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Timsy Uppal, Roni Sarkar, Ranjit Dhelaria, Subhash C Verma
Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus or Human herpesvirus-8 (KSHV/HHV-8), an oncogenic human herpesvirus and the leading cause of cancer in HIV-infected individuals, is a major public health concern with recurring reports of epidemics on a global level. The early detection of KSHV virus and subsequent activation of the antiviral immune response by the host's immune system are crucial to prevent KSHV infection. The host's immune system is an evolutionary conserved system that provides the most important line of defense against invading microbial pathogens, including viruses...
March 20, 2018: Cancers
Meng-Chen Tsai, Chun-Chi Kuo, Ying-Zhen Su, Yen-Chuan Hsieh, Shih-Sung Chuang
Effusion-based lymphoma (EBL) is a rare but distinct entity of large B-cell lymphoma in effusion without association with human herpes virus-8 (HHV-8). Spontaneous regression after pleurocentesis has been observed; but to our knowledge, there are no reports on the morphological and molecular features of subsequent aspirations in regressing cases. Here, we report the case of a 92-year-old male with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, who presented with right pleural effusion. He had no human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus, or hepatitis C virus infection, and CT scans revealed no mass lesion...
March 8, 2018: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Kimi Okada, Shoji Asakura, Tomofumi Yano, Takumi Kishimoto
Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) is a rare type of extranodal lymphoma, typically of a B-cell origin, which presents as lymphomatous effusion with no nodal enlargement or tumor masses. The development PEL is universally associated with human herpes virus-8 (HHV-8) infection. Cases of HHV-8-negative primary lymphomatous effusion have recently been reported and referred to as HHV-8-unrelated PEL-like lymphoma. Some cases of this disease have been reported in iatrogenic immunocompromised patients. The mechanisms responsible for the inhibitory effects of the discontinuation of immunosuppressants other than methotrexate (MTX) against the disease, which have been demonstrated for MTX-associated lymphoproliferative disorders, have not yet been elucidated...
March 7, 2018: International Journal of Hematology
A Tulin Mansur, Gulsen Tukenmez Demirci, Eltaf A Ozbal Koc, Semsi Yildiz
Microvenular hemangioma (MVH) is an acquired, benign type of hemangioma that usually manifests itself as a solitary, slowly growing, red to violaceous, asymptomatic papule, plaque or nodule. It is typically located on the trunk or extremities of young adults. It can be difficult to differentiate MVH from other types of hemangioma and Kaposi sarcoma. Herein we report a case of MVH unusual for its location, age of onset, and morphologic features. A 62-year-old man complained of an asymptomatic, bluish-red discoloration on the tip of his nose that had been present for two years...
January 2018: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
Juan C Ramos, Joseph A Sparano, Michelle A Rudek, Page C Moore, Ethel Cesarman, Erin G Reid, David Henry, Lee Ratner, David Aboulafia, Jeanette Y Lee, Richard F Ambinder, Ronald Mitsuyasu, Ariela Noy
INTRODUCTION: Vorinostat (VOR), a histone deacetylase inhibitor, enhances the anti-tumor effects of rituximab (R) and cytotoxic chemotherapy, induces viral lytic expression and cell killing in Epstein-Barr virus-positive (EBV+) or human herpesvirus-8-positive (HHV-8+) tumors, and reactivates latent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) for possible eradication by combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a phase I trial of VOR given with R-based infusional EPOCH (etoposide, prednisone, vincristine, cyclophosphamide, and doxorubicin hydrochloride) (n = 12) and cART in aggressive HIV-associated B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in order to identify safe dosing and schedule...
February 2, 2018: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
Anna E Coghill, Jeannette M Schenk, Zeina Mahkoul, Jackson Orem, Warren Phipps, Corey Casper
OBJECTIVE: Kaposi sarcoma is a HIV-associated malignancy caused by human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) that occurs at highest incidence in sub-Saharan Africa. Kaposi sarcoma patients often present with inflammatory symptoms associated with higher mortality. DESIGN: We conducted a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study in Uganda to test whether omega-3 supplementation could reduce inflammation in HIV and HHV-8 coinfected adults. Patients with acute illness, AIDS, or advanced Kaposi sarcoma were ineligible, as were pregnant women...
