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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142188/a-case-of-microscopic-polyangiitis-with-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-and-cardiovascular-complications
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Sae Aratani, Yukinao Sakai, Shuichi Tsuruoka
Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) is a primary systemic vasculitis that predominantly affects small and medium vessels. MPA is rarely complicated with central nervous system or cardiovascular disease. We report a very rare case of MPA complicated with cerebral infarction, cardiovascular disease, and fatal subarachnoid hemorrhage in a 54-year-old man. During the first six days of hospitalization the patient was diagnosed with rapid progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN), cerebral infarction, and unstable angina...
2017: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133703/cns-small-vessel-vasculitis-distinct-mri-features-and-histopathological-correlation
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Kamble J Harsha, Sujit A Jagtap, Tirur R Kapilamoorthy, Chandrasekharan Kesavadas, Bejoy Thomas, Neelima Radhakrishnan
BACKGROUND: Central nervous system (CNS) vasculitis is an uncommon disease, which is a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for physicians. Large and medium vessel vasculitis is relatively easy to diagnose by angiogram compared to small vessel vasculitis, where angiograms are often normal; imaging features described till date are sensitive but not specific. PURPOSE: Here, we describe distinct magnetic resonance (MR) imaging features of CNS small vessel vasculitis...
November 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122311/-uveitis-diagnostic-work-up-recommendations-from-an-expert-committee
#3
P Sève, B Bodaghi, S Trad, J Sellam, D Bellocq, P Bielefeld, D Sène, G Kaplanski, D Monnet, A Brézin, M Weber, D Saadoun, P Cacoub, C Chiquet, L Kodjikian
INTRODUCTION: Diagnostic work-up of uveitis involves many uncertainties. Search for an etiology should take into account the epidemiology of uveitis and focus on the most severe diseases or those, which can be treated. This work was undertaken to establish recommendations for the diagnosis work-up of uveitis. METHODS: Recommendations were developed by a multidisciplinary panel of 15 experts, including internists, ophthalmologists and a rheumatologist and are based on a review of the literature with regard to effectiveness of investigations and the results of the ULISSE study, which is the first prospective study assessing the efficiency of a standardized strategy for the etiological diagnosis of uveitis...
November 6, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116545/intravenous-thrombolysis-in-sle-related-stroke-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#4
Xiaodong Chen, Gelin Xu
Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) bear an increased risk of ischemic stroke. However, evidences for treating acute stroke due to artery thrombosis in SLE patients are extremely limited. A 45-year-old woman experienced sudden left hemiplegia. She was transported to the emergency department of our hospital 2 hours after the initial symptom. According to the medical records, the patient was diagnosed with SLE at the age of 28. CT scanned 150 min after the initial symptom showed no evidence of acute changes or hemorrhage...
November 7, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109330/vanishing-cerebral-vasculitis-in-a-patient-with-lewy-pathology
#5
Natalia Liapounova, Kamran H Azar, J Max Findlay, Jian-Qiang Lu
Immune-mediated mechanisms are involved in the pathogenesis of both cerebral vasculitis and Parkinson's disease (PD, brainstem-predominant Lewy pathology), but the presentation of cerebral vasculitis with comorbid Lewy pathology has not yet been reported. Here we present a case of pathologically confirmed vasculitis in a 73-year-old male patient whose postmortem examination revealed Lewy pathology diagnostic of PD. This case study suggests a comorbidity of cerebral vasculitis and Lewy pathology, as well as potential pathogenic interactions between these two disorders with immune-mediated mechanisms...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061243/central-nervous-system-disease-in-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibodies-associated-vasculitis
#6
REVIEW
Jonathan Graf
Central nervous system (CNS) disease is an uncommon but significant complication of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) and affects 3 primary areas of the CNS: the pituitary, the pachymeninges, and the CNS vasculature. Pituitary disease in uncommon, but hormonal deficiencies can be long lasting even in the face of excellent disease response. Chronic hypertrophic pachymeninigitis occurs in anti-proteinase 3-positive patients with systemic GPA and in anti-myeloperoxidase-positive patients with a milder and more limited form of the disease...
November 2017: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037906/uveitis-diagnostic-work-up-a-literature-review-and-recommendations-from-an-expert-committee
#7
REVIEW
Pascal Sève, Patrice Cacoub, Bahram Bodaghi, Salim Trad, Jérémie Sellam, David Bellocq, Philip Bielefeld, Damien Sène, Gilles Kaplanski, Dominique Monnet, Antoine Brézin, Michel Weber, David Saadoun, Christophe Chiquet, Laurent Kodjikian
PURPOSE: Diagnosis of uveitis is difficult. Etiologic investigations should take into account the epidemiology of uveitis and should focus on the most severe forms of the disease and those which can be treated. This study was undertaken to establish recommendations for the diagnosis of uveitis. METHODS: Recommendations were developed by a multidisciplinary panel of 14 experts, including internists, ophthalmologists, and rheumatologists, and are based on a review of the literature and the results of the ULISSE study, which was the first prospective study to assess the efficacy of a standardized strategy for the etiologic diagnosis of uveitis...
