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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261149/diagnostic-value-of-positron-emission-tomography-combined-with-computed-tomography-for-evaluating-critically-ill-neurological-patients
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Knut Kurt William Kampe, Roman Rotermund, Milena Tienken, Götz Thomalla, Marc Regier, Susanne Klutmann, Stefan Kluge
PURPOSE: (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) is a promising new tool for the identification of inflammatory, infectious, and neoplastic foci. The aim of our work was to evaluate the diagnostic value of FDG-PET/CT in patients treated on a neurological/neurosurgical ICU or stroke unit. METHODS: We performed a single-center, 10-year, retrospective evaluation of the value of FDG-PET/CT in critically ill adult patients with severe neurological disease...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217942/hypertrophic-pachymeningitis-is-a-characteristic-manifestation-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-retrospective-study-of-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis
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Yasuhiro Shimojima, Dai Kishida, Akiyo Hineno, Masahide Yazaki, Yoshiki Sekijima, Shu-Ichi Ikeda
AIM: To elucidate the characteristics of patients with hypertrophic pachymeningitis (HP) in a population with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV). METHODS: We retrospectively investigated the clinical records of 39 patients who were diagnosed with AAV. To determine the characteristics of HP in AAV, the epidemiological and clinical data from patients with HP were statistically compared with those from patients without HP. RESULTS: Of 39 patients with AAV, seven (17...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203574/resolution-of-q-fever-associated-cryoglobulinemia-with-anti-cd20-monoclonal-antibody-treatment
#3
Kellie L Hawkins, Edward N Janoff, Robert W Janson
Immunologic phenomena can complicate chronic infections with Coxiella burnetii (Q fever), including immune complex deposition causing vasculitis, neuropathy, and glomerulonephritis. We describe the case of a man with Q fever endocarditis, mixed cryoglobulinemia, and life-threatening vasculitis driven by immune complex deposition who was successfully treated with B cell depleting therapy (rituximab).
January 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124760/neutrophil-extracellular-traps-in-neuropathy-with-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-autoantibody-associated-microscopic-polyangiitis
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Hiroki Takeuchi, Teruaki Kawasaki, Kazuo Shigematsu, Kazuyuki Kawamura, Nobuyuki Oka
To clarify the roles of neutrophils in anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitic neuropathy, we studied neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in peripheral nerve vasculitis. Stored nerve samples from 17 patients with microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) were immunohistochemically analyzed using antibodies for citrullinated histone H3 (citH3) and various neutrophil enzymes. We defined merged citH3 and extracellularly released myeloperoxidase (MPO) as NET formation. We also compared NET formation between MPO-ANCA-positive/negative MPA and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)-associated vasculitic neuropathy...
January 26, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089164/low-median-nerve-palsy-as-initial-manifestation-of-churg-strauss-syndrome
#5
Young Hak Roh, Young Do Koh, Jung Ho Noh, Hyun Sik Gong, Goo Hyun Baek
Anterior interosseous nerve (AIN) syndrome is typically characterized by forearm pain and partial or complete dysfunction of the AIN-innervated muscles. Although the exact etiology and pathophysiology of the disorder remain unclear, AIN syndrome is increasingly thought to be an inflammatory condition of the nerve rather than a compressive neuropathy because the symptoms often resolve spontaneously following prolonged observation. However, peripheral neuropathy can be 1 of the first symptoms of systemic vasculitis that needs early systemic immunotherapy to prevent extensive nerve damage...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079316/clinical-characteristics-and-treatment-response-of-peripheral-neuropathy-in-the-presence-of-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-churg-strauss-syndrome-experience-at-a-single-tertiary-center
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Hye Jin Cho, Sehyo Yune, Jin Myoung Seok, Eun Bin Cho, Ju Hong Min, Yeon Lim Seo, Byung Jae Lee, Byoung Joon Kim, Dong Chull Choi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is a rare systemic small-vessel vasculitis accompanied by asthma, eosinophilia, and eosinophilic inflammation of various tissues including the peripheral nerves. This study investigated the clinical course and long-term outcomes of peripheral neuropathy in patients with EGPA. METHODS: Seventy-one patients with physician-diagnosed EGPA were identified at Samsung Medical Center between January 1995 and April 2014...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029908/pathology-of-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
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REVIEW
Hershel R Patel, Curtis E Margo
Ischemic optic neuropathy (ION) describes a state of hypoxic injury of the optic nerve. Clinically, ION is divided into anterior and posterior forms defined by the presence or absence of optic disc swelling, respectively. It is further classified as arteritic when secondary to vasculitis, and nonarteritic when not. The site of vascular occlusion for anterior ION from giant cell arteritis is the short posterior ciliary arteries, but mechanical vascular obstruction does not play a role in most nonarteritic cases...
