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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426384/a-2-year-old-boy-with-circulatory-failure-owing-to-streptococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome-case-report
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Werner Keenswijk, Johan Vande Walle
A 2-year-old boy presented with severe hypotension and acute kidney injury after a prodrome of non-bloody diarrhoea and fever in the preceding 3 days. He had a mild Ebstein cardiac anomaly but otherwise a normal past history and growth. On examination, he looked ill, his temperature was 37.5 °C, circulation was poor, and there were several purpuric lesions on the face, hands and scrotum. Haemoglobin was 7.8 g/dL (11-14), total white cell count 27 × 10(9)/L, platelets 62 × 10(9)/L, blood urea nitrogen 20...
April 20, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420068/pentraxin-3-levels-are-associated-with-vasculitis-and-disease-activity-in-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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S Sahin, A Adrovic, K Barut, S Durmus, R Gelisgen, H Uzun, O Kasapcopur
Objectives Childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) is a multisystemic autoimmune disease characterized by inflammatory organ damage by means of vasculitis. Pentraxin-3 (PTX3) is expressed locally at the sites of inflammatory processes, predominantly from endothelial cells. In adult studies, PTX3 has shown to be an indicator of active vasculitis both in large-vessel and small-vessel vasculitides, as well as in SLE. Moreover, in SLE it has found to be correlated with disease activity, and with some of the clinical manifestations and laboratory parameters...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416005/serum-c-reactive-protein-concentrations-in-nova-scotia-duck-tolling-retrievers-with-immune-mediated-rheumatic-disease
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Hanna Dorotea Bremer, Anna Hillström, Malin Kånåhols, Ragnvi Hagman, Helene Hansson-Hamlin
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers (NSDTRs) are a dog breed often affected by immune-mediated rheumatic disease (IMRD), a disorder characterised by chronic stiffness and joint pain. Most, but not all, dogs with IMRD, have antinuclear antibodies (ANA), which are also commonly present in the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The clinical and diagnostic findings of IMRD indicate that it is an SLE-related disorder. C-reactive protein (CRP), an acute phase protein, is a quantitative marker of inflammation for many diseases and is used for diagnosing and monitoring systemic inflammation in both humans and dogs...
April 17, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385126/do-classic-blood-biomarkers-of-jsle-identify-active-lupus-nephritis-evidence-from-the-uk-jsle-cohort-study
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E M D Smith, A L Jorgensen, M W Beresford
Background Lupus nephritis (LN) affects up to 80% of juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE) patients. The value of commonly available biomarkers, such as anti-dsDNA antibodies, complement (C3/C4), ESR and full blood count parameters in the identification of active LN remains uncertain. Methods Participants from the UK JSLE Cohort Study, aged <16 years at diagnosis, were categorized as having active or inactive LN according to the renal domain of the British Isles Lupus Assessment Group score...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352058/the-relationship-between-anti-c-reactive-protein-and-disease-activity-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Chang-Nam Son, Tae-Han Lee, Ji-Hye Bang, Hye-Jin Jeong, Jin-Nyeong Chae, Won-Mok Lee, Ji-Min Kim, Sang-Hyon Kim
Background/Aims: Anti-C-reactive protein (CRP) antibody has been introduced as a potential biologic marker in Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The aim of study is to evaluate the level of anti-CRP antibody in patients with SLE. Methods: This study investigated the relationship between levels of anti-CRP antibodies and disease activity markers, such as complement, anti-double-stranded DNA antibody, and SLE disease activity index in 34 patients with SLE. Results: The serum anti-CRP antibody levels of the patients with SLE were significantly higher than those of the healthy controls (11...
March 31, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293450/il-17a-levels-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-associated-with-inflammatory-markers-and-lower-rates-of-malignancy-and-heart-damage-evidence-for-a-dual-role
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Warren Raymond, Gro Ostli-Eilertsen, Sheynae Griffiths, Johannes Nossent
OBJECTIVE: The interleukin 17 (IL-17) cytokine family is involved in a number of chronic inflammatory diseases. In spite of contradictory findings and a lack of causality in clinical studies, IL-17 inhibition for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has regained attention as a potential therapeutic pathway, after demonstrating disease-modifying capabilities in ankylosing spondylitis. We investigated the clinical associations of interleukin 17 A (IL-17A) in patients with SLE. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed involving SLE patients (n=102; age: 49 years; 86% female) recruited from a regional registry...
