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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935492/clinical-predictors-of-response-and-discontinuation-of-belimumab-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-real-life-setting-results-of-a-large-multicentric-nationwide-study
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Luca Iaccarino, Laura Andreoli, Elena Bartoloni Bocci, Alessandra Bortoluzzi, Fulvia Ceccarelli, Fabrizio Conti, Rossella De Angelis, Ginevra De Marchi, Salvatore De Vita, Andrea Di Matteo, Giacomo Emmi, Lorenzo Emmi, Mariele Gatto, Roberto Gerli, Maria Gerosa, Marcello Govoni, Maddalena Larosa, Pier Luigi Meroni, Marta Mosca, Giulia Pazzola, Rossella Reggia, Francesca Saccon, Carlo Salvarani, Chiara Tani, Margherita Zen, Anna Chiara Frigo, Angela Tincani, Andrea Doria
OBJECTIVE: To investigate efficacy, safety and survival of belimumab and to identify predictors of drug response and drug discontinuation in patients with active SLE in clinical practice. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data of SLE patients, treated with belimumab, from 11 Italian prospective cohorts were analyzed. SLEDAI-2K, anti-dsDNA, C3, C4, prednisone daily dose, DAS-28, 24-h proteinuria, CLASIa (Cutaneous LE Disease Area and Severity Index Activity) were recorded at baseline and every 6 months...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917998/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-in-polyarticular-septic-arthritis
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Sarah B Lieber, Mary Louise Fowler, Clara Zhu, Andrew Moore, Robert H Shmerling, Ziv Paz
OBJECTIVES: Septic polyarthritis is rarer than septic monoarthritis, but associated with higher mortality. Septic polyarthritis may be difficult to distinguish clinically from noninfectious inflammatory arthritis. We describe one of the largest samples of septic polyarthritis with the aim of distinguishing septic monoarthritis from polyarthritis. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of adults admitted to tertiary care with septic monoarthritis and polyarthritis...
September 13, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917218/erythema-elevatum-diutinum-in-crohn-s-disease-associated-spondyloarthritis-a-rare-vasculitis-an-unusual-association
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Maria João Gonçalves, Vasco C Romão, Luís Soares-de-Almeida, Helena Canhão, José Carlos Romeu, Heinz Kutzner, José Alberto Pereira-da-Silva
Erythema elevatum diutinum is a rare neutrophilic dermatoses with vasculitis, which presents as persistent, symmetrical, purple or brownish papules and nodules, mainly in the extensor surface of the limbs. We describe a case of erythema elevatum diutinum and polyarthritis as initial manifestations of Crohn's disease associated spondyloarthritis. A 51-year-old man, from São Tomé e Príncipe, with previous history of treated tuberculosis and chronic hepatitis B infection, was admitted due to 4 months history of polyarthritis, hyperpigmented papules on the extensor surfaces, occasional episodes of bloody mucous diarrhea and significant weight loss...
September 14, 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916114/-scleritis-and-episcleritis
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REVIEW
E Héron, T Bourcier
Episcleritis is generally a benign disease with a self-limited course, while scleritis is a severe ocular condition due to a risk of impaired vision in one-fifth of patients and its association with systemic diseases in one third of them. Infectious scleritis, representing 8 % of the etiologies, is mainly of herpetic origin (varicella zoster and herpes simplex viruses). A systemic autoimmune disease is observed in roughly 30 % of scleritis patients: inflammatory rheumatisms (15 %), firstly rheumatoid polyarthritis, systemic vasculitides (8 %), mainly granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's) and polychondritis, and less often inflammatory bowel disease and systemic lupus erythematosus...
September 12, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914378/the-spectrum-of-psoriatic-arthritis-in-a-south-african-cohort
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Jean-Paul Muzemb Kanyik, Annibale Coi, Asgar Ali Kalla
The aim of this study was to describe the clinical features of patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in a South African cohort. This is a retrospective analysis of patients contributing to development of the international classification criteria for PsA, ClASsification criteria for Psoriatic ARthritis (CASPAR). Patients were all seen at the arthritis clinics at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town. Demographic, clinical, laboratory and radiographic information was collected. This study describes the relevant findings relating to the clinical profile of the patients seen at our centre as well as the effect of family history and/or dactylitis in determining the severity of psoriatic arthritis...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904690/-mixed-connective-tissue-disease-prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-in-african-black-study-of-7-cases-in-gabon-and-review-of-the-literature
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Landry Missounga, Josaphat Iba Ba, Ingrid Rosalie Nseng Nseng Ondo, Maria Ines Carine Nziengui Madjinou, Doris Malekou, Emeline Gracia Mouendou Mouloungui, Emmanuel Ecke Nzengue, Jean Bruno Boguikouma, Moussavou Kombila
The literature reports that mixed connective tissue disease seems more frequent in the black population and among Asians. This study aims to determine the prevalence of mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) among connective tissue disorders and all rheumatologic pathologies in a hospital population in Gabon as well as to describe the clinical features of this disease. We conducted a retrospective study by reviewing the medical records of patients treated for mixed connective tissue disease (Kasukawa criteria) and other entities of connective tissue disorders (ACR criteria) in the Division of Rheumatology at the University Hospital in Libreville between January 2010 and December 2015...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868101/chest-pain-due-to-pericardial-effusion-as-initial-presenting-feature-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Malahat Movahedian, Wais Afzal, Tannaz Shoja, Kelly Cervellione, Jebun Nahar, Katerina Teller
Pericardial effusions are not uncommon in rheumatoid arthritis (RA); however, they are rarely the presenting symptom of the disease. We describe a 55-year-old female who presented to the emergency department with complaints of chest pain and dyspnea on exertion. Initial workup revealed a medium-sized pericardial effusion. The wide spectrum of etiologies, including infectious and non-infectious disease, was explored. Eventually, after ruling out an array of disease states, rheumatologic workup was positive for RA...