October 14, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026617/cerebral-vasculitis-and-intracranial-multiple-aneurysms-in-a-child-with-lyme-neuroborreliosis
#8
Elisa Kortela, Jukka Hytönen, Jussi Numminen, Margit Overmyer, Harri Saxen, Jarmo Oksi
Introduction. Lyme borreliosis is a multisystem tick-borne disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi. Neurological manifestations are reported in up to 15 % of adult patients with Lyme disease, while the frequency among children is higher. The most common manifestations are painful radiculopathy, facial nerve paresis and lymphocytic meningitis. Epileptic seizures and cerebral vasculitis with stroke or aneurysms are very rare complications. Case presentation. We describe a paediatric patient with sensorineural auditory dysfunction, headache, fatigue and epileptic seizures as sequelae of meningoencephalitis/Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB) caused by B...
April 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982784/clinical-and-imaging-characteristics-of-arteriopathy-subtypes-in-children-with-arterial-ischemic-stroke-results-of-the-vips-study
#9
M Wintermark, N K Hills, G A DeVeber, A J Barkovich, T J Bernard, N R Friedman, M T Mackay, A Kirton, G Zhu, C Leiva-Salinas, Q Hou, H J Fullerton
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Childhood arteriopathies are rare but heterogenous, and difficult to diagnose and classify, especially by nonexperts. We quantified clinical and imaging characteristics associated with childhood arteriopathy subtypes to facilitate their diagnosis and classification in research and clinical settings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Vascular Effects of Infection in Pediatric Stroke (VIPS) study prospectively enrolled 355 children with arterial ischemic stroke (2010-2014)...
October 5, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980575/-ischemic-stroke-in-young-adults
#10
L A Kalashnikova, L A Dobrynina
The authors have analyzed the causes of ischemic stroke (IS) in more than 600 young patients examined in the cerebrovascular department of the Neurological Research Center (Moscow) during the period 2003-2016 years. It has been suggested that a wider use of high-resolution MRI and T1 weighted db-fs images as well as intracranial CTA will help to verify more often intracranial dissection and primary cerebral vasculitis that will result in a decrease of cryptogenic IS frequency.
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964389/-contribution-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-in-the-characterization-of-carotid-lesions
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J M Baud, S Luong, O Rouyer, A Maurizot, C Gautier
Harmonic mode ultrasound with injection of a contrast enhancement agent allows visualization of mobile microbubbles in the carotid plaque corresponding to neovessels secondary to an inflammation or hypoxia. These neovessels could be considered "precursor" markers of the vulnerable plaque. The aim of this work was to give an update on ultrasound contrast imaging acquisition in the exploration of carotid artery both for atheromatous lesions and for large vessel vasculitis. A precise description of the material to be used, the image acquisition methodology and the environmental conditions is discussed, emphasizing the pitfalls to be avoided as well as proper image interpretation...
October 2017: J Med Vasc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929294/neurologic-complications-of-infective-endocarditis-recent-findings
#12
REVIEW
Marie Cantier, Mikael Mazighi, Isabelle Klein, J P Desilles, Michel Wolff, J F Timsit, Romain Sonneville
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this paper is to provide recent insights in management of neurologic complications of left-sided infective endocarditis (IE). RECENT FINDINGS: Cerebral lesions observed in IE patients are thought to involve synergistic pathophysiological mechanisms including thromboembolism, sepsis, meningitis, and small-vessel cerebral vasculitis. Brain MRI represents a major tool for the detection of asymptomatic events occurring in the majority of patients...
September 19, 2017: Current Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919362/a-homozygote-trex1-mutation-in-two-siblings-with-different-phenotypes-chilblains-and-cerebral-vasculitis
#13
Rabia Miray Kisla Ekinci, Sibel Balci, Atil Bisgin, Derya Ufuk Altintas, Mustafa Yilmaz
Three prime repair exonuclease 1 degrades single and double stranded DNA with 3'-5' nuclease activity and its mutations are related to type 1 IFN mediated autoinflammation due to accumulated intracellular nucleic acids. To date, several cases of systemic lupus erythematosus, Aicardi-Goutieres syndrome, familial chilblain lupus, retinal vasculopathy-cerebral leukodystrophy have been reported with TREX1 mutations. Chilblain lupus is a skin disease characterized by blue-reddish coloring, swelling or ulcers on acral regions of body such as fingertips, heels, nose and auricles...
