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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904445/epidemiology-of-peripheral-neuropathy-an-indian-perspective
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REVIEW
Sweety Trivedi, Alak Pandit, Goutam Ganguly, Shyamal Kumar Das
Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a common disorder and presents as diagnostic and therapeutic challenge to physicians and neurologists. In epidemiological studies from India from various regions the overall prevalence of PN varied from 5 to 2400 per 10,000 population in various community studies. India is composed of a multiethnic, multicultural population who are exposed to different adverse environmental factors such as arsenic and lead. Use of different chemotherapeutic agents with propensity to affect peripheral nerves, increasing methods of diagnosis of connective tissue disorders and use of immunomodulating drugs, growing aging population is expected to change the spectrum and burden of peripheral neuropathy in the community...
July 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854831/autoimmune-diseases-induced-by-biological-agents-a-review-of-12731-cases-biogeas-registry
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Marta Pérez-De-Lis, Soledad Retamozo, Alejandra Flores-Chávez, Belchin Kostov, Roberto Perez-Alvarez, Pilar Brito-Zerón, Manuel Ramos-Casals
Biological drugs are therapies designed to target a specific molecule of the immune system. Paradoxically, their use has been linked with the development or exacerbation of autoimmune disorders. Areas covered. The BIOGEAS Registry currently collects information about nearly 13,000 reported cases of autoimmune diseases developed in patients exposed to biologics, including more than 50 different systemic and organ-specific autoimmune disorders, of which psoriasis (n=6375), inflammatory bowel disease (n=845), demyelinating CNS disease (n=803), interstitial lung disease (n=519), lupus (n=369), peripheral neuropathy (n=328), vasculitis (n=291) and hypophysitis (n=221) were the most frequently reported...
August 31, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838824/phlebectasia-in-a-finger-in-a-case-of-microscopic-polyangiitis-with-peripheral-polyneuropathy
#3
Jorge Julio Badía Flores, Federico G Arévalo Martínez
The patient was a 56-year-old man with microscopic polyangiitis and symmetrical peripheral polyneuropathy of the extremities who was positive for p-ANCA, EMG pattern of mononeuritis multiplex and skin biopsy showing the presence of nonspecific vasculitis. He had phlebectasia with plethora and tortuous vessels on dorsum of the fingers on both hands, paresis and hypoesthesia of fingers and toes with functional limitations. The administration of prednisone, azathioprine and a cyclophosphamide pulse achieved rapid improvement in the general symptoms, but the changes in the neuropathy occurred very slowly...
August 22, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795238/efficacy-and-safety-of-sofosbuvir-based-interferon-free-therapy-the-management-of-rheumatologic-extrahepatic-manifestations-associated-with-chronic-hepatitis-c%C3%A2-virus-infection
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A A Shahin, H S Zayed, M Said, S A Amer
BACKGROUND: The use of pegylated interferon alpha (IFN) has been of concern in chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients with rheumatologic extrahepatic manifestations (EHM) due to the immunostimulatory effects of IFN. AIM: To study the efficacy and safety of sofosbuvir-based, IFN-free antiviral therapy in chronic HCV patients with rheumatologic EHM. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Group A included 24 patients with arthropathy (arthralgia or arthritis, n = 15) or vasculitis (n = 9) who received sofosbuvir and ribavirin (n = 17) or sofosbuvir and simeprevir (n = 7)...
August 9, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758089/diagnosis-of-churg-strauss-syndrome-presented-with-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-a-case-report
#5
Dayun Park, Ho Jun Lee, Kwang Hoon Lee, Bum Sun Kwon, Jin-Woo Park, Ki Yeun Nam, Kyoung Hwan Lee
Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) is a rare systemic vasculitis that affect small and medium-sized blood vessels and is accompanied by asthma, eosinophilia, and peripheral neuropathy. This report describes a case of a 52-year-old man who had a history of sinusitis, asthma, and thymus cancer and who had complained of bilateral lower extremity paresthesia and weakness for a month. Peripheral neuropathy was detected by electrodiagnostic studies. Resection of a mediastinal mass, which was diagnosed as thymic neuroendocrine carcinoma, was performed five months before his visit...
