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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427379/novel-mutation-identified-in-severe-early-onset-tumor-necrosis-factor-receptor-associated-periodic-syndrome-a-case-report
#1
Suhas M Radhakrishna, Amy Grimm, Lori Broderick
BACKGROUND: Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor-Associated Periodic Syndrome (TRAPS) is the second most common heritable autoinflammatory disease, typically presenting in pre-school aged children with fever episodes lasting 1-3 weeks. Systemic symptoms can include rash, myalgia, ocular inflammation, and serositis. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we report an unusual presentation of TRAPS in a 7 month old girl who presented with only persistent fever. She was initially diagnosed with incomplete Kawasaki Disease and received IVIG and infliximab; however, her fevers quickly recurred...
April 20, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424701/clinical-overlapping-in-autoinflammatory-diseases-the-role-of-gene-duplication
#2
Paola Galozzi, Leonardo Punzi, Paolo Sfriso
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422993/th17-micro-milieu-regulates-nlrp1-dependent-caspase-5-activity-in-skin-autoinflammation
#3
Stephanie Zwicker, Eva Hattinger, Daniela Bureik, Aleksandra Batycka-Baran, Andreas Schmidt, Peter-Arne Gerber, Simon Rothenfusser, Michel Gilliet, Thomas Ruzicka, Ronald Wolf
IL-1β is a potent player in cutaneous inflammation and central for the development of a Th17 micro-milieu in autoinflammatory diseases including psoriasis. Its production is controlled at the transcriptional level and by subsequent posttranslational processing via inflammatory caspases. In this study, we detected inflammatory caspase-5 active in epidermal keratinocytes and in psoriatic skin lesions. Further, interferon-γ and interleukin-17A synergistically induced caspase-5 expression in cultured keratinocytes, which was dependent on the antimicrobial peptide psoriasin (S100A7)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421568/prions-prionoid-complexes-and-amyloids-the-bad-the-good-and-something-in-between
#4
Iva Hafner Bratkovič
Prions are infectious agents causing transmissible spongiform encephalopathies in humans and animals. These protein-based particles template conformational changes in a host-encoded prion protein to an insoluble self-like conformation. Prions are also present in yeast, where they support protein-based epigenetic inheritance. There is emerging evidence that prion-like (prionoid) particles can support a variety of pathological and beneficial functions. The recent data on the prionoid spread of other pathological amyloids are discussed in light of differences between prions and prion-like aggregates...
April 19, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421072/dysregulated-il-1%C3%AE-secretion-in-autoinflammatory-diseases-a-matter-of-stress
#5
Sonia Carta, Claudia Semino, Roberto Sitia, Anna Rubartelli
Infectious and sterile inflammation is induced by activation of innate immune cells. Triggering of toll-like receptors by pathogen-associated molecular pattern or damage-associated molecular pattern (PAMP or DAMP) molecules generates reactive oxygen species that in turn induce production and activation of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as IL-1β. Recent evidence indicates that cell stress due to common events, like starvation, enhanced metabolic demand, cold or heat, not only potentiates inflammation but may also directly trigger it in the absence of PAMPs or DAMPs...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421071/monogenic-autoinflammatory-diseases-with-mendelian-inheritance-genes-mutations-and-genotype-phenotype-correlations
#6
REVIEW
Davide Martorana, Francesco Bonatti, Paola Mozzoni, Augusto Vaglio, Antonio Percesepe
Autoinflammatory diseases (AIDs) are a genetically heterogeneous group of diseases caused by mutations of genes encoding proteins, which play a pivotal role in the regulation of the inflammatory response. In the pathogenesis of AIDs, the role of the genetic background is triggered by environmental factors through the modulation of the innate immune system. Monogenic AIDs are characterized by Mendelian inheritance and are caused by highly penetrant genetic variants in single genes. During the last years, remarkable progress has been made in the identification of disease-associated genes by using new technologies, such as next-generation sequencing, which has allowed the genetic characterization in undiagnosed patients and in sporadic cases by means of targeted resequencing of a gene panel and whole exome sequencing...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413100/colchicine-resistance-and-intolerance-in-familial-mediterranean-fever-definition-causes-and-alternative-treatments
#7
REVIEW
Seza Ozen, Isabelle Kone-Paut, Ahmet Gül
BACKGROUND: Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is a hereditary autoinflammatory syndrome characterized by recurrent serositis or arthritis attacks and, in some patients, chronic subclinical inflammation that predisposes to secondary amyloidosis. Colchicine is the gold standard of treatment, which reduces attack frequency and amyloidosis risk. However, up to 5% of patients are considered resistant or inadequately respond to colchicine, and some others cannot tolerate the side effects of effective doses of colchicine (colchicine intolerant)...
