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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228334/clinical-and-epidemiological-characterization-of-histoplasmosis-cases-in-a-nonendemic-area-connecticut-united-states
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Marwan M Azar, Xuchen Zhang, Roland Assi, Chadi Hage, L Joseph Wheat, Maricar F Malinis
We performed a retrospective analysis of histoplasmosis cases diagnosed at our institution in New Haven, Connecticut, from 2005 to 2015. Among 12 cases of active histoplasmosis, seven were immunosuppressed and five had human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Eleven patients reported travel to potentially endemic areas at a median of 105 days prior to presentation; travel to the Caribbean was most common (n = 6). Median time to diagnosis from symptom onset and first Histoplasma antigen testing were 41 and 28 days, respectively...
December 8, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228218/nonhuman-primate-models-and-understanding-the-pathogenesis-of-hiv-infection-and-aids
#2
Ronald S Veazey, Andrew A Lackner
Research using nonhuman primates (NHPs) as models for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) has resulted in tremendous achievements not only in the prevention and treatment of HIV, but also in biomedical research more broadly. Once considered a death sentence, HIV infection is now fairly well controlled with combination antiretroviral treatments, almost all of which were first tested for efficacy and safety in nonhuman primates or other laboratory animals...
December 8, 2017: ILAR Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228090/epstein-barr-virus-positive-extranodal-marginal-zone-lymphoma-of-bronchial-associated-lymphoid-tissue-in-the-posttransplant-setting-an-immunodeficiency-related-posttransplant-lymphoproliferative-disorder
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Daniel P Cassidy, Francisco Vega, Jennifer R Chapman
Objectives: Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLDs) are a heterogeneous group of hematolymphoid proliferations arising in the context of chronic immunosuppression. The common and indolent B-cell lymphomas, including extranodal marginal zone lymphomas (ENMZLs) of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT), are excluded from the category of PTLD in the current World Health Organization classification. Methods: We report a case of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-positive bronchial-associated lymphoid tissue (BALT) lymphoma involving the lungs of a transplant patient...
December 7, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227443/associations-between-medicare-part-d-and-out-of-pocket-spending-hiv-viral-load-adherence-and-adap-use-in-dual-eligibles-with-hiv
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Nadya Belenky, Brian W Pence, Stephen R Cole, Stacie B Dusetzina, Andrew Edmonds, Jonathan Oberlander, Michael W Plankey, Adebola Adedimeji, Tracey E Wilson, Jennifer Cohen, Mardge H Cohen, Joel E Milam, Elizabeth T Golub, Adaora A Adimora
BACKGROUND: The implementation of Medicare part D on January 1, 2006 required all adults who were dually enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare (dual eligibles) to transition prescription drug coverage from Medicaid to Medicare part D. Changes in payment systems and utilization management along with the loss of Medicaid protections had the potential to disrupt medication access, with uncertain consequences for dual eligibles with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) who rely on consistent prescription coverage to suppress their HIV viral load (VL)...
January 2018: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227356/novel-advances-on-tissue-immune-dynamics-in-hiv-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-lessons-from-imaging-studies
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Eirini Moysi, Kartika Padhan, Giulia Fabozzi, Constantinos Petrovas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To describe recent findings on the effect of HIV/SIV infection on lymph node viral and T-cell dynamics using imaging-based methodologies. RECENT FINDINGS: Chronic infection, particularly HIV/SIV, alters dramatically the microenvironment, immune cell frequency, distribution, function and tissue organization of secondary lymphoid tissues. These changes are not always reversible. Over the past few years, the implementation of advanced imaging protocols on human lymph node biopsies as well as on longitudinal lymphoid tissues samples from nonhuman primates (NHP) have provided a wealth of information on how local immune responses evolve over time in response to a persisting retroviral pathogen...
December 8, 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227177/immunogenicity-and-safety-of-inactivated-chromatographically-purified-vero-cell-derived-japanese-encephalitis-vaccine-in-thai-children
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Pornthep Chanthavanich, Kriengsak Limkittikul, Chukiat Sirivichayakul, Watcharee Chokejindachai, Weerawan Hattasingh, Krisana Pengsaa, Surachai Surangsrirat, Termsang Srisuwannaporn, Benjawan Kaewma, Sutee Yoksan, Gao Jun, Bai Zhumu
Inactivated mouse-brain-derived Japanese encephalitis vaccine has a worrisome safety profile and the live attenuated vaccine is unsuitable in immunodeficiency. This study aimed to evaluate the immunogenicity and safety of an inactivated chromatographically purified Vero-cell-derived JE vaccine (CVI-JE, Beijing P-3 strain) in children. 152 healthy Thai children, with an average (SD) age of 14.4 (3.8) months, received 3 doses of CVI-JE on days 0, 7-28, and one year. Homologous JE neutralizing antibody titers (NT) were measured...
