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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215033/anti-mutated-citrullinated-vimentin-antibodies-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome-diagnostic-value-and-relationship-with-clinical-features
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Cristiano Alessandri, Nancy Agmon-Levin, Fabrizio Conti, Carlo Perricone, Elena Ortona, Monica Pendolino, Antonella Capozzi, Federica Delunardo, Riccardo Mancini, Simona Truglia, Francesca Romana Spinelli, Fulvia Ceccarelli, Maurizio Sorice, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Guido Valesini
: Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLs) are a heterogeneous group of autoantibodies essential for the diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) but do not predict clinical manifestations or disease progression. Hence, the co-presence of other antibodies may prove useful. Autoimmunity directed toward vimentin and other citrullinated peptides was established in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and in other autoimmune conditions including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We have previously described the presence of autoantibodies directed against vimentin/cardiolipin complex in patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), but there are no data on the role of citrullinated vimentin in APS...
February 18, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214498/vasculitic-and-autoimmune-wounds
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Victoria K Shanmugam, Divya Angra, Hamza Rahimi, Sean McNish
OBJECTIVE: Chronic wounds are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Approximately 20% to 23% of nonhealing wounds that are refractory to vascular intervention have other causes, including vasculitis, pyoderma gangrenosum, and other autoimmune diseases. The purpose of this article was to review the literature across medical and surgical specialties with regard to refractory chronic wounds associated with vasculitis and autoimmune diseases and to delineate clinical outcomes of these wounds in response to vascular and other interventions...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214184/-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-lymphopenia-clinical-and-pathophysiological-features
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M Martin, A Guffroy, X Argemi, T Martin
Lymphopenia is frequent in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and profound (<500/mm(3)) in 10% of cases. T lymphocytes, especially CD4+, are more affected than B cells. The pathophysiological mechanisms are complex, involving lymphocytotoxic antibodies, excess of apoptosis, increased susceptibility of T cells to complement mediated cytolysis, as well as lymphopoiesis impairment and lymphocyte sequestration. Lymphopenia in SLE is independent from other cytopenia and immunosuppressive drug regiments, and associated with disease activity, risk of flare and damage scores...
February 14, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212922/organ-specific-biomarkers-in-lupus
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Haijing Wu, Jinrong Zeng, Ming Zhao, Qianjin Lu
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex and highly heterogeneous disease, which affects multiple organs, including joints, skin, kidneys, heart, hematopoietic system, and nerve system. While the etiopathogenesis of SLE still remains unclear, genetic susceptibilities and aberrant epigenetic modifications are believed to be involved. For precision therapy, it is necessary to assess accurately and objectively organ involvements and disease activity, which is difficult by current clinical laboratory tests...
February 14, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212920/neonatal-lupus-follow-up-in-infants-with-anti-ssa-ro-antibodies-and-review-of-the-literature
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Antonio Alberto Zuppa, Riccardo Riccardi, Simonetta Frezza, Francesca Gallini, Rita Maria Paola Luciano, Giovanni Alighieri, Costantino Romagnoli, Sara De Carolis
Neonatal Lupus Syndrome (NLS) is a distinct clinical entity caused by transplacental passage of maternal anti-SSA/Ro antibodies (Ab). Mothers may have systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjögren syndrome, or other connective tissue disease, or may be completely healthy at the time of giving birth. NLS includes several clinical manifestations: complete congenital heart block (CCHB) and cutaneous lupus are the most common, while hepatobiliary disease, hematological manifestations and central nervous system involvement may occur...
February 14, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209103/analysis-of-15-patients-with-abnormal-liver-function-as-the-first-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-symptom
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Y Gao, W Li, Q-H Meng, H-X Liu, Y-K Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To understand the clinical characteristics of patients with abnormal liver function as the first symptom of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Here, 15 patients admitted to a hospital from January 2010 to December 2013 with initial presentation of lupus-related hepatitis or cirrhosis were included. Their SLE-DAI scores and clinical and laboratory data were collected. All cases received liver protection therapy and active SLE controlling treatment with methylprednisolone combined with rapamycin...
