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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816744/eruptive-keratoacanthoma-like-discoid-lupus-erythematosus
#1
Corey Georgesen, Cynthia Magro
Hypertrophic discoid lupus erythematosus can resemble keratoacanthoma histomorphologically. We describe a unique case of eruptive keratoacanthomatous scaly papules in a 56-year-old woman with discoid lupus erythematosus. We review the literature and conclude by discussing important histologic features and useful immunostains to consider when attempting to discern the underlying identity and pathogenicity of such lesions.
August 9, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816743/elastic-staining-in-differentiating-between-follicular-streamers-and-follicular-scars-in-horizontal-scalp-biopsy-sections
#2
Timothy Tan, Joan Guitart, Pedram Gerami, Pedram Yazdan
BACKGROUND: Accurate identification of follicular streamers versus follicular scars on horizontal scalp biopsy sections is important to differentiate between cicatricial and noncicatricial alopecias. However, distinguishing between them can be difficult especially in nonoptimal specimens. The utility of elastic Verhoeff-Van Gieson (EVG) stain in cicatricial alopecias has been described on vertical sections, but its evaluation on horizontal sections has not been performed. METHODS: Sixty-four cicatricial alopecias (25 lichen planopilaris, 29 central centrifugal cicatricial alopecias, and 10 discoid lupus erythematosus) and 53 noncicatricial alopecias (34 androgenic alopecia, 8 telogen effluvium, and 11 alopecia areata) were identified, and EVG staining was performed on horizontal sections...
August 9, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816740/the-value-of-direct-immunofluorescence-on-proteinase-digested-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-skin-biopsies
#3
Aida Valencia-Guerrero, April Deng, Karen Dresser, Gail Bouliane, Kristine M Cornejo
Direct immunofluorescence (DIF) on frozen tissue (DIF-F) is the method of choice for the identification of immune deposits present in skin and other tissues. DIF can also be performed on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue (DIF-P) after antigen retrieval with proteases and has proven to be of value in renal pathology. However, its utility in skin biopsies has not been fully examined. In this study, we performed DIF-P on 60 skin biopsies that comprised of bullous pemphigoid (n = 18), pemphigoid gestationis (n = 1), pemphigus (n = 7), linear IgA disease (n = 7), vasculitis (n = 20), lupus erythematosus (n = 3), and dermatitis herpetiformis (n = 4) cases...
August 9, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816722/omega-3-fatty-acids-in-rheumatic-diseases-a-critical-review
#4
Umair Akbar, Melissa Yang, Divya Kurian, Chandra Mohan
Many clinical trials of omega-3 fatty acids, supplied as fish oil supplements, have been carried out in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), lupus nephritis, and osteoarthritis (OA) over the past 3 decades. This review attempts to summarize the highlights of these studies to evaluate the clinical efficacy for omega-3 fatty acids to be added alongside existing treatment regimens. A total of 20 clinical trials have been carried out in RA, of which 16 exhibited significant improvements in multiple disease clinical outcomes...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816533/high-prevalence-of-hypothyroidism-in-systemic-lupus-erythematous-patients-without-an-increase-in-circulating-anti-thyroid-antibodies
#5
Sol Lara Domingues, Fabrícia Torres Gonçalves, Maria Luiza Mendonça Pereira Jorge, Jean Ezequiel Limongi, Roberto Ranza, Paulo Tannus Jorge
OBJECTIVES: Because routine investigations are necessary for the early detection of thyroid disease, this study aimed to assess the prevalence of autoimmune thyroid disease (ATD) and thyroid dysfunction (TD) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Seventy-nine SLE patients (American College of Rheumatology criteria) and 159 control patients with no diagnosis of autoimmune diseases (except for ATD) were consecutively evaluated regarding changes in laboratory assessments of thyroid function and the presence of ATD...
August 17, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814837/simulating-clinical-trial-visits-yields-patient-insights-into-study-design-and-recruitment
#6
S Sam Lim, Alan J Kivitz, Doug McKinnell, M Edward Pierson, Faye S O'Brien
PURPOSE: We elicited patient experiences from clinical trial simulations to aid in future trial development and to improve patient recruitment and retention. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two simulations of draft Phase II and Phase III anifrolumab studies for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)/lupus nephritis (LN) were performed involving African-American patients from Grady Hospital, an indigent care hospital in Atlanta, GA, USA, and white patients from Altoona Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center in Altoona, PA, USA...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814359/the-risk-of-autoimmune-connective-tissue-diseases-in-patients-with-atopy-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
#7
Yi-Chun Hou, Hsiao-Yun Hu, I-Lin Liu, Yun-Ting Chang, Chen-Yi Wu
BACKGROUND: The relationship between autoimmune connective tissue disease (ACTD) and atopy is controversial. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the risks of ACTDs in patients with atopic triad diseases, including atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, and asthma, by using a nationwide data base. METHODS: A cohort of 155,311 patients newly diagnosed with atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, or asthma in 2002-2011 was obtained from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database...