August 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865469/comics-as-an-educational-tool-for-children-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Amir Mendelson, Noa Rabinowicz, Yonit Reis, Gil Amarilyo, Liora Harel, Philip J Hashkes, Yosef Uziel
BACKGROUND: This study examined whether the comic book Neta and the Medikidz Explain JIA would improve disease-related knowledge and treatment adherence among patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, JIA patients answered 20 multiple-choice knowledge questions about their disease, before and after reading the comic book. Demographic, clinical, health-related quality of life and adherence data were recorded and correlated to the responses...
September 2, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864092/facts-and-controversies-in-mixed-connective-tissue-disease
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REVIEW
Julia Martínez-Barrio, Lara Valor, F Javier López-Longo
Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) is a systemic autoimmune rheumatic disease (SARD) characterised by the combination of clinical manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), cutaneous systemic sclerosis (SSc) and polymyositis-dermatomyositis, in the presence of elevated titers of anti-U1-RNP antibodies. Main symptoms of the disease are polyarthritis, hand oedema, Raynaud's phenomenon, sclerodactyly, myositis and oesophageal hypomobility. Although widely discussed, most authors today accept MCTD as an independent entity...
August 29, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844095/pancreatic-panniculitis-and-polyarthritis
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REVIEW
Sebastian Zundler, Deike Strobel, Bernhard Manger, Markus F Neurath, Dane Wildner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Polyarthritis can have numerous reasons and may thus constitute a challenge for differential diagnosis. One rare potential reason for sterile polyarthritis is underlying pancreatic disease with systemic hyperlipasemia, most often accompanied by painful skin lesions caused by a subcutaneous inflammatory process known as panniculitis. Systematic evidence on pancreatic panniculitis and polyarthritis is limited, particularly regarding its feature as facultative paraneoplasia with underlying intra- or even extra-pancreatic malignancy...
August 26, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833203/urban-environment-a-risk-factor-for-canine-immune-mediated-disease
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U Jeffery
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether dogs living in urban areas are more likely to develop immune-mediated disease than those in rural areas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case-control study comparing the prevalence of urban home location between dogs with immune-mediated disease and matched controls. Dogs diagnosed with immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia, immune-mediated thrombocytopenia, immune-mediated polyarthritis or meningoencephalomyelitis of unknown origin were identified by case record searches...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830882/successful-treatment-of-arthritis-induced-by-checkpoint-inhibitors-with-tocilizumab-a-case-series
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Sang Taek Kim, Jean Tayar, Van Anh Trinh, Maria Suarez-Almazor, Salvador Garcia, Patrick Hwu, Daniel Hartman Johnson, Marc Uemura, Adi Diab
BACKGROUND: Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) have significantly improved outcomes for patients with numerous cancers. However, these therapies are associated with immune-related adverse events (irAEs), which are inflammatory side effects potentially affecting any organ. Cases of ICI-induced inflammatory arthritis have also been reported. In general, mild irAEs are treated with corticosteroids, while tumour necrosis factor-α (TNFα) inhibitors are reserved for refractory cases. However, prolonged use of TNFα inhibitor (TNFαi) can induce widespread, significant immunosuppression, which can negatively impact the antitumour efficacy of ICI therapy...
August 22, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807838/large-btk-gene-mutation-in-a-child-with-x-linked-agammaglobulinemia-and-polyarthritis
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Dhrubajyoti Sharma, Aman Gupta, Shubham Goel, Madhubala Sharma, Amit Rawat, Surjit Singh
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August 12, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794369/adult-onset-chronic-recurrent-multifocal-osteomyelitis-with-high-intensity-of-muscles-detected-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging-successfully-controlled-with-tocilizumab
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Hiroe Sato, Yoko Wada, Eriko Hasegawa, Yukiko Nozawa, Takeshi Nakatsue, Tomoyuki Ito, Takeshi Kuroda, Takako Saeki, Hajime Umezu, Yoshiki Suzuki, Masaaki Nakano, Ichiei Narita
Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) is an autoinflammatory bone disorder that generally occurs in children and predominantly affects the long bones with marginal sclerosis. We herein report two cases of adult-onset CRMO involving the tibial diaphysis bilaterally, accompanied by polyarthritis. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed both tibial osteomyelitis and high intensity of the extensive lower leg muscles. Anti-interleukin-6 therapy with tocilizumab (TCZ) effectively controlled symptoms and inflammatory markers in both patients...
