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IgA gammopathy

Yue Yang, Long Chen, Yuan Jia, Yang Liu, Lei Wen, Yaoxian Liang, Yuan An, Shi Chen, Yin Su, Zhanguo Li
To analyze the clinical spectrum, laboratory characteristics, and outcomes of monoclonal gammopathy (MG) in patients with rheumatic diseases. Screening for the presence of MG was performed in 872 inpatients with rheumatic diseases from January 2010 to July 2017. A total of 41 patients were enrolled. Their clinical and biological features in addition to outcomes were described. For each patient with primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS), 2 age- and sex-matched pSS patients without MG were selected as controls. Risk factors for the presence of MG and malignant hematological neoplasias were assessed...
March 13, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
Zhe Hou, Brian R Hinds, Philip R Cohen
Neutrophilic urticarial dermatosis (NUD) is a useful diagnostic term for urticarial lesions that are less pruritic and more painful than conventional urticaria. The histopathologic features include neutrophilic infiltrates in the interstitial dermis with a higher density than idiopathic urticaria. NUD has been associated with several systemic conditions, which are predominantly autoimmune and autoinflammatory in nature. A woman with Crohn disease who developed NUD is described. Literature reports of other conditions in which neutrophilic urticarial dermatosis have been observed are also reviewed and summarized...
November 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
Joannes F M Jacobs, Inez-Anne Haagen, Astrid Lodder, Cieleke van der Kroft, Corrie M de Kat Angelino, Sandra Croockewit, Ed Nieuwenhuys, Kyra A Gelderman
BACKGROUND: The heavy/light chain (HLC) immunoassay quantifies the different heavy chain/light chain combinations of each immunoglobulin (Ig) class. This makes the HLC assay suited to quantify monoclonal immunoglobulins (M-protein) and for monitoring of patients with monoclonal gammopathies. This method is particularly advantageous for those samples in which electrophoretic quantification of the M-protein is not possible. METHODS: In this study we tested the analytical performance of the HLC assay in 166 routine clinical samples and in 27 samples derived from the Dutch external quality assessment (EQA) for M-protein diagnostics (74 participating laboratories)...
February 5, 2018: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
Roberto Ria, Franco Dammacco, Angelo Vacca
The heavy chain diseases (HCDs) are rare B-cell malignancies characterized by the production of a monoclonal immunoglobulin heavy chain without an associated light chain. There are three types of HCD, defined by the class of immunoglobulin heavy chain produced: IgA (α-HCD), IgG (γ-HCD), and IgM (μ-HCD). Alpha-HCD is the most common and usually occurs as intestinal malabsorption in a young adult from a country of the Mediterranean area. Gamma- and μ-HCDs are rarer and associated with a B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma that produces an abnormal Ig heavy chain...
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
Hyojin Chae, Eunhee Han, Jaeeun Yoo, Jaewoong Lee, Jeong Joong Lee, Kyoungho Cha, Myungshin Kim, Yonggoo Kim, Sung-Eun Lee, Chang-Ki Min
BACKGROUND: The heavy-light chain (HLC) assay enables the accurate measurement of each isotype-specific heavy and light chain (i.e., IgGĸ, IgGλ, IgAĸ, and IgAλ) and the derivation of an HLC-pair ratio. However, to date, only limited data have validated the usefulness of serial HLC measurements in the routine follow-up of intact immunoglobulin multiple myeloma (MM) patients. METHODS: A total of 36 diagnostic and 671 post-treatment sera from 115 IgG and 61 IgA MM patients were assessed with capillary zone electrophoresis, immunosubtraction electrophoresis, total immunoglobulin measurement, free light chain, and HLC assay...
