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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511631/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-in-pediatrics-a-case-series-and-review
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Samantha W Coffino, Robert H Fryer
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome is a transient vasculopathy associated with severe headaches and stroke. In most cases of reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome, there is a precipitating event or trigger, such as pregnancy, serotonin agonist treatment or illicit drug use. The authors present 2 pediatric cases of reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome and review the previous 11 pediatric cases in the literature. In many instances, the clinical and radiographic features are similar in both pediatric and adult cases...
June 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491814/varicella-zoster-virus-vzv-multifocal-vasculopathy-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-diagnostic-and-treatment-dilemma
#2
Stephen Osiro, Nadim Salomon
Cerebral vasculopathy due to varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection is well-documented. We report a fatal case of VZV multifocal vasculopathy in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who presented with subacute changes in mental status and had multiple areas of hemorrhagic infarcts on brain imaging. However, the correct diagnosis was delayed by several confounding factors including the absence of zoster rash, normal cerebral angiography, persistently low cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) glucose and negative initial polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for VZV DNA in the CSF...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468844/space-and-location-of-cerebral-microbleeds-cognitive-decline-and-dementia-in-the-community
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Jie Ding, Sigurður Sigurðsson, Pálmi V Jónsson, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Osorio Meirelles, Olafur Kjartansson, Oscar L Lopez, Mark A van Buchem, Vilmundur Gudnason, Lenore J Launer
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association of the number and anatomic location of cerebral microbleeds (CMBs), visible indicators of microvascular damage on MRI, with incident cognitive disease in the general population of older people. METHODS: In the longitudinal population-based Age, Gene/Environment Susceptibility (AGES)-Reykjavik Study, 2,602 participants 66 to 93 years of age and free of prevalent dementia underwent brain MRI and cognitive testing of verbal memory, processing speed, and executive function at baseline and a mean of 5...
May 3, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422438/moyamoya-syndrome-in-children-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-italian-french-experience
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Claudia Santoro, Federico Di Rocco, Manoelle Kossorotoff, Michel Zerah, Nathalie Boddaert, Raphael Calmon, Dominique Vidaud, Mario Cirillo, Giuseppe Cinalli, Giuseppe Mirone, Teresa Giugliano, Giulio Piluso, Alessandra D'Amico, Valeria Capra, Marco Pavanello, Armando Cama, Bruno Nobili, Stanislas Lyonnet, Silverio Perrotta
Moyamoya syndrome (MMS) is the most common cerebral vasculopathy among children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). In this study, we clinically, radiologically, and genetically examined a cohort that was not previously described, comprising European children with NF1 and MMS. The NF1 genotyping had been registered. This study included 18 children. The mean age was 2.93 ± 3.03 years at the NF1 diagnosis and 7.43 ± 4.27 years at the MMS diagnosis. In seven patients, MMS was diagnosed before or at the same time as NF1...
June 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382307/cadasil-two-new-cases-with-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Chen Zhang, Wei Li, Shaowu Li, Songtao Niu, Xingao Wang, Hefei Tang, Xueying Yu, Bin Chen, Yuzhi Shi, Qihua Chen, Liying Guo, Yunzhu Pan, Yilong Wang, Zaiqiang Zhang
Whether cerebral autosomal-dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) is a risk factor for spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and influences outcomes remains unclear. In this study, we report two cases of CADASIL presenting with cerebral hemorrhages. These cases suggest that a CADASIL vasculopathy by itself mainly results in ICH, as indicated by slight vascular risk factors and prominent neuroimaging abnormalities, suggesting that CADASIL should be considered a risk factor for ICH...
April 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373376/teaching-neuroimages-hiv-associated-cerebral-vasculopathy-with-multiple-nodular-aneurysms
#6
Alexander Seiler, Se-Jong You, Marlies Wagner, Johannes C Klein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 4, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362411/continuous-manual-exchange-transfusion-for-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease-an-efficient-method-to-avoid-iron-overload
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Bérengère Koehl, Florence Missud, Laurent Holvoet, Ghislaine Ithier, Oliver Sakalian-Black, Zinedine Haouari, Emmanuelle Lesprit, André Baruchel, Malika Benkerrou
Children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) may be at risk of cerebral vasculopathy and strokes, which can be prevented by chronic transfusion programs. Repeated transfusions of packed red blood cells (PRBCs) is currently the simplest and most used technique for chronic transfusion programs. However, iron overload is one of the major side effects of this therapy. More developed methods exist, notably the apheresis of RBC (erythrapheresis), which is currently the safest and most efficient method. However, it is costly, complicated, and cannot be implemented everywhere, nor is it suitable for all patients...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347929/cerebral-microbleeds-and-risk-of-incident-dementia-the-framingham-heart-study
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José R Romero, Alexa Beiser, Jayandra J Himali, Ashkan Shoamanesh, Charles DeCarli, Sudha Seshadri
Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) are MRI markers attributed to the most common cerebral angiopathies in the elderly and in patients with dementia: hypertensive and cerebral amyloid angiopathy. CMB detection in asymptomatic persons may help identify those at risk for dementia and may influence preventive strategies and design of clinical trials testing treatments for dementia. We studied the association of CMB with risk of incident dementia in community dwelling individuals. A total of 1296 dementia-free Framingham Heart Study participants (mean age 72 years; 54% women) with available brain MRI and incident dementia data during a mean follow-up period of 6...