September 2016: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205620/association-between-c4-c4a-and-c4b-copy-number-variations-and-susceptibility-to-autoimmune-diseases-a-meta-analysis
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Na Li, Jun Zhang, Dan Liao, Lu Yang, Yingxiong Wang, Shengping Hou
Although several studies have investigated the association between C4, C4A, and C4B gene copy number variations (CNVs) and susceptibility to autoimmune diseases, the results remain inconsistency for those diseases. Thus, in this study, a comprehensive meta-analysis was conducted to assess the role of C4, C4A, and C4B CNVs in autoimmune diseases in different ethnic groups. A total of 16 case-control studies described in 12 articles (8663 cases and 11099 controls) were included in this study. The pooled analyses showed that a low C4 gene copy number (GCN) (<4) was treated as a significant risk factor (odds ratio [OR] = 1...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205395/pregnancy-outcomes-and-contraceptive-use-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-women-without-a-chronic-illness-a-comparative-study
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Priyadarshani Galappatthy, Jayan D D Jayasinghe, Sampath C Paththinige, Rezvi M H Sheriff, Lalith S Wijayaratne
OBJECTIVES: To compare the pregnancy outcomes and contraceptive practices in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and women with no chronic illness (WNCI) in a tertiary care referral center in Colombo, Sri Lanka. METHODS: Patients with SLE satisfying American College of Rheumatology criteria for diagnosis and history of pregnancies were recruited from university lupus clinic, National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL). Age-matched women with history of pregnancy and RA were recruited from the rheumatology clinic, NHSL and WNCI from a surgical clinic...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205373/pulmonary-hypertension-in-connective-tissue-diseases-an-update
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REVIEW
Ramya Aithala, Anoop G Alex, Debashish Danda
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a relatively commoner complication of systemic sclerosis (SSc) with estimated prevalence ranging between 8% and 12% as compared to much lower figures in other connective tissue diseases (CTD). It is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in CTDs. PH is classified into five major groups. CTD-associated PH belongs to group 1 PH, also known as pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Around 30% of scleroderma-related deaths are due to PAH. Underlying pathogenesis is related to pulmonary vasculopathy involving small vessels...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204893/gastrointestinal-system-manifestations-in-juvenile-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Hafize Emine Sönmez, Asuman Nur Karhan, Ezgi Deniz Batu, Yelda Bilginer, Ersin Gümüş, Hülya Demir, Aysel Yüce, Seza Özen
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease which may involve gastrointestinal system (GIS). The aim of this study was to present GIS manifestations of pediatric SLE patients. The medical files of 69 children with SLE followed between January 2011 and January 2016 were reviewed. All fulfilled the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics criteria. All patients (≤18 years of age) with GIS manifestations were included. GIS manifestations were observed in 19 (27.5%) out of 69 SLE patients and present at the time of SLE diagnosis in 13 (68...
February 16, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204879/interferon-stimulated-gene-15-expression-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-diagnostic-value-and-association-with-lymphocytopenia
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Y Yuan, H Ma, Z Ye, W Jing, Z Jiang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to (a) assess the relationship between interferon-stimulated gene 15 (ISG15) expression and clinical manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and (b) investigate the diagnostic value of ISG15 in SLE. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study comprised 28 patients newly diagnosed with SLE, 10 patients with undifferentiated connective tissue disease, and 22 healthy volunteers. Of the SLE patients, 14 were chosen randomly to be followed up for 4 weeks...
February 15, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203576/low-level-of-haptoglobin-in-lupus
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Homa Timlin, Kirthi Machireddy, Michelle Petri
Haptoglobin levels are measured in systematic lupus erythematosus patients as part of the workup for anemia, with low levels indicating hemolysis. Haptoglobin is an acute phase protein. We present 2 lupus patients who were found to have low haptoglobin levels in the absence of other evidence of hemolysis.
January 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203329/pseudotumor-cerebri-as-the-first-manifestation-of-juvenile-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Seyed-Reza Raeeskarami, Leila Shahbaznejad, Raheleh Assari, Yahya Aghighi
INTRODUCTION: Headache is a common neuropsychiatric manifestation of juvenile systemic lupus erythematous (JSLE). Pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) is an uncommon cause of headache, presenting especially in active JSLE. In this paper, we report a case of missed intractable headache that was eventually diagnosed as PTC and presented as the first manifestation of JSLE. CASE PRESENTATION: A 9-year-old girl with a history of progressive headache for four months, fever, fatigue, myalgia, arthralgia, small-joint arthritis of the hands, and recent diplopia was referred to our clinic...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203138/lupus-gastrointestinal-tract-vasculopathy-lupus-enteritis-involving-the-entire-gastrointestinal-tract-from-esophagus-to-rectum
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Joseph Bert, Elie Gertner
Gastrointestinal symptoms are very common in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Lupus "enteritis" is very responsive to treatment but can have devastating consequences if not detected. Most descriptions of enteritis involve the small and large bowel. This is the first report of lupus "enteritis" involving the entire gastrointestinal tract from the esophagus and stomach to the rectum. Lupus "enteritis" is another cause of upper gastrointestinal involvement in SLE (involving even the esophagus and stomach) in addition to involvement of the lower intestinal tract...