January 8, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
Kaustubh Bora, Umesh Das, Bhupen Barman, Alice Abraham Ruram
Monoclonal gammopathies, such as multiple myeloma, typically exhibit high levels of a monoclonal immunoglobulin (M-protein), produced by a clone of abnormally proliferating B-lymphocytes and/or plasma cells. The M-protein can be evaluated by serum protein electrophoresis (SPEP), which yields a single discrete band (M-band), usually in the γ-globulin region. Rarely, two M-bands appear simultaneously at different positions during SPEP - a condition known as biclonal gammopathy, which is a result of clonal expansion of two different neoplastic cell lines...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
John P Campbell, Jennifer L J Heaney, Sankalp Pandya, Zaheer Afzal, Martin Kaiser, Roger Owen, J Anthony Child, David A Cairns, Walter Gregory, Gareth J Morgan, Graham H Jackson, Chris M Bunce, Mark T Drayson
BACKGROUND: Multiple myeloma is consistently preceded by monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), which is usually only treated by a form of anti-multiple myeloma therapy if it is causing substantial disease through deposition of secreted M proteins. However, studies comparing how MGUS and multiple myeloma plasma cell clones respond to these therapies are scarce. Biclonal gammopathy multiple myeloma is characterised by the coexistence of an active multiple myeloma clone and a benign MGUS clone, and thus provides a unique model to assess the responses of separate clones to the same anti-multiple myeloma therapy, in the same patient, at the same time...
December 2017: Lancet Haematology
L Rousset, F Cordoliani, M Battistella, M Jachiet, E Pillebout, M Rybojad, M Bagot, E Oksenhendler, J-D Bouaziz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 8, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Eduardo Nobile-Orazio, Mariangela Bianco, Andrea Nozza
Purpose of review Several advances have been made on the pathogenesis and therapy of neuropathies associated with paraproteinemia (monoclonal gammopathy). It is important for the neurologist to understand the pathogenetic relevance of this association especially when the hematological disease does not require per se any therapy. Recent findings Treatment of the neuropathy in patients with malignant paraproteinemia is mainly addressed by the hematologist while the neurologist is mainly involved in the initial diagnosis and in deciding whether the neuropathy is caused by the disease or by the chemotherapy used for the disease...
October 16, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
Dibyendu De, Sandeepan Halder, Suvro Sankha Datta
Polyneuropathy, Organomegaly, Endocrinopathy, M protein and Skin changes (POEMS) syndrome is rare plasma cell dyscrasia with multisystem involvement. The name comes from the five characteristic features: Polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M protein and skin changes. The presence of biclonal M band is a rare manifestation. Here, we are describing the cases of a 60-year-old lady, presented with bilateral pedal oedema and pericardial effusion and peripheral neuropathy. She also had hepatosplenomegaly, hyperpigmented rash and hypothyroidism and hyperparathyroidism...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Tsubasa Okano, Takuro Nishikawa, Eri Watanabe, Takashi Watanabe, Takehiro Takashima, Tzu-Wen Yeh, Motoi Yamashita, Mari Tanaka-Kubota, Satoshi Miyamoto, Noriko Mitsuiki, Masatoshi Takagi, Yoshifumi Kawano, Yoshiki Mochizuki, Kohsuke Imai, Hirokazu Kanegane, Tomohiro Morio
X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (X-SCID), caused by defects in the common gamma chain, is typically characterized by T and NK cell defects with the presence of B cells. T cell dysfunction and impaired class-switch recombination of B cells mean that patients typically have defects in class-switched immunoglobulins (IgG, IgA, and IgE) with detectable IgM. Here, we describe two patients with X-SCID with IgG1 gammopathy, in whom we identified maternal T and B cell engraftment. Exclusively, maternal B cells were found among the IgD- CD27+ class-switched memory B cells, whereas the patients' B cells remained naïve...
October 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
Takahiko Akagi, Tomoyuki Mukai, Shoko Kodama, Yoshitaka Morita
Multiple myeloma has been reported to be associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). POEMS syndrome is a rare variant of multiple myeloma and is characterised by polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy and skin changes. We report the case of a 67-year-old patient with RA who developed numbness and tingling in both legs due to polyneuropathy. CT showed a massive right pleural effusion and a sclerotic lesion in the right ninth rib. Histopathological examination of the rib revealed IgA lambda-type plasmacytoma...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Jonathan N Hofmann, Sham Mailankody, Neha Korde, Ye Wang, Nishant Tageja, Rene Costello, Adriana Zingone, Malin Hultcrantz, Michael N Pollak, Mark P Purdue, Ola Landgren
OBJECTIVE: An increased risk of multiple myeloma (MM) has been observed among individuals with low prediagnostic circulating levels of adiponectin, a metabolic hormone that is typically underexpressed among those with overweight or obesity. To assess whether adiponectin may influence myeloma development or progression to frank MM, circulating adiponectin levels were compared across patients with different stages of MM and its precursor, monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS)...
