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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079339/survey-of-bullous-pemphigoid-in-an-italian-university-hospital-clinical-epidemiological-characteristics-and-follow-up
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Riccardo Balestri, Giulia Odorici, Annalisa Patrizi, Salvatore D Infusino, Michela Magnano, Federico Bardazzi
BACKGROUND: The clinical-epidemiological characteristics and course of bullous pemphigoid in the general population is not clear. Few studies have been performed to date, and only one in the Italian population more than ten years ago. We decided to evaluate the characteristics and outcome of patients admitted for a bullous pemphigoid at our Hospital in the last 4 years. METHODS: We retrospectively review the last 4 years' medical records of the Department of Dermatology of the University of Bologna, identifying all patients with histological and immunological data typical for bullous pemphigoid...
January 12, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079316/clinical-characteristics-and-treatment-response-of-peripheral-neuropathy-in-the-presence-of-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-churg-strauss-syndrome-experience-at-a-single-tertiary-center
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Hye Jin Cho, Sehyo Yune, Jin Myoung Seok, Eun Bin Cho, Ju Hong Min, Yeon Lim Seo, Byung Jae Lee, Byoung Joon Kim, Dong Chull Choi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is a rare systemic small-vessel vasculitis accompanied by asthma, eosinophilia, and eosinophilic inflammation of various tissues including the peripheral nerves. This study investigated the clinical course and long-term outcomes of peripheral neuropathy in patients with EGPA. METHODS: Seventy-one patients with physician-diagnosed EGPA were identified at Samsung Medical Center between January 1995 and April 2014...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074748/possible-parkinson-s-disease-induced-by-chronic-manganese-supplement-ingestion
#3
Michael J Schuh
OBJECTIVE: The objective is to report a case of possible neurotoxicity resulting from an incorrect dietary supplement for osteoporosis taken at a toxic dose. SUMMARY: The case study examined here is a 37-year-old African-American female who consumed excessive manganese over a period of years, resulting in Parkinson's disease (PD). This patient was referred to the pharmacist pharmacotherapy service by a neurology physician. PD has been shown in the medical literature to be caused by chronic exposure to high levels of manganese...
December 1, 2016: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074315/the-roundworm-strongyloides-stercoralis-in-children-dogs-and-soil-inside-and-outside-a-segregated-settlement-in-eastern-slovakia-frequent-but-hardly-detectable-parasite
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G Štrkolcová, M Goldová, E Bocková, J Mojžišová
A comparative study was carried out to evaluate the Strongyloides stercoralis infections in children and dogs inside and outside the segregated settlement in Medzev, Eastern Slovakia, and a survey of the soil within the settlement was included. Applying the Koga agar plate (KAP) culture method and microscopy examination of stool samples collected from 60 Roma and 21 nonRoma children, no larvae of S. stercoralis were detected but eggs of three nematodes (Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, and Enterobius vermicularis) and cysts of two protozoan endoparasites (Giardia duodenalis and Cryptosporidium spp...
January 10, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073704/raltegravir-induced-drug-reaction-with-eosinophilia-and-systemic-symptoms-syndrome-in-a-child
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Felicia A Scaggs, Mariam S Aziz, Erica L Palmisano, Mahboobeh Mahdavinia, Sheela S Raikar, Latania K Logan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072629/the-key-clues-to-reach-the-diagnosis-of-loeffler-endomyocardial-fibrosis-associated-with-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
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Enrico Ammirati, Domenico Sirico, Linda Brevetti, Laura Scudiero, Diana Artioli, Patrizia Pedrotti, Maria Frigerio
Loeffler endomyocardial fibrosis is a rare restrictive cardiomyopathy due to chronic eosinophilic exposure (Loeffler endomyocarditis). Loeffler endomyocarditis is associated with different eosinophilic disorders, including eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA). These images recapitulate all typical findings that can be observed in patients presenting with heart failure attributable to this specific cardiomyopathy associated with EGPA, a systemic medical condition that can be easily detectable just putting together different diagnostic elements...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070196/airway-autoimmune-responses-in-severe-eosinophilic-asthma-following-low-dose-mepolizumab-therapy
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Manali Mukherjee, Hui Fang Lim, Sruthi Thomas, Douglas Miller, Melanie Kjarsgaard, Bruce Tan, Roma Sehmi, Nader Khalidi, Parameswaran Nair
BACKGROUND: Anti-interleukin (IL)-5 monoclonal antibodies as an eosinophil-depleting strategy is well established, with Mepolizumab being the first biologic approved as an adjunct treatment for severe eosinophilic asthma. CASE PRESENTATION: A 62-year old woman diagnosed with severe eosinophilic asthma showed poor response to Mepolizumab therapy (100 mg subcutaneous dose/monthly) and subsequent worsening of symptoms. The treatment response to Mepolizumab was monitored using both blood and sputum eosinophil counts...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069805/different-lymphocyte-populations-direct-dichotomous-eosinophil-or-neutrophil-responses-to-pulmonary-cryptococcus-infection