September 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811467/the-mtorc1-4e-bp-eif4e-axis-controls-de-novo-bcl6-protein-synthesis-in-t-cells-and-systemic-autoimmunity
#8
Woelsung Yi, Sanjay Gupta, Edd Ricker, Michela Manni, Rolf Jessberger, Yurii Chinenov, Henrik Molina, Alessandra B Pernis
Post-transcriptional modifications can control protein abundance, but the extent to which these alterations contribute to the expression of T helper (TH) lineage-defining factors is unknown. Tight regulation of Bcl6 expression, an essential transcription factor for T follicular helper (TFH) cells, is critical as aberrant TFH cell expansion is associated with autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Here we show that lack of the SLE risk variant Def6 results in deregulation of Bcl6 protein synthesis in T cells as a result of enhanced activation of the mTORC1-4E-BP-eIF4E axis, secondary to aberrant assembly of a raptor-p62-TRAF6 complex...
August 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810311/-retrospective-analysis-of-13-cases-of-nocardiosis
#9
H Q Yang, H Z Shi, Z H Tong
Objective: To evaluate the clinical features, chest radiological manifestations, microbiological examination and treatments of nocardial disease. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted to analyze the data of patients with nocardial infection admitted to Beijing Chaoyang Hospital from January 2010 to January 2016. Results: The 13 patients, 6 males and 7 females, aged (51±17) years. Twelve cases were diagnosed with pulmonary nocardiosis, and 1 with disseminated nocardial infection. Most of these patients had complications: autoimmune diseases in 3 (2 with autoimmune hemolytic anemia and 1 with systemic lupus erythematosus), and bronchiectasis in 6 patients...
August 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808969/methods-of-assessing-sting-activation-and-trafficking
#10
Vladislav Pokatayev, Nan Yan
The signaling adapter protein STING is crucial for the host immune response to cytosolic DNA and cyclic dinucleotides. Under basal conditions, STING resides on the endoplasmic reticulum (ER ) , but upon activation, it traffics through secretory pathway to cytoplasmic vesicles, where STING activates downstream immune signaling. Classical STING activation and trafficking are triggered by binding of cyclic dinucleotide ligands. STING signaling can also be activated by gain-of-function mutations that lead to constitutive trafficking of STING...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807995/regulation-of-the-cell-cycle-and-inflammatory-arthritis-by-the-transcription-cofactor-lbh-gene
#11
Shinji Matsuda, Deepa Hammaker, Katharyn Topolewski, Karoline J Briegel, David L Boyle, Steven Dowdy, Wei Wang, Gary S Firestein
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) display unique aggressive behavior, invading the articular cartilage and promoting inflammation. Using an integrative analysis of RA risk alleles, the transcriptome and methylome in RA FLS, we recently identified the limb bud and heart development (LBH) gene as a key dysregulated gene in RA and other autoimmune diseases. Although some evidence suggests that LBH could modulate the cell cycle, the precise mechanism is unknown and its impact on inflammation in vivo has not been defined...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806242/generalized-lymph-node-fdg-uptake-as-the-first-manifestation-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#12
Antoine Girard, Jessica Ohnona, Jean-François Bernaudin, Françoise Montravers, Claude Bachmeyer
We report 2 cases of young patients referred for FDG PET/CT for peripheral lymphadenopathy and moderate fever associated with pericarditis in 1 patient and glomerulonephritis in the other patient. FDG PET/CT showed a very similar appearance in these 2 patients, with highly avid lymph nodes with axillary predominance and diffuse FDG uptake in spleen and bone marrow. Systemic lupus erythematosus with an unusual presentation of generalized lymphadenopathy was diagnosed in both patients. This FDG distribution pattern should be kept in mind when PET is performed for etiological investigation of fever of unknown origin...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805301/the-lymphocytes-stimulation-induced-dna-release-a-phenomenon-similar-to-netosis
#13
Yermis Carolina Rocha, Mauricio Rojas, Gloria Vásquez, Juan López
The release of DNA into the extracellular milieu by neutrophil during a process called NETosis has been postulated as an additional source of autoantigens; a process believed to be important in the pathogenesis of some autoimmune disease, such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). However, it is not established if the B and T cells undergo the release of DNA to the extracellular milleu, in response to different stimuli. In this study, it was observed that, the treatment of B and T cells with PMA, ionomycin, and the serum from patients with SLE induced the extracellular DNA presence in B and T cells...
August 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804580/growth-pattern-in-children-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#14
Eiman Abdalla, Lakshamanan Jeyaseelan, Irfan Ullah, Reem Abdwani
OBJECTIVES: Children with childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) enter adulthood with considerable morbidity. Of the recognized morbidities, growth failure is unique to cSLE. The aim of this study was to evaluate the growth pattern in children with cSLE longitudinally and identify possible risk factors. METHODS: Serial anthropometric measurements of cSLE patients were obtained over two years and expressed as z-scores. Parental heights were obtained to calculate target height...
