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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935425/-amiodarone-induced-immune-complex-cutaneous-vasculitis
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M Ndiaye, B Lebrun-Vignes, N Ortonne, L Fardet
BACKGROUND: A wide variety of drugs can cause cutaneous vasculitis. Herein we report a case of immune complex vasculitis induced by amiodarone. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A 57-year-old patient reported a recent history of pruritus associated with large erythematous, inflammatory, necrotic plaques localized on the lower limbs and back. These cutaneous lesions had appeared less than 2 months after initiation of amiodarone for supra-ventricular arrhythmia. Histological and direct immunofluorescence examinations of a skin biopsy sample revealed vasculitis with the presence of IgM and C3 immune complexes in vessels...
September 18, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891170/design-and-evaluation-of-cryodevice-an-easy-to-use-apparatus-for-maintenance-of-optimum-temperature-during-cryoglobulin-assay
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Praveen K Veerasubramanian, Jayakanthan Kabeerdoss, Pulukool Sandhya, Suresh Devasahayam, Debashish Danda
INTRODUCTION: Maintenance of temperature during collection and transport of blood is an important pre-requisite for cryoglobulin assays. In this manuscript, we describe 'cryodevice', a low-cost device for transportation and/or incubation of vials of whole blood at 37°C. Such a device would reduce false negatives in cryoglobulin assays. METHOD: The 'cryodevice' takes the embodiment of a portable, light, insulated water bath, which can be used as an incubator in a plugged-in state, or as a transport container after it is set up and disconnected from the power supply...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810602/hepatitis-c-virus-associated-cryoglobulinemia-with-membrano-proliferative-glomerulonephritis-treated-with-prednisolone-and-interferon-a-case-report
#3
Qiao-Yan Guo, Man Wu, Yang-Wei Wang, Guang-Dong Sun
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major cause of liver-associated morbidity and has an increasing prevalence worldwide. Hepatitis C virus infection may lead to chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis and liver failure. However, it is also associated with a wide range of extra-hepatic complications, such as cryoglobulinemia, an immune complex disease associated with cryoglobulin leading to multiple organ damage and, while the major symptom is vasculitis. The present study reported on a-58-year-old woman who was diagnosed with HCV-associated cryoglobulinemia with skin, kidney and blood system damage and biopsy-proven cryoglobulinemia membrano-proliferative glomerulonephritis...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741977/reduction-in-the-presence-of-cryoglobulins-over-time-in-the-hemodialysis-treatment
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Tainá Mosca, Simone Sanches Arcuri, Luiz Antônio Miorin, Andrelita de Oliveira Cristiano, Yvoty Alves Dos Santos Sens, Wilma Carvalho Neves Forte
BACKGROUND: The presence of cryoglobulins in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on hemodialysis is well described. However, the generation of cryoglobulins during the dialysis treatment has yet to be established. The aim of the present study was to determine the presence of serum cryoglobulins over time in the dialysis treatment in patients with CKD not infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). METHOD: Peripheral blood samples were collected at the beginning of dialysis treatment and at 30, 60, 90 and 120 days afterwards...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735554/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-central-nervous-system-vasculitis-in-a-patient-affected-by-crioglobulin-negative-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-a-likely-correlation
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Silvia Squarza, Alberto Galli, Maurizio Cariati, Federico Alberici, Valentina Bertolini, Fabio Frediani, Carla Uggetti
A 56-year-old man with behavioural disorders and facial-brachio-crural right hemiparesis presented with a brain lesion studied with computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and brain biopsy, leading to the diagnosis of cerebral vasculitis. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in a phase of activity, without cryoglobulins, was also detected. Brain biopsy, laboratory analysis and response to a specific therapy supported the diagnosis of central nervous system vasculitis that was HCV related.
