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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450379/pseudophakic-bullous-keratopathy
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Stefan Pricopie, Sanziana Istrate, Liliana Voinea, Costin Leasu, Vanessa Paun, Ciuluvica Radu
Pseudophakic bullous keratopathy is characterized by corneal stromal edema with epithelial and subepithelial bullae due to cell loss and endothelial decompensation through trauma during cataract surgery. Patients present decreased vision, tearing, and pain caused by ruptured epithelial bullae. Cataract affects approximately 20 million people worldwide, and this complication can occur in 1 to 2% of the cataract surgeries. This study reviewed the bullous keratopathy etiopathogenesis and the clinical and surgical treatment available for this corneal disease...
April 2017: Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447655/epidermolysis-bullosa-acquisita
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Gabriela Cobos, Euphemia Mu, Jeffrey Cohen, Jenna Beasley, Nooshin Brinster, Alisa Femia
Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) is a rare, acquired subepidermal blistering disease. EBA is characterized by autoantibodies to collagen VII,which serves to link the epidermis to the dermis. The two most common presentations of EBA are classical noninflammatory EBA and bullous pemphigoid-like EBA. Diagnosis of EBA can be challenging as it sharesclinical and histopathologic features with other blistering diseases. Treatment is often recalcitrant and will often necessitate multiple therapies. We presenta case of a thirty-six-year-old Chinese man with EBA and review the literature...
December 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447641/flame-figures-in-linear-iga-bullous-dermatosis-a-novel-histopathologic-finding
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E Fulton, F Jan, M J Zimarowski
BACKGROUND: Linear IgA bullous dermatosis (LABD) is an autoimmune subepidermal blistering disease usually with a neutrophil rich inflammatory infiltrate, and characterized by linear IgA deposition at the basement membrane zone (BMZ), and neutrophil predominant dermal inflammation. We report a case of LABD with numerous eosinophils and flame figure formation, a unique histopathologic finding not previously reported. A 69-year-old woman presented with a rapidly progressive, intensely pruritic rash over forearms, breasts, axillae, hips, and thighs...
November 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447635/sublamina-densa-type-linear-iga-bullous-dermatosis-with-iga-autoantibodies-specific-for-type-vii-collagen-a-case-report-and-clinicopathological-review-of-32-cases
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Natsuko Utsunomiya, Takenao Chino, Noritaka Oyama, Akira Utsunomiya, Yuka Yamaguchi, Wataru Takashima, Atsushi Tokuriki, Minoru Hasegawa
Linear IgA bullous dermatosis (LABD) is a rare autoimmune bullous disorder characterized by linear deposits of IgA at the basement membrane zone(BMZ) and/or by circulating IgA anti-BMZ antibodies. Comparing with other immuno-bullous diseases, LABD represents a heterogeneous disease entitywith diversity of pathogenic IgA autoantibodies to different hemidesmosomal antigens and an association with malignancies and occasional drug use. We herein present an 82-year-old Japanese man with LABD, whose indirect immunofluorescence using 1M NaCl-split skin showed positive staining for IgA at the dermal side alone...
November 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446164/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitor-associated-bullous-pemphigoid-in-a-patient-with-acquired-reactive-perforating-collagenosis
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Nobuki Maki, Wataru Nishie, Maya Takazawa, Maki Kakurai, Tomoko Yamada, Naoka Umemoto, Masaaki Kawase, Kentaro Izumi, Hiroshi Shimizu, Toshio Demitsu
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is a common autoimmune blistering disorder with unknown etiology. Recently, increasing numbers of BP cases which developed under the medication with dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP4i), widely used antihyperglycemic drugs, have been reported in published works. Here, we report a case of DPP4i (teneligliptin)-associated BP that developed in a 70-year-old Japanese man. Interestingly, the patient had acquired reactive perforating collagenosis (ARPC), which is also known to be associated with the onset of BP...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446099/mesalazine-induced-bullous-fixed-drug-eruption
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Andac Salman, Dilek Seckin Gencosmanoglu, Yesim O Alahdab, Ana M Giménez-Arnau
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2018: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445491/the-skin-kidney-connection-bullous-pemphigoid-associated-with-acute-allograft-rejection-and-membranous-nephropathy
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Abhilash Koratala, William L Clapp, Olanrewaju A Olaoye, Alfonso H Santos
Bullous pemphigoid has been linked to allograft rejection, as well as membranous nephropathy in renal transplant recipients. Although there is a possibility of multiple distinct autoimmune processes, immune stimulation induced by allograft rejection or antibasement zone antibody interactions are possible mechanisms for the simultaneous skin and renal involvement.