August 10, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776328/acute-generalized-exanthematous-pustulosis-and-polyarthritis-associated-with-a-novel-card14-mutation
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Sebastian Podlipnik, Raul Castellanos-Moreira, Helena Florez-Enrich, Juan Ignacio Arostegui, José Manuel Mascaró
Acute generalised exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is a rare toxicoderma characterised by an acute onset rash, with many sterile pustules on the surface, high fever and increased acute phase reactants. We report the case of a patient who presented to the dermatology department with an AGEP and polyarthritis, in which a novel CARD14 mutation was identified. The pathophysiological mechanism of AGEP remains unclear, although mutations in the IL36RN gene have been identified in a small subset of AGEP patients. Similarly, mutations in the CARD14 gene have been linked to pustular types of psoriasis and familiar cases of pityriasis rubra pilaris; however, there are no reports associating mutations in the CARD14 gene with AGEP...
August 3, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770976/non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-nsaids-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Christopher Eccleston, Tess E Cooper, Emma Fisher, Brian Anderson, Nick Mr Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization guidelines for pharmacological treatments for children's persisting pain acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. While in the past pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, views on children's pain have changed over time, and relief of pain is now seen as important...
August 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768982/multicentric-reticulohistiocytosis-with-dermatomyositis-like-eruptions
#17
Natsuki Shima, Takamasa Murosaki, Takao Nagashima, Masahiro Iwamoto, Yusuke Amano, Naomi Nakano, Mamitaro Ohtsuki, Seiji Minota
A 68-year-old man presented with polyarthritis, proximal muscle weakness, and erythema of the face, arms, neck, and anterior chest that resembled the V-neck sign. Initially, dermatomyositis (DM) was considered because of the erythema, polyarthritis, and muscle weakness. He also had mediastinal and hilar lymphadenopathy on contrast-enhanced computed tomography. Unexpectedly, a biopsy of the forehead skin revealed numerous multinucleated giant cells. A biopsy of a solitary nodule on the dorsum of his right middle finger revealed similar multinucleated giant cells with ground-glass cytoplasm, leading to the diagnosis of multicentric reticulohistiocytosis (MRH)...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761204/isolation-and-detection-of-erysipelothrix-rhusiopathiae-and-its-distribution-in-humans-and-animals-by-phenotypical-and-molecular-methods-in-ahvaz-iran-in-2015
#18
Pariya Ahmadi Balootaki, Mansour Amin, Farkhondeh Haghparasti, Farokh Rokhbakhsh-Zamin
BACKGROUND: Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae (E. rhusiopathiae) is generally transmitted into the gastrointestinal tract of animals by the intake of contaminated food or water and causes great economic loss in agriculture worldwide. Some of the Erysipelothrix spp. are the causative agents of erysipeloid, which is an occupational infection in humans. The aim of the present study was to isolate E. rhusiopathiae from animals as well as the hands of the butchers working in Ahvaz, Iran, and to determine their susceptibility to antibiotics...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758587/atypical-form-of-adult-onset-still-s-disease-with-distal-interphalangeal-joints-involvement
#19
Safaa Belghali, Nejla El Amri, Khadija Baccouche, Sadok Laataoui, Monia Bouzaoueche, Hela Zeglaoui, Elyes Bouajina
Distal interphalangeal (DIP) joints involvement in the adult-onset Still's disease (ASD) has been described in some publications but is rarely severe. We report severe DIP joints damages in a young patient with ASD. A 22 years old patient presented to our department complaining of inflammatory joints pain associated with prolonged fever and cutaneous rash. Physical examination identified polyarthritis and hepatosplenomegaly but no lymphadenopathies. After an extensive screening for neoplastic, infectious or hematologic diseases, the patient was finally diagnosed with ASD...
July 28, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751110/chronic-arthritis-in-chikungunya-virus-infection
#20
Lourdes Mateo, Silvia Roure
INTRODUCTION: Chikungunya virus infection causes arthralgia and arthritis in the acute phase of the disease but, in more than half of the cases, musculoskeletal manifestations can be prolonged over time and, in some cases, become chronic. Although polyarthralgia is the most frequent chronic manifestation, forms with polyarthritis, tenosynovitis and enthesopathy are also common. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical characteristics of patients with persistent articular manifestations after infection with the Chikungunya virus...
July 24, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
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