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732547/crescentic-glomerular-nephritis-associated-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-case-report
#6
K Balendran, L D S U Senarathne, R D Lanerolle
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disorder where clinically significant renal involvement is relatively common. However, crescentic glomerular nephritis is a rarely described entity among the rheumatoid nephropathies. We report a case of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis presenting with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-negative crescentic glomerular nephritis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 54-year-old Sri Lankan woman who had recently been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis was being treated with methotrexate 10 mg weekly and infrequent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688880/igg3-subclass-a-possible-trigger-of-mixed-cryoglobulin-cascade-in-hepatitis-c-virus-chronic-infection
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Umberto Basile, Francesca Gulli, Laura Gragnani, Elisa Fognani, Cecilia Napodano, Krizia Pocino, Anna Linda Zignego, Gian Ludovico Rapaccini
HCV is a hepatotropic and lymphotropic virus and is the most frequent cause of "benign" mono-oligoclonal B-lymphocyte proliferation, observed in mixed cryoglobulinemia (MC). The study aims to investigate the presence, prevalence and characteristics of the subclasses of cryoglobulins in HCV-patients to look for a relationship with MC. Fifty HCV-infected patients with cryoglobulins were enrolled. IgG subclasses were characterized in cryoprecipitate, and serum IgG and IgM Rheumatoid Factor (RF) were determined...
June 24, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661098/efficacy-of-cryofiltration-for-treatment-of-mixed-cryoglobulinemia-a-report-of-four-cases
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Yoshihiro Taniyama, Yoshihisa Nakatani, Toshiaki Matsuoka, Miyo Takahashi, Kazuyuki Shimizu, Sachiyo Yamamoto, Yuki Inoue, Sayoko Ohnishi, Norihiro Kobayashi, Yukihito Nakano, Masahiro Takami, Shuji Arima
Cryoglobulinemia can induce systemic vasculitis affecting various organs such as skin, peripheral nerves, and kidney. The disease can induce chronic organ failure and even be life-threatening. Cryofiltration has been applied for the treatment of cryoglobulinemic vasculitis. We have experienced four cases with mixed cryoglobulinemia showing severe and progressive clinical manifestations, including skin purpura, nephrotic syndrome, acute kidney injury, and peripheral neuropathy. Cryofiltration in conjunction with conventional pharmacological therapies appeared to be safe and effective...
June 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543916/hcv-rna-genomic-sequences-and-hcv-e2-glycoprotein-in-sural-nerve-biopsies-from-hcv-infected-patients-with-peripheral-neuropathy
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Sabino Russi, Domenico Sansonno, Salvatore Monaco, Sara Mariotto, Sergio Ferrari, Fabio Pavone, Gianfranco Lauletta, Franco Dammacco
AIMS: Peripheral neuropathy (PN), the major neurological complication of chronic HCV infection, is frequently associated with mixed cryoglobulinemia (MC) and small-vessel systemic vasculitis. While humoral and cell-mediated immune mechanisms are suspected to act together in an aberrant immune response that results in peripheral nerve damage, the role of HCV remains largely speculative. The possible demonstration of HCV in peripheral nerve tissue would obviously assume important pathogenic implications...
May 24, 2017: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507447/managing-refractory-cryoglobulinemic-vasculitis-challenges-and-solutions
#10
REVIEW
Predrag Ostojic, Ivan R Jeremic
Cryoglobulinemia is thought to be a rare condition. It may be an isolated disorder or secondary to a particular disease. According to immunoglobulin composition, cryoglobulinemia is classified into three types. In mixed cryoglobulinemia (types II and III), vascular deposition of cryoglobulin-containing immune complexes and complement may induce a clinical syndrome, characterized by systemic vasculitis and inflammation - cryoglobulinemic vasculitis (CryoVas). Most common clinical manifestations in CryoVas are skin lesions (orthostatic purpura and ulcers), weakness, peripheral neuropathy, Raynaud's phenomenon, sicca syndrome, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, and arthralgia and seldom arthritis...