January 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857032/eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-presenting-with-skin-rashes-eosinophilic-cholecystitis-and-retinal-vasculitis
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Mingbing Zeng, Xialin Liu, Yizhi Liu
BACKGROUND Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), also known as Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS), is a rare vasculitis of unknown etiology. Most of the patients have a long history of asthma and then develop autoimmune inflammation of small and medium-sized blood vessels, with consequent reduction of blood flow to various organs and tissues. EGPA can cause disorders in multiple systems; the most seriously affected organs are the retina, kidney, brain, cardiovascular system, and skin. CASE REPORT The patient was hospitalized for high fever and skin rashes and then developed right upper abdominal pain, decreased visual acuity, coma, and convulsions...
November 18, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819416/neurological-manifestations-of-acute-posterior-multifocal-placoid-pigment-epitheliopathy
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Hussein Algahtani, Ashjan Alkhotani, Bader Shirah
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy (APMPPE) is an immune-mediated chorioretinal disease that causes acute visual symptoms with characteristic ophthalmoscopic findings. Neurological complications are rarely reported in the literature. Here we report two new cases of APMPPE that presented with neurological manifestations, one of which was associated with peripheral neuropathy, which has not been described before. METHODS: A retrospective database review of all patients with a diagnosis of APMPPE was performed...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796482/-therapeutic-administration-of-immunoglobulins
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T Witte
BACKGROUND: Intravenously administered immunoglobulins have multiple modes of action that are anti-inflammatory. They can therefore be beneficial in a number of autoimmune disorders. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to analyze and summarize studies on the administration of intravenous immunoglobulins in rheumatological diseases. METHODS: A selective search and analysis of the literature was carried out related to the mode of action and efficacy of intravenous immunoglobulins in rheumatological diseases...
December 2016: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725289/virologic-clinical-and-immune-response-outcomes-of-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-associated-cryoglobulinemia-treated-with-direct-acting-antivirals
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Martín Bonacci, Sabela Lens, María-Carlota Londoño, Zoe Mariño, Maria C Cid, Manuel Ramos-Casals, Jose María Sánchez-Tapias, Xavier Forns, José Hernández-Rodríguez
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Cryoglobulins (circulating immune complexes of polyclonal IgG, monoclonal IgM, and rheumatoid factor) are detected in the circulation of 40% to 60% of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection, and cryoglobulinemic vasculitis (CV) is observed in approximately 10% of patients. We aimed to assess the clinical and immune effects of direct-acting antiviral treatment. METHODS: We performed a prospective study of 64 patients with HCV infection with circulating cryoglobulins receiving direct-acting antiviral therapy at a single center in Barcelona, Spain, from January 2014 through April 2016...
October 8, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672598/analyses-on-the-misdiagnoses-of-25-patients-with-unilateral-optic-nerve-sheath-meningioma
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Jun-Feng Mao, Xiao-Bo Xia, Xiang-Bo Tang, Xue-Yong Zhang, Dan Wen
AIM: To investigate clinical features of optic nerve sheath meningioma (ONSM) that was misdiagnosed, and to find methods to reduce the misdiagnoses. METHODS: Retrospective series study. Twenty-five misdisgnosed patients with unilateral ONSM were collected from Jan. 2008 to Jan. 2015 and the clinical records reviewed. RESULTS: Patients were misdiagnosed with acute papillitis most frequently (n=17), immediately followed by optic atrophy (n=8), ischemic optic neuropathy (n=5), acute retrobulbar optic neuritis (n=5), optic disc vasculitis (n=3)...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27640316/international-diagnostic-guidelines-for-patients-with-hcv-related-extrahepatic-manifestations-a-multidisciplinary-expert-statement
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REVIEW
Clodoveo Ferri, Manuel Ramos-Casals, Anna Linda Zignego, Luca Arcaini, Dario Roccatello, Alessandro Antonelli, David Saadoun, Anne Claire Desbois, Marco Sebastiani, Milvia Casato, Peter Lamprecht, Alessandra Mangia, Athanasios G Tzioufas, Zobair M Younossi, Patrice Cacoub
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is responsible for both hepatic and extra-hepatic disorders (HCV-EHDs); these latter are correlated on one hand clearly with HCV lymphotropism causing immune-system dysregulation as well as with viral oncogenic potential, and on the other hand probably with chronic inflammatory status causing cardio-metabolic complications as well as neurocognitive disturbances. The spectrum of HCV-EHDs ranges from mild or moderate manifestations, such as arthralgia, sicca syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, to severe, life-threatening complications, mainly vasculitis and neoplastic conditions...
