of them recent). We report here a case that fulfils the criteria for Wissler-Fanconi syndrome. Under the more general descriptive umbrella of Wissler-Fanconi syndrome, our patient also fulfils the Modified Jones criteria, and the 2010 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism (ACR/EULAR) classification criteria for rheumatoid arthritis, and was interpreted by other internists and another rheumatologist as fulfilling the Yamaguchi criteria for adult onset Still's disease...
2016: Open Access Rheumatol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843366/adult-onset-still-s-disease-current-challenges-and-future-prospects
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REVIEW
Mariam Siddiqui, Michael S Putman, Anisha B Dua
Adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) - a multi-systemic inflammatory condition characterized by high fevers, polyarthritis, an evanescent rash, and pharyngitis - has been a challenging condition to diagnose expediently and treat effectively. Questions remain regarding the underlying pathophysiology and etiology of AOSD. Pathognomonic diagnostic tests and reliable biomarkers remain undiscovered. Over the past decade, important progress has been made. Diagnostic criteria employing glycosylated ferritin have improved specificity...
2016: Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823373/clinical-features-and-pathological-joint-changes-in-dogs-with-erosive-immune-mediated-polyarthritis-13-cases-2004-2012
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Magen L Shaughnessy, Susannah J Sample, Carter Abicht, Caitlin Heaton, Peter Muir
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical features and pathological joint changes in dogs with erosive immune-mediated polyarthritis (IMPA). DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 13 dogs with erosive IMPA and 66 dogs with nonerosive IMPA. PROCEDURES The medical record database of a veterinary teaching hospital was reviewed to identify dogs with IMPA that were examined between October 2004 and December 2012. For each IMPA-affected dog, information extracted from the medical record included signalment, diagnostic test results, radiographic findings, and treatments administered...
November 15, 2016: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803418/an-autopsy-case-of-aortic-intimal-sarcoma-initially-diagnosed-as-polyarteritis-nodosa
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Yuko Toyoda, Ryohiko Ozaki, Jun Kishi, Masaki Hanibuchi, Katsuhiro Kinoshita, Toshifumi Tezuka, Hisatsugu Goto, Hiroyuki Ono, Kojiro Nagai, Yoshimi Bando, Toshio Doi, Yasuhiko Nishioka
A 61-year-old man had hypertension with stenosis in the left renal artery. When his fever, abdominal pain, and renal dysfunction progressed, he was admitted to our hospital. He was diagnosed with polyarthritis nodosa. His renal function rapidly deteriorated despite immunosuppressive therapy. His digestive tract perforated twice, and he subsequently died. An autopsy revealed that aortic intimal sarcoma caused stenosis in multiple arteries. Both polyarteritis nodosa and aortic intimal sarcoma are very rare diseases and the diagnoses are very difficult...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802332/anti-arthritic-activity-of-schistosoma-mansoni-and-trichinella-spiralis-derived-antigens-in-adjuvant-arthritis-in-rats-role-of-foxp3-treg-cells
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Maha M Eissa, Dalia K Mostafa, Amany A Ghazy, Mervat Z El Azzouni, Laila M Boulos, Layla K Younis
A growing body of evidence supports the concept of helminths therapy in a variety of autoimmune diseases. Here, we aimed to investigate the protective effects of autoclaved Schistosoma mansoni antigen (ASMA) and Trichinella spiralis antigen (ATSA) on the clinical and immunopathological features of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Adjuvant arthritis was induced by subcutaneous and intradermal injections of complete Freund's adjuvant into the plantar surface of the right hind paw and the root of the tail, respectively...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800085/-a-treatment-of-neuromyelitis-optica-devic-s-disease-during-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Moussa Toudou Daouda, Norlin Samuel Obenda, Hamid Assadeck, Diankanagbe Camara, Fatimata Hassane Djibo
Neuromyelitis optica (Devic's disease) is an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system that mainly affects spinal cord, optic nerve and brain regions with high aquaporin 4 antigen expression. This is a severe autoimmune disease caused by autoantibodies directed against aquaporin 4 and associated with high morbidity and mortality. Unlike other inflammatory conditions such as multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid polyarthritis, pregnancy does not seem to influence the activity of neuromyelitis optica, hence the need for a thorough treatment during pregnancy...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796445/biologic-therapies-and-bone-loss-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
C A F Zerbini, P Clark, L Mendez-Sanchez, R M R Pereira, O D Messina, C R Uña, J D Adachi, W F Lems, C Cooper, N E Lane
INTRODUCTION: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common systemic autoimmune disease of unknown cause, characterized by a chronic, symmetric, and progressive inflammatory polyarthritis. One of the most deleterious effects induced by the chronic inflammation of RA is bone loss. During the last 15 years, the better knowledge of the cytokine network involved in RA allowed the development of potent inhibitors of the inflammatory process classified as biological DMARDs. These new drugs are very effective in the inhibition of inflammation, but there are only few studies regarding their role in bone protection...
