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Sakeen W Kashem, Colleen K Correll, Richard K Vehe, Patricia M Hobday, Bryce A Binstadt, Sheilagh M Maguiness
BACKGROUND: Morphea, or 'localized scleroderma', is an inflammatory disorder resulting in fibrosis of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Joint contractures, arthralgias and functional compromise are recognized associations of pediatric morphea. The co-existence of inflammatory arthritis and morphea is not well-described in the literature. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between pediatric morphea and inflammatory arthritis with regards to cutaneous, musculoskeletal and laboratory findings and treatment regimens...
March 10, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Joanna L Kaplan, Catherine T Gunther-Harrington, Jessie S Sutton, Joshua A Stern
BACKGROUND: The teratogenic effects of immunomodulatory and certain antimicrobial therapies are described in small rodents and humans. While the described teratogenic effects in small rodents have been extrapolated to make conclusions about its use in the pregnant dam, teratogenic effects of prednisone and doxycycline have not yet been reported in the dog. Here we report and describe midline defects observed in a litter of golden retriever puppies exposed to mid-gestational immunosuppressive and antimicrobial therapy...
March 12, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
Paul M Graham, David A Altman, Stuart R Gildenberg
A rare triad composed of lobular panniculitis in the setting of pancreatitis and polyarthritis is termed panniculitis, pancreatitis, and polyarthritis (PPP) syndrome. Pancreatic panniculitis is a rare form of subcutaneous fat necrosis associated with underlying pancreatic disease. We describe a case of PPP syndrome and review the relevant literature associated with this rare clinical syndrome. Despite numerous adjuvant therapies, definitive treatment of PPP syndrome requires correction of the underlying pancreatic disease...
January 2018: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
Rose M Langsjoen, Sherry L Haller, Chad J Roy, Heather Vinet-Oliphant, Nicholas A Bergren, Jesse H Erasmus, Jill A Livengood, Tim D Powell, Scott C Weaver, Shannan L Rossi
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is a reemerging arbovirus capable of causing explosive outbreaks of febrile illness, polyarthritis, and polyarthralgia, inflicting severe morbidity on affected populations. CHIKV can be genetically classified into 3 major lineages: West African (WA); East, Central, and South African (ECSA); Indian Ocean (IOL); and Asian. Additionally, the Indian Ocean (IOL) sublineage emerged within the ECSA clade and the Asian/American sublineage emerged within the Asian clade. While differences in epidemiological and pathological characteristics among outbreaks involving different CHIKV lineages and sublineages have been suggested, few targeted investigations comparing lineage virulence levels have been reported...
March 6, 2018: MBio
Kotaro Matsumoto, Jun Kikuchi, Yuko Kaneko, Hidekata Yasuoka, Kazuko Suzuki, Hirobumi Tokuyama, Kaori Kameyama, Kunihiro Yamaoka, Tsutomu Takeuchi
RATIONALE: Dialysis-related amyloidosis (DRA) can present rheumatic manifestations in patients on long-term hemodialysis. Typical articular symptoms with DRA involve carpal-tunnel syndrome, effusion in large joints, spondyloarthropathy, or cystic bone lesions, which are usually with non-inflammatory processes. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 64-year-old man on hemodialysis for >30 years was admitted because of intermittent fever, polyarthritis, and elevated serum C-reactive protein (CRP) level, which was continuous for 2 years...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Yuan He, Huifeng Liu, Zhi Ji, Binliang Zhu
Purpose: To report a case of surgical interventions for a patient with relapsing polychondritis who presented with late ocular complications. Observations: A 44-year-old male was diagnosed to have relapsing polychondritis on the basis of recurrent acute auricular chondritis, deformity of the ear, saddle nose deformity and painful nasal chondritis, acute ocular inflammation with conjunctivitis, episcleritis and keratouveitis, laryngotracheal chondritis, erythema nodosum in the skin, a history of polyarthritis, and abnormal blood examination findings...