February 2018: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441558/safety-gains-don-t-translate-into-reduced-costs-or-increased-qalys-for-doxycycline-compared-with-prednisolone-for-patients-with-bullous-pemphigoid
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T Sach
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441293/mucocutaneous-manifestations-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-cross-sectional-study
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Rattan S Rashpa, Vikram K Mahajan, Pankaj Kumar, Karaninder S Mehta, Pushpinder S Chauhan, Ritu Rawat, Vikas Sharma
Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD)-associated mucocutaneous manifestations significantly impair the quality of life but often remain understudied. They may also vary across regions, socioeconomic and nutritional status, and racial differences. Objectives: To study the patterns of mucocutaneous disorders and their prevalence in CKD patients irrespective of clinical stage or dialysis status. Materials and Methods: 122 (M:F = 77:45) patients aged 21‒85 (Mean ± SD = 57...
January 2018: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440740/boston-keratoprosthesis-type-1-outcomes-of-the-first-38-cases-performed-at-moorfields-eye-hospital
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Chameen Samarawickrama, Nicholas Strouthidis, Mark R Wilkins
PURPOSE: To evaluate outcomes of Boston keratoprosthesis type 1 (K-Pro) surgery in a cohort of high-risk patients at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Our patients were referred to us at the end-point of their ocular disease. METHODS: A retrospective review of all K-Pro surgery performed between March 2011 and July 2015 with a minimum follow-up of 12 months. RESULTS: 39 eyes of 38 patients were included. Mean follow-up was 28.4 months (range: 12-56)...
February 14, 2018: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438767/diagnosis-and-management-of-pemphigus-recommendations-by-an-international-panel-of-experts
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Dedee F Murrell, Sandra Peña, Pascal Joly, Branka Marinovic, Takashi Hashimoto, Luis A Diaz, Animesh A Sinha, Aimee S Payne, Maryam Daneshpazhooh, Rüdiger Eming, Marcel F Jonkman, Daniel Mimouni, Luca Borradori, Soo-Chan Kim, Jun Yamagami, Julia S Lehman, Marwah Adly Saleh, Donna A Culton, Annette Czernik, John J Zone, David Fivenson, Hideyuki Ujiie, Katarzyna Wozniak, Ayşe Akman-Karakaş, Philippe Bernard, Neil J Korman, Frédéric Caux, Kossara Drenovska, Catherine Prost-Squarcioni, Snejina Vassileva, Ron J Feldman, Adela Rambi Cardones, Johann Bauer, Dimitrios Ioannides, Hana Jedlickova, Francis Palisson, Aikaterini Patsatsi, Soner Uzun, Savas Yayli, Detlef Zillikens, Masayuki Amagai, Michael Hertl, Enno Schmidt, Valeria Aoki, Sergei A Grando, Hiroshi Shimizu, Sharon Baum, Guiseppe Cianchini, Claudio Feliciani, Pilar Iranzo, Jose M Mascaró, Cezary Kowalewski, Russell Hall, Richard Groves, Karen E Harman, M Peter Marinkovich, Emanual Maverakis, Victoria P Werth
BACKGROUND: Several European countries recently developed international diagnostic and management guidelines for pemphigus, which have been instrumental in the standardization of pemphigus management, OBJECTIVE: We now present results from a subsequent Delphi consensus to broaden the generalizability of recommendations. METHODS: A preliminary survey, based on the European Dermatology Forum (EDF) and the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) guidelines, was sent to a panel of international experts to determine the level of consensus...
February 10, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429551/dermatology-and-immunoglobulin-therapy-who-to-treat-and-how-to-administer-immunoglobulins
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F J Navarro-Triviño, I Pérez-López, R Ruíz-Villaverde
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) replacement therapy has been used in immune deficiency diseases for more than 50 years. The indications for this treatment have evolved, however, and IVIG therapy is now used in various diseases in which the immune system plays a prominent role. IVIG therapy has carved out a niche in dermatology for the treatment of such conditions as dermatomyositis, autoimmune bullous diseases, and toxic epidermal necrolysis. Special attention has been paid to this therapy in recent years...
February 8, 2018: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427585/vildagliptin-significantly-increases-the-risk-of-bullous-pemphigoid-a-finnish-nationwide-registry-study
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Outi Varpuluoma, Anna-Kaisa Försti, Jari Jokelainen, Miia Turpeinen, Markku Timonen, Laura Huilaja, Kaisa Tasanen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423547/bpdai-and-absis-correlate-with-serum-anti-bp180-nc16a-igg-but-not-with-anti-bp230-igg-in-patients-with-bullous-pemphigoid
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Maryam Daneshpazhooh, Maryam Ghiasi, Vahideh Lajevardi, Nafise Nasiri, Kamran Balighi, Amir Teimourpour, Hasan Khosravi, Vahide Saeidi, Hamidreza Mahmoudi, Cheyda Chams-Davatchi
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an autoimmune bullous disease characterized by autoantibody production against BP180 and BP230. Two scoring systems have been validated for BP including: Bullous Pemphigoid Disease Area Index (BPDAI) and Autoimmune Bullous Skin Disorder Intensity Score (ABSIS). In this study, we investigated correlations between both scoring systems and either anti-BP180 NC16A or anti-BP230 values. BPDAI and ABSIS were used to measure disease activity in 95 BP patients at Razi Hospital in Tehran, Iran...