2017: Journal of Inflammation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507188/cryoglobulinemia-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-a-disease-subset-that-links-higher-systemic-disease-activity-autoimmunity-and-local-b-cell-proliferation-in-mucosa-associated-lymphoid-tissue
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Luca Quartuccio, Chiara Baldini, Roberta Priori, Elena Bartoloni, Francesco Carubbi, Alessia Alunno, Saviana Gandolfo, Serena Colafrancesco, Roberto Giacomelli, Roberto Gerli, Guido Valesini, Stefano Bombardieri, Salvatore De Vita
OBJECTIVE: To compare systemic disease activity by validated tools, i.e., the European League Against Rheumatism Sjögren Syndrome Disease Activity Index (ESSDAI) and the Clinical ESSDAI (ClinESSDAI) scores, between primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS) with positive serum cryoglobulins and pSS without serum cryoglobulins. METHODS: There were 825 consecutive patients with pSS who were retrospectively evaluated. RESULTS: The ESSDAI and the ClinESSDAI scores were significantly higher in cryoglobulin-positive patients (p < 0...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503888/cryoglobulinaemic-glomerulonephritis-artefacts-associated-with-laboratory-diagnosis-and-need-for-renal-biopsy
#12
Ajish Radhamma, Jobert Anjelo, Tony J Elias
Cryoglobulinemia as a cause of renal impairment is uncommon but needs to be considered in viral hepatitis and haematological malignancies. Often detection and estimation of cryoglobulins are confounded by collection and processing errors. This report highlights the need for stringent processing measures if the clinical suspicion is high.
May 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466806/hcv-unrelated-cryoglobulinaemic-vasculitis-the-results-of-a-prospective-observational-study-by-the-italian-group-for-the-study-of-cryoglobulinaemias-gisc
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Massimo Galli, Letizia Oreni, Francesco Saccardo, Laura Castelnovo, Davide Filippini, Piero Marson, Maria Teresa Mascia, Cesare Mazzaro, Laura Origgi, Elena Ossi, Maurizio Pietrogrande, Piero Pioltelli, Luca Quartuccio, Salvatore Scarpato, Salvatore Sollima, Agostino Riva, Paolo Fraticelli, Roberta Zani, Dilia Giuggioli, Marco Sebastiani, Piercarlo Sarzi Puttini, Armando Gabrielli, Anna Linda Zignego, Patrizia Scaini, Clodoveo Ferri, Salvatore De Vita, Giuseppe Monti
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the clinical and laboratory patterns of HCV-unrelated cryoglobulinaemic vasculitis (CV), and the factors influencing its outcome. METHODS: Prospective study of all anti-HCV and HCV-RNA negative patients with CV who have been observed since January 2004 in 17 centres participating in the Italian Group for the Study of Cryoglobulinaemias (GISC). RESULTS: 175 enrolled were followed up for 677 person-years. The associated conditions were primary Sjögren's syndrome (21...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424927/development-of-new-extra-glandular-manifestations-or-associated-auto-immune-diseases-after-establishing-the-diagnosis-of-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-long-term-study-of-the-antonius-nieuwegein-sj%C3%A3-gren-ans-cohort
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E J Ter Borg, J C Kelder
To investigate in a long-term study, the development of new extra-glandular manifestations (EGM) or associated auto-immune diseases (AID) from 1 year after establishing the diagnosis of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). The primary goal was to examine the frequency and type of these manifestations and to find out which demographic, clinical and serological profile was most at risk. All outpatients diagnosed with primary Sjögren's syndrome were included in a retrospective study, with at least one check-up per year, from June 1991 until August 2015...
