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inflammatory aortitis

Magali Noval Rivas, Youngho Lee, Daiko Wakita, Norika Chiba, Jargalsaikhan Dagvadorj, Kenichi Shimada, Shuang Chen, Michael C Fishbein, Thomas J A Lehman, Timothy R Crother, Moshe Arditi
OBJECTIVE: Kawasaki disease (KD) is the leading cause of acquired heart disease among children in developed countries. Human KD coronary lesions are characterized by increased presence of infiltrating CD3(+) T cells, however the specific contributions of the different T cell subpopulations in coronary arteritis development remains unknown. Therefore, we sought to investigate the function of CD4(+) , CD8(+) , Regulatory T cells (TReg ), and NK T cells in the pathogenesis of the KD. METHODS AND RESULTS: T cell subsets function in KD development was addressed by using a well-established murine model of Lactobacillus casei cell wall extract (LCWE)-induced KD vasculitis...
October 1, 2016: Arthritis & Rheumatology
Dallas Jones, Anna Blackmon, C Preston Neff, Brent E Palmer, Don Gilden, Hussain Badani, Maria A Nagel
: Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) vasculopathy produces stroke, giant cell arteritis, and granulomatous aortitis, and it develops after virus reactivates from ganglia and spreads transaxonally to arterial adventitia, resulting in persistent inflammation and pathological vascular remodeling. The mechanism(s) by which inflammatory cells persist in VZV-infected arteries is unknown; however, virus-induced dysregulation of programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) may play a role. Specifically, PD-L1 can be expressed on virtually all nucleated cells and suppresses the immune system by interacting with the programmed cell death protein receptor 1, found exclusively on immune cells; thus, downregulation of PD-L1 may promote inflammation, as seen in some autoimmune diseases...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Virology
Xavier Rodó, Joan Ballester, Roger Curcoll, Joseph Boyard-Micheau, Sílvia Borràs, Josep-Anton Morguí
Can environmental factors, such as air-transported preformed toxins, be of key relevance to the health outcomes of poorly understood human ailments (e.g., rheumatic diseases such as vasculitides, some inflammatory diseases, or even severe childhood acquired heart diseases)? Can the physical, chemical, or biological features of air masses be linked to the emergence of diseases such as Kawasaki disease (KD), Henoch-Schönlein purpura, Takayasu's aortitis, and ANCA-associated vasculitis? These diseases surprisingly share some common epidemiological features...
October 2016: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
I Töpel, N Zorger, M Steinbauer
Infectious aortitis is a rare but life-threatening disease. Due to impending local and systemic complications, prompt diagnosis and initiation of effective causal treatment are essential for patient survival. Differentiating infectious aortitis from other aortic diseases, in particular non-infectious aortitis, is of great importance. This article discusses the various causes, diagnostic tools, and therapeutic strategies for infectious aortitis.
2016: Gefässchirurgie: Zeitschrift Für Vaskuläre und Endovaskuläre Chirurgie
I Töpel, N Zorger, M Steinbauer
Aortitis is a term which encompasses inflammatory changes to the aortic wall from various pathogenic etiologies. Large vessel vasculitis, such as Takayasu arteritis and giant cell arteritis represent the most common entities; however, there is also an association with other rheumatological diseases. Chronic idiopathic periaortitis represents a distinct disease entity and infectious aortitis is a rare but life-threatening disease. Due to the diverse clinical pictures vascular surgeons often face a significant challenge in terms of making an accurate initial diagnosis...
2016: Gefässchirurgie: Zeitschrift Für Vaskuläre und Endovaskuläre Chirurgie
Elena Ladich, Kazuyuki Yahagi, Maria E Romero, Renu Virmani
Inflammatory diseases of the aorta broadly include noninfectious and infectious aortitis, periaortitis, atherosclerosis, and inflammatory atherosclerotic aneurysms. Aortitis is uncommon but is increasingly recognized as an important cause of aortic aneurysms and dissections. Abdominal (AAA) and thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA) have different pathologies and etiologies. AAAs are the most common type of aortic aneurysm, and the vast majority of these are atherosclerotic. The causes of TAA vary depending on the site of involvement, but medial degeneration is a common pathologic substrate, regardless of etiology, and genetic influences play a prominent role in TAA expression...
