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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814592/fever-and-generalised-lymphadenopathy-in-an-hiv-positive-patient-a-diagnostic-challenge
#1
Bernardo Neves, Pedro Raimundo, Pedro Farinha
Fever and generalised lymphadenopathy is a common presentation of a variety of diseases and a thorough investigation is often necessary for appropriate diagnosis.We present a 53-year-old male patient admitted with fever, weight loss of 15 kg in 3 months and abdominal discomfort. Examination was only remarkable for axillary and inguinal lymphadenopathy. Blood tests showed normocytic normochromic anaemia, cholestasis and a previously unknown HIV-1 infection with lymphocyte CD4 +count of 239 cells/mm(3) and viral load 3...
August 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794637/the-role-of-mediastinoscopy-in-the-diagnosis-of-non-lung-cancer-diseases
#2
Serdar Onat, Gungor Ates, Alper Avcı, Tekin Yıldız, Ali Birak, Cihan Akgul Ozmen, Refik Ulku
BACKGROUND: Mediastinoscopy is a good method to evaluate mediastinal lesions. We sought to determine the current role of mediastinoscopy in the investigation of non-lung cancer patients with mediastinal lymphadenopathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed clinical parameters (age, gender, histological diagnosis, morbidity, mortality) of all patients without lung cancer who consecutively underwent mediastinoscopy in Hospital of Faculty of Medicine of Dicle University between June 2003 and December 2016...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777778/kshv-and-the-role-of-notch-receptor-dysregulation-in-disease-progression
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REVIEW
Jennifer L DeCotiis, David M Lukac
Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is the causative agent of two human cancers, Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) and primary effusion lymphoma (PEL), and a lymphoproliferation, Multicentric Castleman's Disease (MCD). Progression to tumor development in KS is dependent upon the reactivation of the virus from its latent state. We, and others, have shown that the Replication and transcriptional activator (Rta) protein is the only viral gene product that is necessary and sufficient for viral reactivation. To induce the reactivation and transcription of viral genes, Rta forms a complex with the cellular DNA binding component of the canonical Notch signaling pathway, recombination signal binding protein for Jk (RBP-Jk)...
August 4, 2017: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758262/paraneoplastic-pemphigus-seen-in-4-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-formerly-treated-with-rituximab
#4
C Baykal, S Kılıç, R Küçükoğlu
Paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) is a peculiar variant of pemphigus with pathognomonic clinical, histological, and immunological features. It is typically associated with hematologic malignancies (84%), such as non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) (most common), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), Castleman disease, thymoma, Waldenström's macroglobulinemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, and monoclonal gammopathy, as well as non-hematological neoplasms, such as epithelial carcinomas, mesenchymal sarcomas, and malignant melanoma. This article is protected by copyright...
July 31, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752346/neuro-ophthalmological-findings-in-tafro-syndrome-in-a-patient-from-south-america-a-variant-of-multicentric-castleman-s-disease
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Alvaro Ortiz, Pedro Cárdenas, Marcela Peralta, Harold Rodríguez, Gabriel Frederick, Jacobo Ortiz
BACKGROUND: To report the neuro-ophthalmological findings in the TAFRO syndrome in a South American patient. METHODS: This is a case report of a patient with TAFRO syndrome. RESULTS: We present the case of a 66-year-old woman with TAFRO syndrome and multicentric Castleman disease, who developed ophthalmic manifestations, as a rare complication, including optic disk edema and serous retinal detachment, which improved with conventional therapy...
July 27, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729340/classical-hodgkin-lymphoma-and-castleman-disease-a-rare-morphologic-combination
#6
Shunyou Gong, Nobuko Hijiya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 20, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719723/de-novo-hhv-8-tumors-induced-by-rituximab-in-autoimmune-or-inflammatory-systemic-diseases
#7
Amandine Perier, Léa Savey, Anne-Geneviève Marcelin, Philippe Serve, David Saadoun, Stéphane Barete
OBJECTIVES: HHV-8, also known as Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) associated herpesvirus is involved in KS and other tumors comprising multicentric Castleman disease (MCD) and primary effusion lymphoma (PEL). Rituximab is currently used for treatment of several autoimmune or inflammatory diseases and humoral organ rejection. De novo HHV-8 induced tumors by rituximab used for autoimmune or inflammatory diseases or humoral organ rejection have not been reported. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we report clinical, virological and pathology of five HIV-negative male patients with HHV-8-induced tumors following rituximab therapy...
