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Lymphoproliferative syndromes

Nazim Benzerdjeb, Fatima Ameur, Jean-Fortune Ikoli, Henri Sevestre
Primary cardiac B cell lymphoma is rare. To date, fewer than 90 cases have been described in the literature. We report a 67-year-old woman with a 30-year history of rheumatoid arthritis, who had received treatment with leflunomide for 10 years and infliximab for 2 years. Secondary Felty's syndrome appeared. She was admitted to the hospital for abdominal pain. Investigations disclosed a 5cm cardiac mass in the right atrium. Histopathologic examination of tissue specimens obtained at surgical myocardial biopsy demonstrated primary cardiac B cell lymphoma...
October 17, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
Danielle Aberdein, John S Munday, Barbara Gandolfi, Keren E Dittmer, Richard Malik, Dorian J Garrick, Leslie A Lyons
British shorthair (BSH) kittens in multiple litters died as a result of a severe non-neoplastic lymphoproliferative disease that showed many similarities with human autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS). Human ALPS is caused by inherited defects in FAS-mediated lymphocyte apoptosis and the possibility of similar defects was investigated in BSH cats. The whole genomes of two affected kittens were sequenced and compared to 82 existing cat genomes. Both BSH kittens had homozygous insertions of an adenine within exon 3 of the FAS-ligand gene...
October 21, 2016: Mammalian Genome: Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society
Nader Shakibazad, Karmella Kamali, Naser Honar, Mohammadreza Bordbar, Erfaneh Mohazabieh
Rigler sign is a double wall sign suggesting pneumoperitoneum and intestinal perforation, and it needs emergency surgical treatment. Early diagnosis of intestinal perforation by clinical symptoms, presence of Rigler sign in abdominal radiography, and then early surgical treatment can reduce mortality. Here, we report a patient with Crigler-Najjar syndrome who underwent liver transplant and then developed posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease and received chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone plus rituximab...
October 20, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Austen J J Worth, Charlotte J Houldcroft, Claire Booth
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection is ubiquitous in humans, but the majority of infections have an asymptomatic or self-limiting clinical course. Rarely, individuals may develop a pathological EBV infection with a variety of life threatening complications (including haemophagocytosis and malignancy) and others develop asymptomatic chronic EBV viraemia. Although an impaired ability to control EBV infection has long been recognised as a hallmark of severe T-cell immunodeficiency, the advent of next generation sequencing has identified a series of Primary Immunodeficiencies in which EBV-related pathology is the dominant feature...
October 17, 2016: British Journal of Haematology
Anton M Kolomeyer, Ken K Nischal, Ellen Mitchell
PURPOSE: To report a case of bilateral cavernous sinus thrombosis (CST) in a patient with tacrolimus-associated posttransplant thrombotic microangiopathy. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: An 8-year-old boy with a medical history of orthotopic heart transplant, posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease, and recurrent infections was hospitalized for nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. His ocular history included accommodative esotropia, hyperopia with astigmatism, Molluscum contagiosum lid lesions, and idiopathic intracranial hypertension...
October 13, 2016: European Journal of Ophthalmology
Simone Wicki, Ursina Gurzeler, W Wei-Lynn Wong, Philipp J Jost, Daniel Bachmann, Thomas Kaufmann
Neutrophils are essential players in the first-line defense against invading bacteria and fungi. Besides its antiapoptotic role, the inhibitor of apoptosis protein (IAP) family member X-linked IAP (XIAP) has been shown to regulate innate immune signaling. Whereas the role of XIAP in innate signaling pathways is derived mostly from work in macrophages and dendritic cells, it is not known if and how XIAP contributes to these pathways in neutrophils. Here we show that in response to bacterial lipopolysaccharides (LPS), mouse neutrophils secreted considerable amounts of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα) and interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and, in accordance with earlier reports, XIAP prevented LPS-induced hypersecretion of IL-1β also in neutrophils...
October 13, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
S Grisariu, I Vaxman, M Gatt, S Elias, B Avni, A Arad, O Pasvolsky, P Raanani, O Paltiel
In recent years, anti-CD20 antibodies have been increasingly used to treat lymphoproliferative and immune disorders. Chronic viral infections are infrequently reported in patients receiving these therapies. Enteroviral infection can cause life-threatening meningoencephalitis and other systemic chronic syndromes in immune deficient patients. We describe the clinical courses and outcomes of 6 patients from 2 tertiary care institutions who developed chronic enteroviral infection with neurological manifestations, after combined chemoimmunotherapy with rituximab for B-cell lymphoma...