December 11, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226302/international-union-of-immunological-societies-2017-primary-immunodeficiency-diseases-committee-report-on-inborn-errors-of-immunity
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Capucine Picard, H Bobby Gaspar, Waleed Al-Herz, Aziz Bousfiha, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Talal Chatila, Yanick J Crow, Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles, Amos Etzioni, Jose Luis Franco, Steven M Holland, Christoph Klein, Tomohiro Morio, Hans D Ochs, Eric Oksenhendler, Jennifer Puck, Mimi L K Tang, Stuart G Tangye, Troy R Torgerson, Kathleen E Sullivan
Beginning in 1970, a committee was constituted under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO) to catalog primary immunodeficiencies. Twenty years later, the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) took the remit of this committee. The current report details the categorization and listing of 354 (as of February 2017) inborn errors of immunity. The growth and increasing complexity of the field have been impressive, encompassing an increasing variety of conditions, and the classification described here will serve as a critical reference for immunologists and researchers worldwide...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226301/the-2017-iuis-phenotypic-classification-for-primary-immunodeficiencies
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Aziz Bousfiha, Leïla Jeddane, Capucine Picard, Fatima Ailal, H Bobby Gaspar, Waleed Al-Herz, Talal Chatila, Yanick J Crow, Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles, Amos Etzioni, Jose Luis Franco, Steven M Holland, Christoph Klein, Tomohiro Morio, Hans D Ochs, Eric Oksenhendler, Jennifer Puck, Mimi L K Tang, Stuart G Tangye, Troy R Torgerson, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Kathleen E Sullivan
Since the 1990s, the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) PID expert committee (EC), now called Inborn Errors of Immunity Committee, has published every other year a classification of the inborn errors of immunity. This complete catalog serves as a reference for immunologists and researchers worldwide. However, it was unadapted for clinicians at the bedside. For those, the IUIS PID EC is now publishing a phenotypical classification since 2013, which proved to be more user-friendly. There are now 320 single-gene inborn errors of immunity underlying phenotypes as diverse as infection, malignancy, allergy, auto-immunity, and auto-inflammation...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226217/lipid-profile-in-tuberculosis-patients-with-and-without-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection
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Gebremedhin Gebremicael, Yemane Amare, Feyissa Challa, Atsbeha Gebreegziabxier, Girmay Medhin, Mistire Wolde, Desta Kassa
Background: Understanding whether the preceding low lipid profile leads to active tuberculosis (TB) or active TB leads to low lipid profile is crucial. Methods: Lipid profile concentrations were determined from 159 study participants composed of 93 active TB patients [44 HIV coinfected (HIV+TB+) and 49 HIV negative (HIV-TB+)], 41 tuberculin skin test (TST) positive cases [17 HIV coinfected (HIV+TST+) and 24 HIV negative (HIV-TST+)], and 25 healthy controls (HIV-TST-)...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226104/hepatitis-e-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Juliana Ayres de Alencar Arrais Guerra, Katia Cristina Kampa, Daphne Gonçalves Benatti Morsoletto, Alcindo Pissaia Junior, Cláudia Alexandra Pontes Ivantes
Hepatitis E is the fifth known form of human viral hepatitis. Although not very common in our clinical practice, the incidence in Western countries is increasing. Infection with the hepatitis E virus (HEV) may be related to acute illness, liver failure, chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis. HEV itself is an RNA virus, with eight described genotypes (HEV 1-8), four of which more commonly affect humans and have, thus, been better studied. Besides liver manifestations, genotype 3 is also related to extra-hepatic manifestations, such as neurological, renal and rheumatological...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225977/double-morphology-tertiary-syphilis-and-acquired-immunodeficiency-syndrome-a-rare-association
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R M Ngwanya, B Kakande, N P Khumalo
Background: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Treponema pallidum coinfection is relatively common and accounts for about 25% of primary and secondary syphilis. Tertiary syphilis in HIV-uninfected and HIV-infected patients is vanishingly rare. This is most likely due to early treatment of cases of primary and secondary syphilis. There is rapid progression to tertiary syphilis in HIV-infected patients. Case Presentation: A 49-year-old woman diagnosed with HIV Type 1 infection and cluster of differentiation 4 (CD4) count of 482 presented with a four-week history of multiple crusted plaques, nodules, and ulcers on her face, arms, and abdomen...
2017: Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225858/fatal-ctla-4-heterozygosity-with-autoimmunity-and-recurrent-infections-a-de-novo-mutation
#12
Maria Francisca Moraes-Fontes, Amy P Hsu, Iris Caramalho, Catarina Martins, Ana Carolina Araújo, Filipa Lourenço, Anna V Taulaigo, Ana Lladó, Steven M Holland, Gulbu Uzel
Primary immunodeficiency disorders are rarely diagnosed in adults but must be considered in the differential diagnosis of combined recurrent infections and autoimmune disease. We describe a patient with CTLA-4 haploinsufficiency and an abnormal regulatory T-cell phenotype. Unusually, infections were more severe than autoimmunity, illustrating therapeutic challenges in disease course.
