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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650753/lower-extremity-infections-caused-by-serratia-marcescens-a-report-of-three-cases-and-a-literature-review
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Luis Marin, Raymond Rowan, Ana Mantilla, Bamidele Olupona, Ann MacIntyre
Serratia marcescens is a ubiquitous, facultatively anaerobic, gram-negative bacillus that has been cited to cause infection in immunocompromised populations. In the literature, S marcescens infections of the lower extremity have presented as granulomatous ulceration, abscess, bullous cellulitis, and necrotizing fasciitis. Herein we present a series of three cases of lower-extremity infections in which S marcescens was the sole or a contributing pathogen. We discuss the commonalities of these three cases as well as with those previously cited...
May 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648760/corneal-endothelial-cells-activate-innate-and-acquired-arm-of-anti-viral-responses-after-cytomegalovirus-infection
#2
Dai Miyazaki, Ryu Uotani, Michiko Inoue, Tomoko Haruki, Yumiko Shimizu, Keiko Yakura, Satoru Yamagami, Tatsuo Suzutani, Mayumi Hosogai, Hiroki Isomura, Yoshitsugu Inoue
Infection of the corneal endothelial cells by human cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an important cause of corneal endotheliitis. CMV endotheliitis is difficult to completely cure and relapses are frequent. This can cause blinding corneal bullous keratopathy. However, the pathogenesis of CMV endotheliitis remains undetermined. To understand the immunopathology of endotheliitis, we examined how corneal endothelial cells prime the anti-viral immunity after CMV infection based on global transcriptional responses. To accomplish this, human corneal endothelial (HCEn) cells were infected with CMV, and the global transcriptional responses were determined by microarray analyses for primary anti-viral responses using network analysis...
June 22, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647348/pivotal-role-of-lesional-and-perilesional-t-b-lymphocytes-in-pemphigus-pathogenesis
#3
Huijie Yuan, Shengru Zhou, Zhicui Liu, Weiting Cong, Xiaochun Fei, Weihong Zeng, Haiqin Zhu, Renchao Xu, Ying Wang, Jie Zheng, Meng Pan
Pemphigus is a skin and mucosal membrane-targeting autoimmune bullous disease. Previous studies have demonstrated that circulating anti-desmoglein1/3 antibodies are pathogenic and mediate blister formation. However, the role of infiltrated immune cells in the lesional skin has not been fully investigated. In this study we showed that there existed a large number of B, T lymphocytes and plasma cells in the skin lesions by immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence staining. In addition, a significantly increased number of Dsg1 and Dsg3-specific B cells could be identified by flow cytometric analysis or ELISPOT assay...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645646/association-of-bullous-pemphigoid-with-malignancy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Lihi Atzmony, Ilit Mimouni, Ofer Reiter, Yael Anne Leshem, Omar Taha, Michael Gdalevich, Emmilia Hodak, Daniel Mimouni
BACKGROUND: Studies evaluating whether malignancy rate is increased in patients with bullous pemphigoid (BP) have reached conflicting results. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether BP is associated with malignancy. METHOD: Medline, EMBASE, the Cochrane library, and reference lists of included studies were searched for comparative studies that evaluated the relationship between BP and malignancy. Data were analyzed on the basis of study design: cross-sectional, case control, and cohort...
June 20, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644235/chandelier-illumination-for-descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty
#5
Toshiki Shimizu, Takahiko Hayashi, Kentaro Yuda, Ayako Tsuchiya, Itaru Oyakawa, Nobuhisa Mizuki, Naoko Kato
PURPOSE: To describe a simple technique that uses posterior chandelier illumination during Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty in cases of severe bullous keratopathy (BK). METHODS: Five eyes of 4 patients with advanced BK undergoing Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty were retrospectively analyzed. The pupil of the host eye was not treated with mydriatic or miotic agents. The chandelier illuminator was inserted transconjunctivally into the vitreous cavity from the pars plana...
June 21, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633746/extragenital-bullous-lichen-sclerosus-on-the-anterior-lower-extremities-report-of-a-case-and-literature-review
#6
Nichelle Arnold, Mitch Manway, Sean Stephenson, Howard Lipkin
Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a benign, chronic, inflammatory skin disease with a predilection for the anogenital region in women. Although males can also be affected, the ratio of female to male incidence has been reported to be as high as 6-10:1 and possesses a bimodal age distribution of pre-pubertal girls and postmenopausal women [1, 2]. Affected skin usually demonstrates polygonal papules that coalesce into porcelain white plaques and can be associated with edema, telangiectasias, and comedo-like plug formation [3]...