April 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Katarzyna Sznurkowska, Małgorzata Boćkowska, Maciej Zieliński, Katarzyna Plata-Nazar, Piotr Trzonkowski, Anna Liberek, Barbara Kamińska, Agnieszka Szlagatys-Sidorkiewicz
BACKGROUND: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a chronic, heterogenous inflammatory disease of unclear pathogenesis. JIA is hypothesized to be linked to a defective immune regulation. Anti-inflammatory cytokines belong to the best known regulatory factors. T-regulatory cells are a crucial cellular component of immune tolerance. One of their functions is synthesis of interleukin 10 (IL-10) and transforming growth factor beta1 (TGF-β1). The aim of this study was to determine the proportion of T-regulatory cells (CD4+ CD25high FOXP3+ ) in peripheral blood, and serum levels of TGF-β1 and IL-10 in patients with JIA...
March 1, 2018: Acta Biochimica Polonica
J C Leao, Cdl Marques, Albp Duarte, O P de Almeida, S Porter, L A Gueiros
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) was first isolated in humans in 1952, following an epidemic in Tanzania. The origin of the name means "to bend forward or become contorted," in reference to the posture adopted by patients due to the joint pain that occurs during the infection. Epidemiology data suggest that by the end of 2015, about 1.6 million people had been infected with CHIKV. The acute period of the disease is characterized by high fever, myalgia, joint pain, and severe and disabling polyarthritis, sometimes accompanied by headache, backache, and maculopapular rash, predominantly on the thorax...
March 2018: Oral Diseases
Lydia Ntari, Maria Sakkou, Panagiotis Chouvardas, Iordanis Mourouzis, Alejandro Prados, Maria C Denis, Niki Karagianni, Constantinos Pantos, George Kollias
OBJECTIVES: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthritisshow higher mortality rates, mainly caused by cardiac comorbidities. The TghuTNF (Tg197) arthritis model develops tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-driven and mesenchymalsynovial fibroblast (SF)-dependent polyarthritis. Here, we investigate whether this model develops, similarly to human patients, comorbid heart pathology and explore cellular and molecular mechanisms linking arthritis to cardiac comorbidities. METHODS: Histopathological analysis and echocardiographic evaluation of cardiac function were performed in the Tg197 model...
February 23, 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
James M Gwinnutt, Deborah P M Symmons, Alexander J MacGregor, Jacqueline R Chipping, Tarnya Marshall, Mark Lunt, Suzanne M M Verstappen
OBJECTIVE: To compare the 10-year outcome (disease activity, disability, mortality) of two cohorts of patients with inflammatory polyarthritis (IP) recruited 10 years apart. METHODS: Patients with IP were recruited to the Norfolk Arthritis Register from 1990 to 1994 (cohort 1 (C1)) and from 2000 to 2004 (cohort 2 (C2)). Demographic and clinical data were collected at baseline and at years 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10. Longitudinal disease activity (swollen/tender 51 joint counts (SJC51/TJC51)) and disability (Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ)) were compared between the cohorts using population-average negative binomial regression and generalised estimating equation analysis, respectively...
February 23, 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
David Castro Corredor, Marco Aurelio Ramírez Huaranga, Ana Isabel Rebollo Giménez, Rocío Arenal López, José Luis Cuadra Díaz
OBJECTIVE: To describe the different clinical characteristics of patients admitted to the Rheumatology Department due to rheumatic manifestations as the first expression of an unknown malignant process. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective and descriptive observational study involving the review of the medical records of those admitted to rheumatology in the University Hospital of Ciudad Real between January 2007 and August 2017 for initial rheumatic manifestations with a suspicion at discharge of an unknown tumor...
February 15, 2018: Reumatología Clinica
Orazio De Lucia, Viviana Ravagnani, Francesca Pregnolato, Arvena Hila, Irene Pontikaki, Maurizio Gattinara, Micol Romano, Valeria Gerloni, Sara Pieropan, Antonella Murgo, Maurizio Rossini, Rolando Cimaz, Pier Luigi Meroni
OBJECTIVES: To define the correlation between joint ultrasonography and clinical examination in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and to assess whether synovitis detected by ultrasonography in clinically inactive patients predicts arthritis flares. METHODS: 88 consecutive patients with JIA-46 (52%) with persistent oligoarthritis, 15 (17%) with extended oligoarthritis, 15 (17%) with rheumatoid factor-negative polyarthritis and 12 (14%) with other forms of JIA, all clinically inactive for a minimum of 3 months-underwent ultrasound (US) assessment of 44 joints...