February 8, 2018: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422810/a-case-of-pemphigus-vulgaris-associated-with-ulcerative-colitis
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Joo Wan Seo, Jongha Park, Jin Lee, Mi Young Kim, Hyun Ju Choi, Heui Jeong Jeong, Ji Woon Lee, So Young Jung, Woo Kyeong Kim
Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune bullous disorder characterized by the production of autoantibodies against the intercellular space of the epithelium. It has rarely been reported in association with inflammatory bowel disease. Ulcerative colitis is one of the forms of inflammatory bowel disease. A 62-year-old woman who had been treated for ulcerative colitis for 16 years developed pruritic bullae on the skin of her face and body. Histological findings and direct immunofluorescence examination of the skin showed pemphigus vulgaris...
January 2018: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411416/decrease-in-eosinophils-infiltrating-into-the-skin-of-patients-with-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitor-related-bullous-pemphigoid
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Chika Chijiwa, Shintaro Takeoka, Masahiro Kamata, Mihoko Tateishi, Saki Fukaya, Kotaro Hayashi, Atsuko Fukuyasu, Takamitsu Tanaka, Takeko Ishikawa, Takamitsu Ohnishi, Shinichi Watanabe, Yayoi Tada
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an acquired autoimmune blistering disease in which autoantibodies against epitopes in the basement membrane zone of the skin such as BP180 or BP230 are produced. Dipeptidyl peptidase (DPP)-4 inhibitors have become commonly used to treat diabetes. As DPP-4 inhibitors are more commonly prescribed for diabetes, BP related to DPP-4 inhibitors has been reported and has attracted attention. Therefore, we retrospectively investigated patients who were diagnosed with BP in order to examine characteristics of DPP-4 inhibitor-related BP (nine patients; median age, 85 years) in comparison with non-DPP-4 inhibitor-related BP (21; median age, 85 years)...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410297/trends-in-corneal-transplantation-from-2001-to-2016-in-germany-a-report-of-the-dog-section-cornea-and-its-keratoplasty-registry
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E Flockerzi, P Maier, D Böhringer, H Reinshagen, F Kruse, C Cursiefen, T Reinhard, G Geerling, N Torun, B Seitz
PURPOSE: The purpose of this retrospective panel study was to provide an overview of absolute numbers, trends in the types of and indications for corneal transplantation in Germany from 2001 to 2016. METHODS: A questionnaire about absolute numbers, types of transplantation and indications was sent to 111 ophthalmological departments in Germany out of which 94 (85%) provided their data. RESULTS: Since the year 2001, the number of corneal transplantations has increased by 1...
February 1, 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410066/vancomycin-mediates-iga-autoreactivity-in-drug-induced-linear-iga-bullous-dermatosis
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Jun Yamagami, Yoshio Nakamura, Keisuke Nagao, Takeru Funakoshi, Hayato Takahashi, Akiko Tanikawa, Takahisa Hachiya, Toshiyuki Yamamoto, Akemi Ishida-Yamamoto, Toshihiro Tanaka, Noriki Fujimoto, Chikako Nishigori, Tetsuya Yoshida, Norito Ishii, Takashi Hashimoto, Masayuki Amagai
Vancomycin (VCM) is known to induce linear IgA bullous dermatosis (LAD). However, in contrast to conventional LAD, in which circulating IgA autoantibodies against basement membrane proteins are commonly detected, patient sera from VCM-induced LAD (vLAD) yields negative results in indirect immunofluorescence microscopy, and the targeted autoantigen remains undetermined. By utilizing sera from a typical case of vLAD, we identified that co-incubation of sera with VCM resulted in linear IgA deposition at the basement membrane zone (BMZ) by indirect immunofluorescence...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407691/detection-of-%C3%AE-defensin-in-blister-fluids-as-potential-biomarkers-for-bullous-pemphigoid-patients-by-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
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Ching-Ying Wu, Li-Hua Lo, Hung Su, Jentaie Shiea
BACKGROUND: Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is a chronic blistering disease that manifests as multiple tense bullae on the limbs and body. Detecting biomarkers present in skin fluids may assist in the early diagnosis and treatment of BP. In this study, a modern mass spectrometric method was developed for screening biomarkers in blister fluids collected from patients. METHODS: Blister fluids collected from BP patients and physically injured patients were analyzed and compared using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS)...
January 29, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400293/localized-bullous-pemphigoid-associated-with-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitor-treatment
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Kazumasa Oya, Masanao Fujii, Shijima Taguchi, Wataru Nishie, Kentaro Izumi, Hiroshi Shimizu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 5, 2018: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
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