June 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335992/varicella-zoster-virus-vasculopathy-the-expanding-clinical-spectrum-and-pathogenesis
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REVIEW
Maria A Nagel, Dallas Jones, Ann Wyborny
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a ubiquitous, human alphaherpesvirus that produces varicella on primary infection then becomes latent in ganglionic neurons along the entire neuraxis. In elderly and immunocompromised individuals, VZV reactivates and travels along nerve fibers peripherally resulting in zoster. However, VZV can also spread centrally and infect cerebral and extracranial arteries (VZV vasculopathy) to produce transient ischemic attacks, stroke, aneurysm, sinus thrombosis and giant cell arteritis, as well as granulomatous aortitis...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325644/dnase-active-trex1-frame-shift-mutants-induce-serologic-autoimmunity-in-mice
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Tomomi Sakai, Takuya Miyazaki, Dong-Mi Shin, Yong-Soo Kim, Chen-Feng Qi, Robert Fariss, Jeeva Munasinghe, Hongsheng Wang, Alexander L Kovalchuk, Parul H Kothari, Charles S Fermaintt, John P Atkinson, Fred W Perrino, Nan Yan, Herbert C Morse
TREX1/DNASE III, the most abundant 3'-5' DNA exonuclease in mammalian cells, is tail-anchored on the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Mutations at the N-terminus affecting TREX1 DNase activity are associated with autoimmune and inflammatory conditions such as Aicardi-Goutières syndrome (AGS). Mutations in the C-terminus of TREX1 cause loss of localization to the ER and dysregulation of oligosaccharyltransferase (OST) activity, and are associated with retinal vasculopathy with cerebral leukodystrophy (RVCL) and in some cases with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314885/adverse-effects-of-levamisole-in-cocaine-users-a-review-and-risk-assessment
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REVIEW
Tibor Markus Brunt, Jorrit van den Berg, Ed Pennings, Bastiaan Venhuis
The immunomodulatory adjuvant and antihelminth levamisole is increasingly used as an adulterant in cocaine worldwide. An accumulating body of clinical and toxicological literature has appeared since 2010 describing neutropenia, agranulocytosis, leukoencephalopathy and vasculitis in cases associated with levamisole-adulterated cocaine. Mostly, neutropenia and agranulocytosis were reported, characterized by a decimation of neutrophils. A large proportion of cases also involved vasculopathy, characterized by pronounced black and purple skin purpura with cutaneous necrosis...
March 17, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293402/treosulfan-based-conditioning-regimen-in-sibling-and-alternative-donor-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-children-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Antonio Marzollo, Elisabetta Calore, Manuela Tumino, Marta Pillon, Maria Vittoria Gazzola, Roberta Destro, Raffaella Colombatti, Piero Marson, Tiziana Tison, Anna Colpo, Chiara Mainardi, Maria Gabelli, Maria Paola Boaro, Sara Rossin, Aurora Strano, Nadia Quaglia, Federica Menzato, Giuseppe Basso, Laura Sainati, Chiara Messina
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Lack of suitable donors and regimen related toxicity are major barriers for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). The aim of the study is the assessment of efficacy and toxicity of Treosulfan-based conditioning regimen for SCD also when alternative donors such as mismatched unrelated donor and haploidentical donor are employed. METHODS: We report our single-center experience: 11 patients with SCD received HSCT with a Treosulfan/Thiotepa/Fludarabine/Anti-thymoglobulin conditioning regimen between 2010 and 2015...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289923/tocilizumab-reverses-cerebral-vasculopathy-in-a-patient-with-homozygous-samhd1-mutation
#13
REVIEW
Michael Henrickson, Heng Wang
An auto-inflammatory syndrome consequent to SAMHD1 mutations involves cerebral vasculopathy characterized by multifocal stenosis and aneurysms within large arteries, moyamoya, chronic ischemia, and early-onset strokes (SAMS). While this condition involves the innate immune system, additional clinical features mimic systemic lupus erythematosus. Mutations in this gene can also cause a subset of the rare genetic condition Aicardi-Goutières syndrome. To date, no established therapy successfully prevents disease progression...