June 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709761/central-nervous-system-involvement-in-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-churg-strauss-report-of-26-patients-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
REVIEW
Raphaël André, Vincent Cottin, Jean-Luc Saraux, Gilles Blaison, Boris Bienvenu, Pascal Cathebras, Robin Dhote, Aurélie Foucher, Helder Gil, Joëlle Lapoirie, David Launay, Valentine Loustau, François Maurier, Edouard Pertuiset, Thierry Zénone, Jörg Seebach, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Xavier Puéchal, Luc Mouthon, Loïc Guillevin, Benjamin Terrier
BACKGROUND: Although peripheral nervous system involvement is common in eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), central nervous system (CNS) manifestations are poorly described. This study aimed to describe CNS involvement in EGPA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective, observational, multicenter study included patients with EGPA and CNS involvement affecting cranial nerves, brain and/or spinal cord. We also undertook a systematic literature review...
July 12, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686752/leukocytoclastic-vasculitis-resolution-with-topical-dapsone
#7
David A Pate, Luke S Johnson, Michelle B Tarbox
Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) is a disease characterized by inflammation of small vessels presenting with petechiae and palpable purpura. Leukocytoclastic vasculitis often spontaneously resolves within weeks and requires only symptomatic treatment. Chronic or severe disease can require systemic treatment with agents such as colchicine, dapsone, or corticosteroids, which are effective but carry a risk for serious adverse events. These side effects and/or medical contraindications preclude some patients from taking systemic medications for LCV...
June 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682959/paraneoplastic-neuropathies
#8
Jean-Christophe Antoine, Jean-Philippe Camdessanché
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review recent advances in paraneoplastic neuropathies with emphasis on their definition, different forms and therapeutic development. RECENT FINDINGS: A strict definition of definite paraneoplastic neuropathies is necessary to avoid confusion. With carcinoma, seronegative sensory neuronopathies and neuronopathies and anti-Hu and anti-CV2/Contactin Response Mediator Protein 5 antibodies are the most frequent. With lymphomas, most neuropathies occur with monoclonal gammopathy including AL amyloidosis, Polyneuropathy-Organomegaly-Endocrinopathy-M component-Skin changes (POEMS) syndrome, type I cryoglobulinemia and antimyelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG) neuropathies and Waldenström's disease...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680302/eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-presented-as-acute-polyneuropathy-and-cerebral-vasculitis
#9
Il-Han Yoo, Sang Tae Choi, Seong-Ho Choi, Jeong-Min Kim, Suk-Won Ahn
Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is an immune related systemic disease that is caused by vasculitis affecting multiple organ systems. It is characterized by asthma, fever, eosinophilia, cardiac problems, renal injury, and peripheral neuropathy. In this report, we describe a patient with EGPA with concurrent cerebral infarction and acute polyneuropathy mimicking a Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). A 46-year-old man presented with rapidly progressing gait disturbance, muscular weakness, and tingling sensation in all four limbs...
June 2017: Experimental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661098/efficacy-of-cryofiltration-for-treatment-of-mixed-cryoglobulinemia-a-report-of-four-cases
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Yoshihiro Taniyama, Yoshihisa Nakatani, Toshiaki Matsuoka, Miyo Takahashi, Kazuyuki Shimizu, Sachiyo Yamamoto, Yuki Inoue, Sayoko Ohnishi, Norihiro Kobayashi, Yukihito Nakano, Masahiro Takami, Shuji Arima
Cryoglobulinemia can induce systemic vasculitis affecting various organs such as skin, peripheral nerves, and kidney. The disease can induce chronic organ failure and even be life-threatening. Cryofiltration has been applied for the treatment of cryoglobulinemic vasculitis. We have experienced four cases with mixed cryoglobulinemia showing severe and progressive clinical manifestations, including skin purpura, nephrotic syndrome, acute kidney injury, and peripheral neuropathy. Cryofiltration in conjunction with conventional pharmacological therapies appeared to be safe and effective...