December 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225631/initial-intravenous-immunoglobulin-doses-should-be-based-on-adjusted-body-weight-in-obese-patients-with-primary-immunodeficiency-disorders
#13
Rohan Ameratunga
Background: Immunoglobulin therapy plays a critical role in the treatment of immunodeficiency disorders as well as autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. In immunodeficient patients, there has been controversy whether initial loading doses of intravenous (IVIG) should be based on actual body weight or a calculated parameter such as adjusted body weight in obese patients. Case presentation: I describe a patient with Common Variable Immunodeficiency disorder (CVID) who underwent bariatric surgery for morbid obesity...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225606/epstein-barr-virus-specific-immune-control-by-innate-lymphocytes
#14
REVIEW
Christian Münz
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a potent B cell transforming pathogen in humans. In most persistently EBV-infected individuals, potent cytotoxic lymphocyte responses prevent EBV-associated pathologies. In addition to comprehensive adaptive T cell responses, several innate lymphocyte populations seem to target different stages of EBV infection and are compromised in primary immunodeficiencies that render individuals susceptible to symptomatic EBV infection. In this mini-review, I will highlight the functions of natural killer, γδ T cells, and natural killer T cells during innate immune responses to EBV...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225071/clinical-characteristics-of-pulmonary-mycobacterium-lentiflavum-disease-in-adult-patients
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Kazuma Yagi, Kozo Morimoto, Makoto Ishii, Ho Namkoong, Satoshi Okamori, Takanori Asakura, Shoji Suzuki, Takahiro Asami, Yoshifumi Uwamino, Yohei Funatsu, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Hirofumi Kamata, Tomoyasu Nishimura, Tomoko Betsuyaku, Atsuyuki Kurashima, Naoki Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium lentiflavum organisms are slow-growing nontuberculous mycobacteria often associated with immunocompromised state and cervical lymphadenitis in young children. However, little is known about the clinical importance of pulmonary infection with M. lentiflavum in adults. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of all adults who met the diagnostic criteria of pulmonary M. lentiflavum disease at Keio University Hospital and Fukujuji Hospital from 2001 to 2015...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224663/obstruction-of-the-biliary-and-urinary-system
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William O'Connell, Jay Shah, Jason Mitchell, J David Prologo, Louis Martin, Michael J Miller, Jonathan G Martin
Biliary and urinary obstructions can be managed endoscopically or cystoscopically, surgically or by percutansous intervention or drainage. If the obtructed system is infected, emergent decompression is needed. Early recognition and treatment is paramount in both conditions. Acute cholangitis can present many different ways, from mild symptoms to fulminant sepsis. It is usually a result of ascending bacterial colonization and biliary obstruction resulting in bacterial overgrowth. Therefore, those patients with recent biliary instrumentation or previous biliary modification are at higher risk...
December 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224373/pharmacotherapy-and-treatment-options-for-hiv-associated-nephropathy
#17
Steven Menez, Mohamad Hanouneh, Blaithin A McMahon, Derek M Fine, Mohamed G Atta
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) remains a worldwide disease with significant mortality and morbidity. There are a multitude of HIV-related kidney diseases including HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN) most prominently. The risk of developing HIVAN increases with decreasing CD4 count, higher viral load, and based on genetic factors. The mortality rate for those with HIVAN-end stage renal disease (ESRD) remains 2.5-3 times higher than ESRD patient without HIVAN. Areas Covered: The epidemiology of HIVAN, particularly risk assessment will be explored in this review...
December 9, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224242/dermoscopic-observations-in-disseminated-cryptococcosis-with-cutaneous-involvement
#18
M Sławińska, M Hlebowicz, E Iżycka-Świeszewska, M Sikorska, M Sokołowska-Wojdyło, T Smiatacz, R Nowicki, M Sobjanek
A 26-year-old female patient with a history of intravenous drug abuse, diagnosed with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) 6 months before. AIDS defining disease was Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia. The patient presented with severely decreased CD4 cell count of 7 cells/mm3 and relatively low HIV viral load of 281 copies/mL. Shortly after initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART), was diagnosed with disseminated cryptococcosis with central nervous system and skin involvement. This article is protected by copyright...
December 10, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224231/ultrastructural-aspects-of-hairs-of-chediak-higashi-syndrome
#19
H L de Almeida, A E Kiszewski, T Vicentini Xavier, F Pirolli, L A Suíta de Castro
Chediak-Higashi syndrome (CHS) belongs to a group of partial oculocutaneous albinism and immunodeficiency. Five autosomal recessive conditions are recognized in this group, characterized by hypopigmentation of hair, skin and eyes, associated with recurrent infections. Additionally CHS can present coagulopathies, neurological dysfunction and large granules in many cell types. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
December 10, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223447/clinical-laboratory-and-imaging-findings-in-castleman-s-disease-the-subtype-decides
#20
REVIEW
Michael Haap, Julia Wiefels, Marius Horger, Annika Hoyer, Karsten Müssig
Castleman's disease (CD) is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder with its distinct unicentric (uCD) and multicentric (mCD) entities. The present work aimed at characterizing CD in more detail. From the 775 articles found by a PubMed search, 1133 cases were extracted. Two own cases were included. UCD was identified in 719 (42% males) and mCD in 416 (63% males) cases. Age in uCD was 34±17 and in mCD 48±18years. The hyaline-vascular type predominated in uCD and the plasma cell type in mCD. Clinical symptoms were more common in mCD...
November 29, 2017: Blood Reviews
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