June 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633553/giant-bullous-emphysema-with-placental-transmogrification-a-case-report-of-a-14-year-old-with-right-middle-and-lower-lobe-involvement
#7
Brett M Lowenthal, Nicholas C Saenz, Grace Y Lin, Robert O Newbury
Giant bullous emphysema with placental transmogrification is an extremely rare entity, with 30 previously reported cases. Of these reported cases, it is typically identified with varied clinical and radiological impressions, presents in young adulthood to elderly, is always unilateral, and usually involves just one lobe. Despite the unknown pathogenesis, this diagnosis carries an excellent prognosis and is curative with complete resection. The pulmonary placental transmogrification is histologically indistinguishable from placental origin...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631092/rituximab-treatment-in-pemphigus-vulgaris-effect-on-circulating-tregs
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Bakr El-Zawahry, Dalia Bassiouny, Rehab Hegazy, Heba Gawdat, Suzan Shalaby, Mervat Khorshied, Marwah Adly Saleh
Rituximab (RTX) has been used successfully to treat refractory pemphigus. We aimed to assess the response of pemphigus vulgaris (PV) cases to RTX therapy and its effect on CD4(+)CD25(+) (T regulatory) cells level. Sixteen PV patients were included in this study, each received one cycle of two RTX infusions (1000 mg on days 1 and 15). Five PV patients served as controls. All cases were on prednisolone ± adjuvant therapy. Pemphigus disease area index (PDAI), autoimmune bullous skin intensity score (ABSIS), anti-desmoglein antibodies, CD4, CD8, CD20 and CD4(+)CD25(+) levels were assessed at baseline, 3, 6 and 12 months after therapy...
June 19, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630891/frequency-of-neurological-disorders-in-bullous-pemphigoid-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
#9
Sheida Khosravani, Farhad Handjani, Reyhaneh Alimohammadi, Nasrin Saki
BACKGROUND: Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an autoimmune subepidermal blistering skin disorder which occurs mostly in the elderly. Several studies have reported an association between BP and neurological disorders (ND). OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between BP and neurological disorders in Iranian patients. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 87 patients with BP were enrolled. They were compared to 184 controls...
2017: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628691/eruptive-melanocytic-acral-nevi-in-the-setting-of-6-mercaptopurine-therapy
#10
Arpan V Prabhu, Kristin Bibee, Joseph C English
<p>Eruptive melanocytic nevi (EMN) are a rare clinical finding characterized by sudden-onset nevi that often present in a grouped distribution. They have been associated with chemotherapy, immunosuppression, bullous diseases, and medications including multikinase and BRAF inhibitors. It is important for dermatologists to be able to identify patients with sudden development of new melanocytic nevi secondary to particular medications. Herein, we describe a case of eruptive melanocytic acral nevi secondary to 6-mercaptopurine therapy...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627382/bpag1-a-distinctive-role-in-skin-and-neurological-diseases
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REVIEW
Arshad Ali, Lifang Hu, Fan Zhao, Wuxia Qiu, Pai Wang, Xiaoli Ma, Yan Zhang, Lei Chen, Airong Qian
Spectraplakins are multifunctional cytoskeletal linker proteins that act as important communicators, connecting cytoskeletal components with each other and to cellular junctions. Bullous pemphigoid antigen 1 (BPAG1)/dystonin is a member of spectraplakin family and expressed in various tissues. Alternative splicing of BPAG1 gene produces various isoforms with unique structure and domains. BPAG1 plays crucial roles in numerous biological processes, such as cytoskeleton organization, cell polarization, cell adhesion, and cell migration as well as signaling transduction...
June 13, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626542/invasive-aspergillosis-with-disseminated-skin-involvement-in-a-patient-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-rare-case
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Duygu Mert, Gülşen Iskender, Fazilet Duygu, Alparslan Merdin, Sinan Dal Mehmet, Mehmet Dogan, Emre Tekgündüz, Mustafa Ertek, Fevzi Altuntaş
Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis is most commonly seen in immunocompromised patients. Besides, skin lesions may also develop due to invasive aspergillosis in those patients. A 49-year-old male patient was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. The patient developed bullous and zosteriform lesions on the skin after the 21st day of hospitalization. The skin biopsy showed hyphae. Disseminated skin aspergillosis was diagnosed to the patient. Voricanazole treatment was initiated. The patient was discharged once the lesions started to disappear...
June 1, 2017: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623936/safety-and-potential-efficacy-of-gemfibrozil-as-a-supportive-treatment-for-children-with-late-infantile-neuronal-ceroid-lipofuscinosis-and-other-lipid-storage-disorders
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REVIEW
Kyeongsoon Kim, Hynda K Kleinman, Hahn-Jun Lee, Kalipada Pahan
Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (NCL), also known as Batten disease, is a group of genetically distinct lysosomal disorders that mainly affect the central nervous system, resulting in progressive motor and cognitive decline primarily in children. Multiple distinct genes involved in the metabolism of lipids have been identified to date with various mutations in this family of diseases. There is no cure for these diseases but some new therapeutic approaches have been tested that offer more hope than the standard palliative care...