June 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640813/identification-of-a-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-susceptibility-locus-at-oas1-that-influences-isoform-switching-protein-expression-and-responsiveness-to-type-i-interferons
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He Li, Tove Ragna Reksten, John A Ice, Jennifer A Kelly, Indra Adrianto, Astrid Rasmussen, Shaofeng Wang, Bo He, Kiely M Grundahl, Stuart B Glenn, Corinne Miceli-Richard, Simon Bowman, Sue Lester, Per Eriksson, Maija-Leena Eloranta, Johan G Brun, Lasse G Gøransson, Erna Harboe, Joel M Guthridge, Kenneth M Kaufman, Marika Kvarnström, Deborah S Cunninghame Graham, Ketan Patel, Adam J Adler, A Darise Farris, Michael T Brennan, James Chodosh, Rajaram Gopalakrishnan, Michael H Weisman, Swamy Venuturupalli, Daniel J Wallace, Kimberly S Hefner, Glen D Houston, Andrew J W Huang, Pamela J Hughes, David M Lewis, Lida Radfar, Evan S Vista, Contessa E Edgar, Michael D Rohrer, Donald U Stone, Timothy J Vyse, John B Harley, Patrick M Gaffney, Judith A James, Sean Turner, Ilias Alevizos, Juan-Manuel Anaya, Nelson L Rhodus, Barbara M Segal, Courtney G Montgomery, R Hal Scofield, Susan Kovats, Xavier Mariette, Lars Rönnblom, Torsten Witte, Maureen Rischmueller, Marie Wahren-Herlenius, Roald Omdal, Roland Jonsson, Wan-Fai Ng, Gunnel Nordmark, Christopher J Lessard, Kathy L Sivils
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a common, autoimmune exocrinopathy distinguished by keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia. Patients frequently develop serious complications including lymphoma, pulmonary dysfunction, neuropathy, vasculitis, and debilitating fatigue. Dysregulation of type I interferon (IFN) pathway is a prominent feature of SS and is correlated with increased autoantibody titers and disease severity. To identify genetic determinants of IFN pathway dysregulation in SS, we performed cis-expression quantitative trait locus (eQTL) analyses focusing on differentially expressed type I IFN-inducible transcripts identified through a transcriptome profiling study...
June 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543916/hcv-rna-genomic-sequences-and-hcv-e2-glycoprotein-in-sural-nerve-biopsies-from-hcv-infected-patients-with-peripheral-neuropathy
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Sabino Russi, Domenico Sansonno, Salvatore Monaco, Sara Mariotto, Sergio Ferrari, Fabio Pavone, Gianfranco Lauletta, Franco Dammacco
AIMS: Peripheral neuropathy (PN), the major neurological complication of chronic HCV infection, is frequently associated with mixed cryoglobulinemia (MC) and small-vessel systemic vasculitis. While humoral and cell-mediated immune mechanisms are suspected to act together in an aberrant immune response that results in peripheral nerve damage, the role of HCV remains largely speculative. The possible demonstration of HCV in peripheral nerve tissue would obviously assume important pathogenic implications...
May 24, 2017: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538036/multiple-cranial-nerve-palsies-in-giant-cell-arteritis
#13
Michael Ross, Lulu Bursztyn, Rosanne Superstein, Mark Gans
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a systemic vasculitis of medium and large arteries often with ophthalmic involvement, including ischemic optic neuropathy, retinal artery occlusion, and ocular motor cranial nerve palsies. This last complication occurs in 2%-15% of patients, but typically involves only 1 cranial nerve. We present 2 patients with biopsy-proven GCA associated with multiple cranial nerve palsies.