July 18, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717524/anasarca-fever-thrombocytopenia-organomegaly-and-multiorgan-failure-in-a-24-year-old-pregnant-woman
#8
Guillaume Morel, Joy Mootien, Philippe Guiot, Khaldoun Kuteifan
TAFRO syndrome is a distinct idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease characterized by the association of thrombocytopenia, anasarca, fever, reticulin fibrosis, and organomegaly. We report the first case occurring in a Caucasian pregnant woman. At 34 weeks of gestation, our patient presented with all clinical and biological symptoms compatible with a TAFRO syndrome. Tough quick cesarean section was performed as symptoms got worse with onset of multiorgan failure requiring mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory distress, continuous renal replacement, and vasopressors...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710703/igg4-related-disease-involving-polyserous-effusions-with-elevated-serum-interleukin-6-levels-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#9
Xiang Tong, Min Bai, Weiya Wang, Qingbing Han, Panwen Tian, Hong Fan
Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a recently described immune-mediated fibroinflammatory disease with a characteristic histopathologic appearance that can affect various organs. We report a 43-year-old Chinese female patient with IgG4-RD involving polyserous effusions with reports of worsening exertional dyspnea for 3 months. Laboratory blood tests revealed that serum interleukin (IL)-6, carbohydrate antigens (CA-199 and CA-125), and alpha-fetoprotein levels were significantly increased, but serum IgG4 levels were normal...
August 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707587/immunotherapeutic-interleukin-6-or-interleukin-6-receptor-blockade-in-cancer-challenges-and-opportunities
#10
Nirmala C Kampan, Sue D Xiang, Orla M McNally, Andrew N Stephens, Michael A Quinn, Magdalena Plebanski
Interleukin 6 (IL-6), a well-known pro-inflammatory cytokine with pleiotropic activity is a central player in chronic inflammatory diseases including cancers. Therefore, blockade of the IL-6 signaling pathway has become a target for the therapy of in diverse cancers such as multicentric Castleman's disease (CD), multiple myeloma and solid tumours including renal, prostate, lung, colorectal and ovarian cancers. Monoclonal antibodies against IL-6 (Siltuximab) and the IL-6 receptor (IL-6R) (Tocilizumab) have emerged as potential immunotherapies, alone or in combination with conventional chemotherapy...
July 12, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707270/profiling-of-cellular-microrna-responses-during-the-early-stages-of-kshv-infection
#11
Hosni A M Hussein, Shaw M Akula
Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) causes a variety of cancers, including Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), primary effusion lymphoma (PEL), and multicentric Castleman disease (MCD). Host cellular microRNAs (miRNAs) play important post-transcriptional regulatory roles in gene expression and can greatly influence virus-host cell interactions. This study investigated cellular miRNA expression profiles operating in response to early stages of KSHV infection of human Burkitt lymphoma B cells (BJAB). We employed deep sequencing to analyze miRNA expression in KSHV-infected BJAB cells 15 min post infection (PI) and compared this to uninfected BJAB cells...
July 13, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699668/poems-syndrome-2017-update-on-diagnosis-risk-stratification-and-management
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REVIEW
Angela Dispenzieri
DISEASE OVERVIEW: POEMS syndrome is a paraneoplastic syndrome due to an underlying plasma cell neoplasm. The major criteria for the syndrome are polyradiculoneuropathy, clonal plasma cell disorder (PCD), sclerotic bone lesions, elevated vascular endothelial growth factor, and the presence of Castleman disease. Minor features include organomegaly, endocrinopathy, characteristic skin changes, papilledema, extravascular volume overload, and thrombocytosis. Diagnoses are often delayed because the syndrome is rare and can be mistaken for other neurologic disorders, most commonly chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy...