October 31, 2016: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752356/juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-in-adulthood-fulfilment-of-classification-criteria-for-adult-rheumatic-diseases-long-term-outcomes-and-predictors-of-inactive-disease-functional-status-and-damage
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Filipa Oliveira-Ramos, Mónica Eusébio, Fernando M Martins, Ana Filipa Mourão, Carolina Furtado, Raquel Campanilho-Marques, Inês Cordeiro, Joana Ferreira, Marcos Cerqueira, Ricardo Figueira, Iva Brito, Helena Canhão, Maria José Santos, José A Melo-Gomes, João Eurico Fonseca
OBJECTIVES: To determine how adult juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients fulfil classification criteria for adult rheumatic diseases, evaluate their outcomes and determine clinical predictors of inactive disease, functional status and damage. METHODS: Patients with JIA registered on the Rheumatic Diseases Portuguese Register (Reuma.pt) older than 18 years and with more than 5 years of disease duration were included. Data regarding sociodemographic features, fulfilment of adult classification criteria, Health Assessment Questionnaire, Juvenile Arthritis Damage Index-articular (JADI-A) and Juvenile Arthritis Damage Index-extra-articular (JADI-E) damage index and disease activity were analysed...
2016: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736709/pancreatic-disease-panniculitis-polyarthrtitis-syndrome-successfully-treated-with-total-pancreatectomy-case-report-and-literature-review
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Valentina Ferri, Benedetto Ielpo, Hipolito Duran, Eduardo Diaz, Isabel Fabra, Riccardo Caruso, Luisi Malave, Carlos Plaza, Silvia Rodriguez, Lina Garcia, Virginia Perez, Yolanda Quijano, Emilio Vicente
INTRODUCTION: Pancreatic disease can be complicated by extrabdominal manifestations such as panniculitis and polyarthritis. The symptomatic triad comprising pancreatic disease, panniculitis and polyarthritis is also known as PPP syndrome and is characterized by severe chronic sequels and high mortality rate. We describe a case of PPP syndrome successfully treated with spleen preserving total pancreatectomy; in addition we performed a literature review. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 67 years old male presented panniculitis and polyarthritis without clinical abdominal symptoms...
September 28, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734231/the-significance-and-predictive-value-of-free-light-chains-in-the-urine-of-patients-with-chronic-inflammatory-rheumatic-disease
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Carsten Paul Bramlage, Britta Froelich, Manuel Wallbach, Joan Minguet, Clemens Grupp, Cornelia Deutsch, Peter Bramlage, Michael Koziolek, Gerhard Anton Müller
In patients with rheumatic diseases, reliable markers for determining disease activity are scarce. One potential parameter is the level of immunoglobulin free light chains (FLCs), which is known to be elevated in the blood of patients with certain rheumatic diseases. Few studies have quantified FLCs in urine, a convenient source of test sample, in patients with different rheumatic diseases. We carried out a retrospective analysis of patients with rheumatic disease attending the University hospital of Goettingen, Germany...
October 12, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662241/a-mixed-methods-process-evaluation-of-a-goal-management-intervention-for-patients-with-polyarthritis
#18
Roos Y Arends, Christina Bode, Erik Taal, Mart A F J Van de Laar
Process evaluations of newly developed interventions are necessary to identify effective and less effective intervention components. First aim of this study was to identify key components of a psychosocial goal management intervention from the perspective of participants, and second aim was to evaluate the intervention's fidelity. A mixed-methods approach was applied to 24 interviews with participants post-intervention and 16 audio recordings of random training sessions. Participants experienced three key components: 1) the content, in which specific exercises helped to raise awareness and (intention to) change goal management behaviour, 2) person-focused approach, specifically, the nurse as trainer and personal fit of the approach, and 3) social mechanisms, including facilitating group processes and interpersonal processes...
September 23, 2016: Psychology & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651193/-serum-levels-of-th1-th2-cytokines-in-children-with-non-systemic-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Jiang Lijiao, L U Meiping, Guo Li, W U Jianqiang, Zou Lixia, X U Yiping
Objective: To investigate the serum levels of Th1/Th2 cytokines in children with non-systemic juvenile onset idiopathic arthritis (non-SOJIA). Methods: Clinical data of 41 children with non-SOJIA, including 11 cases of polyarthritis, 10 cases of oligoarthritis and 20 cases of enthesitis related JIA (ERA), admitted in Children's Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine during November 2012 and May 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Serum levels of Th1/Th2 cytokines including IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, TNF-α and IFN-γ were measured by flow cytometry in patients with non-SOJIA, and compared with those in patients with SOJIA (SOJIA group, n=85) and healthy children (control group, n=202); their correlations with erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C reactive protein and CRP were analyzed...
May 25, 2016: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27636905/autoimmune-arthritides-rheumatoid-arthritis-psoriatic-arthritis-or-peripheral-spondyloarthropathy-following-lyme-disease
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Sheila L Arvikar, Jameson T Crowley, Katherine B Sulka, Allen C Steere
OBJECTIVE: To describe systemic autoimmune joint diseases following Lyme disease and to compare their clinical features with Lyme arthritis. METHODS: Records of all adult patients referred to our Lyme arthritis clinic over a 13-year period in whom we diagnosed a systemic autoimmune joint disease following Lyme disease were reviewed. For comparison, records of patients enrolled in our Lyme arthritis (LA) cohort over the most recent 2-year period were analyzed. IgG antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi and to 3 Lyme disease-associated autoantigens were measured...
September 16, 2016: Arthritis & Rheumatology
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