October 13, 2016: Hematological Oncology
Darlene A Monlish, Sima T Bhatt, Laura G Schuettpelz
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are a family of pattern recognition receptors that shape the innate immune system by identifying pathogen-associated molecular patterns and host-derived damage-associated molecular patterns. TLRs are widely expressed on both immune cells and non-immune cells, including hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells, effector immune cell populations, and endothelial cells. In addition to their well-known role in the innate immune response to acute infection or injury, accumulating evidence supports a role for TLRs in the development of hematopoietic and other malignancies...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
Petr Husa
Extrahepatic manifestations of hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) are very common. The most common of these is mixed cryoglobulinaemia. Anti-HCV antibodies and viral ribonucleic acid, HCV RNA, can be found in the cryoprecipitates, together with the rheumatoid factor. Cryoglobulins consist of a complex of immunoglobulins that in vitro precipitate upon the cooling bellow the human body temperature. Vasculitis is caused by the deposition of such immune complexes in the small blood vessels. A link with the HCV infection is considered to be established with membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, lymphoproliferative disorders (in particular B cell lymphoma), Sjögren and sicca syndrome, lichen planus, porfyria cutanea tarda and diabetes mellitus...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
Leticia Yañez, Pamela Lama, Carolina Rivacoba, Juanita Zamorano, Maria Angélica Marinovic
: Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID) are congenital disorders secondary to an impaired immune response. Infections, autoimmune disorders, atopy, and lymphoproliferative syndromes are commonly associated with this disorder. OBJECTIVE: To present and discuss 3 infants diagnosed with PID. CLINICAL CASES: The cases are presented of three patients with PID diagnosed during their first admission to a Paediatric Intensive Critical Care Unit...
September 27, 2016: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
Mette Christiansen, Sandra Ammann, Carsten Speckmann, Trine Hyrup Mogensen
A 16-year-old boy of Caucasian ethnicity was evaluated for recurrent febrile episodes occurring during most of his life without establishment of any microbial aetiology. During febrile episodes he developed extensive splenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, anaemia, severe abdominal pain and general malaise. Lymph node biopsies demonstrated inflammation and sinus histiocytosis but no malignancy or granuloma. The patient underwent seroconversion for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection during the hospitalisation. Genetic testing identified a hemizygous frameshift mutation in the X linked inhibitor of apoptosis (XIAP)-gene as well as variants in the MEFV gene indicating Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Lindsay M Morton, Wael Saber, K Scott Baker, A John Barrett, Smita Bhatia, Eric A Engels, Shahinaz M Gadalla, David E Kleiner, Steven Pavletic, Linda J Burns
Subsequent neoplasms (SN) after hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) cause significant patient morbidity and mortality. Risks for specific SN types vary substantially, with particularly elevated risks for post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorders, myelodysplastic syndrome/acute myeloid leukemia, and squamous cell malignancies. This consensus document provides an overview of the current state of knowledge regarding SN after HCT and recommends priorities and approaches to overcome challenges and gaps in understanding...
September 12, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Gholamreza Azizi, Mohsen Rastegar Pouyani, Hassan Abolhassani, Laleh Sharifi, Majid Zaki Dizaji, Javad Mohammadi, Abbas Mirshafiey, Asghar Aghamohammadi
Primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) constitute a large group of rare disorders that affect the function of the immune system. A specific group of PIDs entitled "diseases of immune dysregulation" are developed due to mutation in the genes which have critical roles in the regulation of immune responses and immunological tolerance. This group of PID patients develop autoimmune and inflammatory disorders as a result of their impaired immunity, therefore they could be considered as a model for analyzing the link between immune dysregulation and autoimmunity...
August 27, 2016: Cellular Immunology
Ming-Yan Jiang, Xia Guo, Shu-Wen Sun, Qiang Li, Yi-Ping Zhu
X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis (XIAP) deficiency, also known as X-linked lymphoproliferative syndrome type 2 (XLP2), is a rare inherited primary immunodeficiency resulting from the XIAP (also known as BIRC4) mutation. XIAP deficiency is mainly associated with familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) phenotypes, and genetic testing is crucial in diagnosing this syndrome. Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is currently the only successful strategy for the treatment of this disease; however, a limited number of studies has been published concerning the outcomes of allogeneic HSCT in patients with XIAP deficiency...