August 2017: Obesity
Evan Rosenbaum, Douglas Marks, Shahzad Raza
Neuropathies associated with plasma cell dyscrasias are a major cause of morbidity for patients managed by medical oncologists. Because of similarities in clinical presentation and on nerve conduction studies, identifying the underlying disease leading to a paraproteinemic neuropathy can often be difficult. In addition, the degree of neurologic deficit does not strictly correlate with the extent of abnormalities on common clinical laboratory testing. Fortunately, with increasing understanding into the biologic mechanisms of underlying hematologic diseases, additional biomarkers have recently been developed, thus improving our diagnostic capacity...
April 10, 2017: Hematological Oncology
Xin-Xin Cao, Qi Meng, Hao Cai, Tian-Hua He, Cong-Li Zhang, Wei Su, Jian Sun, Yue Li, Wei Xu, Dao-Bin Zhou, Jian Li
A broad spectrum of diseases are associated with IgM monoclonal gammopathy, including Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM), various types of B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), multiple myeloma (MM), primary amyloidosis (AL), and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS); these are called IgM monoclonal gammopathy related diseases (IgM-RD). We investigated MYD88 L265P and WHIM-like CXCR4 mutations in various IgM-RD. Patients with serum immunofixation electrophoresis confirmed IgM monoclonal gammopathy who had enough material for DNA extraction and presented between January 2008 and October 2016 at Peking Union Medical College Hospital were enrolled in this cohort...
June 2017: Annals of Hematology
Ranjit Nair, Shereen Gheith
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March 9, 2017: Blood
Abhik Banerjee, Kshama Pimpalgaonkar, Alap Lukiyas Christy
Multiple myeloma is a debilitating malignancy arising from plasma cells. These malignant plasma cells called myeloma cells proliferate and infiltrate the bone marrow. The disease is characterized by the presence of a monoclonal protein in plasma and/or the urine. In this report, we present a case of biclonal multiple myeloma which showed two M bands on serum protein electrophoresis. The patient had elevated serum IgA and IgG levels. To reveal the nature of M bands or clonality, serum Immunofixation study was performed which revealed IgA with Lambda and IgG with Kappa light chains...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Emily D Rout, Alba Maria M Shank, Angharad H K Waite, Andrea Siegel, Anne C Avery, Paul R Avery
A 5-year-old male neutered Bernese Mountain Dog was presented for cutaneous plasmacytoma, which was treated by surgical excision. Four months later, the dog developed multiple skin masses, hyphema, pericardial and mild bicavitary effusions, myocardial masses, and marked plasmacytosis in the peripheral blood. Circulating plasma cells expressed CD34 and MHC class II by flow cytometry. Immunocytochemistry demonstrated that these cells were strongly positive for multiple myeloma oncogene 1/interferon regulatory factor 4 (MUM-1) and weakly to moderately positive for Pax5...
March 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Marguerite Vignon, Camille Cohen, Stanislas Faguer, Laure-Hélène Noel, Celine Guilbeau, Marion Rabant, Sarah Higgins, Aurélie Hummel, Alexandre Hertig, Hélène Francois, Moglie Lequintrec, Eve Vilaine, Bertrand Knebelmann, Jacques Pourrat, Dominique Chauveau, Jean-Michel Goujon, Vincent Javaugue, Guy Touchard, Khalil El Karoui, Frank Bridoux
Monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance (MGRS) regroups renal disorders caused by a monoclonal immunoglobulin without overt hematological malignancy. MGRS includes tubular disorders, glomerular disorders with organized deposits, and glomerular disorders with non-organized deposits, such as proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal IgG deposits. Since glomerular involvement related to monotypic IgA deposits is poorly described we performed retrospective analysis and defined clinico-biological characteristics, renal pathology, and outcome in 19 referred patients...
March 2017: Kidney International
Yukinori Harada, Kei Sakai, Shiho Asaka, Kazutaka Nakayama
Few cases of IgA nephropathy with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) have been reported. We herein present the case of a 79-year-old Japanese man with AITL and IgA nephropathy. The patient presented with generalized edema, fatigue, and fever. Laboratory investigations revealed polyclonal gammopathy with a high level of IgA, microscopic hematuria, proteinuria, and some other immunological abnormalities. Computed tomography revealed generalized lymphadenopathy. A diagnosis of AITL and IgA nephropathy was made based on inguinal lymph node and renal biopsies...
2017: Internal Medicine
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