September 13, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893009/intracranial-aneurysms-involving-circle-of-willis-in-a-child-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-associated-vasculitis-a-rare-case-report
#14
Amol Madanlal Lahoti, Abhijit Kishor Taori, Avinash Parashuram Dhok, Jitesh Subhash Rawat, Nihar Umakant Chandak
Intracranial Arterial Aneurysms (IAAs) are relatively rare in paediatric population and they account for at least 10%-15% of haemorrhagic strokes which occur during the first two decades of life. Here we present a unique and unusual case of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infected child who presented with intracranial aneurysms with formation of collaterals and vasculopathy, demonstrating low viral count despite receiving adequate antiretroviral treatment. Intracranial vascular involvement, their complications and its incidence in these patients may become increasingly common as the management of human immunodeficiency virus infection continues to improve and afflicted patients survive for longer periods because of advancement in the antiretroviral treatment...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864038/radiologically-isolated-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-related-inflammation
#15
Dimitri Renard, Anne Wacongne, Eric Thouvenot
In amyloid β-related angiitis of the central nervous system (also called cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related inflammation), cerebral amyloid angiopathy occurs in association with primary vasculitis of small- and medium-sized leptomeningeal and cortical arteries. To avoid brain biopsy, clinicoradiological criteria (including clinical features due to inflammation-related uni/multifocal white matter hyperintensities) for the diagnosis of cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related inflammation have been validated recently...
November 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809763/persistent-placoid-maculopathy-complicated-by-cerebral-vasculitis
#16
Eva Lenassi, Maja Kojovic, Polona Jaki Mekjavić, Sasa Sega, Natasa Vidovič Valentinčič
Persistent placoid maculopathy (PPM) is a bilateral inflammatory chorioretinopathy characterized by long-standing plaque-like macular lesions. No systemic manifestations have been reported to date. We describe a case of PPM complicated by cerebral vasculitis, suggesting that neurological symptoms, including headache, should be enquired about in all PPM subjects.
September 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804113/case-report-of-a-28-year-old-male-with-the-rapid-progression-of-steroid-resistant-central-nervous-system-vasculitis-diagnosed-by-a-brain-biopsy
#17
Keigo Takahashi, Hideki Sato, Hidenori Hattori, Masaki Takao, Shinichi Takahashi, Norihiro Suzuki
A 28-year-old Japanese male without a significant past medical history presented with new-onset generalized clonic seizure and headache. A brain MRI revealed multiple enhanced lesions on both cerebral hemispheres. Laboratory exams showed no evidence of systemic inflammation or auto-immune antibodies such as ANCAs. Despite four courses of high-dose methylprednisolone pulse therapy and five treatments with plasmapheresis, his symptoms worsened and the MRI lesions progressed rapidly. During these treatments, we performed a targeted brain biopsy, that revealed histological findings consistent with a predominant angiitis of parenchymal and subdural small vessels...
September 30, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767023/-cerebral-vasculitis-a-diagnostic-labyrinth
#18
R C van Houwelingen, C J M Frijns, S T Toering, P J van Laar, J F Meilof
- A diagnosis of cerebral vasculitis is frequently considered in patients with new or progressive neurological symptoms for which there is no other explanation.- A clinician considering a diagnosis of cerebral vasculitis should be well aware of alternative diagnoses, since these are generally more common.- Several consecutive examinations are required for diagnosing cerebral vasculitis, because there is no diagnostic procedure that is highly sensitive as well as highly specific.- The added value of the different procedures may depend on the type of blood vessels involved...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764590/vasculitis-causing-massive-infarction-a-rare-presentation-of-primary-cerebral-phaeohyphomycosis
#19
Rajalakshmi Poyuran, B H Srinivas, Bhawana A Badhe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743241/complete-ophthalmoplegia-complete-ptosis-and-dilated-pupil-due-to-internal-carotid-artery-dissection-as-the-first-manifestation-of-takayasu-arteritis
#20
H M M T B Herath, S P Pahalagamage, D Withana, Sunethra Senanayake
BACKGROUND: Takayasu arteritis is a rare, chronic large vessel vasculitis involving the aorta and its primary branches. As the disease progresses, the active inflammation of large vessels leads to dilation, narrowing and occlusion of the arteries. Arterial dissection is due to separation of the layers of the arterial wall resulting in a false lumen, where blood seeps into the vessel wall. Neurological sequelae of intracranial arterial dissection results from cerebral ischemia due to thromboembolism and hypo perfusion...
July 25, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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