September 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Swetha Sriram, Avni Y Joshi, Vilmarie Rodriguez, Seema Kumar
The term disappearing HDL syndrome refers to development of severe high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) deficiency in noncritically ill patients with previously normal HDL-C and triglyceride levels. Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS) is a disorder of the immune system due to an inability to regulate lymphocyte homeostasis resulting in lymphadenopathy and hepatosplenomegaly. We describe a 17-year-old boy who was evaluated in the lipid clinic for history of undetectable or low HDL-C and low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels...
2016: Case Reports in Immunology
Hikmet G Tanyildiz, Handan Dincaslan, Gulsan Yavuz, Emel Unal, Aydan Ikinciogulları, Figen Dogu, Nurdan Tacyildiz
The prevalence of lymphoma in primary immunodeficiency cases and autoimmune diseases, as well as on a background of immunodeficiency following organ transplants, is increasing. The lymphoma treatment success rate is known to be a low prognosis. Our study aimed to emphasize the low survival rates in immunodeficient vs. immunocompetent lymphoma patients and also to investigate the effect of rituximab in patients with ataxia telangiectasia and other immunodeficiencies. We summarized the clinical characteristics and treatment results of 17 cases with primary immunodeficiency that developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) retrospectively...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Immunology
V Valkova, J Jircikova, M Trnkova, K Steinerova, P Keslova, M Lanska, Z Koristek, L Raida, M Krejci, K Kruntoradova, T Dolezal, K Benesova, P Cetkovsky, M Trneny
UNLABELLED: Although allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) offers a unique curative potential, it may be connected with high treatment-related morbidity and mortality. Besides many organ complications, allo-HSCT may significantly affect quality of life (QOL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between January 2011 and December 2012, five hundred and ninety patients (pts) from 6 transplant centers in the Czech Republic filled in the questionnaire for the quantitative measurement of QOL using Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G) version 4...
2016: Neoplasma
M Santos, C Rivas, G Echezarreta, M Bernacer, A Santon, M Robledo, J Benitez
Immunophenotypic and molecular studies were performed in sixteen cases of T-cell lymphoproliferative disorders. These included eleven patients with peripheral T-cell lymphoma, two thymic lymphomas and three patients with T-gamma lymphocytosis. Peripheral T-cell lymphomas were of both low and high grades. There was one case of Sezary's syndrome, two of small T-cell pleomorphic type, two medium sized T-cell pleomorphic lymphomas, two large T-cell pleomorphic type and four large cell anaplastic T cell lymphomas with activated T cell markers...
1991: Leukemia & Lymphoma
S J Richards, R A Jones, B E Roberts, C S Scott
By simultaneous two- and three-colour flow cytometry, this study analysed the expression of membrane CD45RA (2H4) and CD45RO (UCHL1) determinants by normal thymocytes (n = 5) and peripheral blood lymphocyte subpopulations (CD4(+), n = 21; CD8(+), n = 12; CD8(dim+), n = 12) and compared these patterns with those of T-cells from representative CD4(+)CD8(-) (n = 8), CD4(+)CD8(+) (n = 2), CD4(-)CD8(+) (n = 10) and CD4(-)CD8(-) (n = 1) proliferations. These comprised cases of prolymphocytic leukaemia (T-PLL, n = 5), adult T-cell leukaemia-lymphoma (ATLL, n = 2), Sezary Syndrome (SS, n = 4), chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (T-CLL, n = 4), and lymphoproliferative disease of granular lymphocytes (LDGL, n = 5)...
1991: Leukemia & Lymphoma
Y Matzner
Though the main reason for infection in hematologic malignancies remains the reduction in the neutrophil count, there are certain conditions where agranulocytosis alone could not account for this tendency. In non lymphatic disorders, obvious modifications in mature neutrophil functions have been described. They predict susceptibility to infection and bad prognosis in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and in acute non lymphatic leukemia (ANLL) where the mature looking neutrophils represent the leukemic clone and function aberrantly...
1991: Leukemia & Lymphoma
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