March 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286229/is-initial-c-reactive-protein-level-associated-with-corticosteroid-use-in-lupus-erythematosus-patients-during-a-bacterial-infection-episode
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Kuo-Cheng Wang, Peng-Huei Liu, Kuang-Hui Yu, Yi-Ming Weng, Chip-Jin Ng, Te-Fa Chiu, Shou-Yen Chen
OBJECTIVE: C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker for inflammation, indicates bacterial infection in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) when markedly elevated. Our study investigated the association of regular corticosteroid or immunosuppressant use with initial CRP level in febrile SLE patients with bacterial infection. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included adult SLE patients (18 years of age or older) who presented with fever at the emergency department from January 2008 to December 2012...
March 9, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268026/in-hospital-mortality-in-febrile-lupus-patients-based-on-2016-eular-acr-printo-classification-criteria-for-macrophage-activation-syndrome
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Sung Soo Ahn, Byung-Woo Yoo, Seung Min Jung, Sang-Won Lee, Yong-Beom Park, Jason Jungsik Song
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical significance of the 2016 European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR)/American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/Pediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organization (PRINTO) classification criteria for macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) in patients with febrile systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of SLE patients with fever, who were admitted to Severance Hospital between December 2005 and May 2016...
February 8, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257596/interferon-%C3%AE-coincides-with-suppressed-levels-of-pentraxin-3-ptx3-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-regulates-leucocyte-ptx3-in-vitro
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L Wirestam, H Enocsson, T Skogh, M L Eloranta, L Rönnblom, C Sjöwall, J Wetterö
Dysfunctional elimination of cell debris, and the role of opsonins such as pentraxins, is of interest regarding systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) pathogenesis. Interferon (IFN)-α is typically elevated during SLE flares, and inhibits hepatocyte production of the pentraxin 'C-reactive protein' (CRP), partly explaining the poor correlation between CRP levels and SLE disease activity. The extrahepatically produced 'pentraxin 3' (PTX3) shares waste disposal functions with CRP, but has not been studied extensively in SLE...
March 3, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229823/cardiovascular-complications-in-paediatric-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-saudi-arabian-patients
#10
Ahmad S Azhar, Omneyah Mohamed Awlia, Mohammed A Muzaffer
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence and types of cardiovascular complications in Saudi patients with paediatric-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (pSLE). METHODS: Retrospective record review of pSLE patients following from January 2014 to September 2015 at the rheumatology clinic of King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, Jeddah. Laboratory data such as C-reactive protein (CRP), antinuclear antibodies (ANA), anti-double stranded DNA antibody (anti-dsDNA), C3 and C4 complements, were collected...
February 10, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219195/-expression-and-clinical-significance-of-semaphorin-3a-in-serum-and-mononuclear-cells-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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H Gao, X X Ma, Q Guo, Y D Zou, Y C Zhong, L F Xie, M Shao, X W Zhang
Objective: To determine the expression of Sema3A in serum and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), to analysis the correlation of Sema3A expression and SLE clinical manifestations and laboratory indexes, and to evaluate the diagnostic value of Sema3A in patients with SLE. Methods: The concentration of serum Sema3A was detected by enzyme-linked immuno sorbent assay (ELISA) in patients with SLE, healthy controls (HC) and diseases controls. In addition, the mRNA expression level of Sema3A was examined in PBMC by real-time polymerase chain reaction...
February 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168401/dyslipidemia-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#12
Melinda Zsuzsanna Szabó, Peter Szodoray, Emese Kiss
Cardiovascular disease is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Accelerated atherosclerosis is related to traditional (age, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, obesity, smoking, and positive family history) and non-traditional, disease-related factors. Traditional risk factors are still more prominent in patients with lupus, as both hypertension and hypercholesterinemia were independently associated with premature atherosclerosis in several SLE cohorts...
February 7, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063160/elevated-semaphorin5a-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-is-in-association-with-disease-activity-and-lupus-nephritis
#13
Y Du, X Wu, M Chen, W Wang, W Xv, L Ye, D Wu, J Xue, W Sun, J Luo, H Wu
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease characterized by extensive immune response, including over-activation of T and B cell development of pathogenic autoantibodies, organ damage induced by the formation and deposition of immune complex and the abnormal elevation of type I interferon. Semaphorin5A (Sema5A) is involved essentially in immune cell regulation and is also implicated in the pathogenesis of autoimmune disorders. We aimed to evaluate the role of Sema5A in patients with SLE. Serum levels of Sema5A were tested by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in 152 SLE patients and 48 healthy controls...