March 20, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403691/novel-nlrc4-mutation-causes-a-syndrome-of-perinatal-autoinflammation-with-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-hepatosplenomegaly-fetal-thrombotic-vasculopathy-and-congenital-anemia-and-ascites
#8
Jiancong Liang, Danielle N Alfano, James E Squires, Melissa M Riley, W Tony Parks, Julia Kofler, Areeg El-Gharbawy, Suneeta Madan-Kheterpal, Roxanne Acquaro, Jennifer Picarsic
Autoinflammatory diseases are caused by pathologic activation of the innate immune system. Primary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is an aggressive syndrome of excessive immune activation caused by monogenic mutations resulting in cytotoxic cell defects and subsequent failure to eliminate activated macrophages. Secondary HLH is often diagnosed in cases without a known Mendelian inheritance. However, some cases of "secondary" HLH have been shown to harbor mutations with partial dysfunction of the cytotoxic system...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401420/an-update-on-the-pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-chronic-recurrent-multifocal-osteomyelitis-in-children
#9
Andrea Taddio, Floriana Zennaro, Serena Pastore, Rolando Cimaz
Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO), also known as chronic non-bacterial osteomyelitis (CNO), is a rare inflammatory disorder that primarily affects children. It is characterized by pain, local bone expansion, and radiological findings suggestive of osteomyelitis, usually at multiple sites. CRMO predominantly affects the metaphyses of long bones, but involvement of the clavicle or mandible are suggestive of the diagnosis. CRMO is a diagnosis of exclusion, and its pathogenesis remains unknown. Differential diagnosis includes infection, malignancies, benign bone tumors, metabolic disorders, and other autoinflammatory disorders...
April 11, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400731/il-1-inhibition-may-have-an-important-role-in-treating-refractory-kawasaki-disease
#10
REVIEW
Perrine Dusser, Isabelle Koné-Paut
Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute inflammatory vasculitis occurring in young children before 5 years and representing at this age, the main cause of acquired heart disease. A single infusion of 2 g/kg of intravenous immunoglobulins along with aspirin has reduced the frequency of coronary artery aneurysms from 25 to 5%. However, 10-20% of patients do not respond to standard treatment and have an increased risk of cardiac complications and death. The development of more potent therapeutic approaches of KD is an urgent need...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396659/disease-phenotype-and-outcome-depending-on-the-age-at-disease-onset-in-patients-carrying-the-r92q-low-penetrance-variant-in-tnfrsf1a-gene
#11
Estíbaliz Ruiz-Ortiz, Estíbaliz Iglesias, Alessandra Soriano, Segundo Buján-Rivas, Marta Español-Rego, Raul Castellanos-Moreira, Adrià Tomé, Jordi Yagüe, Jordi Antón, José Hernández-Rodríguez
BACKGROUND: Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS) is an autosomal-dominant autoinflammatory disease caused by mutations in the TNFRSF1A gene. R92Q, a low-penetrance variant, is usually associated with a milder TRAPS phenotype than structural or pathogenic mutations. No studies differentiating R92Q-related disease in patients with pediatric and adult onset have been performed to date. OBJECTIVE: To analyze clinical features and disease outcomes in patients diagnosed with TRAPS associated with R92Q variant and to investigate differences between patients with pediatric and adult disease onset...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388249/natural-killer-cell-subsets-and-their-functional-activity-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
#12
Fulya Cosan, Esin Aktas Cetin, Nilgun Akdeniz, Zeliha Emrence, Ayse Cefle, Gunnur Deniz
BACKGROUND: Behçet's disease (BD) is a rare, chronic autoinflammatory disorder of unknown origin. Natural killer (NK) cells are one of the major immunoregulatory cell groups of the innate immune system, but their role in BD pathogenesis is not well documented. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the role of NK cell subsets and their cytokine secretion and cytotoxic activity in patients with BD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study group consisted of BD patients who had only mucocutaneous involvement, and they were compared with healthy subjects...
April 7, 2017: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387826/clinical-update-on-inflammasomopathies
#13
Hafize Emine Sönmez, Seza Özen
Inflammasomes are important elements of the innate immune defense. The most common autoinflammatory syndromes, as well a number of rare ones, are due to hereditary defects in the inflammasomes, hence are called inflammasomopathies. The recent clinical advances in these diseases will be reviewed, with special emphasis on reflecting the international collaborative work in the field. Recent recommendations for familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes (CAPS) and hyper-IgD syndrome (HIDS) / mevalonate kinase deficiency (MKD) will be presented and diagnostics tests, treatment alternatives, and follow-up recommendations will be summarized...