January 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202919/ectopic-lymphoid-neogenesis-in-rheumatic-autoimmune-diseases
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REVIEW
Michele Bombardieri, Myles Lewis, Costantino Pitzalis
Ectopic lymphoid neogenesis often occurs in the target tissues of patients with chronic rheumatic autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren syndrome and other connective tissue disorders, including systemic lupus erythematosus and myositis. However, the mechanisms of ectopic lymphoid-like structure (ELS) formation and function are not entirely understood. For example, it is unclear whether ELSs indicate distinct disease phenotypes or whether they are evolutionary manifestations of chronic inflammation...
February 9, 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202869/treatment-of-vasodilator-resistant-mixed-connective-tissue-disease-associated-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-with-glucocorticoid-and-cyclophosphamide
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Eri Sugawara, Masaru Kato, Ryo Hisada, Kenji Oku, Toshiyuki Bohgaki, Tetsuya Horita, Shinsuke Yasuda, Tatsuya Atsumi
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or mixed connective tissue disease (MTCD), in contrast to other types of PAH, may respond to immunosuppressive therapy. Most PAH cases with an immunosuppressant response were in the early stages of the disease (WHO functional class III or less). The present case was a 34-year-old woman with MCTD-associated PAH (WHO functional class IV) who was resistant to a combination of three vasodilators. Afterwards, she was treated with glucocorticoid and cyclophosphamide...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202742/invalidation-in-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases-clinical-and-psychological-framework
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Mariana Galante Santiago, Andréa Marques, Marianne Kool, Rinie Geenen, José António P da Silva
OBJECTIVE: The term "invalidation" refers to the patients' perception that their medical condition is not recognized by the social environment. Invalidation can be a major issue in patients' lives, adding a significant burden to symptoms and limitations while increasing the risk of physical and psychological disability. In this study in patients with rheumatic diseases, we investigated the relationship between invalidation and sociodemographic, clinical, psychological, and personality characteristics...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202399/the-epidemiology-of-stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-in-the-uk
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Noel Frey, Janine Jossi, Michael Bodmer, Andreas Bircher, Susan S Jick, Christoph R Meier, Julia Spoendlin
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are rare but life-threatening mucocutaneous diseases. SJS/TEN mostly manifest as a reaction to new drug use, but little is known about their incidence and epidemiology. We conducted a large observational study on the epidemiology of SJS/TEN using data from the UK-based Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Among 551 validated SJS/TEN cases, we calculated an incidence rate of 5.76 SJS/TEN cases/million person-years between 1995 and 2013, which was consistent throughout the study period, and was highest in patients aged 1-10 years and ≥80 years...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198796/carbonic-anhydrase-i-and-ii-autoantibodies-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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Ahmet Mentese, Ahmet Alver, Selim Demir, Aysegul Sumer, Serap Ozer Yaman, Murat Karkucak, Arzu Aydin Capkin, Diler Us Altay, Ibrahim Turan
BACKGROUND: Behçet's disease is a vasculitis, seen more frequently around the Mediterranean and the Far East, and evinces with oral and genital ulcerations, skin lesions and uveitis. Carbonic anhydrase (CA) is a metalloenzyme which is widely distributed in the living world, and it is essential for the regulation of acid-base balance. Anti-CA antibodies have been reported in many disorders, such as systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjögren's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, endometriosis, idiopathic chronic pancreatitis, type 1 diabetes and Graves' disease...
December 3, 2016: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198159/meta-analysis-of-associations-between-xrcc1-gene-polymorphisms-and-susceptibility-to-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
#20
Ming-Yue Zhang, Xiao-Ke Yang, Tian-Tian Lv, Jun Wu, Shu-Zhen Xu, Jie-Bing Wang, Hai-Feng Pan, Dong-Qing Ye
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether X-ray repair cross-complementing group 1 (XRCC1) gene polymorphisms confer susceptibility to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A meta-analysis was conducted to determine the associations between XRCC1 gene polymorphisms and susceptibility to SLE and RA. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted to identify all relevant studies. Pooled odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were used to estimate the strength of the association...
February 15, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
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