May 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039554/serum-level-of-dnase1l3-in-patients-with-dermatomyositis-polymyositis-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-its-association-with-disease-activity
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Qi Zhao, Chunshu Yang, Jianing Wang, Yujia Li, Pingting Yang
DNase1l3 is an endonuclease to degrade the chromatin of apoptotic or necrotic cells. Serum DNase1l3 may fulfill the function of clearance of chromatin released into the circulation by dying cells, which can trigger autoimmune responses. To date, it remains unclear whether serum DNase1l3 level associates with the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. Sixty-eight patients with dermatomyositis/polymyositis (DM/PM, n = 30), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, n = 20) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA, n = 18), as well as 26 healthy blood donors were enrolled in the present study...
December 30, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036035/serum-interleukin-34-levels-are-elevated-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#15
Hongxu Wang, Ju Cao, Xiaofei Lai
Interleukin-34 (IL-34) was initially identified as an alternative ligand for the colony-stimulating factor-1 receptor (CSF-1R) to mediate the biology of mononuclear phagocytic cells. Recently, IL-34 was found to be associated with chronic inflammation, such as in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Both RA and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are multifactorial autoimmune diseases and are characterized by excessive immune and inflammatory responses. Thus, we investigated whether IL-34 is involved in the pathogenesis of SLE...
December 28, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987495/-significance-of-v-raf-murine-sarcoma-viral-oncogene-homologue-b1-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#16
Y J Jin, L Sun, L Yang, R Xing, X Y Liu
OBJECTIVE: To detect serum v-raf murine sarcoma viral oncogene homologue B1 (BRAF) protein levels and to investigate their clinical significance in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. METHODS: Serum samples were obtained from 78 RA patients, 32 osteoarthritis (OA) patients, 16 systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients, 16 gout patients, 16 ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients, 16 Sjogren syndrome (SS) patients and 30 healthy controls. BRAF protein in the sera was examined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
December 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863333/serum-biomarkers-of-inflammation-and-muscle-strength-among-women-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#17
James S Andrews, Laura Trupin, Catherine L Hough, David I Daikh, Edward H Yelin, Patricia P Katz
OBJECTIVES: Muscle strength is an important determinant of physical function in women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Serum biomarkers of inflammation, including interleukin-6 (IL-6) and C-Reactive Protein (CRP), are associated with differences in muscle strength among individuals without rheumatologic disease. We examined whether serum levels of IL-6 and CRP are associated with upper and lower extremity muscle strength among adult women with SLE. METHODS: One hundred thirty-six women with SLE participated in this cross-sectional study...
November 15, 2016: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752903/levels-of-serum-procalcitonin-and-c-reactive-protein-for-evaluating-pulmonary-bacterial-infection-in-patients-with-lupus-erythematosus
#18
Jing Gao, Lei Zhang, Xin Zhang, Shi-Long Zhao, Sheng-Yun Liu, Li-Hua Xing
The severity of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with pulmonary bacterial infection varies widely. We investigated the significance of procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) in evaluating the severity of pulmonary infection in SLE patients. This retrospective study contained a total of 117 patients (107 women and 10 men) with SLE from January 2010 to June 2011. Serum levels of PCT and CRP were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The severity of pulmonary bacterial infection (PBI) was evaluated using the pneumonia severity index (PSI)...
October 2016: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751666/omega-3-fatty-acids-inflammatory-status-and-biochemical-markers-of-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-pilot-study
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Mariane Curado Borges, Fabiana de Miranda Moura Dos Santos, Rosa Weiss Telles, Marcus Vinícius Melo de Andrade, Maria Isabel Toulson Davisson Correia, Cristina Costa Duarte Lanna
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids reduce the concentrations of eicosanoids, cytokines, chemokines, C-reactive protein (CRP) and other inflammatory mediators. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on circulating levels of inflammatory mediators and biochemical markers in women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Experimental clinical study (clinical trial: NCT02524795); 49 women with SLE (ACR1982/1997) were randomized: 22 to the omega-3 group (daily intake of 1080mg EPA+200mg DHA, for 12 weeks) and 27 to the control group...
September 22, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744359/distinguishing-infections-vs-flares-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#20
Fabio E Ospina, Alex Echeverri, Diana Zambrano, Juan-Pablo Suso, Javier Martínez-Blanco, Carlos A Cañas, Gabriel J Tobón
SLE is a chronic autoimmune disease involving multiple systems. Patients with SLE are highly susceptible to infections due to the combined effects of their immunosuppressive therapy and the abnormalities of the immune system that the disease itself causes, which can increase mortality in these patients. The differentiation of SLE activity and infection in a febrile patient with SLE is extremely difficult. Activity indexes are useful to identify patients with lupus flares but some clinical and biological abnormalities may, however, make it difficult to differentiate flares from infection...
April 1, 2017: Rheumatology
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