July 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422865/crystalglobulinemia-manifesting-as-chronic-arthralgia-and-acute-limb-ischemia-a-clinical-case-report
#15
Nobuya Abe, Tomoko Tomita, Miyuki Bohgaki, Hideki Kasahara, Takao Koike
RATIONALE: Crystalglobulinemia is a rare disease caused by monoclonal immunoglobulins, characterized by irreversible crystallization on refrigeration. It causes systemic symptoms including purpura, arthralgia, and vessel occlusive conditions to be exacerbated by exposure to cold. We report a patient with crystalglobulinemia associated with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) manifesting as chronic arthralgia and recurrent acute arterial occlusion. PRESENTING CONCERNS: A 61-year-old man, who had been diagnosed with MGUS and who had arthralgia of unknown origin, presented with recurrent acute limb ischemia after surgical thromboembolectomy...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416003/characterization-and-risk-estimate-of-cancer-in-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome
#16
Pilar Brito-Zerón, Belchin Kostov, Guadalupe Fraile, Daniel Caravia-Durán, Brenda Maure, Francisco-Javier Rascón, Mónica Zamora, Arnau Casanovas, Miguel Lopez-Dupla, Mar Ripoll, Blanca Pinilla, Eva Fonseca, Miriam Akasbi, Gloria de la Red, Miguel-Angel Duarte-Millán, Patricia Fanlo, Pablo Guisado-Vasco, Roberto Pérez-Alvarez, Antonio J Chamorro, César Morcillo, Iratxe Jiménez-Heredia, Isabel Sánchez-Berná, Armando López-Guillermo, Manuel Ramos-Casals
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to characterize the risk of cancer in a large cohort of patients with primary Sjögren syndrome (SjS). METHODS: We had analyzed the development of cancer in 1300 consecutive patients fulfilling the 2002 SjS classification criteria. The baseline clinical and immunological characteristics and systemic activity (ESSDAI scores) were assessed at diagnosis as predictors of cancer using Cox proportional hazards regression analysis adjusted for age at diagnosis and gender...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415864/-extrahepatic-manifestations-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-infected-patients
#17
REVIEW
Krisztina Hagymási, Anna Egresi, Gabriella Lengyel
The importance of chronic hepatitis C infection is significant. 3% of the World's population is infected. There is at least one extrahepatic manifestation in 50% of HCV patients, which makes the prognosis and mortality worse. The pathomechanisms included are cryoglobulin production, immunmechanisms, and direct viral effects. The authors summarize the main extrahepatic manifestations, as well as treatment possibilities. The aim is to draw attention to this colourful infection in order to improve the recognition in the era of the new effective direct antiviral agents...
April 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388935/direct-acting-antiviral-agents-in-the-therapy-of-hepatitis-c-virus-related-mixed-cryoglobulinaemia-a-single-centre-experience
#18
Gianfranco Lauletta, Sabino Russi, Fabio Pavone, Angelo Vacca, Franco Dammacco
BACKGROUND: The efficacy and safety of direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) were evaluated in a cohort of prospectively enrolled patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related mixed cryoglobulinaemia (MC), an immune complex-mediated vasculitis of small and medium vessels in which the pathogenetic role of HCV has been clearly established. METHODS: Twenty-two patients received DAAs. Clinical and laboratory features were recorded at baseline, every 4 weeks until the end of treatment (EoT), and 12 weeks afterwards...
April 8, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370486/clinical-presentation-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-type-1-monoclonal-cryoglobulinemia
#19
Surbhi Sidana, S Vincent Rajkumar, Angela Dispenzieri, Martha Q Lacy, Morie A Gertz, Francis K Buadi, Suzanne R Hayman, David Dingli, Prashant Kapoor, Wilson I Gonsalves, Ronald S Go, Yi Lisa Hwa, Nelson Leung, Amie L Fonder, Miriam A Hobbs, Steven R Zeldenrust, Stephen J Russell, John A Lust, Robert A Kyle, Shaji K Kumar
We describe a series of 102 patients diagnosed from January 1, 1990 to December 31, 2015 with Type 1 monoclonal cryoglobulinemia (MoC). Symptoms were seen in 89 (87%) patients, including: cutaneous symptoms in 64 (63%) patients, with purpura (n = 43, 42%) and ulcers/gangrene (n = 35, 34%) being most common; neurological findings in 33 (32%) patients, most frequently sensory neuropathy (n = 24, 24%); vasomotor symptoms, mainly Raynaud's phenomenon in 25 (25%); arthralgias in 24 (24%); and renal manifestations, primarily glomerulonephritis in 14 (14%) patients...
July 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368978/cryoglobulinemia-vasculitis-how-to-handle
#20
Anne C Desbois, Cloe Comarmond, David Saadoun, Patrice Cacoub
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: More than 50% of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infected patients produce a mixed cryoglobulin and two-third of them will develop a symptomatic cryoglobulinemia vasculitis (CryoVas). In the present review, we aim at summarizing the most recent advances in diagnosis and treatment of HCV-CryoVas. RECENT FINDINGS: The treatment of HCV-CryoVas has much changed during the last months. The recent emergence of new direct-acting (DAA) interferon (IFN)-free antivirals, enabling high cure rates with a very good safety profile now permit to cure most patients with HCV-CryoVas...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
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