February 6, 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Hiroyuki Kajikawa, Takuya Sobajima, Chinatsu Koiwai, Satoshi Ichigo, Hiroshi Takagi, Atsushi Imai
Palmar fasciitis and polyarthritis (PFPA) is an uncommon disorder clinically characterized by rapidly developing bilateral arthritis of the hands and fasciitis of the palms. This cancer-associated syndrome, primarily linked to ovarian cancer, has also been associated with multiple different malignancies. PFPA symptoms usually precede the detection of ovarian cancer. In all patients from case series and single case reports described, ovarian cancer is already present at an advanced stage. Therefore, the authors aimed to present a case and systematically review available evidence on the association between PFPA and ovarian cancer, as gynecological oncologists...
February 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Riwon Hong, BongJun Sur, Mijung Yeom, Bombi Lee, Kyoung Soo Kim, Joyce P Rodriguez, Sanghyun Lee, Ki Sung Kang, Chang-Ki Huh, Sang Cheon Lee, Dae-Hyun Hahm
BACKGROUND: Blocking the formation and invasive growth of pannus and its secretion of inflammatory cytokines and MMPs is important for treating rheumatoid arthritis. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: Anti-arthritic activity of Aralia continentalis Kitag., an oriental herbal medicine, and the underlying mechanisms involved were investigated. STUDY DESIGN: Anti-inflammatory and anti-nocicpetive activities of the ethanolic extract (50% v/v) of Aralia continentalis Kitag...
January 1, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
Hengyan Zhang, Bo Yang
RATIONALE: Pachydermoperiostosis (PDP) is a rare hereditary disorder that affects the skin and bones. PDP is characterized by periostosis, digital clubbing, and pachydermia. Previous studies demonstrated that increased prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) levels resulting from defective protein degradation pathways play a crucial role in PDP pathogenesis, and males were more commonly and severely affected than females. Moreover, nearly all PDP patients suffer from refractory arthralgia. Although several different treatment modalities are used for PDP, therapy for this disease remains challenging...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ricardo Gago, Salvador Vilá, Jonathan Vélez-Rivera, Luis M Vilá
We report a 55-year-old man with gouty arthritis who developed a 3-month history of low back pain, gradual lower extremities weakness and urinary incontinence. Lumbar MRI showed an exophytic lesion at L3-L4. Immediately after spinal decompression surgery, he developed fever, disorientation, polyarthritis, acute kidney injury and leucocytosis. He was treated with multiple antimicrobial agents for presumed spinal abscess but did not improve. Multiple body site cultures were negative. Aspiration of the sacroiliac joint revealed the presence of monosodium uric acid crystals...
January 24, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Sean B Singer, Cristina Thomas, Cecilia Lezcano, Mark Robbins, Amparo Gordian, Sarita Nori, Scott R Granter, Joseph F Merola, John T O'Malley
A 56-year-old female with no history of arthritis presented with a two month history of a diffuse, pruritic, painful papulonodular skin eruption, diffuse myalgias, and symmetric polyarthritis of the hands, shoulders, knees, and ankles. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
January 17, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
Erika Grandolfo, Antonio Parisi, Antonia Ricci, Eleonora Lorusso, Rocco de Siena, Adriana Trotta, Domenico Buonavoglia, Vito Martella, Marialaura Corrente
Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Abortusequi is frequently reported as a cause of abortion in mares and neonatal septicemia and polyarthritis in Asian and African countries, but only sporadically in Europe and the United States. We report an outbreak of S. Abortusequi in foals in Italy, characterized by high mortality. In a herd of Murgese horses, 10 of 34 newborns died at birth and a further 7 died, after developing severe clinical signs, during the first 10 d of life. Tissue specimens from different organs of 2 dead foals, synovial fluids from 4 sick foals, and vaginal and rectal swabs from their dams were cultured...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
Alime Okkesim, Mehmet Zahit Adisen, Melda Misirlioglu
Psoriasis is a chronic, papulosquamous, and an inflammatory skin disease. It has been found that between 5% and 24% of patients develop psoriatic arthritis (PA) at the same time after or even prior to skin findings. The involvement of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a rare condition. In this report, a-46-year-old male patient was referred to our clinic with the complaint of pain in the bilateral TMJs, and a limited jaw movement. Medical anamnesis revealed he had psoriasis for the last 21 years, and developed a seronegative polyarthritis with destructive changes for 8 years...
November 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Sara El Rharras, Emeline Minichiello, Luca Semerano
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December 28, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
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