August 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679994/multicentric-castleman-s-disease-with-multiple-hepatic-mass-lesions-mimicking-malignant-liver-tumors
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Toshimitsu Ueki, Masaru Nasuno, Hiroko Kaiume, Yuki Hiroshima, Masahiko Sumi, Masahide Watanabe, Dai Inoue, Yasufumi Masaki, Yasuharu Sato, Masaru Kojima, Hikaru Kobayashi
Multicentric Castleman's disease (MCD) is a rare, non-malignant lymphoproliferative disorder. We report a case of MCD with multiple liver masses. A 26-year-old woman presented with asymptomatic anemia and hypoalbuminemia. Laboratory tests detected high CRP levels and findings indicative of polyclonal gammopathy. Abdominal CT revealed multiple hepatic large masses (≤10 cm) and partial calcification in the right lobe. Multiple enlarged lymph nodes were also identified in the cardiophrenic angle and porta hepatis...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676350/the-effects-of-interleukin-6-neutralizing-antibodies-on-symptoms-of-depressed-mood-and-anhedonia-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-multicentric-castleman-s-disease
#14
Yu Sun, Dai Wang, Giacomo Salvadore, Benjamin Hsu, Mark Curran, Corey Casper, Jessica Vermeulen, Justine M Kent, Jaskaran Singh, Wayne C Drevets, Gayle M Wittenberg, Guang Chen
Cytokines, including interleukin-6 (IL-6), modulate neuronal plasticity and stress coping. Depressive symptoms and major depressive disorder (MDD) have been associated with changes in cytokines and their signaling. The current study examined the effect of IL-6 monoclonal antibody administration on depressive symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or multicentric Castleman's disease (MCD). The data were obtained from two phase 2, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials designed to test the efficacy of sirukumab in RA (N=176) or of siltuximab in MCD (N=65), and were analyzed post hoc to investigate the effects of these IL6 antibodies on depressive symptoms...
July 1, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666716/fulminant-multicentric-castleman-s-disease-in-a-patient-with-well-controlled-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-lessons-from-the-patient
#15
Tsung-Chia Chen, Hsu-Hung Tseng, Lai-Ching Wong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 27, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661181/coexistence-of-mediastinal-castleman-s-disease-with-spindle-cell-carcinoma-of-the-lung
#16
Chang Hoon Kim, Jae Seok Jeong, So Ri Kim, Yeong Hun Choe, Ho Sung Park, Yong Chul Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 29, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643396/figo-s-updated-recommendations-for-misoprostol-used-alone-in-gynecology-and-obstetrics
#17
Jessica L Morris, Beverly Winikoff, Rasha Dabash, Andrew Weeks, Anibal Faundes, Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson, Nathalie Kapp, Laura Castleman, Caron Kim, Pak Chung Ho, Gerard H A Visser
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629605/ct-findings-in-11-patients-with-tafro-syndrome-a-variant-of-multicentric-castleman-s-disease
#18
T Kiguchi, C Sato, K Takai, Y Nakai, Y Kaneko, M Matsuki
AIM: To assess detailed computed tomography (CT) findings in patients with the recently described thrombocytopenia, anasarca, fever, reticulin fibrosis, and organomegaly (TAFRO) syndrome, in order to contribute to imaging interpretation in the challenging diagnosis of this disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The institutional review board approved this retrospective study and waived the need for informed consent. Eleven patients (six men, five women; mean age, 52.5 years) with confirmed TAFRO syndrome were included in this study...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617968/diversity-of-human-herpesvirus-8-genotypes-in-patients-with-aids-and-non-aids-associated-kaposi-s-sarcoma-castleman-s-disease-and-primary-effusion-lymphoma-in-argentina
#19
Celeste Luján Pérez, Mónica I Tous
HHV-8 genotypes are distributed heterogeneously worldwide. The variable K1 gene and the conserved ORF26E region serve to genotype. The aim of the study was to characterize HHV-8 isolates from patients with AIDS, classical, and iatrogenic KS, primary effusion lymphoma and Castleman's disease and one organ donor from Argentina by analysis of ORFK1 and ORF26E regions. DNA was extracted from fresh or paraffin embedded biopsies, blood, and saliva samples and submitted to HHV-8 PCR. Phylogenetic analyses of ORFK1 showed that subtypes C (C1, C2, and C3), B1 and A (A1, A2, and A3) were present in 70...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609772/lymphoproliferative-disorders-of-the-lung
#20
Raphaël Borie, Marie Wislez, Martine Antoine, Jacques Cadranel
This review aims to describe some of the most frequent lymphoproliferative disorders arising from the lung: pulmonary mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma, lymphomatoid granulomatosis (LG), multicentric Castleman disease (MCD), primary effusion lymphoma (PEL), and nodular lymphoid hyperplasia (NLH). Primary pulmonary lymphoma is defined as a clonal lymphoproliferative disorder affecting one or both lungs, without extrapulmonary involvement 3 months after diagnosis, and includes pulmonary MALT lymphoma and LG...
2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
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