March 13, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284448/growth-of-giant-intracranial-aneurysms-an-aneurysmal-wall-disorder
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F-X Ferracci, V Gilard, H Cebula, N Magne, J-P Lejeune, O Langlois, F Proust
The enlargement of giant intracranial aneurysms (IA) can be observed in 30 % of cases resulting in a neurological deficit and epilepsy due to its mass effect. This growth process could be due to a morphological disorder of the IA wall. The authors report on 2 cases of giant IA growth responsible for intracranial hypertension. The treatment of these giant IA required a microsurgical excision combined with a series of cerebral revascularization procedures. The role of vasa vasorum on the inflammatory granuloma outside the vessel, which induced the enlargement, is discussed...
March 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281108/recognizing-cadasil-a-secondary-cause-of-migraine-with-aura
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REVIEW
John Glenn Burkett, Carrie Dougherty
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: CADASIL (cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy) is an important disease to consider in the differential diagnosis of migraine with aura. This review examines current literature regarding migraine in CADASIL, as well as diagnostic and treatment modalities. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies have shown that smoking is a modifiable risk factor for progression of CADASIL (Chabriat et al. in Stroke 47:4-11, 2015)...
April 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276529/the-contrast-enhancement-of-intracranial-arterial-wall-on-high-resolution-mri-and-its-clinical-relevance-in-patients-with-moyamoya-vasculopathy
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Maoxue Wang, Yongbo Yang, Fei Zhou, Ming Li, Renyuan Liu, Maobin Guan, Rui Li, Le He, Yun Xu, Bing Zhang, Bin Zhu, Xihai Zhao
The purpose of this study is to investigate the characteristics of intracranial vessel wall enhancement and its relationship with ischemic infarction in patients with Moyamoya vasculopathy (MMV). Forty-seven patients with MMV confirmed by angiography were enrolled in this study. The vessel wall enhancement of the distal internal carotid artery, anterior cerebral artery and middle cerebral artery was classified into eccentric and concentric patterns, as well as divided into three grades: grade 0, grade 1 and grade 2...
March 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273147/a-quantitative-brain-map-of-experimental-cerebral-malaria-pathology
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Patrick Strangward, Michael J Haley, Tovah N Shaw, Jean-Marc Schwartz, Rachel Greig, Aleksandr Mironov, J Brian de Souza, Sheena M Cruickshank, Alister G Craig, Danny A Milner, Stuart M Allan, Kevin N Couper
The murine model of experimental cerebral malaria (ECM) has been utilised extensively in recent years to study the pathogenesis of human cerebral malaria (HCM). However, it has been proposed that the aetiologies of ECM and HCM are distinct, and, consequently, no useful mechanistic insights into the pathogenesis of HCM can be obtained from studying the ECM model. Therefore, in order to determine the similarities and differences in the pathology of ECM and HCM, we have performed the first spatial and quantitative histopathological assessment of the ECM syndrome...
March 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270343/comprehensive-neuropsychological-evaluation-of-children-and-adolescents-with-sickle-cell-anemia-a-hospital-based-sample
#18
Samantha Nunes, Nayara Argollo, Marivania Mota, Camilo Vieira, Eduardo Pondé de Sena
BACKGROUND: Individuals with sickle cell anemia may suffer symptomatic or silent cerebral infarcts leading to neurocognitive complications. This study investigated the cognitive and intellectual performance of children and adolescents with sickle cell anemia. METHODS: The socioeconomic status, clinical aspects and behavioral profile of 15 young individuals with sickle cell anemia were evaluated. The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, the Developmental Neuropsychological Assessment Test, and the Child Behavior Checklist were applied...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254515/hereditary-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-and-stroke
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REVIEW
Christian Baastrup Søndergaard, Jørgen Erik Nielsen, Christine Krarup Hansen, Hanne Christensen
Cerebral small vessel disease is considered hereditary in about 5% of patients and is characterized by lacunar infarcts and white matter hyperintensities on MRI. Several monogenic hereditary diseases causing cerebral small vessel disease and stroke have been identified. The purpose of this systematic review is to provide a guide for determining when to consider molecular genetic testing in patients presenting with small vessel disease and stroke. CADASIL, CARASIL, collagen type IV mutations (including PADMAL), retinal vasculopathy with cerebral leukodystrophy, Fabry disease, hereditary cerebral hemorrhage with amyloidosis, and forkhead box C1 mutations are described in terms of genetics, pathology, clinical manifestation, imaging, and diagnosis...
April 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248918/stroke-associated-with-varicella-zoster-vasculopathy-a-clinicoradiological-profile-of-3-patients
#20
Pradeep K Maurya, Dinkar Kulshreshtha, Ajai K Singh, Anup K Thacker
INTRODUCTION: Varicella zoster (VZ) vasculopathy is a rare but well recognized cause of stroke. In the absence of zoster rash and infection in remote past, the disease can pose diagnostic challenge. We report 3 cases of anterior circulation stroke occurring in close temporal relation to VZ. Their clinical, radiologic, and angiographic features are discussed. CASE REPORT: Of the 3 patients, 2 had stroke within a span of 4 to 6 weeks of herpes zoster ophthalmicus while the third patient had zoster of cervical dermatome...
March 2017: Neurologist
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