February 20, 2018: AIDS
Qiwang Xiang, Hyunwoo Ju, Qian Li, Szu-Chieh Mei, Daming Chen, Young Bong Choi, John Nicholas
Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) encodes four viral interferon regulatory factors (vIRFs 1-4) that likely function to suppress innate immune and cellular stress responses through inhibitory interactions with various cellular proteins involved in these activities. It is notable that vIRFs 1 and 4 have been reported to interact with the deubiquitinase USP7, substrates of which include p53 and p53-targeting and destabilizing ubiquitin E3 ligase MDM2. Structural studies of vIRF-1 and vIRF-4 USP7-binding sequences in association with USP7 have been reported; both involve interactions with N-terminal domain residues of USP7, via EGPS and ASTS motifs in vIRF-1 and vIRF-4, respectively, but vIRF-4 residues also contact the catalytic site...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Virology
F F Cheo, K Sittampalam
Pseudomyogenic (epithelioid sarcoma-like) hemangioendothelioma is a rare, low grade vascular (endothelial) neoplasm typically presenting as multicentric, superficial to deep nodules in extremities with a slight tendency of affecting young adult males. We report a case of pseudomyogenic hemangioendothelioma in a 15-year-old boy presenting initially with a 1 cm right thigh painless cutaneous lump. The lump was excised with the clinical impression of a sebaceous cyst. On microscopy, a poorly circumscribed, mild to moderately atypical spindle cell lesion in fascicular and storiform patterns with strikingly myoid-like eosinophilic cytoplasm was identified...
December 2017: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
Saroja Bangaru, Amanda Strickland, Dominick Cavuoti, Nainesh Shah
We present a patient with advanced AIDS admitted with recurrent shock of unclear aetiology, fevers, altered mental status and refractory cytopenias. His case posed a diagnostic challenge because evaluation of septic shock in the setting of advanced AIDS requires a time-consuming work-up for broad infectious aetiologies that can delay consideration of other diagnoses, including primary or secondary haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). After this patient did not improve with supportive care and empiric antimicrobials, there was concern for HLH given that he met ≥5 of the HLH consortium criteria...
December 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Anna E Coghill, Jeanette M Schenk, Zeina Mahkoul, Jackson Orem, Warren Phipps, Corey Casper
OBJECTIVE: Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is an HIV-associated malignancy caused by human herpesvirus-8 that occurs at highest incidence in sub-Saharan Africa. KS patients often present with inflammatory symptoms associated with higher mortality. DESIGN: We conducted a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study in Uganda to test whether omega-3 (ω-3) supplementation could reduce inflammation in HIV and HHV-8 co-infected adults ≥ 18 years of age. Patients with acute illness, AIDS, or advanced KS were ineligible, as were pregnant women...
December 12, 2017: AIDS
Mohammed Alae Touzani, Othmane Yddoussalah
Sarcomas of the penis account for less than 5% of all tumors of the penis. They are dominated by Kaposi's sarcoma that mainly affects HIV-positive patients. However, recent studies have shown a relationship between Kaposi's sarcoma and HHV-8 infection (Human herpes virus-8), which explains why this sarcoma occurs in non-immunocompromised and HIV-seronegative patients. We here report the case of a 72-year old patient, with no previous medical history, reporting of gradual onset of tumor-like granulation tissue of 3 years duration at the level of the gland, without secondary location...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
Michael Haap, Julia Wiefels, Marius Horger, Annika Hoyer, Karsten Müssig
Castleman's disease (CD) is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder with its distinct unicentric (uCD) and multicentric (mCD) entities. The present work aimed at characterizing CD in more detail. From the 775 articles found by a PubMed search, 1133 cases were extracted. Two own cases were included. UCD was identified in 719 (42% males) and mCD in 416 (63% males) cases. Age in uCD was 34±17 and in mCD 48±18years. The hyaline-vascular type predominated in uCD and the plasma cell type in mCD. Clinical symptoms were more common in mCD...
November 29, 2017: Blood Reviews
Louna Karam, Bilal Houshaymi, Rana Abdel-Samad, Mariam Jaafar, Iman Halloum, Claudio Pisano, Frank Neipel, Nadine Darwiche, Raghida Abou Merhi
Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) is a rare B-cell neoplasm, associated with Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpes virus/human herpes virus-8 (KSHV/HHV-8), arising as malignant effusions in body cavities. PEL cells do not harbor conventional genetic cancer mutations; however, their oncogenesis is mainly attributed to HHV-8 latent genes. Treatment strategies are inefficient resulting in poor prognosis of PEL patients, stressing the need for new effective therapy. ST1926 is a synthetic retinoid with favorable antitumor properties and no cross-resistance with the natural retinoid, all-trans retinoic acid...