April 6, 2017: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386255/familial-mediterranean-fever-recent-developments-in-pathogenesis-and-new-recommendations-for-management
#14
REVIEW
Seza Özen, Ezgi Deniz Batu, Selcan Demir
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is the most common monogenic autoinflammatory disease (AID) affecting mainly the ethnic groups originating from Mediterranean basin. The disease is characterized by self-limited inflammatory attacks of fever and polyserositis along with elevated acute phase reactants. FMF is inherited autosomal recessively; however, a significant proportion of heterozygotes also express the phenotype. FMF is caused by mutations in the MEFV gene coding for pyrin, which is a component of inflammasome functioning in inflammatory response and production of interleukin-1β (IL-1β)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383697/using-the-electronic-medical-record-to-correlate-kawasaki-disease-phenotypes-with-clinical-outcomes
#15
Preeti Jaggi, Michelle Grcic, John Kovalchin, Carolyn M Wilhelm, Cagri Yildirim-Toruner, Karen Texter
Background.: We sought to systematically standardize the documentation of clinical and laboratory features in Kawasaki disease (KD) on the day of initial treatment and correlate the presentation with clinical outcomes. Methods.: Kawasaki disease features and classification were documented by the attending physician using a standardized documentation tool on the day of treatment for KD, including confidence in the KD diagnosis on a 4-point scale. Incomplete KD was further classified using American Heart Association (AHA) criteria (sufficient or insufficient) and baseline echocardiogram data...
April 5, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382039/genetic-and-epigenetic-determinants-in-autoinflammatory-diseases
#16
REVIEW
Damiana Álvarez-Errico, Roser Vento-Tormo, Esteban Ballestar
The concept of autoinflammation has evolved over the past 20 years, beginning with the discovery that mutations in the Mediterranean Fever (MEFV) gene were causative of Familial Mediterranean Fever. Currently, autoinflammatory diseases comprise a wide range of disorders with the common features of recurrent fever attacks, prevalence of hyperreactive innate immune cells, and signs of inflammation that can be systemic or organ specific in the absence of pathogenic infection of autoimmunity. Innate immune cells from the myeloid compartment are the main effectors of uncontrolled inflammation that is caused in great extent by the overproduction of inflammatory cytokines such as IL-1β and IL-18...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381287/munchausen-by-proxy-syndrome-mimicking-systemic-autoinflammatory-disease-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Helmut Wittkowski, Claas Hinze, Sigrid Häfner-Harms, Vinzenz Oji, Katja Masjosthusmann, Martina Monninger, Ulrike Grenzebach, Dirk Foell
BACKGROUND: Systemic autoinflammatory diseases (SAIDs) represent a growing number of monogenic, polygenic or multifactorial disorders that are often difficult to diagnose. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we report a patient who was initially erroneously diagnosed and treated for SAID. Symptoms consisted of recurrent fever, erythematous and/or blistering skin lesions, angioedema, susceptibility to bleeding, external ear infections and reversible anisocoria in the absence of laboratory evidence of systemic inflammation...
April 5, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378116/-genetic-methods-for-analysis-of-autoinflammatory-diseases
#18
REVIEW
M Bienias, N König, C Wolf, S Kretschmer, A Rösen-Wolff, R Berner, V Tüngler, M A Lee-Kirsch
Over the past years the phenotypic and genetic spectrum of autoinflammatory diseases has continuously increased. Moreover, several monogenic autoinflammatory disorders have now been identified where febrile episodes are not among the leading symptoms and which can be accompanied by autoimmune phenomena and susceptibility to infections. Autoinflammatory conditions that are characterized by uncontrolled activity of cytokines, such as interleukin-1 beta (IL1β), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) and type 1 interferons (1-IFN), are amenable to specific therapeutic interventions...
April 4, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374568/inflammasome-activation-by-nucleic-acids-and-nucleosomes-in-sterile-inflammation%C3%A2-or-is-it-sterile
#19
Christopher R Lupfer, Angeline Rodriguez, Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti
Inflammasomes are multiprotein complexes that form in the cytoplasm in response to cellular damage and cytosolic pathogen-associated molecules during infection. These complexes play important roles in initiating innate and adaptive immune responses to infectious disease. In addition, inflammasomes are now recognized as important mediators of sterile inflammation in various autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases. Interestingly, microbiota and infection play critical roles in the development of "sterile inflammation"...
April 4, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362189/canakinumab-for-the-treatment-of-familial-mediterranean-fever
#20
Huri Ozdogan, Serdal Ugurlu
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is the most frequent of all hereditary autoinflammatory syndromes. It is characterized by recurrent attacks of fever and serositis. If not treated it may be complicated with AA amyloidosis. It is caused by mutations in the MEFV gene that encodes pyrin which is involved in the regulation of IL-1β. The mainstay of treatment is colchicine, however a subset of patients requires an alternative treatment either due to inadequate response or intolerance. The accumulating data indicates that anti IL-1 drugs are effective in treating colchicine resistant FMF cases and improving their quality of life...
April 10, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
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