December 2016: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27636384/neurolymphomatosis-of-the-peripheral-nervous-system-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Panagiotis A Sideras, John Matthews, S M Nazmus Sakib, Franka Ofikwu, Vadim Spektor
Neurolymphomatosis is a rare neurological syndrome in lymphomas. It is reported as infiltration of peripheral nerves by lymphoma. It is important to distinguish neurolymphomatosis from other types of neuropathies, particularly infectious and inflammatory conditions. However, it is difficult to isolate a cancer-related inflammatory vasculitis and mononeuritis multiplex without definitive histopathologic examination. In this report, we describe a case of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma involving the peroneal nerve and presenting as neurolymphomatosis...
November 2016: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27577846/acute-retinal-necrosis-results-in-low-vision-in-a-young-patient-with-a-history-of-herpes-simplex-virus-encephalitis
#15
Sanjeet K Shahi
Acute retinal necrosis (ARN), secondary to herpes simplex encephalitis, is a rare syndrome that can present in healthy individuals, as well as immuno-compromised patients. Most cases are caused by a secondary infection from the herpes virus family, with varicella zoster virus being the leading cause of this syndrome. Potential symptoms include blurry vision, floaters, ocular pain and photophobia. Ocular findings may consist of severe uveitis, retinal vasculitis, retinal necrosis, papillitis and retinal detachment...
August 31, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27570382/vasculitic-neuropathy-in-elderly-a-study-from-a-tertiary-care-university-hospital-in-south-india
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Anish Lawrence, Madhu Nagappa, Anita Mahadevan, Arun B Taly
OBJECTIVE: To describe clinical, electrophysiological, and histopathological profile of vasculitic neuropathy in elderly subjects aged 65 years or more. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Departments of Neurology and Neuropathology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Elderly subjects, diagnosed vasculitic neuropathy by nerve biopsy over one decade, were studied...
July 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27516038/clinical-and-color-doppler-imaging-features-of-one-patient-with-occult-giant-cell-arteritis-presenting-arteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
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Dragoş Cătălin Jianu, Silviana Nina Jianu, Ligia Petrica, Andrei Gheorghe Marius Motoc, Traian Flavius Dan, Dorela CodruŢa Lăzureanu, Mihnea Munteanu
Anterior ischemic optic neuropathies (AIONs) represent a segmental infarction of the optic nerve head (ONH) supplied by the posterior ciliary arteries (PCAs). Blood supply blockage can occur with or without arterial inflammation. For this reason, there are two types of AIONs: non-arteritic (NA-AION), and arteritic (A-AION), the latter is almost invariably due to giant cell arteritis (GCA). GCA is a primary vasculitis that predominantly affects extracranial medium-sized arteries, particularly the branches of the external carotid arteries (including superficial temporal arteries - TAs)...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27510644/stroke-in-a-young-patient-with-neurosyphilis-and-hiv
#18
Riddhi Patira, Sarah Smith-Benjamin, Jijo J Wang
Syphilis has long been known as the great imitator. Its heterogeneity can manifest in the form of meningitis, space occupying gummas, vasculitis, strokes, cranial neuropathies, myelopathy, dementia, and seizures. The incidence has been rising with each year, mainly in men who have sex with men accounting for 83% of cases. With the coexistence of immunocompromised states, especially HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the usually chronic and insidious course of tertiary neurosyphilis can be accelerated. Stroke can occur as a result of neurosyphilis in its meningovascular form, and the likelihood of this increases with HIV co-infection, especially in high-risk groups such as intravenous drug users and men who have sex with men...
March 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27495301/giant-cell-arteritis-ophthalmic-manifestations-of-a-systemic-disease
#19
REVIEW
Elisabeth De Smit, Eoin O'Sullivan, David A Mackey, Alex W Hewitt
BACKGROUND: Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a systemic granulomatous vasculitis, primarily affecting medium-large arteries. It has a predilection for the aorta and its major branches, including the carotid and vertebral arteries. Ophthalmic artery involvement frequently leads to irreversible visual loss, and therefore GCA is one of the few true ophthalmic emergencies. GCA, although classified as a large vessel vasculitis, is known to affect smaller-sized vessels, resulting in a multiplicity of signs in the eye, some of which are often missed...
December 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27362698/vasculitic-mononeuritis-multiplex-may-be-misdiagnosed-as-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
#20
Fatemeh Ghazaei, Reza Sabet, Gholam Reza Raissi
Vasculitis is a group of disorders characterized by inflammation and destruction of blood vessels, resulting in ischemic injury to the involved tissue. Sometimes, peripheral neuropathy is one of the first symptoms of systemic vasculitis. Although the classic form of peripheral nervous system vasculitis is mononeuritis multiplex, it can also present as a mononeuritis. In this case report, the patient presented with progressive rapid onset numbness in her right hand for 2 months. She underwent carpal tunnel decompression surgery with initial diagnosis of acute carpal tunnel syndrome but failed to respond to the surgery, and two month later, she presented with foot drop...
June 29, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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