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Darin L Wiesner, Kyle D Smith, Sakeen W Kashem, Paul R Bohjanen, Kirsten Nielsen
Many pulmonary infections elicit lymphocyte responses that lead to an accumulation of granulocytes in the lungs. A variety of lymphocytes are capable of directing eosinophils or neutrophils to the lungs, but the contribution of each subset remains enigmatic. In this study, we used a murine model to examine lymphocyte subsets that ultimately drive the eosinophil or neutrophil response to infection with the fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans. We show that granulocytes are produced in the bone marrow, released into the blood stream, and accumulate in the lungs under the instruction of lung parenchymal lymphocytes...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065613/anca-negative-churg-strauss-syndrome-presenting-as-acute-multiple-cerebral-infarcts-a-case-report
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Klearchos Psychogios, Ilias Evmorfiadis, Spyros Dragomanovits, Athanasios Stavridis, Konstantinos Takis, Loukas Kaklamanis, Stathis Pantelis
Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA, previously named Churg-Strauss syndrome) is a form of necrotizing vasculitis occurring in patients with asthma and eosinophilia. Ischemic stroke is a relatively rare complication of the disease. We report a case of a 63-year-old woman with multiple embolic infarcts, hypereosinophilia (for >7 years), and skin rash. Elevated cardiac enzymes and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging were consistent with endomyocarditis. The simultaneous presence of history of asthma, sinusitis, hypereosinophilia, and vasculitis led to the diagnosis of EGPA...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065254/pulmonary-eosinophilia-from-inhaled-colistin
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Pierre-Alexis Lépine, Alain Dumas, Louis-Philippe Boulet
We report the case of a patient with a history of chronic bronchiectasis that presented with new onset fatigue, shortness of breath, peripheral blood eosinophilia and infiltrates on chest radiograph. Eight days previously, she was prescribed inhaled colistimethate sodium 75 mg bid to prevent exacerbations of her respiratory condition. To our knowledge, our case is the first to show the clinical and radiologic features of inhaled-colistimethate-induced pulmonary eosinophilia. It also shows the rapid resolution of its features following treatment with oral corticosteroids...
January 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063872/eosinophilic-esophagitis-vs-proton-pump-inhibitor-responsive-esophageal-eosinophilia-transcriptome-analysis
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Tetsuo Shoda, Akio Matsuda, Ichiro Nomura, Naoko Okada, Kanami Orihara, Hironobu Mikami, Norihisa Ishimura, Shunji Ishihara, Kenji Matsumoto, Yoshikazu Kinoshita
Transcriptome analysis of eosinophilic esophagitis and proton pump inhibitor-responsive esophageal eosinophilia suggests these are a single syndrome, which casts doubt on the current guideline leading to the two distinct disease examinations according to PPI responses.
January 4, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058762/vernal-like-conjunctivitis-in-a-western-lowland-gorilla-gorilla-gorilla-gorilla
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Jane S Hopper, Ellen Holding, Emma J Scurrell, Heidi Featherstone
CASE DESCRIPTION: A 17-year-old female western lowland gorilla presented with bilateral ocular discharge, conjunctivitis, and rhinitis that was investigated and treated over a 34-month period. Clinical findings, diagnostic results, treatment, and follow-up are described. CLINICAL FINDING: A mild intermittent mucoid ocular discharge was initially noted. 10 months later, conjunctival hyperemia and thickening developed and progressed rapidly to a mass-like lesion covering the right eye...
January 5, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056129/acute-posterior-multifocal-placoid-pigment-epitheliopathy-associated-with-drug-reaction-with-eosinophilia-and-systemic-symptoms-syndrome
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Alice Yang Zhang, Jithin Yohannan, Morton F Goldberg, Ian C Han
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 5, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055990/dilation-of-pediatric-eosinophilic-esophagitis-adverse-events-and-short-term-outcomes
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Calies Menard-Katcher, Glenn T Furuta, Robert E Kramer
OBJECTIVES: Although several studies report the experience with adult eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) related stricture, outcomes for pediatric patients with EoE associated fibrostenosis and stricture is even more limited. To address this, we aim to identify the adverse event rate and short-term outcomes of the largest reported cohort of children with EoE to undergo esophageal dilation for management of symptomatic esophageal narrowing. METHODS: A retrospective assessment of all children, 18 years and younger, who underwent esophageal dilation at an academic children's hospital over a 5-year period was conducted...