June 17, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623863/linear-immunoglobulin-a-g-bullous-dermatosis-associated-with-ulcerative-colitis
#14
Asuka Onoe, Daisuke Matsuura, Tadashi Terui, Norito Ishii, Takashi Hashimoto, Toyoko Ochiai
Linear immunoglobulin (Ig)A/G bullous dermatosis (LAGBD) is an autoimmune bullous disease characterized by formation of subepidermal blisters and linear deposition of IgA and IgG antibodies along the basement membrane zone (BMZ). The association between linear IgA bullous dermatosis and ulcerative colitis (UC) is well recognized, but reports of UC-associated LAGBD are lacking. We have reported a 24-year-old man suffering from LAGBD associated with UC, which occurred before exacerbations of skin rash. A skin biopsy indicated a subepidermal blister with an infiltration of primarily neutrophils and eosinophils in the dermis...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623164/thick-corneas-large-pupils-and-a-giant-problem
#15
Francesco Pellegrini, Giovanni Prosdocimo, Daniela Bonsanto, Rod Foroozan
An 87-year-old woman presented 1 month after uneventful cataract surgery with ipsilateral corneal edema. She was diagnosed with pseudophakic bullous keratopathy and scheduled for endothelial transplantation. However, a few days later, she presented with bilateral corneal edema, dilated pupils and further reduction of visual acuity. Neuro-Ophthalmic evaluation disclosed a bilateral ocular ischemic syndrome causing complete visual loss. Temporal artery biopsy was consistent with GCA. Corneal decompensation should be considered as a rare presentation of GCA, that ophthalmologists should suspect in any case of unilateral or bilateral ocular ischemic syndrome...
June 13, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622458/bullous-pemphigoid-associated-with-silicosis
#16
T Zhu, D L Ma, Y P Zeng, L Song, L Li
An 87-year-old man presented with multiple erythemas accompanied by itching on bilateral axillae, groins and buttocks for 3 months, which aggravated with blisters and bullae for 1 month. The physical examination revealed multiple tense blisters and bullae with erosions and light yellow effusion (Fig. 1a). The histopathological examination of the tissue biopsy showed a subepidermal blister with little inflammatory infiltrate (Fig. 1b). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
June 16, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618730/possible-triggering-factors-and-comorbidities-in-newly-diagnosed-autoimmune-bullous-diseases
#17
Sevgi Akarsu, Özlem Özbağçivan, Necla Dolaş, Şebnem Aktan
BACKGROUND/AIM: The distribution and the demographic, etiological, and clinical features of autoimmune bullous diseases (ABDs) vary according to geographic regions of the world. The limited number of reported studies in Turkey are mostly retrospective and generally include only pemphigus. The aim of our study was to evaluate the demographic data, clinical features, associated triggering factors, and comorbidities in patients newly diagnosed with ABDs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this descriptive and prospective study, the demographic data, inhabited regions, smoking and drinking habits, presence of comorbidities, and specific and general potential triggering factors of ABDs considered by the patients were examined...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617149/comparison-of-airway-deposition-distributions-of-particles-in-healthy-and-diseased-workers-in-an-egyptian-industrial-site
#18
Péter Füri, Werner Hofmann, Ágnes Jókay, Imre Balásházy, Mona Moustafa, Blanka Czitrovszky, Gábor Kudela, Árpád Farkas
The objective of this study is the prediction and comparison of airway deposition patterns of an industrial aerosol in healthy workers and workers suffering from silicosis. Mass concentrations and related size distributions of particulate matter were measured in the industrial area of Samalut in Minia, Egypt. A novel stochastic lung deposition model, simulating the symptoms of silicosis by chronic bronchial (Br) obstruction and emphysema in the acinar (Ac) region, was applied to compute mass deposition fractions, deposition density, deposition rate and deposition density rate distributions in healthy and diseased workers...
June 15, 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614838/factitious-dermatitis-due-to-thermal-burn-with-histologic-features-simulating-fixed-drug-eruption
#19
Leah Persad, Sadia Salim, Kiran Motaparthi
Factitious dermatitis (FD) (dermatitis artefacta) is rare and often difficult to diagnose because of conflicting history and nonspecific clinical and histologic findings. It can present with varied clinical features including geometric ulcers, erosions, and less commonly bullae secondary to external trauma from chemicals, electric burns, heat, and suction. Herein, we describe a case of bullous FD due to thermal burn with histologic features demonstrating overlap with fixed drug eruption. Histopathology demonstrated a subepidermal blister with epidermal necrosis along with pigment incontinence and dermal eosinophils and neutrophils...
January 31, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611508/correlation-between-il36%C3%AE-and-il17-and-activity-of-the-disease-in-selected-autoimmune-blistering-diseases
#20
Agnieszka Żebrowska, Anna Woźniacka, Katarzyna Juczyńska, Kamila Ociepa, Elżbieta Waszczykowska, Izabela Szymczak, Rafał Pawliczak
Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH), bullous pemphigoid (BP), and pemphigus vulgaris (PV) are autoimmune bullous skin conditions with eosinophilic and neutrophilic infiltrations. While cytokines are crucial for the affinity and activation of different leukocyte cells in the inflammation and blister formation, there are no studies concerning a role of IL-36. The goal of the study was to analyze whether interleukin 36 is involved in pathogenesis of DH, BP, and PV. And the second aim of the study was the estimation of correlation between Il-36 and IL-17 and titers of specific antibodies in these diseases...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
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