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Autoimmune enteropathy

Nicole Selleski, Lucas Malta Almeida, Fernanda Coutinho de Almeida, Claudia Beatriz Pratesi, Yanna Karla de Medeiros Nóbrega, Lenora Gandolfi
BACKGROUND: Celiac disease is an autoimmune enteropathy triggered by the ingestion of gluten in genetically susceptible individuals. Almost all celiac patients carry immune recognition genes coding for HLA-DQ2.5 and DQ8 heterodimers. Over the last few years, great importance has been given to HLA-DQ2.2 as probable predisposing variant, although controversies still exist regarding its relevance. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to determine the possible existence of an association between HLA-DQ2...
January 2018: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
So Hee Dho, Jae Cheong Lim, Lark Kyun Kim
The complement is a part of the immune system that plays several roles in removing pathogens. Despite the importance of the complement system, the exact role of each component has been overlooked because the complement system was thought to be a nonspecific humoral immune mechanism that worked against pathogens. Decay-accelerating factor (DAF or CD55) is a known inhibitor of the complement system and has recently attracted substantial attention due to its role in various diseases, such as cancer, protein-losing enteropathy, and malaria...
February 2018: Immune Network
Rachele Ciccocioppo, Giorgio A Croci, Federico Biagi, Alessandro Vanoli, Costanza Alvisi, Giorgio Cavenaghi, Roberta Riboni, Mariarosa Arra, Paolo G Gobbi, Marco Paulli, Gino R Corazza
Enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma is regarded as a dismal, late complication of coeliac disease, though a single case of T-cell lymphoma with such features arising in the setting of autoimmune enteropathy of the adult has been reported to date. We aim to describe the case of a 41-year-old woman complaining of severe malabsorption syndrome, who was diagnosed with autoimmune enteropathy based on the presence of flat intestinal mucosa unresponsive to any dietary restriction and positivity for enterocyte autoantibodies...
February 14, 2018: Hematological Oncology
Rishi D Naik, Douglas L Seidner, Dawn Wiese Adams
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder due to the inflammatory response to gluten in genetically predisposed individuals. It causes an enteropathy associated with several nutritional complications. Strict compliance to a gluten-free diet (GFD) is the current primary therapy. Nonceliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is a condition in which gluten ingestion leads to systemic symptoms but is not associated with small bowel atrophy or abnormal celiac serologies. A GFD heals celiac disease enteropathy and improves symptoms in NCGS...
March 2018: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
Ayush Sharma, Rok Seon Choung, Xiao Jing Wang, Pierre A Russo, Tsung-Teh Wu, Vandana Nehra, Joseph A Murray
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Little is known about the features of immune-mediated non-celiac villous atrophies, such as autoimmune enteropathy (AIE). We investigated the demographic, clinical, and histologic features of adults with AIE compared to adults with refractory celiac disease type 1. We also report outcomes of treatment with open-label budesonide. METHODS: We performed a retrospective case-control of patients with AIE (n=30) seen at the Mayo Clinic (in Rochester, Minnesota) from 2000 through 2015...
January 4, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Eyad Altamimi
Purpose: Celiac disease, an autoimmune enteropathy triggered by exposure to gluten, is not uncommon in South Jordan. However, its prevalence is underestimated due to lack of physician awareness of the diversity of disease presentation. The clinical spectrum includes classic gastrointestinal manifestations, as well as rickets, iron-deficiency anemia, short stature, elevated liver enzymes, and edema. Our goal was to evaluate celiac disease presentation in clinically diagnosed children. Methods: Retrospective study included all children diagnosed with celiac disease between September 2009 and September 2015...