May 18, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523333/giant-cell-arteritis-with-arteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
#14
Horia Tudor Stanca, Elena Suvac, Mihnea Munteanu, Dragoş Cătălin Jianu, Andrei Gheorghe Marius Motoc, Gavril Cosmin Roşca, Ovidiu Boruga
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is an inflammatory vasculitis of unknown etiology that mainly involves large and medium arteries, particularly the cranial branches of the aorta. GCA with consecutive arteritic-anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (A-AION) has rarely been diagnosed in Romania. Recently, we encountered an 83-year-old patient who presented with left eye visual impairment and corresponding optic disc diffusely swollen and pale. He also had typical manifestations of GCA, such as malaise, and temporal headache, and a highly elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein level...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507447/managing-refractory-cryoglobulinemic-vasculitis-challenges-and-solutions
#15
REVIEW
Predrag Ostojic, Ivan R Jeremic
Cryoglobulinemia is thought to be a rare condition. It may be an isolated disorder or secondary to a particular disease. According to immunoglobulin composition, cryoglobulinemia is classified into three types. In mixed cryoglobulinemia (types II and III), vascular deposition of cryoglobulin-containing immune complexes and complement may induce a clinical syndrome, characterized by systemic vasculitis and inflammation - cryoglobulinemic vasculitis (CryoVas). Most common clinical manifestations in CryoVas are skin lesions (orthostatic purpura and ulcers), weakness, peripheral neuropathy, Raynaud's phenomenon, sicca syndrome, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, and arthralgia and seldom arthritis...
2017: Journal of Inflammation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447661/the-nonsystemic-vasculitic-neuropathies
#16
REVIEW
Michael P Collins, Robert D Hadden
Nonsystemic vasculitic neuropathy (NSVN) is an under-recognized single-organ vasculitis of peripheral nerves that can only be diagnosed with a nerve biopsy. A Peripheral Nerve Society guideline group published consensus recommendations on the classification, diagnosis and treatment of NSVN in 2010, and new diagnostic criteria for vasculitic neuropathy were developed by the Brighton Collaboration in 2015. In this Review, we provide an update on the classification, diagnosis and treatment of NSVN. NSVN subtypes include Wartenberg migratory sensory neuropathy and postsurgical inflammatory neuropathy...
April 27, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412705/interferon-%C3%AE-for-induction-and-maintenance-of-remission-in-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-single-center-retrospective-observational-cohort-study
#17
Benjamin Seeliger, Martin Förster, Janett Happe, Thomas Forberg, Anne Moeser, Thomas Neumann, Claus Kroegel
OBJECTIVE: Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is characterized by frequent relapses following induction therapy. Interferon-α (IFN-α) can reverse the underlying Th2-driven immune response and has successfully induced remission in previous reports. We undertook this study to investigate its efficacy and safety in patients with EGPA. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective monocentric cohort study including 30 patients (16 women) with active EGPA under IFN-α treatment...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412068/vitreous-amyloidosis-ocular-systemic-and-genetic-insights
#18
Pradeep Venkatesh, Harathy Selvan, Sundararajan Baskar Singh, Divya Gupta, Seema Kashyap, Shreyas Temkar, Varun Gogia, Koushik Tripathy, Rohan Chawla, Rajpal Vohra
PURPOSE: To report the unique clinical and surgical characteristics encountered in eyes with vitreous amyloidosis. Systemic evaluation and visual outcome after vitrectomy are discussed. A novel mutation in the transthyretin gene (TTR) in Indian patients with familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) is described. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study. PARTICIPANTS: Ten eyes of 5 patients from 2 pedigrees with a diagnosis of vitreous amyloidosis...
July 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389774/takayasu-arteritis-presenting-as-isolated-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
#19
Guohong Tian, Qian Chen, Wenji Wang
Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a systemic vasculitis of unknown etiology that affects the aorta and its primary branches or large arteries in the proximal upper or lower extremities. Ocular manifestations of TA include microaneurysm formation, small-vessel dilation, arteriovenous anastomosis, retinal ischemia, and neovascular glaucoma. We herein report a case involving a 23-year-old Asian woman who presented with isolated acute anterior ischemic optic neuropathy and was initially misdiagnosed with optic neuritis...
April 7, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374407/cutaneous-manifestations-of-diabetes-mellitus-a-review
#20
REVIEW
Ana Luiza Lima, Tanja Illing, Sibylle Schliemann, Peter Elsner
Diabetes mellitus is a widespread endocrine disease with severe impact on health systems worldwide. Increased serum glucose causes damage to a wide range of cell types, including endothelial cells, neurons, and renal cells, but also keratinocytes and fibroblasts. Skin disorders can be found in about one third of all people with diabetes and frequently occur before the diagnosis, thus playing an important role in the initial recognition of underlying disease. Noninfectious as well as infectious diseases have been described as dermatologic manifestations of diabetes mellitus...
August 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
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