September 2016: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
Cory A Perugino, Zachary S Wallace, Nandini Meyersohn, George Oliveira, James R Stone, John H Stone
OBJECTIVES: IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is an immune-mediated fibroinflammatory condition that can affect multiple organs and lead to tumefactive, tissue-destructive lesions. Reports have described inflammatory aortitis and periaortitis, the latter in the setting of retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF), but have not distinguished adequately between these 2 manifestations. The frequency, radiologic features, and response of vascular complications to B cell depletion remain poorly defined...
July 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
S Cotard, A Nouni, V Jaquinandi, G Gladu, A Kaladji, G Mahé
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) encompasses disease of all arteries of the body except the coronary arteries. The main etiology whatever the patient's age is atherosclerosis. Different etiologies can induce PAD especially when patients are younger than 50 years old and have no cardiovascular risk factors (smoking, hypertension, diabetes…). PAD that appears before 50 years old can be named juvenile PAD (JPAD) although there is no consensus about the definition. The aim of this work is to present the different etiologies of JPAD according to their hereditary, acquired or mixed origins...
September 2016: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
J-P Hammelin, G Cardon, M Reberolle, F Moulonguet, Y Neugebauer, G Raybaud, V Gnemmi, E Hachulla
INTRODUCTION: AA amyloidosis is a common but severe complication of many chronic inflammatory processes of infectious, autoimmune, or neoplastic origin. It frequently leads to renal damage, often presenting as a nephrotic syndrome. Giant cell arteritis is a common inflammatory arteritis in elderly people, but rarely complicated by AA amyloidosis. CASE REPORT: We report an 87-year-old female who presented with a nephrotic syndrome and a chronic inflammation, in whom the kidney biopsy showed secondary amyloidosis...
May 27, 2016: La Revue de Médecine Interne
Yasemin Ozkan
Ankylosing spondylitis is one of the subgroup of diseases called "seronegative spondyloarthropathy". Frequently, it affects the vertebral colon and sacroiliac joint primarily and affects the peripheral joints less often. This chronic, inflammatory and rheumatic disease can also affect the extraarticular regions of the body. The extraarticular affections can be ophthalmologic, cardiac, pulmonary or neurologic. The cardiac affection can be 2-10% in all patients. Cardiac complications such as left ventricular dysfunction, aortitis, aortic regurgitation, pericarditis and cardiomegaly are reviewed...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Tanaz A Kermani, Kenneth J Warrington, Cynthia S Crowson, Gene G Hunder, Steven R Ytterberg, Sherine E Gabriel, Eric L Matteson
BACKGROUND: Factors associated with dissection from inflammatory aortic aneurysms may be different from those in the general population. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk factors for aortic dissection/rupture in patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA) and aortic aneurysms. METHODS: A population-based incident cohort of patients with a diagnosis of GCA from 1950 to 2004 was used. All patients with aortic aneurysms diagnosed 1 year prior to GCA diagnosis or any time thereafter were included...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
Yasuhiro Nagayoshi, Shuichi Oshima, Hisao Ogawa
BACKGROUND: In Japan, catheterization laboratories are available in each medical service area. However, cardiovascular centers capable of surgical procedures are concentrated in urban areas. Critically ill patients with complex coronary lesions must be transferred to receive advanced medical care. Interhospital conferencing is necessary for an optimal patient transfer. We investigated the benefit and utility of a Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) telemedicine network at a rural hospital without on-site cardiac surgery backup in Japan...
May 5, 2016: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
N C Khang, A A Zainal
BACKGROUND: This is a single institutional review of aortoiliac pseudoaneurysm of various aetiologies managed with endovascular stent graft repair. METHODS: From 2009 to 2014, 16 patients had endovascular stent graft inserted for pseudoaneurysm of the thoracic aorta, abdominal aorta and iliac arteries in Hospital Kuala Lumpur. Co-morbidity, causative agents, in-hospital mortality, complications and outcomes were examined. RESULTS: The average age was 59...
February 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
Ludwig Caspary
Inflammatory aortic diseases may occur with and without dilatation and are complicated by obstruction, rupture and dissection. Infections originate from periaortic foci or septicaemia and tend to result in the rapid development of aneurysms. Large vessel vasculitis due to Takayasu arteritis in younger and giant cell arteritis (GCA) in older patients is located in all layers of the aortic wall and prevails in the thoracic section. GCA patients are prone to developing aortic complications in the late course of disease...