December 2017: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Aiko Ono-Ohmachi, Haruyo Nakajima-Adachi, Yoshikazu Morita, Ken Kato, Satoshi Hachimura
To examine novel functions of milk basic protein (MBP) in T-cell-related inflammatory diseases, such as autoimmune diseases and allergies, we evaluated the effects of MBP on the causative responses of ovalbumin (OVA)-specific T cells in a food-allergic enteropathy model, OVA23-3 mice, which express an OVA-specific T-cell receptor gene. The OVA-specific CD4+ T cells of the mesenteric lymph nodes (MLN) from OVA23-3 mice were cultured with CD11c+ dendritic cells of MLN from BALB/cA mice in the absence or presence of MBP following stimulation with OVA; then the levels of CD69 expression and the levels of cytokine production by CD4+ T cells were measured to evaluate activation...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
Federica Barzaghi, Laura Cristina Amaya Hernandez, Benedicte Neven, Silvia Ricci, Zeynep Yesim Kucuk, Jack J Bleesing, Zohreh Nademi, Mary Anne Slatter, Erlinda Rose Ulloa, Anna Shcherbina, Anna Roppelt, Austen Worth, Juliana Silva, Alessandro Aiuti, Luis Murguia-Favela, Carsten Speckmann, Magda Carneiro-Sampaio, Juliana Folloni Fernandes, Safa Baris, Ahmet Ozen, Elif Karakoc-Aydiner, Ayca Kiykim, Ansgar Schulz, Sandra Steinmann, Lucia Dora Notarangelo, Eleonora Gambineri, Paolo Lionetti, William Thomas Shearer, Lisa R Forbes, Caridad Martinez, Despina Moshous, Stephane Blanche, Alain Fisher, Frank M Ruemmele, Come Tissandier, Marie Ouachee-Chardin, Frédéric Rieux-Laucat, Marina Cavazzana, Waseem Qasim, Barbarella Lucarelli, Michael H Albert, Ichiro Kobayashi, Laura Alonso, Cristina Diaz De Heredia, Hirokazu Kanegane, Anita Lawitschka, Jong Jin Seo, Marta Gonzalez-Vicent, Miguel Angel Diaz, Rakesh Kumar Goyal, Martin G Sauer, Akif Yesilipek, Minsoo Kim, Yesim Yilmaz-Demirdag, Monica Bhatia, Julie Khlevner, Erick J Richmond Padilla, Silvana Martino, Davide Montin, Olaf Neth, Agueda Molinos-Quintana, Justo Valverde-Fernandez, Arnon Broides, Vered Pinsk, Antje Ballauf, Filomeen Haerynck, Victoria Bordon, Catharina Dhooge, Maria Laura Garcia-Lloret, Robbert G Bredius, Krzysztof Kałwak, Elie Haddad, Markus Gerhard Seidel, Gregor Duckers, Sung-Yun Pai, Christopher C Dvorak, Stephan Ehl, Franco Locatelli, Frederick Goldman, Andrew Richard Gennery, Mort J Cowan, Maria-Grazia Roncarolo, Rosa Bacchetta
BACKGROUND: Immunodysregulation polyendocrinopathy enteropathy x-linked (IPEX) syndrome is a monogenic autoimmune disease caused by FOXP3 mutations. Because it is a rare disease, the natural history and response to treatments, including allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and immunosuppression (IS), have not been thoroughly examined. OBJECTIVE: This analysis sought to evaluate disease onset, progression, and long-term outcome of the 2 main treatments in long-term IPEX survivors...
March 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
R Sigala-Robles, S V Aguayo-Patrón, A M Calderón de la Barca
INTRODUCTION: Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune enteropathy associated with gluten ingestion. In extended families of celiac patients that live in close proximity of one another, shared genetic and environmental factors can predispose them to CD. AIM: The aim of this study was to provide evidence about the genetic and environmental factors involved in the development of CD in the extended family of a pediatric patient. METHODS: The medical history, environmental conditions, and participant weight, height, and peripheral blood samples were evaluated...
November 18, 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
Alex J Thompson, Michael Hughes, Salzitsa Anastasova, Laurie S Conklin, Tudor Thomas, Cadman Leggett, William A Faubion, Thomas J Miller, Peter Delaney, François Lacombe, Sacha Loiseau, Alexander Meining, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Guillermo J Tearney, Paul Kelly, Guang-Zhong Yang
Environmental enteric dysfunction (EED) is a disease of the small intestine affecting children and adults in low and middle income countries. Arising as a consequence of repeated infections, gut inflammation results in impaired intestinal absorptive and barrier function, leading to poor nutrient uptake and ultimately to stunting and other developmental limitations. Progress towards new biomarkers and interventions for EED is hampered by the practical and ethical difficulties of cross-validation with the gold standard of biopsy and histology...