July 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803918/modeling-of-trex1-dependent-autoimmune-disease-using-human-stem-cells-highlights-l1-accumulation-as-a-source-of-neuroinflammation
#15
Charles A Thomas, Leon Tejwani, Cleber A Trujillo, Priscilla D Negraes, Roberto H Herai, Pinar Mesci, Angela Macia, Yanick J Crow, Alysson R Muotri
Three-prime repair exonuclease 1 (TREX1) is an anti-viral enzyme that cleaves nucleic acids in the cytosol, preventing accumulation and a subsequent type I interferon-associated inflammatory response. Autoimmune diseases, including Aicardi-Goutières syndrome (AGS) and systemic lupus erythematosus, can arise when TREX1 function is compromised. AGS is a neuroinflammatory disorder with severe and persistent intellectual and physical problems. Here we generated a human AGS model that recapitulates disease-relevant phenotypes using pluripotent stem cells lacking TREX1...
August 2, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803702/patient-and-physician-reported-satisfaction-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-treatment-in-us-clinical-practice
#16
Katie Pascoe, Steve Lobosco, David Bell, Ben Hoskin, David J Chang, Bonnie Pobiner, Sulabha Ramachandran
PURPOSE: This two-part study comprised two descriptive, cross-sectional surveys to evaluate treatment satisfaction among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and their physicians from US clinical practices. The Lupus Plus Project (LPP; part one) involved belimumab-containing regimens; the Disease Specific Program (DSP; part two) included all treatments and was designed to build on the body of evidence from part one. METHODS: The LPP recruited patients receiving belimumab, and comprised 2 paper questionnaires: a patient self-completion questionnaire (PSC) and a patient record form (PRF) completed by the physician...
August 10, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801578/basophils-contribute-to-pristane-induced-lupus-like-nephritis-model
#17
Barbara Dema, Yasmine Lamri, Christophe Pellefigues, Emeline Pacreau, Fanny Saidoune, Caroline Bidault, Hajime Karasuyama, Karim Sacré, Eric Daugas, Nicolas Charles
Lupus nephritis (LN), one of the most severe outcomes of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is initiated by glomerular deposition of immune-complexes leading to an inflammatory response and kidney failure. Autoantibodies to nuclear antigens and autoreactive B and T cells are central in SLE pathogenesis. Immune mechanisms amplifying this autoantibody production drive flares of the disease. We previously showed that basophils were contributing to LN development in a spontaneous lupus-like mouse model (constitutive Lyn (-/-) mice) and in SLE subjects through their activation and migration to secondary lymphoid organs (SLOs) where they amplify autoantibody production...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800777/bortezomib-treatment-induces-a-higher-mortality-rate-in-lupus-model-mice-with-a-higher-disease-activity
#18
Tomoko Ikeda, Hiroshi Fujii, Masato Nose, Yukiko Kamogawa, Tsuyoshi Shirai, Yuko Shirota, Tomonori Ishii, Hideo Harigae
BACKGROUND: Bortezomib (Bz) is a proteasome inhibitor that directly targets antibody-producing plasma cells. We recently reported the first randomized control trial that evaluated the effects of Bz in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In that study, we demonstrated that Bz treatment is associated with many adverse reactions in patients with refractory disease. In the present study, we examine the therapeutic and toxic effects of Bz on MRL/MpJ-lpr/lpr (MRL/lpr) mice with severe disease activity...
August 11, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800401/lupus-nephritis-and-b-cell-targeting-therapy
#19
Matthias Cassia, Federico Alberici, Maurizio Gallieni, David Jayne
Lupus Nephritis (LN) is a severe manifestation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) with a significant prognostic impact. Over a prolonged course, an exhaustion of treatment alternatives may occur and further therapeutic options are needed. B cells play a pivotal role in disease pathogenesis and represent an attractive therapeutic target. Areas covered: This review provides an update regarding targeting B cell in LN. The rational for this approach, as well as currently available and future targets are discussed...
August 11, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800143/immunohistochemistry-reveals-an-increased-proportion-of-myc-positive-cells-in-subcutaneous-panniculitis-like-t-cell-lymphoma-compared-with-lupus-panniculitis
#20
Sebastian Fernandez-Pol, Danielle De Stefano, Jinah Kim
BACKGROUND: Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma (SPTCL) is a malignant primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma that shares significant clinical, histopathologic, and immunophenotypic overlap with lupus erythematosus panniculitis (LEP). METHODS: We performed immunohistochemistry for the MYC oncoprotein on 23 cases of SPTCL (one CD8 negative) and 12 cases of LEP to evaluate if there are quantitative or qualitative differences in protein expression of this marker in these entities...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
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