February 2018: Oncology Reports
Bernardo Carvalho Araújo, Sara Viana Baptista, Luís Mascarenhas, Ezequiel Barros
Introduction: Kaposi sarcoma is an angioproliferative disorder that requires infection with human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) for its development. The majority of cases are associated with HIV infection or other immunocompromising conditions. Thymomas are occasionally associated to cytopenia, which may alter the patients' immune responses. Methods: Case report using clinical records. Results: Case report of a 46-year-old male patient diagnosed with thymoma and myasthenia gravis...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
L Jain, S Mackenzie, J B Bomanji, R Shortman, M Noursadeghi, S G Edwards, R F Miller
We audited whether18 F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography (18 FDG PET-CT) imaging could discriminate between different diagnoses in HIV-infected patients presenting with lymphadenopathy, with or without fever and/or splenomegaly. Maximum standardised uptake (SUVmax ) values were similar in lymphoma and mycobacterial and fungal infections and were lower but similar in those with human herpesvirus (HHV) 8-associated disease and HIV-associated reactive lymphadenopathy. Nodal18 FDG avidity, with SUVmax ≥10, excluded diagnoses of HHV 8-associated disease and miscellaneous conditions, and HIV-associated reactive lymphadenopathy was additionally excluded in those who had undetectable plasma HIV viral loads...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
Aditya Shivane, Amy Pearce, Nadia Khatib, Mark E F Smith
We report a case of EBV+ and HHV-8+ multicentric Castleman disease with plasmablastic aggregates in an HIV-positive individual. A 41-year-old man presented in early 2015 with fevers, sweats, weight loss, intractable itching, and on subsequent testing was found to be HIV positive. Investigations showed cervical lymphadenopathy and splenomegaly. He was treated for HIV and his symptoms resolved. His symptoms recurred in January 2016, and a provisional diagnosis of multicentric Castleman disease was entertained...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
Uyen Ngoc Mui, Christopher T Haley, Stephen K Tyring
Oncoviruses are implicated in approximately 12% of all human cancers. A large number of the world's population harbors at least one of these oncoviruses, but only a small proportion of these individuals go on to develop cancer. The interplay between host and viral factors is a complex process that works together to create a microenvironment conducive to oncogenesis. In this review, the molecular biology and oncogenic pathways of established human oncoviruses will be discussed. Currently, there are seven recognized human oncoviruses, which include Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Hepatitis B and C viruses (HBV and HCV), Human T-cell lymphotropic virus-1 (HTLV-1), Human Herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8), and Merkel Cell Polyomavirus (MCPyV)...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
Masanori Miyazawa, Kohji Noguchi, Mana Kujirai, Kazuhiro Katayama, Satoshi Yamagoe, Yoshikazu Sugimoto
Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV)/human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) causes a persistent infection, presenting latent and lytic replication phases during its life cycle. KSHV-related diseases are associated with deregulated expression of inflammatory cytokines, including IL-6 and IL-10, but the mechanisms underlying this dysregulation are unclear. Herein, we report a molecular mechanism for KSHV-induced IL-10 gene expression. KSHV replication and transcription activator (K-RTA) is a molecular switch for the initiation of expression of viral lytic genes, and we describe, for the first time, that K-RTA significantly activates the promoter of the human IL-10 gene...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Sofía Del Carmen Martínez, Ruth Gervás Ríos, Yoana Franco Rodríguez, Cristina González Velasco, Miguel Ángel Cruz Sánchez, María Del Mar Abad Hernández
Despite the frequency of infections with herpesviridae family, only eight subtypes affect humans (Herpex Simplex Virus types 1 and 2, Varicella Zoster Virus, Epstein-Barr Virus, Citomegalovirus and Human Herpes Virus types 6, 7 and 8). Amongst enteroviruses infections, the most important are Poliovirus, Coxackievirus and Echovirus. Symptoms can vary from mild to severe and early diagnosis is of upmost importance. Nowadays, low-density arrays can detect different types of viruses in a single assay using DNA extracted from biological samples...
January 2017: Revista Española de Patología
Annika L Windon, Stuti G Shroff
BACKGROUND: Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a vascular tumor arising in association with human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) infection, and different variants show different clinical presentations. Isolated intestinal KS in the background of Crohn's disease (CD) is exceedingly rare with only 3 cases reported in the English literature (from 1966 to 2016). CASE PRESENTATION: Herein, we report a case of intestinal KS in a 21-year-old HIV-negative Ethiopian male with a long-standing history of steroid therapy for his underlying IgA nephropathy...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
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