December 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Elizabeth J Feuille, Niloofar Anooshiravani, Kathleen E Sullivan, Ramsay L Fuleihan, Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles
PURPOSE: Autoimmune cytopenia is frequently a presenting manifestation of common variable immune deficiency (CVID). Studies characterizing the CVID phenotype associated with autoimmune cytopenias have mostly been limited to large referral centers. Here, we report prevalence of autoimmune cytopenias in CVID from the USIDNET Registry and compare the demographics and clinical features of patients with and without this complication. METHODS: Investigators obtained demographic, laboratory, and clinical data on CVID patients within the USIDNET Registry...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Immunology
Laura Passerini, Rosa Bacchetta
The development of novel approaches to control immune responses to self- and allogenic tissues/organs represents an ambitious goal for the management of autoimmune diseases and in transplantation. Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are recognized as key players in the maintenance of peripheral tolerance in physiological and pathological conditions, and Treg-based cell therapies to restore tolerance in T cell-mediated disorders have been designed. However, several hurdles, including insufficient number of Tregs, their stability, and their antigen specificity, have challenged Tregs clinical applicability...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
Fayhan J Alroqi, Louis-Marie Charbonnier, Sevgi Keles, Fatima Ghandour, Pierre Mouawad, Rami Sabouneh, Reem Mohammed, Abduarahman Almutairi, Janet Chou, Michel J Massaad, Raif S Geha, Zeina Baz, Talal A Chatila
PURPOSE: The dedicator of cytokinesis 8 (DOCK8) deficiency is an autosomal recessive-combined immunodeficiency whose clinical spectra include recurrent infections, autoimmunity, malignancies, elevated serum IgE, eczema, and food allergies. Here, we report on patients with loss of function DOCK8 mutations with profound immune dysregulation suggestive of an immune dysregulation, polyendocrinopathy, enteropathy, X-linked (IPEX)-like disorder. METHODS: Immunophenotyping of lymphocyte subpopulations and analysis of DOCK8 protein expression were evaluated by flow cytometry...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
Shoaib M Wazir, Ibrahim Ghobrial
Clinical copper deficiency is now more frequently recognized. Hematologically, it can present as anemia (microcytic, normocytic, or macrocytic) and neutropenia. Thrombocytopenia is relatively rare. Neurologically, it can manifest as myelopathy and peripheral neuropathy simulating subacute combined degeneration. Bone marrow findings can mimic myelodysplasia resulting in occasional inappropriate referral for bone marrow transplantation. Other conditions with similar presentations include infections, drug toxicity, autoimmunity, B12 deficiency, folate deficiency, myelodysplastic syndrome, aplastic anemia, and lymphoma with bone marrow involvement...
October 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
Sarah E Umetsu, Ian Brown, Cord Langner, Gregory Y Lauwers
Autoimmune enteropathy (AIE) is a rare condition characterized by intractable diarrhea and immune-mediated injury of the intestinal mucosa. As the clinical and histopathologic manifestations of this disease are highly variable, its diagnosis is challenging for both clinicians and pathologists. In fact, the term autoimmune enteropathies is likely more appropriate since the clinicopathologic manifestations are observed in association with a heterogeneous group of disorders. The pathophysiology of AIE has not been fully elucidated...
October 11, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
Khadija Sarghini, Sofia Oubaha, Zouhour Samlani, Khadija Krati
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune enteropathy related to gluten intolerance which occurs in subjects genetically disposed. The diagnosis is based on the combination of clinical biological and histological arguments. It is associated with many complications, including lymphoma. The risk of tuberculosis in patients with coeliac disease is increased. Several hypotheses explaining this association have been discussed. We report a case of coeliac disease associated with multifocal tuberculosis in a 17-year old patient...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
Kaushik Majumdar, Puja Sakhuja, Amarender Singh Puri, Kavita Gaur, Aiman Haider, Ranjana Gondal
BACKGROUND: Coeliac disease (CD) is a gluten-sensitive enteropathy diagnosed on the basis of ESPGHAN criteria and clinical response to gluten-free diet (GFD). Histological abnormalities on liver biopsy have been noted in CD but have seldom been described. AIMS: To assess the histological spectrum of 'coeliac hepatitis' and possibility of reversal of such features after a GFD. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with concomitant CD and hepatic derangement were analysed for clinical profile, laboratory investigations and duodenal and liver biopsy...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
Filippo Consonni, Laura Dotta, Francesca Todaro, Donatella Vairo, Raffaele Badolato
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To describe primary immunodeficiencies caused by gain-of-function (GOF) mutations of signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) genes, a group of genetically determined disorders characterized by susceptibility to infections and, in many cases, autoimmune manifestations. RECENT FINDINGS: GOF mutations affecting STAT1 result in increased STAT tyrosine phosphorylation and secondarily increased response to STAT1-signaling cytokines, such as interferons...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
Gihyun Lee, Hwan-Suck Chung, Kyeseok Lee, Hyeonhoon Lee, Minhwan Kim, Hyunsu Bae
BACKGROUND: Immunodysregulation polyendocrinopathy enteropathy X-linked syndrome (IPEX) is a lethal autoimmune disease caused by mutations in the Foxp3 gene scurfin (scurfy). Immunosuppressive therapy for IPEX patients has been generally ineffective and has caused severe side effects, however curcumin has shown immune regulation properties for inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and inflammatory bowel diseases without side effects. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether curcumin would attenuate symptoms of IPEX in mouse model and would prolong its survival period...
September 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
Omar Shehab, David J Tester, Nicholas C Ackerman, F Susan Cowchock, Michael J Ackerman
OBJECTIVE: To identify the underlying genetic cause for recurrent intrauterine fetal death (IUFD) of males. METHODS: Whole genome sequencing was performed on DNA from five healthy obligatory carrier females and an unaffected male offspring of a multigenerational pedigree with recurrent second-trimester IUFD of males (n = 19). When documented, all deaths occurred at ≤20 weeks of gestation. Hydrops fetalis was diagnosed at death in the most recent case. RESULTS: Following variant filtering based on a recessive X-linked inheritance pattern, a rare FOXP3 frameshift mutation (p...
October 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
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