July 18, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052805/hypereosinophilic-syndrome
#15
Heung R Noh, Gil G Magpantay
BACKGROUND: Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is a myeloproliferative disorder characterized by persistent eosinophilia associated with multiple organ damage. OBJECTIVE: To increase awareness of the rare but potentially life-threatening disease and to provide a brief overview of the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of HES. METHODS: Pertinent data from the patient's clinical course was incorporated with salient articles on the topic...
January 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050031/editorial-moving-away-from-focussing-on-gastric-pathophysiology-in-functional-dyspepsia-new-insights-and-therapeutic-implications
#16
Nicholas J Talley
Functional dyspepsia (FD) is a prevalent syndrome that affects up to one in six Americans, although misdiagnosis as gastroesophageal reflux disease may be common. Early satiety, postprandial fullness, and epigastric pain or burning are the cardinal symptoms. Traditionally, FD has been blamed on gastric dysfunction and much research effort has focussed on unlocking the gastric pathophysiology. New research suggests gastric dysfunction has only a minor role in the pathogenesis in many cases, and the focus has begun to shift to evaluation of duodenal feedback and subtle inflammation including duodenal eosinophilia...
January 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045493/inhalation-and-oropharyngeal-aspiration-exposure-to-rod-like-carbon-nanotubes-induce-similar-airway-inflammation-and-biological-responses-in-mouse-lungs
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Pia Kinaret, Marit Ilves, Vittorio Fortino, Elina Rydman, Piia Karisola, Anna Lähde, Joonas Koivisto, Jorma Jokiniemi, Henrik Wolff, Kai Savolainen, Dario Greco, Harri Alenius
Carbon nanotubes (CNT) have the potential to great impact on technological and industrial progress, but their production and use may, in some cases, cause serious health problems. Certain rod-shaped multi-walled CNT (rCNT) can, in fact, induce severe asbestos-like pathogenicity in mice, including granuloma formation, fibrosis and even cancer. Evaluating the comparability between alternative hazard assessment methods is needed to ensure fast and reliable evaluation of the potentially adverse effects of these materials...
January 3, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043224/haycocknema-perplexum-an-emerging-cause-of-parasitic-myositis-in-australia
#18
Luke J Vos, Thomas Robertson, Enzo Binotto
Haycocknema perplexum is a rare cause of parasitic myositis, with all cases of human infection reported from Australia. This case involved an 80-year-old Queensland wildlife carer, who presented with muscle weakness, mild eosinophilia and creatine kinase elevation. This case supports an association with native animal contact and highlights the debilitating nature of this infection.
December 24, 2016: Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042687/unsupervised-network-mapping-of-commercially-available-immunoassay-yields-three-distinct-chronic-rhinosinusitis-endotypes
#19
Rohit Divekar, Matthew Rank, Diane Squillace, Hirohito Kita, Devyani Lal
BACKGROUND: Endotyping chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) through simplified cytokine assays may help direct individualized therapy such as corticosteroids, antibiotics, or biologics. We performed an unsupervised network analysis to endotype CRS and control subjects using a commercially available cytokine-chemokine immunoassay. METHODS: A 41-plex cytokine-chemokine array along with major basic protein (MBP) assay was performed on sinonasal surgical tissue of 32 adults...
January 2, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042058/eosinophilic-airway-inflammation-in-asthma-is-associated-with-an-altered-airway-microbiome
#20
Asger Sverrild, Pia Kiilerich, Asker Brejnrod, Rebecca Pedersen, Celeste Porsbjerg, Anders Bergqvist, Jonas S Erjefält, Karsten Kristiansen, Vibeke Backer
BACKGROUND: Subjects with asthma have higher microbiome diversity, and an altered composition with more Proteobacteria and less Bacteroidetes compared to healthy controls. Studies comparing airway inflammation and airway microbiome are sparse, especially in subjects not on anti-inflammatory treatment. OBJECTIVE: To describe the relationship between the airway microbiome and patterns of airway inflammation in steroid-free subjects with asthma and healthy controls...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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