January 2016: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
C Rousselin, F Pontana, P Puech, M Lambert
Aortitis are mainly described in inflammatory disorders such as Takayasu arteritis, giant cell arteritis or Behçet's disease. Aortitis is sometimes qualified as idiopathic. However, differential diagnoses must be searched since they need specific interventions. Infectious aortitis should be ruled out first as its rapid evolution and short-term poor prognosis makes it a therapeutic emergency. Furthermore, rarer differential diagnoses should be known as they require specific care that might sometimes differ from the treatment of inflammatory aortitis, such as retroperitoneal fibrosis mostly idiopathic but also secondary to neoplasia or malignant hemopathies...
April 2016: La Revue de Médecine Interne
Daiko Wakita, Yosuke Kurashima, Timothy R Crother, Magali Noval Rivas, Youngho Lee, Shuang Chen, Wen Fury, Yu Bai, Shawn Wagner, Debiao Li, Thomas Lehman, Michael C Fishbein, Hal M Hoffman, Prediman K Shah, Kenichi Shimada, Moshe Arditi
OBJECTIVE: Kawasaki disease (KD) is the most common cause of acquired cardiac disease in US children. In addition to coronary artery abnormalities and aneurysms, it can be associated with systemic arterial aneurysms. We evaluated the development of systemic arterial dilatation and aneurysms, including abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in the Lactobacillus casei cell-wall extract (LCWE)-induced KD vasculitis mouse model. METHODS AND RESULTS: We discovered that in addition to aortitis, coronary arteritis and myocarditis, the LCWE-induced KD mouse model is also associated with abdominal aorta dilatation and AAA, as well as renal and iliac artery aneurysms...
May 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
Erika Hedin, Helge Lyckberg, Per-Inge Carlsson
Cogans syndrome is a rare systemic inflammatory disease characterized by a combination of audiovestibular and ocular symptoms. In some cases, systemic complications occur with vascular inflammation. Aortitis and large vessel vasculitis are the most common forms, but medium-sized and small vessel involvement has also been described. The autoimmune reaction can lead to blindness, deafness and in worst case death, if these patients remain untreated or if treatment is delayed. There is no specific blood test or imaging method available and the diagnosis is clinical...
2016: Läkartidningen
Olivier Espitia, Maxime Samson, Thomas Le Gallou, Jérôme Connault, Cedric Landron, Christian Lavigne, Cristina Belizna, Julie Magnant, Claire de Moreuil, Pascal Roblot, François Maillot, Elisabeth Diot, Patrick Jégo, Cécile Durant, A Masseau, Jean-Marie Brisseau, Pierre Pottier, Alexandra Espitia-Thibault, Anabele Dos Santos, François Perrin, Mathieu Artifoni, Antoine Néel, Julie Graveleau, Philippe Moreau, Hervé Maisonneuve, Georges Fau, Jean-Michel Serfaty, Mohamed Hamidou, Christian Agard
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to compare clinical/imaging findings and outcome in patients with idiopathic (isolated aortitis, IA) and with giant cell arteritis (GCA)-related aortitis. METHODS: Patients from 11 French internal medicine departments were retrospectively included. Aortitis was defined by aortic wall thickening >2mm and/or an aortic aneurysm on CT-scan, associated to inflammatory syndrome. Patients with GCA had at least 3 ACR criteria. Aortic events (aneurysm, dissection, aortic surgeries) were reported, and free of aortic events-survival were compared...
June 2016: Autoimmunity Reviews
Dvora Joseph Davey, Lourdes Del Rocio Carrera Acosta, Pawan Gupta, Kelika A Konda, Carlos F Caceres, Jeffrey D Klausner
Positron emission tomography (PET) has been used to aid in diagnosis of inflammatory and infectious disease. We describe the case of a patient with early latent syphilis with increased metabolic activity along the aorta detected via PET, suggesting probable aortitis. Three months after treatment, the PET showed apparent resolution of the aortitis.
March 2016: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Beata Ewa Chrapko, Marek Chrapko, Anna Nocuń, Bogusław Stefaniak, Tomasz Zubilewicz, Andrzej Drop
This review article discusses the utility of 18F-FDG PET/CT in diagnosis and management of vascular disease. We stress usefulness of this method in large vessel inflammation and infection. In our work we based on the literature analysis and clinical cases diagnosed in our institution by use of 18F-FDG PET/CT. The literature exploration was focusing on vascular inflammation and infections and 18-FDG PET. The search was performed on PubMed database and cross referencing. We present the practical review with several images of vascular diseases like: Takayasu arteritis, giant cell arteritis, vascular graft infections, abdominal aortic aneurysm infections and cases of aortitis and periaortitis...
2016: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
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